Feb 08, 2023  
2014-2015 University Catalog 
    
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Plant Science, BS


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. Concentration areas allow plant science 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.

Concentrations include:

  • Plant Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Plant Ecology and Environment
  • Plant Health Management

Plant Science (Multiple concentrations) Website

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Plant Science  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

120 credits required for graduation

Departmental/Program Major Courses (99 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (78 credits)


(See Advising Resources)

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

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

14 Credits


Spring 1st Year


16 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


14 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


17 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.

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.

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