Plant Biosecurity and Regulatory Science (11PBSM) Discontinued


The minor in Plant Biosecurity and Regulatory Science is open to all baccalaureate students. The minor is especially appropriate for students enrolled in agricultural and natural resource majors that are interested in careers with Federal or State Departments of Agriculture. Students completing a minor in Plant Biosecurity and Regulatory Science will become familiar with the organization, structure and mission of agencies that are tasked with protecting plant life and health such as the United States Department of Agriculture. The minor requires the completion of 16 credits. The minimum grade required for courses counting towards the minor is a C-.


The Plant Biosecurity and Regulatory Science minor consists of a minimum of 16 credit hours.

Required Courses

  • CS 414 Weed Science (4 credits)
  • ENT 425 General Entomology (3 credits)
  • PP 315 Principles of Plant Pathology (4 credits)
  • PP/ENT 450 Challenges in Plant Resource Protection (3 credits)
  • PP/ENT 460 Fundamentals of (Pest) Risk Analysis (1 credit)
  • PP/ENT 490 Seminar- Critical Issues in Plant Protection (1 credit)


Students who plan to minor in Plant Biosecurity and Regulatory Science should contact Dr. Rick Davis for consultation and approval. Application to complete the PBRS minor must be submitted to 2510 Thomas Hall, by the Spring semester of the freshman year, in order to complete all requirements as scheduled.


Dr. Davis will certify the completion of the student’s minor program. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification can be found in the 2221 Jordan Hall and should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.

Contact Person

Dr. Rick Davis
2510 Thomas Hall
SIS Code:  11PBSM