Crop and Soil Sciences (BS): Agronomy (11CSSCBS-11CSSCAG)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ALS 103 Freshman Transitions & Diversity OR
ALS 303 Transfer Transitions & Diversity
1 CH 101 Chemistry – A Molecular Science 3
BIO 181 Intro Biology: Ecol, Evol, and Biodiversity 4 CH 102 General Chemistry Lab 1
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research 4 COM 110 Pub Speaking or COM 112 Inter Comm 3
MA 121 Elements of Calculus 3 BIO 183 Intro. Biol: Cell. & Moec. Biol. or PB 200 Plant Life 4
CSSC 290 – Professional Development in Crop & Soil Sciences 1 Physical Education/Healthy Living ElectiveE 1
Foundation Elective1 3 Restrictive Electives3 3
16 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ARE 201 Intro to Agri Res Economics 3 CH 220 Organic Chemistry 3
CS 213 Crop Science 3 GEP Humanities Requirement ElectiveC 3
GEP Humanities Requirement ElectiveC 3 SSC 200 Soil Science 3
CS 214 Crop Science Laboratory 1 SSC 201 Soil Science Laboratory 1
ST 311 Intro to Statistics 3 CH 222 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
Physical Education/Healthy Living ElectiveE 1 PB 321 Intro Whole Plant Physiology 3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives ElectiveG 2
14 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CS 414 Weed Science (Fall only) 4 CS 211 Plant Genetics 3
SSC 341Soil Fertility & Nutrient Management 3 ENG 331 Comm for Engineering & Technology or
ENG 332 Comm for Business & Management or
ENG 333 Comm for Science & Research
3
Crop Production Elective2 3 SSC 342 Soil & Plant Nutrient Analysis Lab 1
Restrictive Electives3 6 Crop Production Elective2 3
Restrictive Electives3 6
16 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
GEP Social Sciences ElectiveD 3 CS 415 Integrated Pest Management 3
PY 131 Conceptual Physics 4 SSC 462 Soil-Crop Management Systems (Spring only) 3
Experiential Learning Elective4 3 GEP Additional Breadth ElectiveF 3
Restrictive Electives3 2 Fee Electives 3
Free Elective 3
15 12

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*: 120
Major/Program Footnotes
1 Foundation Elective: Select from CS 224 or SSC 185.
2 Crop Production Electives: Select from CS 216, CS 218 and CS 312.
3 Restricted Electives: Select from ACC 280, AES 323, ARE 215, ARE 303, ARE 304, ARE 306, ARE 309, ARE 311, ARE 312, ARE 323, ARE 332, ARE 336,
BAE 325, BAE 435, CS 216, CS 218, CS 224, CS 230, CS 3121 CS 411, CS 413, CS 418, CS 424, ET 425, GIS 280, PP 315, SSC 185, SSC 332, SSC 410, SSC 442, SSC 452, SSC 461, SSC 427, and SSC 440.
4 Experiential Leaning Elective: Select from CSSC 492 or CSSC 493* General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at http://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.
* Courses/groupings in the above display with an asterisk may fulfill all or part of a GEP requirement. See categories below.A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: These requirements are met through required courses. Students do not need to take additional math.
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: These requirements are met through required courses. Students do not need to take additional science.
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list .
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: 3 hours are met by the ARE 201 requirement; 3 hours are met by the COM 112 requirement
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Health & Exercise Studies Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.
F. Additional Breadth – (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
X Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement.3 hours are met by CS 224 or SSC 185 in the Foundation Elective requirement. 
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite
K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation

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