Teaching activities in botany were paralleled with the establishment of Kasetsart University in 1943. At the time the section of Botany was joined to the Department of Biology. Since 1981 the Department of Botany has been established in the Faculty of Science. There are currently 20 staff members and around 160 undergraduate and graduate students. Curriculum offers in all area of plant sciences ranging from molecular level to cells and the whole plants. The subjects include anatomy, morphology, taxonomy, physiology, biotechnology, ecology and the uses of plants. The department offers B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. programs in botany.