Soil and Land Development (BS): Soil Science (11SLDBS-11SLDSSCI)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ALS 103 Freshman Transitions and
Diversity in Agriculture and Life Sciences
1 MA 231 Calculus for Life & Mgmt. Sci. B 3
BIO 181 Intro Biol: Ecology, Evol., & Biodiv. 4 MEA 101 Geology I – Physical 3
ENG 101 Acad. Writing & Research 4 MEA 110 Geology I Laboratory 1
MA 131 Calculus for Life & Mgmt Sci. A 3 PB 200 Plant Life OR
BIO 183 Intro. Biol: Cell. & Molec. Biol.
4
Social Sciences Elective2 3 GEP Humanities Req.* 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course* 1
16 14

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ARE 201 Intro to Agric & Resource Econ. 3 CH 201 Chemistry – A Quantitative Sci. 3
CH 101 Chemistry – A Molecular Science 3 CH 202 Quant. Chemistry Lab. 1
CH 102 General Chemistry Laboratory 1 SSC 200 Soil Science 3
ST 311 Intro to Statistics OR
ST 350 Economics & Bus.Statistics
3 SSC 201 Soil Science Lab 1
GEP Interdisc. Persp. Req.* 3 GEP Addit. Breadth Req.* 3
COM 110 Public Speaking OR
COM 112 Interpersonal Communication
3 Restricted Elective1 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course* 1
16 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CH 220 Intro to Organic Chemistry 4 SSC 332 Environ. Soil Microbiology 3
SSC 341 Soil Fertility & Fertilizers 3 SSC 452 Soil Classification 4
SSC 342 Soil Fertility Laboratory 1 SSC 492 External Learning Exp. 3
PY 211 College Physics I 4 Restricted Elective1 3
GEP Humanities Req.* 3 Restricted Elective1 3
15 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
SSC 470 Wetland Soils 3 SSC 361 Role of Soils in Environ. Mgmt. 3
SSC 461 Soil Phys. Prop. & Plant Growth 3 SSC 490 Senior Seminar 1
Restricted Elective1 3 Free Elective 5
Restricted Elective1 3 GEP Interdisc. Persp. Req.* 2-3
Restricted Elective1 3 Restricted Elective1 3
15 14-15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*: 121

Major/Program Requirements

1. One course must come from each of the following restricted 7 elective groups

Take 1 course from the following
SSC (BAE) (CS) 440 GIS in Agriculture & the Environment
BAE 325 Intro to Geomatics
PRT 462 Intro to Geographic Information Systems
FOR 353 Air Photo Interpretation & Photogrammetry

Take 1 course from the following
BAE (SSC) 323 Water Management
FOR (NR) 420 Watershed & Wetlands Hydrology

Take 1 course from the following
BAE 575 Stormwater Management
MEA 300 Environmental Geology
MEA 410 Intro to Mineralogy & Petrology
MEA 481 Principles of Geomorphology
MEA 485 Intro to Hydrogeology

Take 1 course from the following
NR 300 Natural Environmental law & Economic Policy
NR 421 Wetland Assessment, Delineation and Regulation:
NR 484 Environmental Impact Assessment

Take 1 course from the following
ARE 309 Environmental Law and Economic Policy
BUS 3053 Legal and Regulatory Environment
ET 450 Environmental Regulation
PS 320 US Environmental Law and Politics

Take 1 course from the following
PB 321 Intro to Whole Plant Physiology
PB (BIO) 360 Intro to Ecology
PB 403 Systematic Botany
PB 405 Wetland Flora

Take 1 course from the following
CS 200 Intro to Turfgrass Management
CS 213 Crops: Adaptation and Production
CS 312 Grassland Management for Natural Resource Conservation
SSC 462 Soil-Crop Management Systems
FOR 220 Urban and Community Forestry
FOR 252 Intro to Forest Science
FOR 260 Forest Ecology
HS 211 Onramental Plants I
HS 212 Ornamental Plants II

2. Social Science Elective: Choose one course from the following list at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/social-sciences/.

3. In order to register for BUS 305 a student must declare a minor in Business Administration.

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 131, 231, ST 311 or 350 
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 101, 102, 201, 202, PY 211, BIO 181, 183, MEA 101, 110      
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:       
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, COM 112, PS 320, or Social Science Elective2
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)
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:      
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      
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       
K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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