Plant and Soil Sciences (BS): Crop Biotechnology (11PSSPCB)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CS 103 Introduction to Crop Science (Fall only) 1 BIO 183 Intro Biology: Cellular & Molecular Biology 4
BIO 181 Intro Biology: Ecology, Evol. & Biodiversity 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 Mgmt Sciences A 3 MA 231 Calculus for Life & Mgmt Sci 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
ANT/SOC 261 Technology in Soc & Culture1 3 CH 223 Organic Chemistry II 3
CH 221 Organic Chemistry I 3 CH 224 Organic Chemistry Lab 1
CH 222 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 SSC 200 Soil Science 3
CS 290 Prof Develop in Plant & Soil Sci (Fall only) 1 SSC 201 Soil Science Lab 1
CS 213 Crops: Adaptation and Production 4 STS 302 Cont. Science, Tech & Human values OR
STS 303 Humans and the Environment OR
STS 304 Ethical Dimensions of Progress4
3
GEP Requirement Elective* 3 PY 131 Concept Phys OR
PY 212 College Phys II3
4
15 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
BIT 410 Manipulation of Recom DNA 4 BCH 351 Gen Biochem OR BCH 451 Prin Biochem 4
GN 311 Principles of Genetics 4 ENG 333 Comm for Science & Research1 3
PB 480 Introduction to Plant Biotechnology 3 PB 421 Plant Physiology (Spring only) 3
GEP Requirement Elective* 5-6 Plant Science or Free Elective2 3
ST 311 Intro to Statistics 3
16-17 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
BIT Laboratory Elective 4 Plant Science or Free Elective2 9
CS 411 Crop Ecology (Fall only) 3 GN 412 Principles of Genetics Lab 1
PP 315 Principles of Plant Pathology (Fall only) 4 GEP Required Elective* 3
Plant Science or Free Elective2 3 HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course* 1
CS 492 or 493 Internship or Research Exp 3
17 14

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*: 123
Major/Program Footnotes
1 ANT/SOC 261 fulfills 3 hours of Social Science Requirements and the Global Knowledge co-requisite. ENG 333 satifies 3 hours Humanities requirement.
2 9 hours from Crop Science, Horticultural Science, Plant Pathology, or Soil Science (courses must be 200, 300 or 400 level). One course must come from the following: CS 230, 312, 413, 415, 424, 462 or HS 310, 411, 422, 431; 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.
3 If a student selects PY 212 they must first take PY 211
4 STS 302 and 304 will satisfy 3 hours of Interdisciplinary Perspectives requirements
  * 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: 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 ANT/SOC 261 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 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 if a student chooses STS 302 or STS 304
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, ANT/SOC 261
K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation

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