Crops Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science Degree. Crop and Soil Science Major. Crop Option. Academic Advising Plan.

Visit the Crop and Soil Science Major - Crop Option page to learn more about this program.

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman
Year

ANSC 111 Introduction to Animal Science - 3
CROP 120 Plants and Society - 3
or General Education EC - 3
CROP 161 Introduction to Plant Science
or AGEN 150 Introduction to Agricultural Engineering - 3
or FDSC 112 Introduction to Food Science - 3
General Education CW (ENGL 100) - 3
MATH 146 College Algebra - 3
Total semester credits - 15

General Education SL (BIOL 150) - 3
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I - 5
General Education CW (ENGL 200) - 3
General Education HW (P ED 108) - 1
General Education HF - 3
Total semester credits - 15

Sophomore
Year

CROP 260 Plant and Seed Identification - 2
CROP 263 Forage Crop Production - 3
SOIL 120 Introductory Soil Science - 3
CHEM 230 General Organic Chemistry - 3
General Education SB course - 3
Total semester credits - 14

AGEC 230 Agricultural Economics I - 3
AGEN 363 Precision Agricultural Technology - 3
 or ANSC 231; HORT 327, 347, 455; SOIL 350 - 3-4
CROP 266 Corn and Soybean Production - 3
SOIL 311 Soil Fertility - 4
General Education CS (COMS 101) - 3
Total semester credits - 16-17

Junior
Year

CROP 257 Genetics - 3
CROP 345 Weed Control - 3
BIOL 314 Plant Pathology - 3
AGBI 251/252 Ag Biochemistry and Lab - 4
General Education SB - 3
Total semester credits - 16

AGEC 355 Agricultural Marketing and Production - 3
 or AGEC 360 Farm Management - 3
 or AGEC 368 Professional Selling - 3
ANSC 341 Biometrics - 3
CROP 267 Small Grain and Miscellaneous Crop
Production - 3
 or ANSC 222 Introduction to Biotechnology - 2
 or CROP 363 Pasture Management - 2
 or CROP 368 Sustainable Agriculture - 3
General Education HF - 3
General Education HW (PE-2) - 0.5
University D - 3
Total semester credits - 14.5-15.5

Senior
Year

BIOL 333 Entomology - 3
CROP 451 Integrated Pest Management - 3
General Education HW (PE-2) - 0.5
General Education HF - 3
University GP - 3
Directed electives - 3-5
Total semester credits - 15.5-17.5

CROP 410 Plant Breeding - 3
CROP 435 Crop Physiology - 4
CROP 485 Seminar - 1
SOIL 440 Soil and Water Conservation - 4
General Education MD - 3
Total Semester credits - 15

Summary of Degree Requirements

General Education/University - 40-46 cr.
Foundation Courses in Agriculture - 12 cr.
Major Required Courses - 14 cr.
Option Required Courses - 43-45 cr.
Directed Electives - 3-11 cr.
Credits to Degree - 120 cr.

This academic plan is an example of how students might choose to fulfill program requirements within a period of four years. After consulting with their advisors, students may make other course choices which would meet the program requirements and be more suitable for them.


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