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

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CS 103 Introduction to Crop Science 1 PB 200 Plant Life 4
BIO 181 Intro. Biol: Ecology, Evolution, Biodiversity 4 CH 101 Chemistry – A Molecular Science 3
ENG 101 Academic Writing & Research 4 CH 102 General Chemistry Lab 1
MA 121 Elements of Calculus 3 HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course* 1
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course* 1 ST 311 Introduction to Statistics 3
GEP Humanities Requirement* 3 GEP Social Sciences Requirement* 3
16 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CH 201 Chemistry – A Quantitative Science 3 ARE 201 Intro Agri Resource Economics 3
CH 202 Quantitative Science Lab 1 CH 220 Intro Organic Chemistry 4
COM 110 Public Speaking or
COM 112 Interpersonal Communications
3 CS 213 Crops: Adaptation & Production 4
SSC 200 Soil Science 3 Career Path Elective1 3
SSC 201 Soil Science Lab 1 GEP Humanities Requirement* 3
CS 290 Professional Dev in Plant and Soil Sci 1
MEA 101 Geology I: Physical 3
MEA 110 Geology I Lab 1
16 17

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
SSC 341 Soil Fertility & Fertilizers 3 PB 321 Intro Whole Plant Physiology 3
SSC 342 Soil Fertility Lab 1 CS 211 Plant Genetics 3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives Req.* 2-3 SSC 452 Soil Classification 4
CS 414 Weed Science 4 ENG 332 Comm for Business & Mgmt or
ENG 333 Communications for Science & Res
3
SSC 461 Soil Physical Properties
& Plant Growth
3 PY 131 Conceptual Physics 4
Career Path Elective1 3
16-17 17

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
BAE (SSC) 323 Water Management 3 CS 462 Soil-Crop Management Systems 3
CS 415 Agronomic Pest Management 3 SSC 490 Senior Seminar 1
CS 492 External Learning Experience or
CS 493 Special Problems in Crop Science
3 Career Path Elective1 5
CS 411 Crop Ecology 3 SSC 361 Role of Soils in Environmental Mgmt 3
GEP Additional Breadth Requirement* 3 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives Req.* 3
15 15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*: 127
Major/Program Footnotes:
1 Three hours of approved Career Path Electives and 8 hours of CS, HS, PB, PP, SSC or MEA courses.Must receive a grade of C- or better in all SSC courses.

*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:  MA 121, ST 311
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:  CH, CH, 102, CH 201, CH 202, CH 220, BIO 181, BIO 183 or PB 200, MEA 101, MEA 110, PY 131 or 211,
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:  ARE 201
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: None
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. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: None
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:  None
K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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