The medicinal and economic botany certificate is designed for students with an interest in the practical uses of plants, both known and yet to be discovered. The program requires a basic knowledge of biology and chemistry, but is available to students in a variety of majors, such as anthropology, conservation biology, or environmental education.
The program emphasizes historical and cultural botany, modern medicinal plants, and practical plant production and concludes with research or field experience.
For more information, contact James Simon, Foran 396C (email@example.com).
Program Website: http://plantbiology.rutgers.edu/medicecobotany
Managing Department Webpage: http://plantbiology.rutgers.edu
Prerequisites: 01:119:115-116-117 General Biology and Laboratory (4,4,2); 01:160:161-162 General Chemistry (4,4); 01:160:171 Introduction to Experimentation (1)
Required Courses (15)
11:776:205 Introduction to Ethnobotany (3)
11:776:211 Introduction to Horticulture (3)
11:776:242 Plant Science (3)
11:776:312 Medicinal Plants (3)
11:776:495,496 Special Problems in Plant Science (3) (an adviser-approved internship focusing on an area of medicinal or economic botany)
11:776:221 Principles of Organic Crop Production (3)
11:776:302 General Plant Pathology (3)
11:776:310 Plant Propagation (3)
11:776:321 Greenhouse Systems Management (3)
11:776:341 Fruit Production (3)
11:776:400 Fungi in the Environment (3)
11:776:439 Nursery Crop Production (3)
11:776:440 Soil Fertility (3) or equivalent
11:776:495,496 Special Problems in Plant Science (by arrangement)
or other adviser-approved electives