Crop and Soil Sciences (BS): Soil Science (11CSSCBS-11CSSCSSC)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ALS 103 Freshman Transitions & Diversity OR
ALS 303 Transfer Transitions & Diversity
1 BIO 183 Intro. Biol: Cell. & Molec. Biol. or PB 200 Plant life 4
BIO 181 Intro. Biol: Ecology, Evolution, Biodiversity 4 CH 101 Chemistry – A Molecular Science 3
ENG 101 Academic Writing & Research 4 CH 102 General Chemistry Lab 1
MA 121 Elements of Calculus 3 MEA 101 Geology I: Physical 3
CSSC 290 – Professional Development in Crop & Soil Sciences 1 MEA 110 Geology I Lab 1
Foundation Electives1 3 Physical Education/Healthy Living ElectiveE 1
GEP Humanities ElectiveC 3
16 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ARE 201 Intro to Agricultural and Resource Economics 3 CS 213 Crops: Adaptation & Production 3
SSC 200 Soil Science 3 CS 214 Crop Science Laboratory 1
SSC 201 Soil Science Lab 1 SSC 332 Environ. Soil Microbiology 3
COM 110 Public Speaking or COM 112 Interpersonal Communications 3 SSC 452 Soil Classification 4
ST 311 Intro to Statistics 3 Restricted Elective4 3
Physical Education/Healthy Living ElectiveE 1
14 14

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
SSC 461 Soil Physical Properties & Plant Growth 3 SSC 341 Soil Fertility & Nutrient Management 3
Soil Science Elective2 3 SSC 442 Soil & Environmental Biogeochemistry 3
Economics, Management and Policy Elective3 3 PY 131 Conceptual Physics 4
GEP Additional Breadth ElectiveF 3 Economics, Management and Policy Elective3 3
ENG 331 Comm for Engineering & Technology or
ENG 332 Comm for Business & Management or
ENG 333 Comm for Science & Research
3 Restricted Elective1 3
15 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
SSC 342 Soil & Plant Nutrient Analysis 1 PB 321 Intro Whole Plant Physiology 3
GEP Social Sciences ElectiveD 3 SSC 490 Senior Seminar 1
Soil Science Elective2 3 Restrictive Electives4 3
GEP Humanities ElectiveC 3 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectves ElectiveG 2
Restricted Elective4 3 Free Elective 4
Experimental Learning ElectiveD 3
16 13

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*: 120
Major/Program Footnotes:
1 Foundation Elective: Select from FW 221 or SSC 185.
2 Soil Science Electives: Select from SSC 421, SSC 427, SSC 440, SSC 462, and SSC 470.
3 Economics, Management and Policy Electives: Select from ACC 280, ARE 215, ARE 306, ARE 309, ARE 312, ARE 332, ARE 336, CS 418, NR 460, PS 201, PS 202, and PS 320.
4 Restricted Electives: Select from AES 323, BAE 325, CS 200, CS 211, CS ‘216, CS 218, CS 224, CS 230, CS 312, CS 410, CS 411, CS 414, CS 415, CS 424, CS 430, ES 100, ES 150, ET 201, ET 202, ET 203, FOR 420, GIS 280, MEA 300, NR 300, NR 400, NR 421, SSC 410, and SSC 428.
5 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/.

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:  MA 121, ST 311
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:  CH, CH, 102, CH 201, CH 202, CH 220, BIO 181, BIO 183 or PB 200, MEA 101, MEA 110, PY 131 or 211,
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:  ARE 201
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 port of the Major requirements may fulfill part or oil of this requirement. 3 hours are met by FW 221 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. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: None
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. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement:  None
K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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