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Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences



Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences

 

Botany & Plant Science via distance learning

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Botany & Plant Science Online via distance learning
Bachelor's Degree - Botany & Plant Science Online via distance learning
Master's Degree - Botany & Plant Science Online via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Botany & Plant Science Online via distance learning

 

This program describes the basic concepts related to plants, algae, and fungi namely their function, structure, ecology, evolution, classification, physiology, development, and genetics. It covers such topics as plant cells and tissues, biotechnology, and genetic engineering in plants. It also reviews plant diseases and pathology, the bacterial, fungal and viral agents that cause them, and what causes plant diseases and epidemics and how they are controlled.

 

Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez
More information about this academic supervisor at Bircham University Human Network. More info...

 

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Botany & Plant Science
Ecosystems
Plants Physiology
Plants Biology
Ecology
Plants Biodiversity
Mycology
Phycology
Agrostology
Dendrology
Plant Pathology
Agricultural Biotechnology
Plant Health Management

 

 

Botany & Plant Science via distance learning

 

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is the enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. More info...

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Botany & Plant Science Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).
Specialist - Expert Diploma Online : 15 ... 21 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Botany & Plant Science via distance learning = 39 Academic credits - Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of courses from this specialization module.

 

Bachelor's Degree - Botany & Plant Science Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online : 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Botany & Plant Science via distance learning = 39 Academic credits + 60 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and professional experience) + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree - Botany & Plant Science Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online : 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Botany & Plant Science via distance learning = 39 Academic credits + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Botany & Plant Science Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online : 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Botany & Plant Science via distance learning = 39 Academic credits + 18 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Payment plans are available upon request up to 24 monthly installments.

 

 

BIU adapts each distance learning higher education degree program to the needs of each student.

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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

 

This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflect your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide. More info...

 

Students enrolling into this distance education program should be aware that:
1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program. More info...

 

All information related to the distance learning degree programs is in English, although you may, upon request and approval, submit the required assignments in other languages.

 

Duration - Botany & Plant Science Online via distance learning

For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies.

 

 

Botany & Plant Science via distance learning

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).
This course is suitable for company training. More info...

 

Botany & Plant Science
This course studies plants in various local habitats; including trees, shrubs, flowering plants, other green plants, lichens, and fungi. It also provides an understanding of plant science principles.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Ecosystems
This course surveys the structure and functioning of major terrestrial ecosystems. It considers the dynamics of ecosystems, landscape ecology, the methods of ecosystem analysis, energy flow, nutrient cycling, community dynamics, issues of scale, models, and ecosystem properties of self-organization, resilience, and stability.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Plants Physiology
This course describes the physiological processes of higher plants, including photosynthesis, water relations, mineral nutrition, development, stress physiology, and biotechnology.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Plants Biology
This course reviews plants and fungal biology from evolutionary, ecological, and physiological perspectives including the function, structure, development, and evolution of diverse plants.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Ecology
This course covers ecology and environmental science and shows how their theories are applied in the real world to provide effective understanding of ecological problems. It presents the knowledge needed to intervene environmental impact and considers the best solutions to ecological problems and environmental health issues.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Plants Biodiversity
This course explores plant biodiversity and evolution and includes contemporary concepts of plant phylogeny, the origin of land plants through the origin of angiosperms. It emphasizes on morphology, reproduction and evolutionary trends in bryophytes, pteridophytes, and gymnosperms.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Mycology
This course surveys the immense diversity of fungi, including all major groups with emphasis on structures, life cycles, identification, and ecology. It provides a basis of knowledge for the rapidly expanding relevance of fungi in research, medicine, agriculture, biotechnology, and industry.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Phycology
This course reviews the identification, physiology, ecology, and evolution of marine and freshwater algae.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Agrostology
This course deals with the determination, classification, evolution, and nomenclature of grasses and grass-like plants including their morphological and ecological features.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Dendrology
This course reviews the development, anatomy, morphology, function, and ecology of trees.
Academic Supervisor : Arun Kumar Lahiry

Plant Pathology
This course studies plant diseases, including plant pathogens, etiology of disease, and various control strategies. It also reviews the concepts of integrated management of plant diseases: regulatory, cultural, chemical, host plant resistance, and biological controls.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Agricultural Biotechnology
This course reviews the theory, principles, and techniques of molecular biology and its applications in agriculture and animal production. Humans have historically altered plants to meet food needs. It also explores the impacts of biotechnology from different perspectives.
Academic Supervisor : John Stanley Bircham

Plant Health Management
This course studies the identification and biology of important diseases and plant insects. It presents an integrated approach to pest and plant health management in various plant environments.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

 

Admission - Botany & Plant Science Online via distance learning

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For official admission status at Bircham International University distance learning higher education degree programs, you need to send in a filled out, dated and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from our website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to the corresponding BIU Office and allow ten business days for processing. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in PDF Format.

Allow ten business days for processing.

ALL applicants must:
* Fill out the application for admission;
* Submit one ID-sized photo; and
* Date and sign the application.

ALL Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate applicants also must:
* Attach biodata in the form of a Curriculum Vitae (Resume);
* Submit Registration Fee of 200 €uros or 250 US$ (contact BIU Office for payment details);
* Include copies of diplomas, transcripts, relevant documents; and
* Include any additional program proposal, scholarship request, etc. (optional).

 

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

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Recognition - Botany & Plant Science Online via distance learning

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Non formal and independent education leading to degrees not formally recognized by a Ministry of Education.
Acceptance of these distance learning higher education academic credits is always the prerogative of the receiving institution or employer. Recognition criteria differ depending on each educational institution or company policy and country legal framework.

 

 

Recommended Professional References

Botany & Plant Science Online via distance learning

 

Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume on each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides this list of recommended memberships and professional references because we consider that joining the proper association(s) is the best way to become an updated professional. Contact directly the ones you select.

 

ACSS - African Crop Science Society

ALB - Asociación Latinoamericana de Botánica

ALM - Asociación Latinoamericana de Micología

APPS - Australasian Plant Pathology Society

ASABE - American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

ASPB - American Society of Plant Biologists

ATBC - Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation

BGCI - Botanic Gardens Conservation International

BSA - Botanical Society of America

BSBI - Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland

EPSO - European Plant Science Organisation

FESPB - Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology

FFSSN - Fédération Française des Sociétés de Sciences Naturelles

GPC - Global Plant Council

IAPT - International Association for Plant Taxonomy

IOPB - International Organization of Plant Biosystematists

SBB - Sociedade Botânica do Brasil

SBCPD - Sociedade Brasileira de Ciência das Plantas Daninhas

SBEE - Sociedade Brasileira de Etnobiologia e Etnoecologia

SBF - Société Botanique de France

SBFic - Sociedade Brasileira de Ficologia

SBFV - Sociedade Brasileira de Fisiologia Vegetal

SBMP - Sociedade Brasileira de Melhoramento de Plantas

SBPM - Sociedade Brasileira de Plantas Medicinais

SCB - Society for Conservation Biology

SER - Society for Ecological Restoration International

UKPSF - UK Plant Sciences Federation

 

 

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