Recommended Academic Plan for Plant Sciences/Agroecology Option (PLANT/AGECO) at Commonwealth Campuses

Effective Date: Fall 2014

Semester 1

BIOL 110 (GN) Biology: Basic Concepts and BiodiversityNotes for: BIOL 110

BIOL 110

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
First Year SeminarNotes for: First Year Seminar

First Year Seminar

For campuses that do not require a first year seminar and offer an alternative first year engagement plan, this first year seminar requirement will be waived. A student must, however, still meet the minimum number of credits required for graduation from this major which may require the student to take an additional elective.
1-3
3
MATH 022 (GQ) College Algebra II and Analytic GeometryNotes for: MATH 022

MATH 022

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or MATH 026 (GQ) Plane TrigonometryNotes for: MATH 026

MATH 026

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or MATH 040 (GQ) Algebra, Trigonometry, and Analytic GeometryNotes for: MATH 040

MATH 040

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or MATH 041 (GQ) Trigonometry and Analytic GeometryNotes for: MATH 041

MATH 041

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or MATH 110 (GQ) Techniques of Calculus INotes for: MATH 110

MATH 110

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or MATH 140 (GQ) Calculus with Analytic Geometry INotes for: MATH 140

MATH 140

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3-5
General Education CourseNotes for: General Education Course

General Education Course

Arts (GA), Humanities (GH), or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)
3
Total credits 15-17

Semester 2

CHEM 110 (GN) Chemical Principles INotes for: CHEM 110

CHEM 110

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 111 (GN) Experimental Chemistry INotes for: CHEM 111

CHEM 111

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
Elective
3
Ethics Selection (GH or GS)Notes for: Ethics Selection

Ethics Selection

Select 3 credits from AG 160 (GH) (3) Introduction to Ethics and Issues in Agriculture; PHIL 013 (GH) (3) Philosophy, Nature, and the Environment; PHIL 103 (GH) (3) Introduction to Ethics; or GEOG 030 (GS) (3) Geographic Perspectives on Sustainability and Human-Environment Systems.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
1.5
General Education CourseNotes for: General Education Course

General Education Course

Arts (GA), Humanities (GH), or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)
3
Total credits 14.5

Semester 3

CAS 100 (GWS) Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
General Education CourseNotes for: General Education Course

General Education Course

Arts (GA), Humanities (GH), or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)
3
AG BM 101 (GS) Economic Principles of Agribusiness Decision MakingNotes for: AG BM 101

AG BM 101

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ECON 014 (GS) Principles of EconomicsNotes for: ECON 014

ECON 014

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ECON 102 (GS) Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: ECON 102

ECON 102

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ECON 104 (GS) Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: ECON 104

ECON 104

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Agroecology SelectionNotes for: Agroecology Selection

Agroecology Selection

Select 3 credits from AGECO/METEO 122 (3) Atmospheric Environment - Growing in the Wind; AGECO 134 (3) Sustainable Agriculture Science and Policy; AGECO 144 (3) Principles and Practices of Organic Agriculture; AGECO 154 (2) Principles of Agronomic Field Operations; or AGECO 496 (1) Independent Studies in Agroecology
or General Education CourseNotes for: General Education Course

General Education Course

Arts (GA), Humanities (GH), or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)
3
STAT 200 (GQ) Elementary StatisticsNotes for: STAT 200

STAT 200

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or STAT 240 (GQ) Introduction to BiometryNotes for: STAT 240

STAT 240

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or STAT 250 (GQ) Introduction to BiostatisticsNotes for: STAT 250

STAT 250

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3-4
Total credits 15-16

Semester 4

ENGL 202C (GWS) Effective Writing: Technical WritingNotes for: ENGL 202C

ENGL 202C

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 202D (GWS) Effective Writing: Business WritingNotes for: ENGL 202D

ENGL 202D

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

These courses are from "Additional Courses" within the Agroecology Option for from the "Approved List of Additional Courses" for the Agroecology Option. Please consult with your adviser to select appropriate courses.
or Elective
3
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

These courses are from "Additional Courses" within the Agroecology Option for from the "Approved List of Additional Courses" for the Agroecology Option. Please consult with your adviser to select appropriate courses.
4
1.5
General Education CourseNotes for: General Education Course

General Education Course

Arts (GA), Humanities (GH), or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)
3
Total credits 14.5

Semester 5

SOILS 101 (GN) Introductory Soil Science Notes for: SOILS 101

SOILS 101

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Production SelectionNotes for: Production Selection

