Natural Resources (BS): Soil and Water Systems (11NATRLBS-11NATRLNRW)

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
BIO 181 Intro. Biol: Ecology, Evolution, Biodiversity 4 CH 102 General Chemistry Lab 1
ENG 101 Academic Writing & Research 4 GEP Humanities Requirement* 3
MA 131 Calculus for Life & Mgmt Sci A 3 MA 132 Comp Math for Life & Mgmt Sci 1
NR 100 Intro to Natural Resources 2 MA 231 Calculus for Life & Mgmt Sci B 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course* 1 PS 201 Intro to American Govt or
PS 202 State & Local Govt
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 ST 311 Intro to Statistics 3
CH 201 Chemistry – A Quantitative Science 3 SSC 200 Soil Science 3
CH 202 Quantitative Chemistry Lab 1 SSC 201 Soil Science Lab 1
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course* 1
16 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ARE(EC) 336 Intro to Res Enviro Econ 3 NR 300 Natural Resource Measurements 4
BAE (SSC) 323 Water Mgmt 3 SSC 332 Environmental Soil Microbiology 3
SSC 341 Soil Fertility & Fertilizers 3 SSC 452 Soil Classification 4
SSC 342 Soil Fertility & Fertilizers Lab 1 ENG 332 Communication for Bus & Mgmt or
ENG 333 Communication for Sci & Research
3
ZO 419 Limnology 4 GEP Humanities Requirement* 3
COM 110 Public Speaking or
COM 112 Interpersonal Communications
3
17 17

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
FOR 420 Water & Wetlands Hydrology 4 ARE 309 Enviro Law & Economic Policy or
FOR 460 Renewable Res Policy & Mgmt
3
MEA 585 Hydrogeology or
SSC 470 Wetland Soils
3 NR 400 Natural Resource Management 4
SSC 461 Soil Phys Prop & Plant Growth 3 SSC 361 Role of Soils in Environmental Mgmt 3
GEP Addt’l Breadth Requirement* 3 SSC 440 GIS in Agric and Environment 3
Restricted Elective1 3-4 SSC 490 Senior Seminar 1
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives Requirement* 2-3
16-17 16-17

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 126
Major/Program Footnotes
1 Select from BAE 578, CH 220, FOR (NR) 484 or MB 351.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 131, 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, 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 (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:  None
K. Foreign Language proficiency
– Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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