Department of Botany & Plant Sciences

Undergraduate Program


Undergraduate Programs in Botany & Plant Sciences

The mission of the interdepartmental Undergraduate Program leading to a Bachelor of Sceince (or Arts) degree in Plant Biology is to provide students with a solid background in modern principles and research practices of basic Plant Biology and in an area of specialization.  These include:
  • Plant Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology
  • Plant Genetics, Breeding, and Biotechnology
  • Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
  • Plant Pathology, Nematology and Pest Management
A program of specialization is chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor. Courses prerequisite to the major, courses that satisfy major requirements, and the 16 units (for B.S. degree) related to the major must be taken for letter grades. Students may elect to take other courses on a Satisfactory/No Credit basis.

Information on programs and on course requirements is provided by the Undergraduate Professional Advisor, Denise Correll, CNAS Academic Advising Center, 1223 Pierce Hall, (951) 827-1763, or by e-mail at denise.correll@ucr.edu. Counseling, course recommendations and information on education and career goals are provided by the Undergraduate Faculty Advisor, Dr. Thomas Eulgem,  (951) 827-7740, or by e-mail at thomas.eulgem@ucr.edu or Dr. Louis Santiago, (951)827-4951, or by email at louis.santiago@ucr.edu

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Riverside, CA 92521
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Department of Botany & Plant Sciences
2142 Batchelor Hall

Tel: (951) 827-4619
Fax: (951) 827-4437
E-mail: bpschair@ucr.edu

Plant Biology Graduate Program
CNAS Grad Student Affairs Office
1140 Batchelor Hall

Toll: (800) 735-0717
Tel: (951) 827-5688
Fax: (951) 827-5517
E-mail: Laura.mcgeehan@ucr.edu