Production Selection

Select 6 credits from AGRO 423 (3) Forage Crop Management; AGRO 425 (3) Field Crop Management; HORT 202 (3) Plant Propagation; HORT 315 (3) Environmental Effects on Horticultural Crops; HORT 431 (3) Small Fruit Culture; HORT 432 (3) Deciduous Tree Fruits; HORT 433 (3) Vegetable Crops; HORT 450 (3) Greenhouse Management; or SOILS 418/AGECO 418/AN SC 418 (3) Nutrient Management in Agricultural Systems.
3
1
3
AGECO 121 (GN) Plant Stress: It's Not Easy Being GreenNotes for: AGECO 121

AGECO 121

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or BIOL 127 (GN) Introduction to Plant BiologyNotes for: BIOL 127

BIOL 127

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
AGRO 028 Principles of Crop ManagementNotes for: AGRO 028

AGRO 028

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or HORT 101 (GN) Horticultural ScienceNotes for: HORT 101

HORT 101

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 16

Semester 6

Writing Across the CurriculumNotes for: Writing Across the Curriculum

Writing Across the Curriculum

Select 3-4 credits from AGRO 410W (4) Physiology of Agricultural Crops; HORT 421W (3) Post Harvest Physiology; or SOILS 412W (3) Soil Ecology
or Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

These courses are from "Additional Courses" within the Agroecology Option for from the "Approved List of Additional Courses" for the Agroecology Option. Please consult with your adviser to select appropriate courses.
3-4
Production SelectionNotes for: Production Selection

Production Selection

Select 6 credits from AGRO 423 (3) Forage Crop Management; AGRO 425 (3) Field Crop Management; HORT 202 (3) Plant Propagation; HORT 315 (3) Environmental Effects on Horticultural Crops; HORT 431 (3) Small Fruit Culture; HORT 432 (3) Deciduous Tree Fruits; HORT 433 (3) Vegetable Crops; HORT 450 (3) Greenhouse Management; or SOILS 418/AGECO 418/AN SC 418 (3) Nutrient Management in Agricultural Systems.
3
Agroecology SelectionNotes for: Agroecology Selection

Agroecology Selection

Select 3 credits from AGECO/METEO 122 (3) Atmospheric Environment - Growing in the Wind; AGECO 134 (3) Sustainable Agriculture Science and Policy; AGECO 144 (3) Principles and Practices of Organic Agriculture; AGECO 154 (2) Principles of Agronomic Field Operations; or AGECO 496 (1) Independent Studies in Agroecology
or Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

These courses are from "Additional Courses" within the Agroecology Option for from the "Approved List of Additional Courses" for the Agroecology Option. Please consult with your adviser to select appropriate courses.
3
AGECO 201 Introduction to AgroecologyNotes for: AGECO 201

AGECO 201

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
2
1
Total credits 15-16

Semester 7

Writing Across the CurriculumNotes for: Writing Across the Curriculum

Writing Across the Curriculum

Select 3-4 credits from AGRO 410W (4) Physiology of Agricultural Crops; HORT 421W (3) Post Harvest Physiology; or SOILS 412W (3) Soil Ecology
or Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

These courses are from "Additional Courses" within the Agroecology Option for from the "Approved List of Additional Courses" for the Agroecology Option. Please consult with your adviser to select appropriate courses.
3-4
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

These courses are from "Additional Courses" within the Agroecology Option for from the "Approved List of Additional Courses" for the Agroecology Option. Please consult with your adviser to select appropriate courses.
or Plant Breeding/Genetics SelectionNotes for: Plant Breeding/Genetics Selection

Plant Breeding/Genetics Selection

Select 3 credits from BIOL 222 (3) Genetics or HORT 407 (3) Plant Breeding
3
4
1
AGECO 457 Principles of Integrated Pest ManagementNotes for: AGECO 457

AGECO 457

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 14-15

Semester 8

PLANT 461 Emerging Issues in Plant SciencesNotes for: PLANT 461

PLANT 461

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

These courses are from "Additional Courses" within the Agroecology Option for from the "Approved List of Additional Courses" for the Agroecology Option. Please consult with your adviser to select appropriate courses.
or Plant Breeding/Genetics SelectionNotes for: Plant Breeding/Genetics Selection

Plant Breeding/Genetics Selection

Select 3 credits from BIOL 222 (3) Genetics or HORT 407 (3) Plant Breeding
3
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

These courses are from "Additional Courses" within the Agroecology Option for from the "Approved List of Additional Courses" for the Agroecology Option. Please consult with your adviser to select appropriate courses.
3
3
Elective
1
3
Total credits 16

Additional Notes

Students must take one course with a US designation and one course with an IL designation.  These requirements should be fulfilled by selecting GA, GH, and GS courses with the appropriate US/IL designation.

