Turfgrass Science (BS) (11TFGBS)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CS 103 Introduction to Crop Science 1 CH 101 Chemistry – A Molecular Science 3
BIO 181 Intro Bio: Ecol, Evol, and Biodiversity 4 CH 102 General Chemistry Lab 1
ENG 101 Academic Writing and ResearchH 4 MA 132 Computational Math for Life & Mgmt. Sci 1
MA 121 Elements of Calculus 3 PB 200 Plant Life 4
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1 ST 311 Intro to Statistics 3
GEP Humanities ElectiveC,J 3 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspective ElectiveG 3
16 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ARE 215 Small Business Accounting 3 ARE 201 Intro to Agri Res Economics2,D or
EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics2,D
3
BIO 183 Intro Biology: Cell and Molecular Bio 4 CH 220 Organic Chemistry 4
CS 200 Intro to Turfgrass1 4 COM 110 Pub Speaking 3
CS 290 Prof Develop in Plant & Soil Sci 1 SSC 200 Soil Science 3
PB 360 Intro to Ecology 4 SSC 201 Soil Science Lab 1
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1
16 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CS 492 Turf External Learning Experience 3 PB 321 Intro Whole Plant Physiology 3
PP 315 Principles of Plant Pathology 4 CS 211 Plant Genetics 3
SSC 341 Soil Fertility & Fertilizers 3 CS 400 Turf Cultural Systems 3
SSC 342 Soil Fertility Lab 1 ENG 331 Comm for Engineering & Tech or
ENG 332 Comm for Business & Management or
ENG 333 Comm for Science & Research
3
ARE/BUS Elective3 3 PY 131 Conceptual Physics 4
GEP Humanities ElectiveC,I 3
17 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CS 465 Env. Issues in Turf Management 3 CS 470 Adv. Turf Pest Management 2
ENT 425 General Entomology 3 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspective ElectiveG 2-3
HS 471 Trees & Grounds 4 Free Elective 3
SSC 461 Soil Physical Properties 3 GEP Social Sciences Elective D 3
CS 414 Weed Science 4 GEP Additional Breadth Elective (Hum/SS/VPA)F 3
17 13-14

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,J,K,4: 125
Major/Program Footnotes
1 A grade of C- or better in CS 200 is required for CS 400 and CS 465
2 ARE 201 or EC 201 will satisfy 3 hours of Social Science requirements
3 Select any ARE or BUS course.
4 A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for Concentration Required 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:  Major requirements fulfill this requirement.
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:  Major requirements fulfill this requirement.
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 or EC 201 satisfies 3 hours. Choose 3 hours from the GEP Social Science course list in a discipline other than Economics.
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Health & Exercise 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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