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  Nov 23, 2017
 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Horticulture Concentration, BS in Plant Sciences (Plant Sciences Major)


Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Plant Sciences • Plant Sciences Major • Public Horticulture Concentration


   

The public horticulture concentration is intended for students interested in professional careers that promote horticulture and emphasize people, their education and their enjoyment of plants. Such careers include director of a  botanical garden or park; city or urban horticulturist; extension agent, teacher, educational director, or program coordinator; professional garden writer/editor or publication manager; horticulture therapist; public garden curator; and plant collections manager. Technical electives allow students to concentrate in specialties of their interest while encouraging the development of strong communication skills. Students are encouraged to earn a minor degree in a supportive field such as education, communications or journalism, or earn a Non-Profit Management Certificate. A minimum grade point average of 2.25 is required for all plant sciences courses taken in the major.

   

First Year

Hours Credit

1AGNR 100  or FYRS 101  1
2Arts and Humanities Elective* 3
BIOL 111 *, BIOL 112 * 8
CHEM 100 * or CHEM 120 * 4
COSC 100 * 4
ENGL 101 *, ENGL 102 * 6
ESS 210  4
2Quantitative Reasoning Electives* 3
   

Second Year

 
2Arts and Humanities Elective* 3
CMST 240 * 3
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective* 3
PLSC 210 , PLSC 220 ,  , PLSC 226 , PLSC 280  15
2, 3Social Sciences Elective* 3-6
3Economics Elective* 3-4
4Technical Electives 0-3
   

Third Year

 
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective* 3
PLSC 230 , PLSC 240 , PLSC 328 , PLSC 330 , PLSC 370 , PLSC 410 *, PLSC 434 , PLSC 436  21
4Technical Electives 3-4
   

Third Year – Summer

 
PLSC 492  3
   

Fourth Year

 
EPP 313  or EPP 321  3
EPP 410  3
PLSC 448 *, PLSC 470  6
Select from: PLSC 427 , PLSC 430 , PLSC 437 , PLSC 439 , PLSC 446 , or PLSC 469  10
4Technical Electives 3-4
PLSC 421  or Unrestricted Electives 3
   
 

Total 124

   

* Meets University General Education Requirement .

1 Required of freshmen only; requirement is waived for transfer students.

2 Choose from the University General Education list . Selection should be made in conference with academic advisor.

3 ECON 201  (4) Principles of Economics satisfies the University General Education-Social Science requirement and the major requirement for economics. If the student transfers ECON LD for 3 credit hours, it will satisfy the major requirement for economics but will not satisfy the University General Education-Social Science requirement. In these cases, the student should take two courses from the Social Sciences list.

4 Any 300-level and above from Environmental and Soil Sciences; Forestry; ART 481 ; AGEE 345 ; CMST 440 ; EEB 309 , EEB 330 , EEB 433 ; EDPY 210 ; ENGL 295 *, ENGL 360 *; PHIL 245 *; PBRL 270 ; RELS 201 , RELS 430 .
   

NOTE: Students must meet the University General Education Requirement for Communicating through Writing by selecting a course with a (WC) designation. This course may be in the major or from another discipline.