The Department of Botany is strongly committed to maintaining academic excellence, offering 28 courses in the Undergraduate Program in Biological Sciences and an outstanding Graduate Program that integrates the state of the art of scientific developments and awakens the student curiosity and creativity. Moreover, the Department of Botany also participates in inter-unit courses with other Departments of the IB/USP, for both Undergraduate and Graduate Programs. The professors and scientists associated to the Department of Botany teach basic and specialized courses in which they cover the latest scientific developments in many areas of Plant Biology. The Department aims at training skilled professionals, who are well prepared for teaching, developing high quality research, and who have a thorough understanding of the scientific method.