Plant and Soil Sciences (BS): Agroecology (11PSSBS-11PSSPAE)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CS 103 Introduction to Crop Science 1 BIO 183 Intro Biology: Cell and Molecular Bio 4
BIO 181 Intro Bio:Ecol, Evol & Bio 4 CH 101 Chemistry – A Molecular Science 3
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research 4 CH 102 General Chemistry Lab 1
MA 131 Calculus for Life and Man. Sciences A 3 MA 231 Calculus for Life and Man. Sciences B 3
GEP Requirement Elective* 3 HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course* 1
GEP Requirement Elective* 3
15 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CS 230 Intro to Agroecology 3 ARE 201 Intro to Agri Res Economics1 3
CS 290 Prof Develop in Plant &
Soil Sci (Fall only)
1 CH 221 Organic Chemistry I 3
CS 213 Crops:Adaptation and Production 4 CH 222 Organic Chemistry Lab 1
PB 360 Intro to Ecology 4 COM 110 Pub Speak or
COM 112 Intrper Comm1
3
SSC 200 Soil Science 3 GEP Requirement Elective* 2-3
SSC 201 Soil Science Lab 1 Free Electives 2 3
16 15-16

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CH 223 Organic Chemistry II 3 CS 415 Integrated Pest Management 3
CH 224 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1 CS 430 Advanced Agroecology (Spring only) 4
SSC 427 BioApproaches-Sust Soil Sys 3 ENG 333 Comm for Science & Res 3
ST 311 Intro to Statistics 3 PY 212 Coll Phy II or
PY 131 Concep Phy3
4
Restricted Electives3 3 Restricted Electives3 3
GEP Requirement Elective* 3 SSC 428 Approaches-SustSoil Sys Lab 1
16 18

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CS 492 or 493 Internship or
Research Exp
3 Restricted Electives3 7
STS 302, 303, 323, or 412 3 Free Electives2 3
Restricted Electives3 6 GEP Requirement Elective* 3
GEP Requirement Elective* 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course* 1
16 13

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*4: 124
Major/Program Footnotes
1
  ARE 201 satisfies 3 hours of GEP Social Sciences requirements; COM 112 satisfies 3 hours of GEP Social Sciences requirements
2   Students have 6 to 15 hours of free electives depending upon restricted elective, communications elective and STS elective choices
3   7 hours from Sustainable Ag Res and Prod (ANS 301, ANS 408, BAE 442, CS 224, CS 312, CS 411, CS 413, CS 414, CS 462, ENT 425, FOR 221, HS 301, HS 421, HS 422, HS 431, HS 432, HS 451, NR 300, NR, 303, NR 350, NR 400, NR 406, PP 315, SSC 332, SSC 341, SSC 342, SSC 435, SSC 461, or STS 323) ; 6 hours from Economics and Policy (ARE 309, ARE 311, ARE 336, ARE 433, ARE 436, SOC 450, or STS 323); and 6 hours from Commodity Food Systems (IDS 201, IDS 211, NTR 301, NTR 400, SOC 241, SOC 311, SOC 342, STS 303, STS 323, or STS 412)
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 for students who choose COM 112
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 the STS elective requirement
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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