Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$318 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.S. in Botany – Online

Careers

When you earn your bachelor’s degree in botany online from Oregon State, you’ll be able to qualify for graduate work in various areas of plant biology and plant pathology, as well as for professional positions in state and federal agencies and industries concerned with plants and their products.

Know your value

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with a bachelor's degree earn on average 64 percent more per week than those with a high school diploma. The difference in total earnings over the course of a person's career could be as much as $1 million.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics currently predicts jobs in botany, plant biology, plant pathology, plant sciences and related life sciences field to grow much faster than the national average across the next 10 years.

Sample job titles for botany graduates

  • Botanist
  • Ethnobotanist
  • Horticulture specialist
  • Plant pathologist

Career services

An added benefit is that you’ll have access to Oregon State’s Career Development Center, which provides valuable resources to help you find lifelong career success and meaningful employment in a diverse world.

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