Botany is a branch ofbiological science that focuses on the study of plants and how they survive andinteract with other living and nonliving things in the environment. At theundergraduate and graduate levels, the curriculum for a botany degree typicallyconsists of lecture-based courses, labs and field research.A three-yearbachelor's degree program in botany provides the foundation for prospectivebotanists to pursue a graduate level education or find an entry-level career.After completing most university core requirements, botany students begin tofocus heavily on biological sciences, mostly non-animal biology, and chemistry courses.