Plant and Soil Sciences (BS): Agronomic Business (11PSSBS-11PSSPAB)

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 105 Biology in the Modern World 3 CH 102 General Chemistry Lab 1
BIO 106 Biology in the Modern World Lab 1 COM 110 Pub Speak or
COM 112 Interper Com1
3
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research 4 PB 200 Plant Life 4
MA 121 Elements of Calculus 3 ST 311 Intro to Statistics 3
GEP Requirement Elective* 3 GEP Elective* 3
15 17

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CS 290 Prof Develop in Plant & Soil Sci  (Fall only) 1 CH 220 Organic Chemistry 4
CS 213 Crops: Adaptation and Production 4 Plant Science or Free Electives2 6
SSC 200 Soil Science 3 ARE Elective3 3
SSC 201 Soil Science Lab 1 Any 100-level PE in Fitenss & Wellness* 1
ARE 201 Intro to Agri Res Economics1 3
GEP Requirement elective 3
Physical Education Elective* 1
16 14

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Plant Science2 3 PB 321 Intro Whole Plant Physiology (Spring only) 3
SSC 341 Soil fertility & Fertilizers (Fall only) 3 CS 211 Plant Genetics (SP only) 3
PP 315 Plant Pathology (Fall only) 4 ENG 332 Comm for Bus & Mgmt or
ENG 333 Comm for Science & Research
3
GEP Elective* 2-3 PY 131 Conceptual Physics 4
ARE Elective3 3 CS 415 Integrated Pest Management 3
15-16 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CS 411 Crop Ecology (Fall only) 3 ARE Elective3 3
CS 414 Weed Science (Fall only) 4 CS 462 Soil-Crop Management Systems (Spring only) 3
SSC 342 Soil Fertility Lab (Fall only) 1 GEP Requirement Elective* 3
ARE Elective3 3 Plant Science or Free Electives4 6
CS 492 or 493 Internship or Research Exp 3
14 15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*,4: 122
Major/Program Footnotes
1 ARE 301 fulfills 3 hours of Social Science Requirements. COM 112 fulfills 3 hours of Social Science Requirement if chosen.
2 10 hours from GRP *** (CS 224, CS 230, CS 312, CS 413, CS 424, CS 462,HS 301, HS 411, HS 422, HS 431, PP 318, SSC 323, SSC 332, SSC 435, SSC 452, SSC 461
3 (ARE 215 or ACC) and (ARE 303 or ARE 304) and (ARE 306 or ARE 309) and (ARE 311 or ARE 312)
4 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 (124 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. Physical Education/Healthy Living
(2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Physical Education/Healthy Living 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 GEP course lists.
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list
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
K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation

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