May 21, 2019
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
120 Credits Required
Departmental/Program Major Courses 102.5-103.5 credits)
Required Major Courses (25 credits)
Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (77.5-78.5 credits)
Electives (16.5-17.5 credits)
Elective - Credit Hours: 16.50-17.50
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
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.
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
Spring 4th Year
- BTNY 49700 - Undergraduate Seminar
- Focus Selective (30000 level or higher) - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Humanities or Social Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Electives - Credit Hours: 4.50-5.50
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.
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.
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
The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.
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