What We Offer | Plant Biology | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Agriculture, Life and Physical Sciences

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What We Offer

The Plant Biology Program provides ample opportunities for both field and laboratory study. Below are some of our strengths:

  • forest, grassland, and wetland ecology
  • plant systematics and evolution (morphological and molecular)
  • pollination ecology
  • plant molecular biology
  • plant stress physiology
  • molecular biology of mineral nutrition and micronutrient uptake
  • developmental morphology and anatomy
  • electron microscopy

A degree in Plant Biology provides the skills and background needed for employment in a variety of disciplines.  But it also provides the foundation for a lifelong appreciation of plants, their environments, and their impact on humans. A major, a minor, or even selected courses in Plant biology are all excellent ways to pursue a liberal education program.

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Research Grant

Are you an undergraduate with creative project that you want to research? Find out how you can apply to earn a research grant and work alongside our faculty.