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    Sep 22, 2021  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Horticulture Science and Production Concentration, BS in Plant Sciences (Plant Sciences Major)


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


   

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.

   

First Year

Hours Credit

1AGNR 100  or FYRS 101  1
2Arts and Humanities Elective* 3
BIOL 111 *, BIOL 112 * 8
CHEM 100  and CHEM 110 *, or CHEM 120 * and CHEM 130 * 8
ENGL 101 *, ENGL 102 * 6
2Quantitative Reasoning Electives* 6
   

Second Year

 
AGNR 290  3
2Arts and Humanities Elective* 3
CMST 210 * or CMST 240 * 3
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective* 3
ESS 210  4
3Economics Elective* 3-4
PLSC 210  3
PHYS 101  3
2, 3Social Sciences Elective* 3
   

Third Year

 
BCMB 321 ,  , or FORS 414  3-4
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective* 3
ENGL 295 * or ENGL 360 * 3
EPP 313  or EPP 321  or EPP 410  3
ESS 334  3
PLSC 220 ,  , or PLSC 230  3
PLSC 457  3
4Plant Sciences Electives 6
5Technical Electives 4-5
   

Fourth Year

 
PLSC 331 , PLSC 353 , PLSC 410 *, PLSC 430 , PLSC 470  13
PLSC 492  or PLSC 497  3
4Plant Sciences Electives 6
5Technical Electives 4-5
Unrestricted Electives 5
   
 

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 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 Select any Plant Sciences courses beyond those that are required.

5 Any 300-level and above from Agricultural 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, Chemistry, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Management, Marketing, Microbiology, Physics, Spanish, Statistics; and ACCT 200 ; BULW 301 ; ENGL 295 , ENGL 360 ; FINC 300 ; GEOL 201 , GEOL 202 ; JREM 450 , JREM 451 , JREM 456 .

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. PLSC 410  and PLSC 448  satisfy the Communicating through Writing requirement.