College of Arts and Sciences
Porter Hall 315
Allen Showalter, Chair
Harvey Ballard, Advising Coordinator
The department’s mission is education, research and professional service focusing on plants and their environmental interactions. The department’s courses and programs prepare students for careers in a wide range of disciplines, including plant biology, plant pathology, biotechnology, environmental biology, natural resources, conservation, field biology, agronomy, plant breeding, freshwater biology, and cell biology.
The Department of Environmental and Plant Biology at Ohio University offers the following academic programs:
Applied Plant Biology (BA2110)
Environmental and Plant Biology Major (BS2120)
Environmental Science and Sustainability (BS2109)
Field Ecology (BA2119)
Plant Biology Minor (OR2111)
The PBIO Department offers a diverse program of summer internships, especially designed to give students with advanced plant biology background a comprehensive experience in an area related to their career goals. Internships are available at institutions throughout Ohio and across the United States. For information on the internship generally (including how to apply), go to http://www.ohio.edu/plantbio/internships/.
The PBIO Department runs a number of field courses outside of Ohio. Some courses are offered during the winter and spring breaks to domestic locations, whereas others go to sites around the world. For complete information on domestic or international field courses, go to www.ohio.edu/plantbio/global-studies/.