Plant and Soil Sciences (BS): Agronomic Science (11PSSBS-11PSSPAA)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CS 103 Introduction to Crop Science (Fall only) 1 CH 101 Chemistry – A Molecular Science 3
BIO 181 Intro Biology: Ecol, Evol, and Biodiversity 4 CH 102 General Chemistry Lab 1
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research 4 MA 231 Calculus for Life & Mgmt Sci B 3
MA 131 Calculus for Life and Mgmt Sciences A 3 COM 110 Pub Speaking or COM 1121 Inter Comm 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1 ST 311 Intro to Statistics 3
GEP Requirement Elective* 3 GEP Requirement Elective 3
16 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ARE 201 Intro to Agri Res Economics1 3 CH 221 Organic Chemistry I 3
BIO 183 Intro Biology: Cell and Molecular Bio 4 CH 222 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
CS 213 Crops: Adaptation and Production 4 SSC 200 Soil Science 3
CS 290 Prof Devel in Plant & Soil Sci (Fall only) 1 SSC 201 Soil Science Lab 1
Plant Science2 or Free Elective 3 Plant Science2 or Free Elective 3
GEP Requirement Elective 3
15 14

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CH 223 Organic Chemistry II 3 GN 311 Principles of Genetics 4
CH 224 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1 BCH 351 Gen Biochem or BCH 451 Prin Biochem 4
PB 250 Plant Biology (Fall only) 4 ENG 333 Comm for Science & Research 3
PY 131 Concept Phys or
PY 212 Coll Phys II3
4 Plant Science or Free Elective2 3
Elective4 (STS 302, 303 or 304) 3 Interdisciplinary Perspective GEP Elective 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1
16 17

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CS 411 Crop Ecology (Fall only) 3 PB 480 Plant Physiology 3
PP 315 Principles of Plant Pathology (Fall only) 4 Plant Science2 or Free Elective 8
PB 421 Introduction to Plant Biotech (Fall only) 3 GEP Requirement Elective* 3
GEP Elective* 2-3
CS 492 or 493 Internship or Research Exp 3
15-16 14

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*,5: 123
Major/Program Footnotes
1 ARE 201 fulfills 3 hours of Social Science Requirements, COM 112 fulfills 3 hours of Social Science Requirements
2 Two courses from GRP *** (any 200, 300 or 400 level CS, HS, PB, PP or SSC course not required for the major); One course from GRP *** (CS 230, CS 312, CS 413, CS 415, CS 424, CS 462, HS 310, HS 411, HS 422, HS 431, PP 318); One course from GRP *** (200, 300 or 400 level SSC)
3 If a student selects PY 212 they must first take PY 211 as a free elective
4 STS 302 or STS 304 will fulfill 3 hours of Interdisciplinary Perspectives requirements
5 Several course selection options contained in the Concentration Requirements and Restricted Electives satisfy GEP requirements as well as major requirements. If students select a course that satisfies a GEP requirement they should increase the number of Free Elective hours they take so that the minimum number of hours to graduate (123 hours) has been satisfied.
* 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/.
* 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: These requirements are met through required courses. Students do not need to take additional math.
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: These requirements are met through required courses. Students do not need to take additional science.
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: 3 hours are met by the ARE 201 requirement, 3 hours are met by COM 112 if chosen
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 part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: 3 hours may be met by STS 302 or STS 304. If students chose STS 303, they must select two other IP courses
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
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: STS 302
K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation

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