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Ethnobotany, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Frostburg, MD, United States
Frostburg State University’s bachelor of science in ethnobotany is one of only two such undergraduate programs available anywhere in the United States. FSU’s interdisciplinary approach to ethnobotany allows you to integrate science and culture as a means to better understand our human reliance on plants and the environment.
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Overview

Courses include

  • Study ethnobotany on a campus that is located near Nature Conservancy lands, state parks and forests, set amid the plant-rich Allegheny Mountains, ideal for scientific exploration.

  • Take part in service learning programs that help Cherokees maintain a sustainable source of plants for dyes, trees for basket weaving and other resources to continue their time-honored craft traditions.

  • Complete an ethnobotany internship with local or regional organizations such as state parks, farms or botanical gardens, if desired.

  • Join the Society for Economic Botany, the leading research society for ethnobotany, or our campus chapter of the Sierra Student Coalition.

  • Present your research findings at conferences, such as the Maryland Native Plant Society and the Society for Economic Botany, recently hosted by FSU.

  • Learn about ethnobotany using FSU’s exceptional labs and facilities, including an arboretum, herbarium, plant physiology lab and the plant taxonomy and dendrology lab that will aid your studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Plant Evolution and Diversity
  • General Ecology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Dendrology
  • Plant Taxonomy
  • Biogeography
  • Introduction to Ethnobotany
  • Economic Botany
  • Ethnographic Field Techniques 
  • Field Experiences in Forestry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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General Requirements

The University welcomes applications from undergraduate international students who demonstrate university-level language proficiency in English. Frostburg State University international student admission process focuses on three areas: (1) academic qualifications; (2) financial support; and (3) English language proficiency.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Frostburg

  • 1216 - 2060 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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