2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 20, 2018  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Organic Production Concentration, BS in Plant Sciences (Plant Sciences Major)


Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Plant Sciences • Plant Sciences Major • Organic Production Concentration


The organic production concentration is designed to create leaders in the field of organic and sustainable agriculture. Students will gain the knowledge and skills for production and management of organic cropping systems. Employment prospects include owning your own organic farm, consulting, agricultural extension, environmental education, government agencies, international agricultural development, and research. Careful selection of departmental courses and other electives in consultation with the assigned academic advisor will prepare graduates for the career of their choice. This concentration also prepares students with a strong interest in the science of organic crop production for graduate studies (M.S., Ph.D.) in horticulture, agronomy, or related disciplines. Classroom instruction is enhanced by the 90-acre Organic Crops Unit located near the University of Tennessee campus.

First Year  Hours Credit
1AGNR 100  or FYS 101  1
2Arts and Humanities  Elective* 3
BIOL 111 *, BIOL 112 * 8
CHEM 100 *-CHEM 110 * or CHEM 120 *-CHEM 130 * 8
ENGL 101 *, ENGL 102 * 6
2Quantitative Reasoning Electives * 6

 
Second Year  
AGNR 290  3
2 Arts and Humanities Elective * 3
CMST 210 * or CMST 240 * 3
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3
ESS 210  4
EPP 313  3
2, 3Social Sciences Electives * 6-7
PLSC 210 , PLSC 275  6

 
Third Year  
BIOL 250 
4
BCMB 321  or PLSC 348  or FORS 414  2-3
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3
ESS 334  3
PLSC 330 , PLSC 434  6
Select from: PLSC 220 , PLSC 221 , PLSC 331 , PLSC 410 *(WC), PLSC 430 , PLSC 435 , PLSC 452 , PLSC 457 , PLSC 461 , PLSC 493  6
4Technical Electives 6
   
Third Year - Summer
 
PLSC 492  3
   
Fourth Year  
PLSC 415 
3
EPP 321 
3
ESS 434  or ESS 454  3
Select from: PLSC 220 , PLSC 221 , PLSC 331 , PLSC 410 *(WC), PLSC 430 , PLSC 435 , PLSC 452 , PLSC 457 , PLSC 461 , PLSC 493  6
4Technical Electives 6
Unrestricted Electives 4-6
  Total 123
   
* 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 or AREC 201 * (4) Economics of the Global Food and Fiber System 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 Sciences requirement. In these cases, the student should take two courses from the Social Sciences list.
4 Any 300-level and above from Agricultural Economics, Environmental and Soil Science, Forestry, Plant Sciences, Entomology and Plant Pathology, Geology; 200-level and above from Biology, Business Administration; Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, Biosystems Engineering, Biosystems Engineering Technology, Chemistry, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Food Science, Management, Marketing, Microbiology, Physics, Spanish, Statistics, or approved foreign language; and ACCT 200 ; AREC 212 ; BULW 301 ; ENGL 295 *, ENGL 360 *; FDST 150 *; FINC 300 ; GEOL 201 *, GEOL 202 *, GEOL 206 *; JREM 450 *, JREM 451 *, JREM 456 *; PHIL 130 ; PHYS 101 *; SOCI 360 .