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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Plant Science, BS


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About the Program

This major is designed for students who are interested in the biology of plants: how they grow, develop and evolve; the interactions of plants with other organisms and their role in the environment; how to manage plants that are grown for food, fiber and fuel. Our major allows students to develop expertise in these areas, prepare for a career in fields such as biotechnology and environmental management, and move forward to advanced graduate studies.

Plant Science Website

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Plant 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 (99 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (78 credits)


Electives (21 credits)


Elective - Credit Hours: 21.00

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
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website or click here .

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


14 Credits


Spring 1st Year


17 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


14 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


16 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


16 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


13 Credits


Note


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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