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2020-2021 University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 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

Plant Science Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (28 credits)


Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (77.5-78.5 credits)


Additional Requirements


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Electives (13.5-14.5 credits)


  • Elective - Credit Hours: 13.50-14.50

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


14.5-15.5 Credits


Spring 1st Year


16 Credits


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


16 Credits


13 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


16 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • (Capstone) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Focus Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities or Social Science Selective (30000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Electives - Credit Hours: 6.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Focus Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Focus Selective (30000-level+) -  Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities or Social Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Written or Oral Communication Selective (20000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Electives - Credit Hours: 1.50-2.50

13.5-14.5 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.

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”. 

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  

Disclaimer


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