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Curriculum for Plant Health Specialization

This specialization is designed for students who want to pursue careers related to plant health management in the public or private sector or advanced degrees in plant pathology, plant medicine or other plant disciplines.

Course Number

Title

Hours

Term Offered

CHM2210

Organic Chemistry 1

3

Fall, Spring, Summer

PLS3004C

Principles of Plant Science

3

Fall, Spring

AGR3303

Genetics

3

Fall, Spring, Summer

CHM2211 & 2211L

Organic Chemistry 2 & Lab

5

Fall, Spring, Summer

PLP3002C

Fundamentals of Plant Pathology

4

Fall

PLS4941

Practical Work Experience

3

Fall, Spring, Summer

HOS3430C

Plant Nutrition

3

 Spring

BCH4024

Introduction to Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer

AGR4512

Physiology & Ecology of Crops

3

Spring

PLP4905

Capstone Experience

3

 Fall, Spring

Approved Electives: Minimum 26 credits.
Choose courses from each focus area below. Minimum credits required in each focus area appear in parentheses. Consult an adviser to choose electives consistent with your interests and goals and to discuss other options, which may include study abroad courses.

Plant Pathology (3-6)


PLP 3103C Plant Disease Control
PLP 3653C Mycology
PLP 4222C Plant Virology
PLP 4242C Bacterial Plant Pathogens
PLP 4931 Undergraduate seminar

Ethical and Social Issues (3)


AGR 2332 Seeds of Change
AEB 4123 Agricultural and Natural Resource Law
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

Microbiology and Molecular Biology (3-6)


HOS 3305 Introduction to Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology
HOS 4313C Laboratory Methods in Molecular Biology
MCB 3020 and 3020L Basic Biology of Microorganisms and Laboratory
MCB 4304 Genetics of Microorganisms
MCB 4320C Bacterial Genome Sequence Analysis
PCB 4522 Molecular Genetics
SWS 4303C Soil Microbial Ecology

Plant Pest Management (3-6)


ENY 3005 and 3005L Principles of Entomology and Principles of Entomology Laboratory
ENY 4905 Invasive Species
NEM 3002 Principles of Nematology
PLS 4601C Principles of Weed Science -or- HOS 4905 Organic Weed Management

Production Agriculture (3-6)


AEB 3122 Financial Planning for Agribusiness
AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness Management
AEB 4342 Agribusiness and Food Marketing Management
AGR 4212 Alternative Cropping Systems
AGR 4214C Applied Field Crop Production
AGR 4231C Forage Science and Range Management
AGR 4932 Tropical Cropping Systems
AOM 3734 Irrigation Principles and Practices in Florida
AOM 4434 Precision Agriculture
AOM 4455 Agricultural Operations and Systems
HOS 3281C Principles of Organic and Sustainable Production
HOS 4283C Advanced Organic and Sustainable Production
SWS 3022 and 3022L Introduction to Soils in the Environment and Laboratory