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2020-2021 University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Plant Genetics, Breeding, and Biotechnology, BS


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About the Program

Plant genetics, breeding, and biotechnology students are interested in agricultural biotechnology, genetic engineering, and research in genetic mechanisms that control crop growth and development. Students prepare for many research opportunities in industry and acquire the necessary background for graduate studies. Students also learn the fundamentals of genetics and practical plant breeding as well as the latest developments in genetic engineering, environmentally sound crop production practices, development of varieties appropriate for the agriculture of developing countries, and strategies for developing plant lines adapted to environmental stresses. Opportunities exist for training both in laboratory and field practices important to modern genetics research. A professional internship involving practical aspects of the option is required.

Plant Genetics, Breeding, and Biotechnology Website

Plant Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (21-22 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (89-91 credits)


Electives (8-9 credits)


  • Elective - Credit Hours: 8.00-9.00   (Credits required depend on Math, Physics, & Physiology course choices)

College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements



University Core Requirements


For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
  • Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
  • Information Literacy (IL)
  • Oral Communication (OC)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Science #1 (SCI)
  • Science #2 (SCI)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
  • Written Communication (WC)

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

Program Requirements


16-17 Credits


14 Credits


15 Credits


15-16 Credits


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • Directed Selective - Credit Hours: 6.00
  • Humanities or Social Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Written or Oral Communication Selective (20000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00

16 Credits


13 Credits


Spring 4th Year


14-16 Credits


Notes


  • 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

World Language Courses


World Language proficiency requirements vary by program. The following list is inclusive of all world languages PWL offers for credit; for acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor.

ASL-American Sign Language

ARAB-Arabic CHNS-Chinese FR-French
GER-German GREK-Greek (ancient) HEBR-Hebrew (Biblical) HEBR-Hebrew (modern)
ITAL-Italian JPNS-Japanese KOR-Korean LATN-Latin
PTGS-Portuguese RUSS-Russian SPAN-Spanish  

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

Disclaimer


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