Natural Resources (BS): Soil Resources (11NATRLBS-11NATRLNRS)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ALS 103 Freshman Transitions and
Diversity in Agriculture and Life Sciences
1 CH 101 Chemistry – A Molecular Science 3
NR 100 Intro to Natural Resources 2 CH 102 General Chemistry Lab 1
BIO 181 Intro. Biol: Ecology, Evolution, Biodiversity 4 MA 132 Comp Math for Life & Mgmt Sci 1
ENG 101 Academic Writing & Research 4 MA 231 Calculus for Life & Mgmt Sci B 3
MA 131 Calculus for Life & Mgmt Sci A 3 PS 201 Intro to American Govt or
PS 202 State & Local Govt
3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course* 1 GEP Humanities Requirement* 3
15 14

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
PB 360 Intro to Ecology 3 MEA 101 Geology I Physical 3
PB 365 Ecology Lab 1 MEA 110 Geology I Lab 1
ARE 201 Intro Agri & Res Economics or
EC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
3 PY 211 College Physics I 4
PB 200 Plant Life 4 SSC 200 Soil Science 3
CH 201 Chemistry – A Quantitative Science 3 SSC 201 Soil Science Lab 1
CH 202 Quantitative Chemistry Lab 1 GEP Interdisc. Persp. Req.* 2-3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course* 1
15 15-16

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ARE(EC) 336 Intro to Resource Envir. Econ 3 CH 220 Intro Organic Chemistry 4
MB 351 Gen Microbio & MB 352 Gen Micro Lab or
MEA 410 Intro to Geological Materials
4 NR 300 Natural Resource Measurements or
SSC 332 Environ Soil Microbiology
3-4
SSC 341 Soil Fertility & Fertilizers 3 SSC 452 Soil Classification 4
SSC 342 Soil Fertility & Fertilizers Lab 1 SSC 440 GIS in Agric and the Environment or
FOR 353 Air Photo Interp & Photogrammetry
3
ST 311 Intro to Statistics 3
Free Elective 3
17 14-15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
BAE (SSC) 323 Water Management 3 NR 400 Natural Resource Management 4
SSC 461 Soil Phys Prop & Plant Growth 3 SSC 361 Role of Soils in Environ Management 3
SSC 470 Wetland Soils or
FOR  420 Water & Wetlands Hydrology
3-4 COM 110 Public Speaking or
COM 112 Interpersonal Communications
3
CS 200 Intro to Turfgrass Mgmt or
CS 213 Crops: Adaptation and Production or
CS 312 Grassland Management
3-4 SSC 490 Senior Seminar 3
ENG 332 Communication for Bus & Mgmt or
ENG 333 Communication for Sci & Research
3 GEP Breadth Requirement* 3
GEP Humanities Requirement* 3
15-16 17

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 122
Major/Program Footnotes
None Must 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 132 , MA 132, MA 231, 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 201, CH 202, CH 220, BIO 181, PB 200, PB 360, PB 365, MEA 101, MEA 110, PY 211
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 or EC 201, PS 201 or PS 202
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 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:  None
K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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