After earning a biology degree with an emphasis on botany, you will be prepared for a variety of fields. You will have the freedom to make a decision based on your personal interests.
If you want to spend time outdoors, then you may want to consider positions as an

  • ecologist
  • taxonomist
  • conservationist
  • forester
  • plant explorer

Botanical training leads to many career options directed toward meeting human needs including

  • agronomy
  • food science technology
  • economic botany
  • forestry
  • horticulture
  • plant pathology

You may find the Botanical Society of America helpful as you explore your options.

Department of Biology
Ball State University
Cooper Life Science Building, CL 121
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-8820
Fax: 765-285-8804