Environmental Sciences (BS): Soil Science (11ENVSCBS-11ENVSCESS)-No New Admissions

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
BIO 181 Intro. Biol: Ecology, Evolution, Biodiversity 4  ALS 103 Freshman Transitions and
Diversity in Agriculture and Life Sciences
1
E 115 Intro. to Computing Environment 1 ES 100 Intro. to Environ. Sci 3
ENG 101 Academic Writing & Research 4 CH 101 Chemistry – A Molecular Science 3
MA 141 Calculus I 4 CH 102 General Chemistry Lab 1
MEA 101 Geology I: Physical 3 MA 241 Calculus II 4
MEA 110 Geology I Lab 1 HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1
17 13

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ARE 201 Intro. Agric. & Res. Economics or
EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics
3 ST 311 Intro. to Statistics 3
PB 200 Plant Life 4 PY 205 Physics for Engineers and Scientists I 3
CH 201 Chemistry – A Quantitative Science 3 PY 206 Physics for Engineers & Scientists I Lab 1
CH 202 Quantitative Chemistry Lab 1 SSC 200 Soil Science 3
MA 242 Calculus III 4 SSC 201 Soil Science Lab 1
GEP Humanities Requirement* 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1
15 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
PB 360 Intro. to Ecology 3 ENG 331 Comm. for Engr. & Technology or
ENG 333 Comm. for Sci. & Research
3
PB 365 Ecology Lab 1 Restricted Elective 1 3-4
PY 208 Physics for Engineers and Scientists II 3 MB 351 General Microbiology 3
PY 209 Physics for Engineers & Scientists II Lab 1 SSC 452 Soil Classification 4
SSC 341 Soil Fertility and Fertilizers 3 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspective Requirement* 2-3
SSC 342 Soil Fertility & Fertilizers Lab 1
COM 110 Public Speaking or
COM 112 Interpersonal Communications
3
15 15-17

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ARE (EC) 336 Environmental Economics 3 SSC 332 Environmental Soil Microbiology or
BAE 471 Land Resource Environ Engr
3
BAE (SSC) 323 Water Mgmt or
FOR 420 Watershed and Wetlands Hydrology
3-4 MEA 400 Earth Systems Modeling or
NR 400 Natural Resource Management
4
BAE 578 Agricultural Waste Mgmt or
CH 220 Intro Organic Chemistry or
NR 484 Environmental Impact Assess
3-4 PS 320 U.S. Environmental Politics or
PS 336 Global Environmental Politics
3
SSC 461 Soil Physical Properties & Plant Growth 3 SSC 361 Role of Soils in Environt. Mgmtl 3
MEA 585 Hydrogeology or
SSC 470 Wetland Soils
3 GEP Breadth Requirement* 3
SSC 490 Senior Seminar 1
15-17 17

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*: 122
Major/Program Footnotes
1 Choose from SSC 440, FOR 353, NR 300 or MEA 410Must receive a grade of C- or better in all SSC courses.*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 https://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 141, MA 241, MA 241, 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 101, CH 102, CH 210, CH 202, BIO 181, PB 200, PB 360, PB 365, PY 205, PY 208, MEA 101, MEA 110
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  ENG 332 or 333
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, PS 320 or PS 336
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 or        Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
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: ARE (EC) 336
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: PS 336
K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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