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    May 22, 2022  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Landscape Design Concentration, BS in Plant Sciences (Plant Sciences Major)


Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Plant Sciences • Plant Sciences Major • Landscape Design Concentration


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.

First Year  Hours Credit
1AGNR 100  or FYS 101  1
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3
BIOL 111 *, BIOL 112 * 8
CHEM 100 * or CHEM 120 * 4
COSC 100 * 3
ENGL 101 *, ENGL 102 * 6
2Quantitative Reasoning Elective * 3
2, 3Social Sciences Electives * 3-6
   
Second Year  
CMST 210 * or CMST 240 * 3
3Economics Electives* 3-4
ESS 210  4
PLSC 210 , PLSC 220 , PLSC 221  , PLSC 280  12
4Technical Electives 7
Unrestricted Electives 3-5
   
Third Year  
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3
PLSC 350 , PLSC 380  6
Select from: PLSC 226 , PLSC 230 , PLSC 240 , PLSC 330 , PLSC 348 , PLSC 360 , or PLSC 370  5-6
4Technical Electives 6
Unrestricted Electives 3-8
   
Third Year - Summer
 
PLSC 492  3
   
Fourth Year  
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3
PLSC 421 , PLSC 460 , PLSC 480 , PLSC 485  13
Select from: PLSC 348 , PLSC 410 *, PLSC 429 , PLSC 430 , PLSC 434 , PLSC 436 , PLSC 437 , PLSC 441 , PLSC 450 , PLSC 469 , PLSC 470 , PLSC 493 , or PLSC 497  5-6
4Technical Electives 4-5
  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 Economics Elective: AREC 201 * (4)  Economics of the Global Food and Fiber System or 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 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 Any Business Administration; Entomology and Plant Pathology; Plant Sciences; Statistics; ACCT 200 , Advertising courses; ARCH 111 *, ARCH 180 , ARCH 211 *, ARCH 232 , ARCH 271 ; ART 101 , ART 103 ; ARTA 211 , ARTA 212 , ARTA 213 , ARTA 214 , ARTA 215 , ARTA 216 , ARTA 231 , ARTA 331 ; BIOL 250 ; BSET 202 , BSET 412 ; BULW 301 ; CMST 414 ; EEB 304 , EEB 330 , EEB 433 ; ENGL 295 *, ENGL 360 *; ESS 324 , ESS 334 ; FORS 321 *; FWF 212 , FWF 250 *, FWF 312 *, FWF 317 ; GEOG 131 *, GEOG 365 , GEOG 366 ; GEOL 201 *, GEOL 202 *, GEOL 203 *; PHIL 244 *, PHIL 346 *; SPAN 111 , SPAN 112 , SPAN 211 *, SPAN 212 *; UNST 413 .
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.