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2019-2020 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor: Botany

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Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 22

GPA requirements to earn minor: Botany minors require a cumulative 2.0 GPA in all courses taken in the minor.

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: Botany minors must have a “C” or better in BIO 100 and BIO 200.

Contact Information:  Ann Dieffenbacher-Krall, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, School of Biology and Ecology, 100 Murray Hall, (207)581-2540,

The minor in Botany is designed for students in other fields who would like to develop a basic understanding of modern plant biology. The minor is not open to students majoring or minoring in Biology or Zoology.  The requirements for the minor in Botany include the courses listed below.  


  • Credits: 4
  • Credits: 4
  • Any courses, at least three of which must be plant courses (P), from Biological Sciences Areas in Botany B.A. and B.S. programs1,2 Credits: 14
  •  1Students majoring in Biochemistry, Microbiology, or Molecular and Cellular Biology must choose courses that are not BMB courses.

    2Students majoring in Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Environmental Horticulture, Marine Science, Sustainable Agriculture, or Wildlife Ecology must choose courses from the Biology Areas that are not on the list of courses that count towards their major.

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