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Bsc Botany

Bachelor of Science in Botany
 
Design of the Programme
Bachelor of Science students intending to eventually major in Botany are required to take and pass 6 units each in Botany, Zoology and Mathematics, 8 units in Physics, 7 units in Chemistry, 6 units in Communication Skills, 3 units in National Development, and 3 units in Quantitative Skills in year 1. In year 3, they are required to pass 12 units each of Botany, Chemistry and Zoology, 3 units of National Development, 3 units of Mathematics and Statistics (MAT 200) and 3 units of Computer Science (COM 210: Introduction to Computer Science). In year 3, Botany major students must pass in 33 units of Botany, 3 units of National Development, 3 units of Biostatistics and 6 units of other Science courses approved by the department. In year 4, Botany majors must pass in at least 36 units of Botany including a research project of 6 units and 3 units of National Development. Up to 6 other units may be offered on the recommendation of the department. Course Schedules, Codes, Titles
 
Course  Outlines

First year

First Semester

Code

Title

Units

BOT110

Basic Botany

3

ZOO110

Basic Zoology I

3

CHE110

Basic Chemistry I

4

PHY105

Physics for Life Science I

4

MAT110

Basic Mathematics

3

IRD100

Communication Skills I

3

Second Semester

Code

Title

Units

BOT111

Basic Botany II

3

ZOO 111

Basic Zoology II

3

CHE 111

Basic Chemistry II

4

PHY 106

Physics for Life Sciences II

4

COM 110

Geometry and Elementary Applied Mathematics

3

IRD 102

Communication Skills II

3

IRD 103

Development Concepts and Applications

3

Second Year

First Semester

Code

Title

Units

BOT 210

Cryptogamic Botany

3

BOT 213

Introductory Genetics and Evolution

3

CHE 210

Atomic Structure and Bonding

4

CHE 211

Basic Analytical Chemistry

3

ZOO 210

Invertebrate Zoology

3

ZOO 211

Basic Concepts in Animal Ecology

3

MAT 200

Mathematics and Statistics

3

IRD 200

State, Society and Development

3

Second Semester

Code

Title

Units

BOT 211

Plant Structure and Function

3

BOT 212

Plant Ecology

3

CHE 212

Basic Organic Chemistry

3

CHE 214

Biochemistry

3

ZOO 212

Vertebrate Zoology

3

ZOO 213

Introduction to Animal Ecology

3

COM 210

Introduction to Computer Science

3

Third Year

First Semester

Code

Title

Units

BOT 310

Morphogenesis and Developmental Anatomy

3

BOT 314

Phycology

3

BOT 315

Applied Plant Ecology

3

BOT 316

Genetics

3

BOT 319

Botany Field Course

3

ZOO 312

Molecular Biology

3

ZOO 322

Biostatistics

3

IRD 305

Entrepreneurship

3

Second Semester

Code

Title

Units

BOT 311

Plant Taxonomy of Higher Plants

3

BOT 312

General Microbiology

3

BOT 313

Plant Physiology

3

BOT 317E

Cytogenetics3

 

BOT 318E

Plant Biochemistry

3

BOT 320

Mycology

3

BOT 321E

Plant Micro-Propagation

3

BOT 322

Industrial Attachment

3

ZOO 322

Industrial Attachment

3

Fourth Year

First Semester

Code

Title

Units

BOT 410

Introduction to Ecophysiology

3

BOT 411

Plant Pathology

3

BOT 413

Plant Geography

3

BOT 414

Introduction to Plant Biotechnology

3

BOT 416

Plant Cell Biology

3

BOT 417

Economic Botany

3

BOT 421

Botany Research Project

3

BOT 422E

Aquatic Plant Ecology

3

Second Semester

Code

Title

Units

BOT 412

Biosystematics

3

BOT 415

Plant Growth and Development

3

BOT 418

Population Genetics and Evolutionary Mechanisms

3

BOT 419

Applied Microbiology

3

BOT 420E

Plant Breeding

3

BOT 421

Botany Research Project

3

IRD 400

Development Project Appraisal

3

BOT 423E

Bacteriology

3

BOT 424E

Virology

3

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