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  Sep 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Plant Sciences Major, BS in Plant Sciences – Landscape Design Concentration


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Landscape designers create aesthetic concepts and practical designs for improved outdoor living. Students study fundamental and advanced landscape design, landscape design graphics, computer-aided landscape design, surveying, art, socio-economic impact of plants, field botany, professional practices, contracting, basic woody plant identification, landscape construction and maintenance methods. The development of comprehensive design projects helps students prepare for careers in landscape design or advanced studies in landscape architecture. Graduates in design are prepared for employment in several professions in ornamental horticulture. Careful selection of departmental courses and other electives in consultation with the assigned academic advisor will allow graduates to pursue suitable career paths. 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 – Landscape Design Concentration


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
1AGNR 100  or FYS 101   1 2.0 cumulative GPA
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3  
5BIOL 113 * or BIOL 114 *; and BIOL 115  5  
CHEM 100 * or CHEM 120 * or CHEM 128  4  
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118  3  
Term 2
CMST 210 *, CMST 217 *, CMST 240 *, or CMST 247  3 2.0 cumulative GPA
2COSC 100 * or Quantitative Reasoning Elective * 3 One Natural Sciences Elective*
ENGL 102  3  
2Natural Sciences Electives * 3-4  
2,3Social Sciences Elective * 3  
Term 3
3AREC 201 * or ECON 201 * or ECON 207  4 2.0 cumulative GPA
ESS 210   4 ENGL 101 
PLSC 210 , PLSC 220   6  
2Quantitative Reasoning Elective * 3  
Term 4
PLSC 221 , PLSC 280   6 ENGL 102 
4Directed Electives 6 PLSC 210  
5Unrestricted Elective 2  
Term 5
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 Any CASNR course with grade of C or better
PLSC 350   3 Any two Arts and Humanities*, Cultures and Civilizations*, Quantitative Reasoning*, or Social Sciences* Electives
Select from: PLSC 226 , PLSC 230 , PLSC 240 , PLSC 330 PLSC 311   5-6  
5Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 6
PLSC 380   3 No milestones
4Directed Electives 6  
5Unrestricted Electives 3-5  
Term 6 ½ (Summer)
PLSC 492   3 No milestones
Term 7
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 Apply to graduate
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3  
PLSC 421 , PLSC 460   6  
4Directed Elective 3  
Term 8
PLSC 480 , PLSC 485   7 No milestones
Select from: PLSC 410 *, PLSC 429 , PLSC 430 , PLSC 434 , PLSC 436 , PLSC 437 , PLSC 441 , PLSC 450 , PLSC 469 , PLSC 470 , PLSC 493 , PLSC 499   5-6  
4Directed Elective 1-2  
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, 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 General Education-Social Science requirement. In these cases, the student should take two courses from the approved General Education-Social Sciences list.
4 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, components of an Entrepreneurship, Business Administration or Entomology and Plant Pathology Minor(s) are acceptable.
    Chosen from any Advertising; Business Administration; Business Analytics and Statistics; Entomology and Plant Pathology; Plant Sciences; Statistics; ACCT 200 , ACCT 207 ; AGNR 291 , AGNR 292 ; ALEC 240 *, ALEC 340 ; ARCH 111 *, ARCH 211 *, ARCH 271 ; AREC 212 , AREC 342 , AREC 442 ; ART 101 , ART 103 ; ARTA 211 , ARTA 212 , ARTA 213 , ARTA 214 , ARTA 215 , ARTA 216 , ARTA 231 , ARTA 331 ; ARTD 451 , ARTD 452 *; BIOL 260 -BIOL 269 ; BSET 202 ; BUAD 103 ; BULW 301 ; CMST 414 ; DSGN 130 *, DSGN 430 ; ECON 331 ; EEB 304 , EEB 330 , EEB 433 ; EF 130 , EF 400 ; ENGL 295 *, ENGL 360 *; ENT 350 , ENT 410 , ENT 415 , ENT 420 , ENT 425 , ENT 451 , ENT 460 ; ESS 334 ; FINC 300 ; FORS 321 *; FWF 212 , FWF 250 *, FWF 312 *, FWF 317 ; GEOG 131 *; GEOL 201 *, GEOL 202 *, GEOL 203 *; LAR 541, LAR 542; MARK 300 , MARK 462 ; ME 457 ; MGT 201 , MGT 300 ; MUSC 305 ; PHIL 244 *, PHIL 346 *; RCS 411 , RCS 412 ; SPAN 111 , SPAN 112 , SPAN 211 *, SPAN 212 *; UNST 413 .
5 Any courses not already required for the major.
6 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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