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School: University of Calgary
Faculty: Science
Degree: Bachelor ; Honours
Field of Study: Botany/Plant Biology
Description: Botany 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 Botany 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.
Website: Botany at University of Calgary
Length: 4 Year(s)

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

  • Grade 12 English
  • Grade 12 Advanced Functions or Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors
  • 2 of: Grade 12 Computer Related Studies or Grade 12 Biology or Grade 12 Chemistry or Grade 12 Physics
  • Advanced functions is required; Calculus and Vectors is optional. Please see http://www.ucalgary.ca/admissions/admission_requirementsfor more details.

    Application Deadline Start Date
    March 1, 2014 September 8, 2014

    * 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.

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