Sustainable Crop Production 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
GE-B/P

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

 

Semester 2

Credits

BOT 2011C Plant Diversity
State core; GE-B/P

OR
BSC 2011 Integrated Principles of Biology 2, 3 credits, and
BSC 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology Laboratory 2, 1 credit
State core; 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
State Core GE-B/P

4

AMH 2020 United States Since 1877

GE-S; D

3

Total

14

 

Semester 4

Credits

AGR 3303 Genetics

3

ALS 2410 Challenge 2050

3

SWS 3022 Introduction to Soils in the Environment, 3 credits, and
SWS 3022L Introduction to Soils in the Environment Laboratory, 1 creditGE-B/P

4

Advisor approved elective

3

Total

13

 

Summer

Credits

Gordon rule 6000-word course

WR6

3

Advisor approved elective

3

Total

6

 

Semester 5

Credits

BCH 3023 Elementary Organic and Biological Chemistry

3

PLS 3004C Principles of Plant Science

3

PLP 3002C Fundamentals of Plant Pathology

GE-B/P

4

Advisor approved elective

3

Total

13

 

Semester 6

Credits

AGG 3501 Environment Food & Society

3

AGR 4214C Applied Field Crop Production

3

Advisor approved elective

3

Advisor approved elective

3

Advisor approved elective

2

Total

14

 

Summer

Credits

PLS 4941 Practical Work Experience

3

Total

3

 

Semester 7

Credits

PLS 4601 Principles of Weed Science

3

PLS 3223 Plant Propagation, 2 credits, and

PLS 3223L Plant Propagation Laboratory

3

Advisor approved elective

3

Advisor approved elective

3

Advisor approved elective

3

Total

15

 

Semester 8

Credits

PLS 4950 Plant Science Capstone

3

ORH 4933 Professional Seminar

1

AEB 4126 Agricultural and Natural Resource Ethics

3

AGR 4212 Alternative Cropping Systems

3

AGR 4512 Crop Ecology and Physiology, or

HOS 4304 Horticultural Physiology

3

Advisor approved electives

3

Total

16

Approved Electives: Minimum 29 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.

Plant Production and Management: Minimum 6 credits

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)

Management and Sales: Minimum 6 credits

AEB 3122 Financial Planning in Agribusiness (3)

AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness Management (3)

AEB 3300 Agricultural and Food Marketing (3)

AEB 3341 Strategic Selling (3)

AEB 4424 Human Resource Management in Agribusiness (3)

FIN 3403 Business Finance (4)

MAR 3231 Introduction to Retail Systems Management (4)

Plant Pest Management: Minimum 6 credits

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

ENY 4905 Invasive Species (3)

NEM 3002 Principles of Nematology (3)

HOS 4905 Organic Weed Management (3)

Ecology and the Environment: Minimum 6 credits

ALS 3133 Agricultural and Environmental Quality (3)

ALS 3153 Agricultural Ecology (3)

ALS 4154 Global Agroecosystems (3)

EES 4103 Applied Ecology (3)

EVS 3000 Environmental Science (3)

FOR 3153C Forest Ecology (3)

FOR 4090C Urban Forestry (3)

ORH 3815C Florida Native Landscaping (3)

SWS 4244 Wetlands (3)

WIS 3401 Wildlife Ecology and Management (3)

WIS 3402 Wildlife of Florida (3)

WIS 4203C Introduction to Landscape Ecology (3)

Ethical and Social Issues: Minimum 5 credits

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)

REL 4173 Religion, Ethics and Sustainable Agriculture (3)