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

First Year Seminar
For campuses that do not require a first year seminar and offer an alternative first year engagement plan, this first year seminar requirement will be waived. A student must, however, still meet the minimum number of credits required for graduation from this major which may require the student to take an additional elective.
General Education Course
Arts (GA), Humanities (GH), or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)
Ethics Selection
Select 3 credits from AG 160 (GH) (3) Introduction to Ethics and Issues in Agriculture; PHIL 013 (GH) (3) Philosophy, Nature, and the Environment; PHIL 103 (GH) (3) Introduction to Ethics; or GEOG 030 (GS) (3) Geographic Perspectives on Sustainability and Human-Environment Systems.
General Education Course
Arts (GA), Humanities (GH), or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)
General Education Course
Arts (GA), Humanities (GH), or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)
Agroecology Selection
Select 3 credits from AGECO/METEO 122 (3) Atmospheric Environment - Growing in the Wind; AGECO 134 (3) Sustainable Agriculture Science and Policy; AGECO 144 (3) Principles and Practices of Organic Agriculture; AGECO 154 (2) Principles of Agronomic Field Operations; or AGECO 496 (1) Independent Studies in Agroecology
General Education Course
Arts (GA), Humanities (GH), or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)
Supporting Course
These courses are from "Additional Courses" within the Agroecology Option for from the "Approved List of Additional Courses" for the Agroecology Option. Please consult with your adviser to select appropriate courses.
Supporting Course
These courses are from "Additional Courses" within the Agroecology Option for from the "Approved List of Additional Courses" for the Agroecology Option. Please consult with your adviser to select appropriate courses.
General Education Course
Arts (GA), Humanities (GH), or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)
Production Selection
Select 6 credits from AGRO 423 (3) Forage Crop Management; AGRO 425 (3) Field Crop Management; HORT 202 (3) Plant Propagation; HORT 315 (3) Environmental Effects on Horticultural Crops; HORT 431 (3) Small Fruit Culture; HORT 432 (3) Deciduous Tree Fruits; HORT 433 (3) Vegetable Crops; HORT 450 (3) Greenhouse Management; or SOILS 418/AGECO 418/AN SC 418 (3) Nutrient Management in Agricultural Systems.
Writing Across the Curriculum
Select 3-4 credits from AGRO 410W (4) Physiology of Agricultural Crops; HORT 421W (3) Post Harvest Physiology; or SOILS 412W (3) Soil Ecology
Supporting Course
These courses are from "Additional Courses" within the Agroecology Option for from the "Approved List of Additional Courses" for the Agroecology Option. Please consult with your adviser to select appropriate courses.
Production Selection
Select 6 credits from AGRO 423 (3) Forage Crop Management; AGRO 425 (3) Field Crop Management; HORT 202 (3) Plant Propagation; HORT 315 (3) Environmental Effects on Horticultural Crops; HORT 431 (3) Small Fruit Culture; HORT 432 (3) Deciduous Tree Fruits; HORT 433 (3) Vegetable Crops; HORT 450 (3) Greenhouse Management; or SOILS 418/AGECO 418/AN SC 418 (3) Nutrient Management in Agricultural Systems.
Agroecology Selection
Select 3 credits from AGECO/METEO 122 (3) Atmospheric Environment - Growing in the Wind; AGECO 134 (3) Sustainable Agriculture Science and Policy; AGECO 144 (3) Principles and Practices of Organic Agriculture; AGECO 154 (2) Principles of Agronomic Field Operations; or AGECO 496 (1) Independent Studies in Agroecology
Supporting Course
These courses are from "Additional Courses" within the Agroecology Option for from the "Approved List of Additional Courses" for the Agroecology Option. Please consult with your adviser to select appropriate courses.
Writing Across the Curriculum
Select 3-4 credits from AGRO 410W (4) Physiology of Agricultural Crops; HORT 421W (3) Post Harvest Physiology; or SOILS 412W (3) Soil Ecology
Supporting Course
These courses are from "Additional Courses" within the Agroecology Option for from the "Approved List of Additional Courses" for the Agroecology Option. Please consult with your adviser to select appropriate courses.
Supporting Course
These courses are from "Additional Courses" within the Agroecology Option for from the "Approved List of Additional Courses" for the Agroecology Option. Please consult with your adviser to select appropriate courses.
Plant Breeding/Genetics Selection
Select 3 credits from BIOL 222 (3) Genetics or HORT 407 (3) Plant Breeding
Supporting Course
These courses are from "Additional Courses" within the Agroecology Option for from the "Approved List of Additional Courses" for the Agroecology Option. Please consult with your adviser to select appropriate courses.
Plant Breeding/Genetics Selection
Select 3 credits from BIOL 222 (3) Genetics or HORT 407 (3) Plant Breeding
Supporting Course
These courses are from "Additional Courses" within the Agroecology Option for from the "Approved List of Additional Courses" for the Agroecology Option. Please consult with your adviser to select appropriate courses.