Horticultural Science (BS): Plant Breeding & Biotechnology in Horticulture (11HORTBS-11HORTSHG)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ALS 103 Freshman Transitions and
Diversity in Agriculture & Life Sciences or
ALS 303 Transfer Transitions and
Diversity in Agriculture & Life Sciences
1 BIO 183 Intro Biology: Cellular & Molecular Bio 4
BIO 181 Intro Biology: Ecol, Evol, Biodiversity 4 CH 101 Chemistry-A Molecular Science 3
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research 4 CH 102 General Chemistry Laboratory 1
HS 201 The World of Horticulture: Principles and Practices 3 COM 110 Public Speaking or
COM 112 Interpersonal Communication or
COM 202 Small Group Communication
1
HS 290 Horticulture: Careers & Opportunities 1 ST 311 Introduction to Statistics 3
MA 121 Elements of Calculus or
MA 131 Calculus for Life & Management Sci A
3
16 14

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ARE 201 Intro to Agricultural & Res Economics or
EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics or
EC 205 Fundamentals of Economics
3 Advised Elective 1 3
CH 221 Organic Chemistry I 1 CH 223 Organic Chemistry II 3
CH 222 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 3 CH 224 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 1
HS 303 Plant ID I 3 BIT 100 Current Issues in Biotechnology (F) or
ES 200 Climate Change and Sustainability or
COM 289 Science Communication and
Public Engagement (Sum) or
CS 224 Seeds, Biotechnology and Societies
1
SSC 200 Soil Science 3 HS 304 Plant ID II or
PB 403 Systematic Botany
3
SSC 201 Soil Science Laboratory 1 Physical Education/ Healthy Living 1
14 14

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Advised Elective 1 3 Advised Elective 1 3
BCH 351 General Biochemistry or
BCH 451 Principles or Biochemistry
4 Free Elective 3
HS 301 Plant Propagation 4 GEP Humanities Requirement 3
HS 492 Horticulture Internship or
HS 493 Research Experience in Horticultural Science or
HS 494 Teaching Experience in Horticultural Science
3 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives Requirement 2
Plant Protection Elective1 3 GN 311 Principles of Genetics 4
GN 312 Principles of Genetics Laboratory 1
17 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CS 413 Plant Breeding 2 Advised Elective1 3
GEP Additional Breadth Requirement* 3 Business Elective 3
PB 421 Plant Physiology 3 Free Elective 3
PB 480 Intro to Plant Biotech 3 GEP Humanities Requirement* 1
GEP Social Science Requirement 3 Physical Education/Healthy Living* 2
Plant Protection Elective1 3
14 15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*: 120

 Major/Program Footnotes:

1 Students must choose a minimum of 6 hours from the Plant Protection Electives, 3 credits from Business Electives, and 12 hours from Advised Electives. Advised Electives can also include any HS 495 Experimental Courses in Horticultural Science or any 500-levcl HS course.

Plant Protection Electives
(6 hours minimum)
Business Electives
(3 hours minimum)              

 

 

CS 414 Weed Science (F)
CS 415 Integrated Pest Management (S)
ENT 425 General Entomology (F)
PP 315 Principles of Plant Pathology (F) or
PP 318 Forest Pathology

 

 

ACC 280 Survey of Financial and Managerial Accounting
ARE 215 Small Business Accounting
ARE 306 Agriculture Law
ARE 309 Environmental Law and Economic Policy
ARE 311 Agriculture Markets
ARE 312 Agribusiness Marketing
ARE 332 Human Resource Management for Agribusiness
HS 475 Horticultural Entrepreneurship
MIE 310 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
MIE 413 New Venture Planning

Advised Electives
(12 credits minimum; At least 3 credits from Broad-Scope;Remaining 9 can be from Broad-Scope, Breeding, or Biotechnology Electives)

Broad-Scope Electives

BIT 402 Biotechnology Networking and Professional Development

CS 411 Crop Ecology

HS 451 Plant Nutrition

HS 462 Post Harvest Physiology

HS 476 Crop Physiology and Production in Indoor Environments

HS 491 Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Study Abroad

PB 413 Plant Anatomy (S)

PB 414 Cell Biology (S)

Breeding Electives

BCH 453 Biochemistry of Gene Expression

BIT 467 PCR and DNA Fingerprinting (S)

BIT 468 Genome Mapping (S)

BIT 476 Applied Bioinformatics (F)

GN 423 Population, Quantitative and Evolutionary Genetics (S)

GN 425 Advanced Genetics Laboratory

GN 427 Introductory Bioinformatics (F)

GN 451 Genome Science (S)

GN 461 Advanced Bioinformatics (S)

Biotechnology Electives

BIT 410 Manipulation of Recombinant DNA

BIT 462 Gene Expression Analysis: Microarrays (F)

BIT 471 RNA Interference and Model Organisms (S)

BIT 474 Plant Genetic Engineering (F)

FS 402 Chemistry of Food and Bioprocessed Materials (F)

GN 421 Molecular Genetics

 

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:  MA 121 or MA 114 or MA 131 and 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:  BIO 181, BIO 183, CH 101, CH 102, HS 201
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:  None
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 or EC 201 or EC 205
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:  AEE/ANS/PB 208 or BIT 100 or COM 289 or CS 224
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: ALS 103 or 303
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list.
K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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