There's nothing better than the sight of colorful flowers on a gloomy day or taking the greenery during a long hike. Wouldn't it be great if studying this beauty was your everyday life? If you're considering a botany or plant biology major, it could be. Majoring in botany or plant biology allows you to study plants and their role in the ecosystem, culture, medicine, and nutrition. You'll also learn more about plant structure, anatomy, genes, and physiology. Your course of study will likely include extensive fieldwork and research, as well as time in the lab. A botany and plant biology major allows you to get your foot in the door of various fields. You may end up working for an environmental cause, manipulating plant genes, researching how plants can be used medicinally, or working for a biotech company.