Plant Health and Protection 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

ENC 1101 Expository and Argumentative Writing
State Core; GE-C; WR6

3

MUL 2010 Experiencing Music
State Core; GE-H; N

3

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 Laboratory 2, 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 credits
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
GE-B/P

4

AMH 2020 United States Since 1877
GE-S; D

3

Total

14

 

Semester 4

Credits

PLS 3004C Principles of Plant Science

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 3022 Introduction to Soils in the Environment Laboratory, 1 credit
GE-B/P

4

ENY 3005 Principles of Entomology, 2 credits, and

ENY 3005L Principles of Entomology, 1 credit

GE-B/P

3

Total

14

 

Summer

Credits
Approved elective 3

Gordon Rule 6000-word course

WR6

3
Total 6

Semester 5

Credits

ORH 3513C Environmental Plant Identification and Use, or

BOT 2710C Practical Plant Taxonomy, or

BOT 3151C Local Flora of North Florida

3

CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry 1

3

PLP 3002C Fundamentals of Plant Pathology

4

Approved elective

3

Total

13

 

Semester 6

Credits

AGR3303 Genetics

3

ORH 4256 Nutritional Monitoring and Management, or

SWS 4116 Environmental Nutrient Management

3

IPM 3022 Integrated Pest Management

3

Approved elective

3

Approved elective

3

Total

15

 

Summer

Credits

PLS 4941 Practical Work Experience

3

Total

3

 

Semester 7

Credits

Plant Pathology elective

3

Entomology elective

3

Approved elective

3

Approved elective

3

Approved elective

2

Total

14

 

Semester 8

Credits

PLS 4950 Plant Science Capstone

3

HOS 4304 Horticultural Physiology, or

AGR 4512 Crop Ecology and Physiology

3

ORH 4933 Professional Seminar

1

AEB 4126 Agricultural and Natural Resource Ethics

3

PLS 3223 Plant Propagation, 2 credits, and

PLS 3223 Plant Propagation, 1 credit

3

Approved electives

2

Total

15

Approved Electives: Minimum 22 credits

In addition to the Plant Pathology elective and the Entomology elective in Semester 7, there are 22 additional elective credits to be completed.  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.

Plant Pathology: Minimum 3 credits

PLP 3103C Plant Disease Control (3)

PLP 4104 Applied Disease Management (3)

PLP 4222C Introduction to Plant Virology (3)

PLP 4242C Introduction to Plant Bacteriology (3)

PLP 4260C Introduction to Plant Pathogenic Fungi (3)

PLP 4653C Basic Fungal Biology (4)

PLP 4905 Applied Disease Management (3)

PLP 4931 Undergraduate seminar (1)

 

Entomology (Select minimum of 3 credits)

NEM 3002 Principles of  Nematology (3)

ALS 3153 Agricultural Ecology (3)

ALS 4161 Exotic Species and Biosecurity Issues (3)

ALS 4162 Consequences of Biological Invasions (3)

ALS 4163 Challenges in Plant Resource Protection (3)

ENY 3005 Principles of Entomology (2) and ENY 3005L Principles of Entomology Lab (1)

ENY 3510C Turf and Ornamental Entomology (3)

ENY 4161 Insect Classification (3)

ENY 4573 Beekeeping (3)

 

Ethical and Social Issues: Minimum 3 credits

AEB 4123 Agricultural and Natural Resource Law (3)

AGG 3501 Food, Environment & Society (3)

AGR 2332 Seeds of Change (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)

REL 4173 Religion, Ethics and Sustainable Agriculture (3)

Microbiology and Molecular Biology: Minimum 3 credits

HOS 3305 Introduction to Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (3)

HOS 4313C Laboratory Methods in Molecular Biology (3)

MCB 3020 and 3020L Basic Biology of Microorganisms (3) and Laboratory (1)

MCB 4304 Genetics of Microorganisms (3)

MCB 4320C Bacterial Genome Sequence Analysis (3)

PCB 4522 Molecular Genetics (3)

SWS 4303C Soil Microbial Ecology (3)

CHM 2211 & 2211L Organic Chemistry 2 (5)

BCH 4024 Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (4)

Production Agriculture: Minimum 3 credits

AEB 3122 Financial Planning for Agribusiness (3)

AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness Management (3)

AEB 4342 Agribusiness and Food Marketing Management (3)

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)

 

Other Approved Electives

 

PHY 2004 and 2004L Applied Physics (4)