School of Arts and Sciences

Biology: Concentration in Botany, Environmental Science and Field Biology

Palm Beach Atlantic University offers high-quality training in the study of Biology with a concentration in Botany, Environmental Science and Field Biology. You'll study ecology, environmental issues, how to conduct research, interrelationships between organisms and their environments and so much more.


Your Courses & Classes

Why PBA?

As a biology major at PBA, you'll:

  • At PBA, you're only short steps away from the natural laboratory of Lake Worth Lagoon (top left), which seperates the island of Palm Beach from the mainland, and only minutes from Florida's Everglades -- perhaps the greatest natural biological laboratory in the world (top right).
  • Enjoy a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of just 18
  • Learn from dedicated Christians who are also experts in their field
  • Develop multifaceted skills and techniques through independent research and course assignments
  • Benefit from one-on-one faculty advising

Your Faculty

At PBA, Florida’s top Christian college, you’ll learn from exceptional professors. They believe in an open-door policy so that they are available to you when you need them.

Click on the magazine cover to read about outstanding research at PBA

Your Opportunities in Botany, Environmental Science and Field Biology

You’ll benefit from learning in South Florida, which has an increasing concentration of companies involved in medical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, biochemistry and ecology areas, including:

  • Max Planck Research Institute
  • Palm Beach County's Environmental Resource Management
  • South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
  • Scripps Research Institute
  • South Florida Water Management District
  • Torrey Pines Research Institute
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service South Florida Ecological Services Office

Our students are prepared to graduate ready for professional programs or careers in areas such as:

  • Wildlife conservation
  • Environmental education
  • Agribusiness
  • Botany
  • Nature conservancy

You might like to know:

PBA professors mentor, students flourish in Florida's biologically rich environment

Palm Beach Atlantic University Associate Professor Thomas Chesnes has an infectious enthusiasm for field biology that has life-changing effects on his students.

Associate Professor Thomas Chesnes has an infectious enthusiasm for field biology that has life-changing effects on his students. As he works closely with them during their senior research projects, many students discover their true calling.

“Because of PBA’s low student-teacher ratio, I have the ability to individually mentor my students,” Dr. Chesnes said.

Dr. Chesnes is fortunate to have one of the world’s most diverse and convenient natural aquatic ecosystems surrounding PBA’s campus, where he and his students can do ecological assessments, learn about a wide range of species, measure diversity and critical habitats and evaluate species.