2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 30, 2020  
2010-2011 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 FYRS 101  1
2Arts and Humanities  Elective* 3
CHEM 120 * and CHEM 130 * 8
2Cultures and Civilizations  Elective* 3
ENGL 101 *, ENGL 102 * 6
2Quantitative Reasoning  Electives* 6
2, 3Social Sciences  Elective* 3-6
   

Second Year

 
AGNR 290  3
BIOL 111 *, BIOL 112 * 8
CMST 210 * or CMST 240 * 3
3Economics Elective* 3-4
ESS 210  4
PLSC 240 , PLSC 241  4
PLSC 220  or PLSC 221  3
Unrestricted Electives 2-3
   

Third Year

 
2Cultures and Civilizations  Elective* 3
Select from: PLSC 210 , PLSC 220 , PLSC 221 , or PLSC 280  3
PLSC 330 , PLSC 331 , PLSC 341 , PLSC 343 , PLSC 348 , PLSC 442 , and PLSC 457  13
4Technical Electives 3
Unrestricted Electives 8
   

Third Year – Summer

 
PLSC 492  3
   

Fourth Year

 
1Arts and Humanities  Elective* 3
BIOL 250  or BCMB 321  3-4
EPP 313  3
Select from: PLSC 360 , PLSC 370 , PLSC 410 *, PLSC 421 , PLSC 427 , PLSC 429 , PLSC 430 , PLSC 434 , PLSC 435 , PLSC 436 , PLSC 437 PLSC 438 , PLSC 446 PLSC 451 , PLSC 452 , PLSC 461 , PLSC 462 , PLSC 466 , PLSC 469 , or PLSC 494  9
PLSC 441 , PLSC 470  5
4Technical Electives 7-8
   
 

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 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.