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  Dec 17, 2017
 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Plant Sciences Major, BS in Plant Sciences – 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.

uTrack Requirements (for students entering Fall 2013 or later)

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.

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


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
1AGNR 100  or FYS 101   1 2.0 cumulative GPA
BIOL 111 * or BIOL 112 * 4  
CHEM 100 * or CHEM 120 * or CHEM 128 * 4  
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 * 3  
2Quantitative Reasoning Elective * 3  
Term 2
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 2.0 cumulative GPA
2COSC 100 * or Quantitative Reasoning Electives * 4 One Natural Sciences Elective*
ENGL 102 * 3  
ESS 210   3  
2Natural Sciences Electives * 3-4  
Term 3
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 2.0 cumulative GPA
2Communicating Orally Elective * 3 ENGL 101 *
PLSC 210 , PLSC 220 , PLSC 226   9  
Term 4
3AREC 201 * or ECON 201 * or ECON 207 * 4 ENGL 102 *
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 PLSC 210  
PLSC 221 , PLSC 280   6  
2,3Social Sciences Elective * 3  
Term 5
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 Any CASNR course with grade of C or better
PLSC 230 , PLSC 240 , PLSC 328 , PLSC 330   10 Any two Arts and Humanities*, Cultures and Civilizations*, Quantitative Reasoning*, or Social Sciences* Electives
Term 6
PLSC 370 , PLSC 410 *, PLSC 434 , PLSC 436   12 No milestones
4Technical Electives 4  
Term 6 ½ (Summer)
PLSC 492   3 No milestones
Term 7
EPP 313  or EPP 321   3 Apply to graduate
PLSC 470   3  
Select from: PLSC 429 , PLSC 430 , PLSC 437 , PLSC 439 , PLSC 469 , PLSC 493   7  
Term 8
EPP 410   3 No milestones
PLSC 494   3  
4Technical Electives 3-4  
5Unrestricted Elective or PLSC 275  or PLSC 415  or PLSC 421   3-5  
TOTAL 120  
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Required of freshmen only; requirement is waived for transfer students.
2 Chosen from the University General Education list  after consultation with an advisor. Students must meet the Communicating through Writing requirement by selecting a course with a WC designation. This course may be an Arts and Humanities, Communicating Orally, Cultures and Civilizations, or Social Sciences Elective; a course in the major; or a course from another discipline.
3 AREC 201 (4) Economics of the Global Food and Fiber System * or ECON 201 (4) Introductory Economics: A Survey Course * or ECON 207 (4) Honors: Introductory 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 Chosen from any 300-level and above from Environmental and Soil Sciences; Forestry; and ACCT 200 , ACCT 207 ; AGNR 291 , AGNR 292 ; ART 481 ; ALEC 345 ; EDPY 210 *; EEB 309 , EEB 330 , EEB 433 ; ENGL 295 *, ENGL 360 *; FINC 300 ; MARK 300 ; MGT 201 , MGT 300 ; PBRL 270 ; PHIL 346 *; RSM 201 .
5 Any courses not already required for the major.