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How to become a Botanist?

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Suddhasattwa’s Answer

Hi Perla,

You need to have your major as Biology to take up a specialized stream as Botany in future.
Whenever you get sometime spend it wisely working under a good botanist in any of the good botanical gardens in your city.
It gives a real time connect between what your learn and how you apply.
There are various renowned colleges like Bellarmine, in your city so just google it to know the fees, financial aid, scholarships etc.

Wish you a very Good luck,
~Suddho

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Darcel’s Answer

Biological Science would be your college major. I strongly recommend attending a community college for your general education course and prep course for biological science transfer degree. Going to a local community college will save you $$$$$ and time. Local community colleges: University. Jefferson Community and Technical College - Downtown Campus
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WEBSITE Let's check out colleges/universities ( public; not private that offer biological science major is Kentucky: There is a biology of science degree at university of Louisville. Now let look on line for a local community college that has a transfer biology program in Louisville. Check out these community college to see if they have a biology prep or transfer degree to a four year public college like the University of Louisville. Now let find specialization for Botany. Here what I have so far from the internet sorry haven't found any botany degree programs in Louisville, Kentucky; however at the university of Louisville you might big might have a department chair or faculty team create a special curriculum for botany there.
University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Humboldt State University.
University of California - Berkeley.
Miami University - Oxford.
North Carolina State University.
University of California - Davis.
Purdue University - Main Campus.
Oregon State University.
Utah State University.
Botanists are biological scientists who study algae, mosses, conifers, fungi and plants and their environments. There are many types of careers available to botanists depending on the level of education you have obtained. With a bachelor's degree in plant science, you can work as a laboratory technician or assistant in various fields that study plants and the environment (such as industry jobs or government positions) or as an expert at a museum or botanical garden. With advanced training, you can work as a lead researcher in these same fields, or you can conduct research and teach at a university.[1] You also may seek ways to use plant species to make consumer products like medications, fuel and food. Even if you are not interested in establishing a career as a botanist, you can learn more about botany and apply it to your own life as a gardener or horticultural hobbyist.

Darcel recommends the following next steps:

Strive for A's and Bs in all high school courses especially science and math; make sure you take biology and chemistry one and two
Attend a local community college to complete general college education courses and prep course for biological science major.
From my online research botany degree are graduate degrees meaning a Master of Science degree in Biology with emphasis in botany or if your lucky a botany degree.
A botany master's degree will usually take two years to complete with approximately 40 semester hours of course work. A master's degree in botany may require foundational course work in plant anatomy, cell biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry.
Check under envriomental science that might be a straighter path. University of Louisville has a Environmental science program

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Christine’s Answer

Perla,
Great question - it sounds like you are interested in the science of plants and environmental studies.
I suggest you research colleges/programs that align with your interest, so you can see the degrees available. Once you determine which college/university you want to go to, you can meet with a guidance counselor and select the classes for your degree. I also suggest you research botanist careers and what type of companies you may be able to work for and the salary potential and career path. I am sure there are some great options out there for you, and I wish you the best of luck with your journey.

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Darcel’s Answer

Biological Science would be your college major. I strongly recommend attending a community college for your general education course and prep course for biological science transfer degree. Going to a local community college will save you $$$$$ and time. Local community colleges: University. Jefferson Community and Technical College - Downtown Campus
Facebook (33) · College & University
109 E Broadway, Louisville · (502) 213-5333
DIRECTIONS
WEBSITE
Metropolitan College
6406 Grade Ln, Louisville · (502) 359-2125
Open · Closes 4 AM
DIRECTIONS
WEBSITE
ATA College
2 Foursquare tips · College & University
10200 Linn Station Rd 125, Louisville · (502) 371-8330
Closed · Opens 9 AM
DIRECTIONS
WEBSITE
College Of The Scriptures
College & University
4411 Bardstown Rd, Louisville · (502) 491-9646
DIRECTIONS
WEBSITE Let's check out colleges/universities ( public; not private that offer biological science major is Kentucky: There is a biology of science degree at university of Louisville. Now let look on line for a local community college that has a transfer biology program in Louisville. Check out these community college to see if they have a biology prep or transfer degree to a four year public college like the University of Louisville. Now let find specialization for Botany. Here what I have so far from the internet sorry haven't found any botany degree programs in Louisville, Kentucky; however at the university of Louisville you might big might have a department chair or faculty team create a special curriculum for botany there.
University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Humboldt State University.
University of California - Berkeley.
Miami University - Oxford.
North Carolina State University.
University of California - Davis.
Purdue University - Main Campus.
Oregon State University.
Utah State University.
Botanists are biological scientists who study algae, mosses, conifers, fungi and plants and their environments. There are many types of careers available to botanists depending on the level of education you have obtained. With a bachelor's degree in plant science, you can work as a laboratory technician or assistant in various fields that study plants and the environment (such as industry jobs or government positions) or as an expert at a museum or botanical garden. With advanced training, you can work as a lead researcher in these same fields, or you can conduct research and teach at a university.[1] You also may seek ways to use plant species to make consumer products like medications, fuel and food. Even if you are not interested in establishing a career as a botanist, you can learn more about botany and apply it to your own life as a gardener or horticultural hobbyist.

Darcel recommends the following next steps:

Strive for A's and Bs in all high school courses especially science and math; make sure you take biology and chemistry one and two
Attend a local community college to complete general college education courses and prep course for biological science major.
From my online research botany degree are graduate degrees meaning a Master of Science degree in Biology with emphasis in botany or if your lucky a botany degree.
A botany master's degree will usually take two years to complete with approximately 40 semester hours of course work. A master's degree in botany may require foundational course work in plant anatomy, cell biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry.
Check under envriomental science that might be a straighter path. University of Louisville has a Environmental science program

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Sudeep’s Answer

This is a great area to build your career especially during this period of climate change. If you already know your plants, its association with the ecosystem and mankind then you are almost there. All it needs it to have a more macro and micro picture of the world we live in. To do that you need to look for those experts in the field and locate where they share their expertise and who their audience are. Look for the Universities or the Colleges they studying, researching or lecturing. If you plan to study Botany, this will help you narrow your choices make a decision as to which University to apply for; besides researching on issues such as the locality, fees, accommodation of the university, etc. Another option is to join a society, association or club that brings people together to learn about the world of botany and from there you can discuss with like minded people of how they made a career in botany. All the best!

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Brittany’s Answer

On top of Suddho's answer, also look into volunteer work at National or State Parks in the area that deal with fauna control and maintenance. You learn quite a bit about different invasive species of plants and diseases.

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