Plant and Soil Sciences (BS): Crop Production (11PSSBS-11PSSPAC)

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 COM 110 Pub Speaking or COM 112 Inter Comm1 3
MA 121 Elements of Calculus 3 PB 200 Plant Life 4
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course* 1 ST 311 Intro to Statistics 3
GEP Requirement Elective* 3 Interdisciplinary Perspective GEP Elective* 3
16 17

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ARE 201 Intro to Agri Res Economics2 3 CH 220 Organic Chemistry 4
CS 213 Crops: Adaptation and Production 4 BIO 183 Intro Biology: Cellular and Molecular Bio 4
CS 290 Prof Develop in Plant & Soil Sci (Fall only) 1 GEP Requirement Elective* 3
SSC 200 Soil Science 3 Plant Science or Free Elective3 4
SSC 201 Soil Science Lab 1
GEP Requirement Elective* 3
15 14

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CS 414 Weed Science (Fall only) 4 PB 321 Intro Whole Plant Physiology (Spring only) 3
ENT 425 General Entomology (Fall only) 3 CS 211 Plant Genetics (Spring only) 3
SSC 341 Soil Fertility & Fertilizers (Fall only) 3 ENG 332 Comm for Business & Management or
ENG 333 Comm for Science & Research
3
SSC 342 Soil Fertility Lab (Fall only) 1 PY 131 Conceptual Physics 4
GEP Requirement Elective* 3 Plant Science or Free Elective3 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course* 1
15 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CS 411 Crop Ecology (Fall only) 3 CS 462 Soil-Crop Management Systems (Spring only) 3
GEP Required Elective* 2-3 CS (SSC) 490 Senior Seminar 1
CS 492 or 493 Internship or Research Exp 3 Plant Science or Free Elective3 8
PP 315 Plant Pathology (Fall only) 4 CS 415 Integrated Pest Management (Spring only) 3
Plant Science or Free Elective3 3
15-16 15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*: 123
Major/Program Footnotes
1 COM 112 satisfies 3 hours of GEP Social Sciences Requirement
2 ARE 201 fulfills 3 hours of GEP Social Science Requirement
3 Select 12 hours of Plant or Soil Science Electives (CS 216, 218, 224, CS 230, CS 312 CS 424, CS 430, HS 301, HS 411, HS 422, HS 431, PP 2**, SSC 2**); Students have at least 7 hours of free electives (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 the COM 112 requirement
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 .
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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