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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Cook College Programs of Study Certificate Programs Medicinal and Economic Botany Certificate (24 credits)  

Medicinal and Economic Botany Certificate (24 credits)

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 Dr. James C. French, Foran Hall, Room 296C, 932-9711, ext. 162 or

Prerequisites: 01:119:101-102 General Biology (4,4); 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 Special Problems in Plant Science (3): an adviser-approved internship focusing on an area of medicinal or economic botany

Electives (9)

11:770:301 General Plant Pathology (3)

11:770:402 Mycology: Fungi in the Environment (3)

11:776:221 Principles of Organic Crop Production (3)

11:776:310 Plant Propagation (3)

11:776:321 Greenhouse Management and Crop Production (3)

11:776:341 Fruit Production (3)

11:776:439 Nursery Crop Production (3)

11:776:440 Soil Fertility (3) orequivalent

11:776:496 Special Problems in Plant Science (4)

Adviser-approved electives

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