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  Sep 25, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Plant Sciences Major, BS in Plant Sciences – Horticulture Science and Production Concentration


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The horticulture science and production concentration is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for production, management and marketing of horticultural crops. This concentration also prepares students with strong interests in science and/or technology to pursue opportunities in research-related fields, including graduate studies. Careful selection of departmental courses and other electives in consultation with the assigned academic advisor will prepare graduates for the career of their choice. Employment prospects range from managing nursery and greenhouse businesses, to consulting and education, to marketing fruits and vegetables for healthier lifestyles.

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 – Horticulture Science and Production Concentration


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
1AGNR 100  or FYS 101   1 2.0 cumulative GPA
8BIOL 113 * or BIOL 114 *; and BIOL 115 * 5  
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
CHEM 110  or CHEM 130  or CHEM 138   4 One Natural Sciences Elective*
ENGL 102   3  
2Natural Sciences Electives * 3-4  
2Quantitative Reasoning Elective * 3  
Term 3
3AREC 201 * or ECON 201 * or ECON 207  4 ENGL 101 
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3  
CMST 210 *, CMST 217 *, CMST 240 *, or CMST 247  3  
PLSC 210   3  
6Directed Elective 3  
Term 4
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 ENGL 102 
ESS 210   4 PLSC 210  
PHYS 101  3  
2,3Social Sciences Elective * 3  
Term 5
Select from: BCMB 321 ; BIOL 260 -BIOL 269 ; FORS 414 ; EEB 330 , EEB 413 , EEB 414 , EEB 424 ; GEOG 439 ; PLSC 438   3-4 Any CASNR course with grade of C or better
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 Any two Arts and Humanities*, Cultures and Civilizations*, Quantitative Reasoning*, or Social Sciences* Electives
ENGL 295 * or ENGL 360  3  
EPP 313  or EPP 321  or EPP 410   3  
4PLSC 220  or PLSC 230   3  
Term 6
ESS 334   3 No milestones
PLSC 457   3  
4PLSC 221  or PLSC 230   3  
5Plant Sciences Electives 6  
Term 7
PLSC 331 , PLSC 452 , PLSC 410 (WC), PLSC 430 , PLSC 470   13 Apply to graduate
PLSC 492  or PLSC 499   3  
Term 8
5Plant Sciences Electives 6 No milestones
6Directed Elective 2-3  
7Unrestricted Electives 4-5  
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.
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 credits, it will satisfy the major requirement for economics but will not satisfy the General Education – Social Science requirement. In these cases, the student should take two courses from the approved General Education – Social Sciences list.
4 PLSC 230  may not be repeated for additional credit.
5 Chosen from any Plant Sciences courses not already required for the major.
6 Directed electives are courses that generally support and enhance a student's academic goals. These multidisciplinary courses were chosen to provide students the opportunity to develop basic and advanced skills beyond Plant Science's core requirements. The Plant Sciences Undergraduate Program Committee periodically reviews this list to identify appropriate courses for each concentration. If students believe that a course not on the list would meet this objective, they may propose this to their academic advisor to review before the start of the semester in which the student wishes to take the course. Additionally, all components of the Entrepreneurship and Business Administration minors are acceptable, and some classes within the Entomology and Plant Pathology minor are acceptable.
    Chosen from any 300-level and above from Agricultural and Resource Economics, Environmental and Soil Science, Forestry, Plant Sciences; 200-level and above from Biology, Business Administration; courses from Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, Biosystems Engineering, Biosystems Engineering Technology, Business Analytics and Statistics, Chemistry, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Management, Marketing, Microbiology, Physics, Spanish, Statistics; and ACCT 200 , ACCT 207 ; AGNR 291 , AGNR 292 ALEC 240 *, ALEC 340 ; AREC 212 , AREC 342 , AREC 442 ; ARTD 451 , ARTD 452 *; BUAD 103 ; BULW 301 DSGN 130 *, DSGN 430 ; ECON 331 ; EF 130 , EF 400 ; ENGL 295 *, ENGL 360 *; ENT 350 , ENT 410 , ENT 415 , ENT 420 , ENT 425 , ENT 451 , ENT 460 ; EPP 201 *, EPP 411 , EPP 425 , EPP 493 ; FINC 300 ; GEOL 201 *, GEOL 202 *; JREM 450 *, JREM 451 *, JREM 456 *; MARK 300 , MARK 462 ; ME 457 ; MGT 201 , MGT 300 ; MUSC 305 ; RCS 411 , RCS 412 .
7 Any courses not already required for the major.
8 BIOL 113 * or BIOL 114 *; and BIOL 115 * satisfies the University General Education – Natural Science requirements and the major requirement for Botany. This requirement will be met if a transfer student transfers in any Biology class(es) with lab totaling at least 4 credit hours.

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