2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Bachelor of Science in Plant Science

Landscape Design and Turfgrass Science Major

Program Curriculum

Plant Science Degree Core Requirements
ALS 1234CALS First Year Seminar1
or SPES 1004 First Year Seminar
ALCE 3634Communicating Ag and Life Sciences in Speaking3
or ALCE 3624 Communicating Ag and Life Sciences in Writing
BIOL 1105Principles of Biology3
BIOL 1106Principles of Biology3
ENSC 1015Foundations of Environmental Science3
HORT/BIOL 2304Plant Biology 13
PPWS 21043
PPWS 4104Plant Pathology4
Subtotal23
Landscape Design and Turfgrass Science Major Requirements
AAEC 2434Foundations of Agribusiness 13
AAEC 3454Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship 13
CSES 2564Turfgrass Management 13
CSES 3114/GEOS 3614Soils 13
CSES 3124/GEOS 3624Soils Laboratory 11
ENT 4254Insect Pest Management 13
HORT 2224Horticulture Science and Industry2
HORT 2234Environmental Factors in Horticulture3
HORT 2244Plant Propagation3
Subtotal24
Please choose between Track 1: Landscape Design or Track 2: Turfgrass Science
Track 1a: Landscape Design Requirements
Landscape Contracting 1
Small Scale and Residential Landscape Design 1
Woody Landscape Plants
Woody Landscape Plants
Herbaceous Landscape Plants 1
Track 1b: Landscape Design Concentration Restricted Electives
Select seven credits of the following:
Ecological Agriculture: Theory and Practice
Insects and Human Society
Pesticide Usage 1
Foundations of Precision Agriculture
Plant Materials for Environmental Restoration
Indoor Plants
Floral Design
Plants, Places, and Cultures in a Global Context
Public Gardens Maintenance and Management
Public Gardens Maintenance and Management
Ornamental Plant Production and Marketing 1
Trees in the Built Environment 1
Small Scale and Residential Landscape Design 1
Small Scale and Residential Landscape Design 1
World Crops: Food and Culture
Track 2a: Turfgrass Science Requirements
Golf and Sports Turf Management
Soil Fertility and Management
Track 2b: Turfgrass Science Restricted Electives
Select 12 credit hours of the following:
Leadership Effectiveness for Professionals in Agricultural Organizations
Insects and Human Society
Pesticide Usage
Foundations of Precision Agriculture
Indoor Plants
Plants, Places, and Cultures in a Global Context
Public Gardens Maintenance and Management
Public Gardens Maintenance and Management
Landscape Contracting
Small Scale and Residential Landscape Design
Small Scale and Residential Landscape Design
Subtotal18-19
Free Electives
Select credits to reach 120 Total Credit Hours8-9
Subtotal
Pathways to General Education
Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse
ENGL 1105First-Year Writing (1F)3
ENGL 1106First-Year Writing (1F)3
Select three credits in Pathway 1a3
Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities
Select six credits in Pathway 26
Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences
AAEC 1005Economics of the Food and Fiber System3
or ECON 2005 Principles of Economics
Select three credits in Pathway 33
Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
CHEM 1035General Chemistry 13
CHEM 1036General Chemistry 13
Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking
MATH 1014Precalculus with Transcendental Functions (5F)3
Select three credits in Pathway 5f3
Select three credits in Pathway 5a3
Pathways Concept 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts
Select three credits in Pathway 6d3
Select three credits in Pathway 6a3
Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States
Select three credits in Pathway 7 (may be double-counted with another Pathways concept)3
Subtotal
Total Credits118-120
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Prerequisites: Some courses listed on this checksheet may have pre-/co-requisites; please consult the University Course Catalog or check with your advisor.

Note:

Total Hours Required: 120

Satisfactory Progress

By the end of the academic year in which the student has attempted 60 credits (including transfer, advanced placement, advanced standing and credit by examination), "satisfactory progress" toward a BS PLSC degree will include:

  1. At least 24 credits that apply to the Pathways of General Education
  2. Passing the following courses:
    MATH 1014 Precalculus with Transcendental Functions, CHEM 1035 General Chemistry and CHEM 1036 General Chemistry, HORT 2224 Horticulture Science and Industry or HORT 2234 Environmental Factors in Horticulture or HORT 2244 Plant Propagation, 6 additional HORT courses, 6 credits from ENSC 3134 Soils in the Landscape, ENT 4254 Insect Pest Management, PPWS 4104 Plant Pathology

GPA Requirements

  • Overall GPA: 2.0 (each semester in order to be in good academic standing)
  • In-major GPA: 2.0 (by the time the student graduates)
    • Includes classes in: CSES, ENT, HORT, and PPWS

Language Study Requirement

Complete an 1105-1106 foreign language (e.g., FR, GR, SPAN) grouping or the equivalent.