While studying for a masters degree in botany, you will likely take courses such as plant classification, biology of fungi, plant anatomy, biotechnology in agriculture and more. Some programs allow you to choose a specialty area as well!
Specialized academic and research training in Plant Sciences is available in plant breeding and genetics, weed science, biotechnology, field and forage crop production and management, and sports and urban turfgrass management.
Plant Pathology may involve specialized training in host-parasite genetics, molecular biology and genomics, epidemiology, tissue culture, soil and seed-borne diseases, microbial ecology, and integrated disease management.
Areas of specialization include breeding and genetics, biotechnology, physiology, propagation, and production and management of horticultural crops such as woody plants, potatoes, vegetables, and herbaceous ornamentals.
The M.S. and Ph.D. in Botany and Zoology are WSU-wide graduate degrees. These degrees are offered by the WSU School of Biological Sciences, and you may pursue these degrees on the Vancouver campus, under the guidance and supervision of Vancouver-based science faculty.