Plant Breeding and Genetics 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, 3 credits
OR

BSC 2010 Integrated Principles of Biology 1, 3 credits, and
BSC 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology Laboratory 1, 1 credit,

(State core; GE-B/P)

3-4

MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry
State Core GE-M

4

ENC1101 Expository and Argumentative Writing
State Core GE-C; WR6

3

MUL 2010 Experiencing Music
State Core GE-H; N

3

Total

13

 

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 Laboratory, 1 credit
GE-B/P

4

IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
GE-H

3

STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1
GE-M

3

ENC 2210 Technical Writing
GE-C; WR6

3

Total

13

 

Semester 3

Credits

ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (4)
State core; GE-S

4

AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication or
SPC 2608 Public Speaking

3

CHM 2045 General Chemistry 1, 3 credits, and
CHM 2045L General Chemistry 1 Laboratory, 1 credit
State Core GE-B/P

4

AMH 202 United States Since 1877
GE-S; D

3

Total

14

 

Semester 4

Credits

AGR 3303 Genetics

3

CHM 2046 General Chemistry 2, 3 credits, and
CHM 2046L General Chemistry 2 Laboratory, 1 credit
GE-B/P

4

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

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

GE-B/P

4

Other Approved elective

3

Total

14

 

Summer

Credits

CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry 1

3

Gordon Rule 6000-word course

3

Total

6

Semester 5

Credits

CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry 2, 3 credits, and

CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2, 2 credits

5

PLS 3004C Principles of Plant Science

3

Ethical and Social Issues elective

3

Production Agriculture elective

3

Total

14

 

Semester 6

Credits

AGR 4320 Plant Breeding

3

BCH 3025 Fundamentals of Biochemistry or

BCH 4024 Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

4

MCB 3020 Basic Biology of Microorganisms, 3 credits, and
MCB 3020L Basic Biology of Microorganisms Laboratory, 1 credit

4

Molecular Biology and Genetics elective

3

Total

14

 

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

3

PLP 3002C Fundamentals of Plant Pathology

4

Production Agriculture elective

3

Ecology and the Environment elective

3

Molecular Biology and Genetics elective

3

Total

16

 

Semester 8

Credits

AGR 4512 Physiology and Ecology of Crops

3

PLS 4950 Plant Science Capstone

3

ORH 4933 Professional Seminar

1

AGR 4126 Plant Chromosomes and Genomes

3

AEB 4126 Agricultural and Natural Resource Ethics

WR6

3

Total

13

Approved Electives: Minimum 21 credits

Choose courses from each focus area; minimum credits for each area listed 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.

Molecular Biology and Genetics: Minimum 6 credits

HOS 3305 Introduction to Plant Molecular Biology

HOS 4313C Laboratory Methods in PMCB

MCB 4304 Genetics of Microorganisms

MCB 4320C Bacterial Genome Sequencing and Analysis

MCB 5305L Microbial Genetics and Biotechnology Laboratory

PCB 4522 Molecular Genetics (3)

Production Agriculture: Minimum 6 credits

AGR 4212 Alternative Cropping Systems (3)

AGR 4214C Applied Field Crop Production (3)

AGR 4231C Forage Science and Range Management (4)

AGR 4932 Tropical Cropping Systems (3)

AOM 3734 Irrigation Principles and Practices in Florida (3)

AOM 4434 Precision Agriculture (3)

AOM 4455 Agricultural Operations and Systems (3)

HOS 3281C Principles of Organic and Sustainable Production (3)

HOS 4283C Advanced Organic and Sustainable Production (3)

PLS 4242C Micropropagation of Horticultural Crops (4)

SWS 3022 and 3022L Introduction to Soils in the Environment (3) and Laboratory (1)

Ecology and the Environment: Minimum 3 credits

ALS 3133 Agricultural and Environmental Quality

ALS 3153 Agricultural Ecology

ALS 4154 Global Agroecosystems

EES 4103 Applied Ecology

EVS 3000 Environmental Science

PCB 4043C General Ecology

PCB 3601C Plant Ecology

Ethical and Social Issues: Minimum 3 credits

AGG 3501 Environment, Food, and Society (3)

AEB 4123 Agricultural and Natural Resource Law (3)

IDS 2154 Facets of Sustainability (3)

PHM 3032 Ethics and Ecology (3)

POT 3503 Environmental Ethics and Politics (3)

PUP 3204 Politics and Ecology (3)

Other Approved Elective(s) – Advisor Approved: Minimum 3 credits

See advisor for options.