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Agriculture and Food Systems 020
Animal Science 067
Biochemistry 115
Bioenvironmental Engineering 117
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Entomology 370
Environmental and Business Economics 373
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Marine Sciences 628
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Microbiology 680
Nutritional Sciences 709
Plant Biology 776
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Minor in Agriculture and Food Systems (18 credits)
Minor in Agroecology (21-24 credits)
Minor in Animal Science (22-24 credits)
Minor in Biochemistry (23-25 credits)
Minor in Community Health Outreach (22 credits)
Minor in Culinary Nutrition
Minor in Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources (20-23 credits)
Minor in Entomology (19-26 credits)
Minor in Environmental and Business Economics (21-23 credits)
Minor in Environmental Geomatics (19 credits)
Minor in Environmental Planning (18 credits)
Minor in Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior (21 credits)
Minor in Environmental Sciences (21 credits)
Minor in Fisheries Science (21-22 credits)
Minor in Food Science (18-21 credits)
Minor in Green Technology (20 credits)
Minor in Horticultural Therapy (18 credits)
Minor in Landscape Design
Minor in Leadership Skills (21-22 credits)
Minor in Marine Sciences (18 credits)
Minor in Medicinal and Economic Botany (18-19 credits)
Minor in Meteorology (18 credits)
Minor in Microbiology (19-21 credits)
Minor in Nonprofit Leadership (23 credits)
Minor in Nutrition (20-24 credits)
Minor in Plant Science (18-20 credits)
Minor in Public Garden Management
Minor in Science Communication (18 credits)
Minor in Science Outreach (18 credits)
Minor in Sustainable Global Food Systems (18 credits)
Minor in Sustainability
Minor in Urban Forestry (21 credits)
Certificate in Environmental Geomatics (19 credits)
Certificate in Environmental Planning (21 credits)
Certificate in Evolutionary Medicine
Certificate in Food Systems Education and Administration (21-22 credits)
Certificate in Horticultural Therapy (34-37 credits)
Certificate in Medicinal and Economic Botany (25 credits)
Certificate in Plant Biosecurity (25 credits)
Turfgrass Science Certificate Program (25-28 Credits)
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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Programs of Study Minors and Certificate Programs Minor in Medicinal and Economic Botany (18-19 credits)  

Minor in Medicinal and Economic Botany (18-19 credits)

Adviser: Nrupali Patel Foran 372 (

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Recommended Prerequisites (depending on requirements for coursework)
One semester of biology or adviser approval
One semester of general chemistry or adviser approval
11:776:242  Plant Science

Required Courses (12)
11:776:205  Introduction to Ethnobotany (3)
11:776:211  Introduction to Horticulture (3)
11:776:312  Medicinal Plants (3)
11:776:438  Plants and Human Health (3)

Electives (6-7)
11:776:221  Principles of Organic Crop Production (3)
11:776:310  Plant Propagation (3)
11:776:313  Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Laboratory (1)
11:776:321  Greenhouse Systems Management 3
11:776:341  Fruit Production (3)
11:776:390  Hemp and Medical Cannabis (3)
11:776:400  Fungi in the Environment (3)
11:776:415  Fungi and Human Health (3)
11:776:439  Nursery Crop Production (3)
11:776:442  Agroecology (3)
11:776:495,496  Special Problems in Plant Science (1-3)
11:020:255  Special Topics in Agriculture and Food Systems (1-3)
11:020:321  Principles and Practices of Small-Scale Organic Farming (3)
11:020:340  Indoor Cultivation of High Value Crops (4)
11:020:436  Sustainable Agriculture (3)
11:020:442  Entrepreneurial Agriculture (3)
11:216:411  Plant Diversity and Evolution (3)
01:450:211  Environment, Society, and Justice (3)
01:450:306  Global Ecosystems and Biodiversity (3)

or other adviser-approved electives
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