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Curriculum for Crop Ecology Specialization

This specialization is designed for students who wish to apply ecological and basic science principles to the design and study of sustainable cropping systems and agricultural ecosystem function. They will develop a holistic understanding of the fundamental principles of plant production systems and interactions and be prepared for careers in research, education or advising.

Course Number

Title

Hours

Term Offered

AGR 3033

Genetics

3

Fall, Spring, Summer

CHM 2200 & 2200L

Organic Chemistry & Laboratory

4

Fall, Spring, Summer

PCB4043C

General Ecology

4

 Fall, Spring

PLS3004C

Principles of Plant Science

3

Fall, Spring

SWS3022 & 3022L

Introduction to Soils & Laboratory

4

Fall, Spring

PLS4941

Practical Work Experience

3

Fall, Spring, Summer

BCH3025

Fundamentals of Biochemistry

4

Spring

AGR4512

Physiology & Ecology of Crops

3

Spring

AGR4905

Capstone Experience

3

Fall, Spring, Summer

Approved Electives: Minimum 30 credits.
Choose courses from each focus area below. Minimum credits required in each focus area appear in parentheses. Consult an adviser for other options, which may include study abroad courses.

Ecology and the Environment (9)


AGG 3501 Environment, Food and Society
ALS 3133 Agricultural and Environmental Quality
ALS 3153 Agricultural Ecology
EES 4103 Applied Ecology
EVS 3000 Environmental Science
GEO 3372 Conservation of Resources
PCB 3601C Plant Ecology
SWS 4231C Soil, Water and Land Use
SWS 4244 Wetlands
SWS 4245 Water Resource Sustainability
WIS 3401 Wildlife Ecology and Management

Plant Production and Management (6)


AGR 4212 Alternative Cropping Systems
AGR 4214C Applied Field Crop Production
AGR 4231C Forage Science and Range Management
AGR 4932 Tropical Cropping Systems
HOS 3281C Principles of Organic and Sustainable Production
HOS 4283C Advanced Organic and Sustainable Production

Plant Improvement, Growth and Development (6)


AGR 4320 Plant Breeding
HOS 3430C Nutrition of Horticulture Crops
HOS 4341 Advanced Horticultural Physiology
SWS 4116 Environmental Nutrient Management

Plant Pest Management (6)


ENY 3005 and 3005L Principles of Entomology and Laboratory
HOS 4905 Organic Weed Management
IPM 3022 Fundamentals of Pest Management
NEM 3002 Principles of Nematology
PLP 3002C Fundamentals of Plant Pathology
PLS 4601C Principles of Weed Science

Ethical and Social Issues (3)


AEB 4126 Agricultural and Natural Resource Ethics
IDS 2154 Facets of Sustainability
PHM 3032 Ethics and Ecology
POT 3503 Environmental Ethics and Politics
PUP 3204 Politics and Ecology
REL 4173 Religion, Ethics and Sustainable Agriculture