Herbalism Herbalist Major

Description: A program that prepares individuals to utilize the materia medica and clinical practices of Western, Native American, African, Australasian, and other herbal medicine traditions to prevent and cure illness and temporary physical disorders. Includes instruction in basic anatomy, physiology, pathology, and toxicology; nutrition; terminology and materia medica; therapeutic herbalism; herbal pharmacy; botanicals and ethnobotany; wildcrafting and harvesting; labeling and dispensing phytotherapy; counterindications; practice management; consultation skills; and professional standards and ethics. Is Herbalism Herbalist the right major for you?
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Herbalism Herbalist Major

What Courses Do Herbalism Herbalist Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Herbalism Herbalist majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Anatomy
  • Botany
  • Ethnobotany
  • Herbal Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physiology
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