Courses in botany are offered when the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts opens
Microbiology courses become a part of the curricula in the Zoology and Botany departments.
Entomology curriculum taught within the Department of Horticulture, Arboriculture, and Botany.
Botany curriculum is taught as a component of the Botanical Instruction program.
Department of Horticulture, Arboriculture, and Botany moved to Patterson Hall (originally, "Agricultural Hall")
Botanical Instruction and Botany programs are separated, botany classes are taught as a part of the Agriculture curriculum.
Dr. B.W. Wells gives a lecture on plant evolution as part of the Phi Kappa Phi lecture series.
A Plant Pathology section is created within the School of Agriculture, and a new Department of Botany and Plant Pathology is also created.
Division of Biological Sciences created; plant pathology comprises the largest of five units.
The Department of Horticulture moved to Kilgore Hall.
Department of Botany and Bacteriology created, replacing the Division of Biological Sciences.
The Institute of Biological Sciences is created; the Department of Botany and Bacteriology becomes one of the five divisions within.
The Department of Botany and Bacteriology is divided; Bacteriology program becomes the Department of Microbiology.
Botany and Bacteriology programs separated; Department of Botany and Department of Microbiology formed.
The Department of Botany is renamed the Department of Plant Biology.
The Department of Plant Biology became the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology. More historical information exists on the department's website.