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    Oct 23, 2021  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Turfgrass Science and Management Concentration, BS in Plant Sciences (Plant Sciences Major)


Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Plant Sciences • Plant Sciences Major • Turfgrass Science and Management Concentration


The turfgrass science and management concentration is designed for the student desiring to pursue professions that include growing and managing turfgrasses used for golf courses, parks, athletic fields, sports complexes, and residential and commercial lawns. This concentration also prepares students for graduate studies in turfgrass science. Students are encouraged to earn a minor degree in a supportive field such as agricultural economics or environmental and soil sciences. Careful selection of departmental courses and other electives in consultation with the assigned academic advisor will prepare graduates for the career of their choice. 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
CHEM 100 *-CHEM 110 * or CHEM 120 *-CHEM 130 * 8
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3
ENGL 101 *, ENGL 102 * 6
2Quantitative Reasoning Electives * 6
2, 3Social Sciences Elective * 3
   
Second Year  
AGNR 290  3
BIOL 111 *, BIOL 112 * 8
CMST 210 * or CMST 240 * 3
3Economics Elective* 3-4
ESS 210  4
PLSC 210 , PLSC 240 , PLSC 241  7
   
Third Year  
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3
PLSC 220  or PLSC 221  3
EPP 313  3
PLSC 233 , PLSC 331 , PLSC 341 , PLSC 343 , PLSC 438 , PLSC 442 , PLSC 462  and PLSC 466 
15
4Technical Elective 3
Unrestricted Electives 3-5
   
Third Year - Summer
 
PLSC 492  3
   
Fourth Year  
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3
BIOL 250  or BCMB 321  or FORS 414  or PLSC 348  3-4
Select from: PLSC 330 , PLSC 348 , PLSC 360 , PLSC 370 , PLSC 410 *, PLSC 415 , PLSC 421 , PLSC 429 , PLSC 430 , PLSC 434 , PLSC 435 , PLSC 436 , PLSC 437 , PLSC 452 , PLSC 461 , PLSC 462 , PLSC 469 , or PLSC 494  9
PLSC 441 , PLSC 457 , PLSC 470  8
4Technical Electives 7
   Total 123
   
* 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 Sciences  requirement. In these cases, the student should take two courses from the Social Sciences list.
4 Any 300-level and above from Agricultural Economics; Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biiology; Biosystems Engineering; Biosystems Engineering Technology; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Entomology and Plant Pathology; Environmental and Soil Sciences; Forestry; Plant Sciences; and ENGL 295 *, ENGL 360 *.
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.