Mar 24, 2018  
2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Crop Science, BS

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About the Program

Crop science provides an education in the basic sciences, with applications in crop plant management and crop improvement. Opportunities are numerous and encompass a broad range in science, business, and education. Students are especially qualified for graduate study in plant nutrition, environmental science, crop physiology and ecology, biotechnology and plant genetics, and plant breeding.

Crop Science Website

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Crop Science  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

120 credits required for graduation

Departmental/Program Major Courses (111-113 credits)

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (93-95 credits)

Electives (9 credits)

  • Elective - Credit Hours: 9.00

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree

2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree

College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements

  • 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
  • 32 Upper division credits taken from Purdue
  • 9 credits International Understanding
  • 3 credits Multicultural Awareness
  • 9 credits of Hum and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture

Program Requirements

18 Credits

Spring 1st Year

16 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 2nd Year

15 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

17 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

13 Credits

14 Credits

Spring 4th Year

12 Credits


120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

Official and complete prerequisite lists are in the course catalog; the incomplete listing presented here regards this program and course sequencing.

Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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