General Plant Science Model Semester Plan


To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.


Semester 1

Credits

BOT 2010C Introductory Botany; or

 

BSC 2010 Integrated Principles of Biology 1, 3 credits; and

 

BSC 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology Laboratory, 1 credit

3-4

State core; GE-B/P

 

MAC 1147 Precalculus:  Algebra and Trigonometry

4

State core GE-M

 

ENC 1101 Expository and Argumentative Writing

3

State core; GE-C; WR6

 

MUL 2010 Experiencing Music

3

State core; GE-H; N

Total 13-14

 

 

Semester 2

Credits

BOT 2011C Plant Diversity; or

 

BSC 2011 Integrated Principles of Biology 2, 3 credits; and

 

BSC 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology 2, 1 credit

4

GE-B/P

 

IUF 1000 What is the Good Life?

3

GE-H

 

STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1

3

GE-M

 

ENC 2210 Technical Writing

3

GE-C; WR6

Total 13

 

 

Semester 3

Credits

ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics

4

State core GE-S

 

AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication or

 

SPC 2608 Public Speaking

3

CHM 2045 General Chemistry 1, 3 credits, and

 

CHM 2045 General Chemistry Laboratory 1, 1 credit

4

AMH 2020 United States Since 1877

3

GE-S; D

Total 14

 

 

Semester 4

Credits

PHY 2004 Applied Physics 1, 3 credits, and

 

PHY 2004L Applied Physics Laboratory, 1 credit

4

GE-B/P

 

PLS 3004C Principles of Plant Science

3

GE-B/P

 

SWS 3022 Introduction to Soils in the Environment, 3 credits, and

 

SWS 3022L Introduction to Soils in the Environment, 1 credit

4

GE-B/P

 

ENY 3005 Principles of Entomology, 2 credits, and

3

ENY 3005 Principles of Entomology, 1 credit

Total 14

 

 

Summer

Credits

ORH 3513 Environmental Plant Identification and Use, 2 credits, and

 

ORH 3513L Environmental Plant Identification and Use Laboratory,

 

1 credit

3

Gordon Rule 6000-word course

3

 

Total 6

 

 

Semester 5

Credits

BCH 3023 Elementary Organic and Biological Chemistry

3

PLP 3002 Fundamentals of Plant Pathology

4

PLS 4601C Principles of Weed Science

3

AEB 4126 Agricultural and Natural Resource Ethics

3

WR6

 

Approved elective

3

 

Total 16

 

 

Semester 6

Credits

AGR 4512 Physiology and Ecology of Crops, or

 

HOS 4304 Horticultural Physiology

3

Approved elective

3

Approved elective

3

Approved elective

3

 

Total 12

 

 

Summer

Credits

PLS 4941 Practical Work Experience

3

 

Total 3

 

 

Semester 7

Credits

PLS 3223 Plant Propagation, 2 credits, and

 

PLS 3223L Plant Propagation Laboratory, 1 credit

3

Approved elective

3

Approved elective

3

Approved elective

3

Approved elective

2

 

Total 14

 

 

Semester 8

Credits

ORH 4933 Professional Seminar

1

PLS 4950 Plant Science Capstone

3

Approved elective

3

Approved elective

3

Approved elective

3

Approved elective

2

 

Total 15

 

Approved Electives:  Minimum 33 credits

Choose courses from the focus areas below.  Students must consult with their advisor for assistance in selecting the designated listed electives in order to take applicable and appropriate courses for the students’ job and career aspirations.  Consult an advisor for other options, which may include study abroad courses.

Entomology and Pest Management

NEM 3002 Principles of  Nematology (3)

ENY 3510C Turf and Ornamental Entomology (3)

ENY 4161 Insect Classification (3)

ENY 4573 Beekeeping (3)

AOM333 Pesticide Application Techniques (3)

IPM 4254 Landscape IPM: Ornamentals and Turf (3)

IPM 3022 Fundamentals of Pest Management (3)

Plants and Soils

ORH 3222C Turfgrass Culture (3)

ORH 4236C Ornamental Landscape Management (3)

ORH 3253C Introductory Nursery Management (4)

ORH4804 & 4804L Annual and Perennial Gardening (3)

ORH 4848 Landscape Plant Establishment (2)

ORH4256 Nutritional Management of Nursery Crops (3)

ORH4242 Aboriculture (4)

ORH4280 Orchidology (3)

ORH4264 Greenhouse and Nursery Crop Culture (4)

SWS 4116 Environmental Nutrient Management (3)

BOT 3503 Physiology & Molecular Biology of Plants (3)

BOT4935/BOT 5225C  Plant Anatomy (3)

BOT 2710   Practical Plant Taxonomy (4)

BOT 4650   Plant Symbiosis (3)

BSC 2862   Global Change Ecology and Sustainability (3)

PLS 4242C Micropropagation of Horticultural Crops (4)

Agribusiness

AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness Management (3)

AEB 4424 Human Resource Management (3)

AEB3341 Selling Stategically (3)