University of Calgary

Plant Biology

Program Information

School:University of Calgary
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Botany/Plant Biology
Description:Plant Biology is the study of plant biology. As the first multi-cellular organisms to live on land, plants paved the way for life above the water. They produce the oxygen we breathe, purify the air and affect the climate by absorbing carbon dioxide, which acts as an insulating blanket around Earth. The contribution of plants to life on Earth is enormous, yet they require little more than sunlight and water to grow and flourish. Most food chains begin with plants as primary producers. Plants provide wood for furniture and homes, cotton for clothing, ingredients for medicines and much more.

Students of Plant Biology study photosynthesis, the chemicals plants produce to protect themselves from micro-organisms and animals. They also learn about plant anatomy (arrangement of cells), morphology (body organization), physiology (function of cells, tissues and organs), biochemistry, molecular biology and development.

The Faculty of Science offers programs of study leading to either the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) or the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree.
URL:Plant Biology at University of Calgary
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions  or  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Computer Related Studies  or  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics 

Advanced functions is required; Calculus and Vectors is optional. Please see more details.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 29, 2015

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