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    Dec 06, 2021  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Plant Sciences Major, BS in Plant Sciences – Organic Production Concentration


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The organic production concentration is designed to create leaders in the field of organic and sustainable agriculture. Students will gain the knowledge and skills for production and management of organic cropping systems. Employment prospects include owning your own organic farm, consulting, agricultural extension, environmental education, government agencies, international agricultural development, and research. Careful selection of departmental courses and other electives in consultation with the assigned academic advisor will prepare graduates for the career of their choice. This concentration also prepares students with a strong interest in the science of organic crop production for graduate studies (M.S., Ph.D.) in horticulture, agronomy, or related disciplines. Classroom instruction is enhanced by the 90-acre Organic Crops Unit located near the University of Tennessee campus.

uTrack Requirements (for first-year students)

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 may include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect first-time, first-year, full-time, degree-seeking students entering Fall 2013.

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


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
1AGNR 100  or FYS 101  1 2.0 cumulative GPA
BIOL 111 * 4  
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
BIOL 112 * 4 One Natural Sciences Elective*
CHEM 110 * or CHEM 130 * or CHEM 138 * 4  
ENGL 102 * 3  
2Quantitative Reasoning Elective * 3  
Term 3
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 2.0 cumulative GPA
CMST 210 *, CMST 217 *, CMST 240 *, or CMST 247 * 3 ENGL 101 *
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3  
EPP 313  3  
PLSC 210  3  
Term 4
ESS 210  4 ENGL 102 *
PLSC 275  3 PLSC 210 
2Social Sciences Elective * 6-7  
Term 5
BIOL 250  4 Any CASNR course with grade of C or better
ESS 334  3 Any two Arts and Humanities*, Cultures and Civilizations*, Quantitative Reasoning*, or Social Sciences* Electives
Select from: PLSC 220 , PLSC 221 , PLSC 250 , PLSC 331 , PLSC 410 *, PLSC 430 , PLSC 435 , PLSC 452 , PLSC 453 , PLSC 457 , PLSC 491 *, PLSC 497  6  
Term 6
BCMB 321  or FORS 414  or PLSC 348  3 No milestones
PLSC 330 , PLSC 434  6  
3Technical Electives 6  
Term 6 ½ (Summer)
PLSC 492  3 No milestones
Term 7
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 Apply to graduate
EPP 321  3  
ESS 434  or ESS 442  or ESS 454  3  
PLSC 415  3  
4Unrestricted Elective 2  
Term 8
Select from: PLSC 220 , PLSC 221 PLSC 331 , PLSC 410 *, PLSC 430 , PLSC 435 , PLSC 452 , PLSC 457 , PLSC 461 PLSC 493  6 No milestones
3Technical Electives 6  
4Unrestricted Elective 3  
     
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. PLSC 410 * and PLSC 491 * satisfy the WC requirement.
3 Chosen from any 200-level and above from Agricultural and Resource Economics, Animal Science, Biology, Business Administration, Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, Biosystems Engineering, Biosystems Engineering Technology, Chemistry, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Food Science and Technology, Forestry, Geology, Management, Marketing, Microbiology, Physics, Plant Sciences, Spanish, Statistics, or approved foreign language; and ACCT 200 , ACCT 207 ; AGNR 291 , AGNR 292 , AGNR 481 ; ANSC 160 ; AREC 212 ; BULW 301 ; ENGL 295 *, ENGL 360 *; FDST 150 *; FINC 300 ; GEOL 201 *, GEOL 202 *, GEOL 206 *; JREM 450 *, JREM 451 *, JREM 456 *; MARK 300 ; MGT 201 , MGT 300 ; PHIL 130 ; PHYS 101 *; SOCI 360 .
4 Any courses not already required for the major.

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