Recommended Academic Plan for Plant Sciences/Plant Genetics and Biotechnology Option (PLANT/PLGBT) at Commonwealth Campuses

Effective Date: Summer 2015

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
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
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.
or MATH 140B (GQ) Calculus and Biology INotes for: MATH 140B

MATH 140B

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3-5
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)Notes for: Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Students must take one course with a US and one course with an IL designation. These requirements should be fulfilled by selecting GH, GS and GA courses with the appropriate US/IL designation.
3
Total credits 14-18

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
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
CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech Notes for: CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech

CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Arts (GA)Notes for: Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

Students must take one course with a US and one course with an IL designation. These requirements should be fulfilled by selecting GH, GS and GA courses with the appropriate US/IL designation.
3
Humanities (GH)Notes for: Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

Students must take one course with a US and one course with an IL designation. These requirements should be fulfilled by selecting GH, GS and GA courses with the appropriate US/IL designation.
3
Total credits 13

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
CHEM 112 (GN) Chemical Principles IINotes for: CHEM 112

CHEM 112

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Humanities (GH)Notes for: Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

Students must take one course with a US and one course with an IL designation. These requirements should be fulfilled by selecting GH, GS and GA courses with the appropriate US/IL designation.
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
PHYS 250 (GN) Introductory Physics I Notes for: PHYS 250

PHYS 250

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 15.5

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 202C (GWS) Effective Writing: Technical Writing Notes for: ENGL 202C (GWS) Effective Writing: Technical Writing

ENGL 202C (GWS) Effective Writing: Technical Writing

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

ENGL 202D (GWS) Effective Writing: Business Writing

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry SelectionNotes for: Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Selection

Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Selection

Select 4-6 credits from: BIOL 230W (GN) (4) Biology: Molecules and Cells; BIOL 240W (GN) (4) Biology: Function and Development of Organisms; B M B 211 (3) Elementary Biochemistry AND B M B 212 (1) Elementary Biochemistry Laboratory; MICRB 201 (3) Introductory Microbiology AND MICRB 202 (2) Introductory Microbiology Laboratory; MICRB 251 (B M B 251) (3) Molecular and Cell Biology I AND MICRB 252 (3) Molecular and Cell Biology II
4-6
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
Arts (GA)Notes for: Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

Students must take one course with a US and one course with an IL designation. These requirements should be fulfilled by selecting GH, GS and GA courses with the appropriate US/IL designation.
3
1.5
Total credits 14.5-17.5

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
3
Production SelectionNotes for: Production Selection

Production Selection

Select 3 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/AGECO418/AN SC 418 (3)-Nutrient Management in Ag.Systems
3
3
or HORT 101 (GN) Horticultural ScienceNotes for: HORT 101 (GN) Horticultural Science

HORT 101 (GN) Horticultural Science

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
PPEM 405 Microbe-Plant Interactions: Plant Disease and Biological ControlNotes for: PPEM 405 Microbe-Plant Interactions: Plant Disease and Biological Control

PPEM 405 Microbe-Plant Interactions: Plant Disease and Biological Control

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BIOL 127 (GN) Introduction to Plant BiologyNotes for: BIOL 127 (GN) Introduction to Plant Biology

BIOL 127 (GN) Introduction to Plant Biology

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 18

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
4
3
3
2
1
SOILS 101 (GN) Introductory Soil ScienceNotes for: SOILS 101 (GN) Introductory Soil Science

SOILS 101 (GN) Introductory Soil Science

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
AGECO 457 Principles of Integrated Pest ManagementNotes for: AGECO 457 (ENT 457) Principles of Integrated Pest Management

AGECO 457 (ENT 457) Principles of Integrated Pest Management

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
2
Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics SelectionNotes for: Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics Selection

Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics Selection

Select 3-4 credits from: BIOL 412 (3)-Ecology of Infectious Diseases, BIOL 414 (3)-Taxonomy of seed Plants, BIOL 427 (3)-Evolution, BIOL 428 (3)-Population Genetics, BIOL 436 (3)-Population Ecology and Global Climate Change, BIOL 448 (3)-Ecology of Plant Reproduction, ENT/VB SC 402W(3)-Biology of Animal Parasites, ENT 420 (3)-Introduction to Population Dynamics, HORT 445 (3)-Plant Ecology, or PPEM 425 (4) -Biology of Fungi
3-4
1
Plant Genetics and Biotechnology SelectionNotes for: Plant Genetics and Biotechnology Selection

Plant Genetics and Biotechnology Selection

Select 2-3 credits from: BIOL 439 (3)-Population Ecology and Global Climate Change, IBIOS 571 (2) –Current Issues in Biotechnology, BIOTC 479 (3) – Methods in Biofermentation, HORT 497B (3) – Current Topics in Plant Breeding, IBIOS 593 (3)-Molecular Biology Lab
3
3
Total credits 14-16

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
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
General Plant Science SelectionNotes for: General Plant Science Selection

General Plant Science Selection

Select 3-4 credits from BIOL 407 (3)-Plant Developmental Anatomy, BIOL 424 (3)-Seeds of Change: The Uses of Plants, BIOL 441 (3)-Plant Physiology, HORT 402W (3)-Plant Nutrition, HORT 412W (3)-Post-Harvest Physiology, HORT 420-Plant Growth Regulators, PPEM 417 (3)-Phytobacteriology or PPEM/ERM 430-Air Pollution Impacts to Terrestrial Ecosystems, IBIOS 591 (1) – Ethics in the Life Sciences
3-4
Plant Microbiology and Entomology SelectionNotes for: Plant Microbiology and Entomology Selection

Plant Microbiology and Entomology Selection

Select 3-4 credits from ENT 402W (3)-Biology of Animal Parasites, ENT 410 (3)-Insect Structure and Function, PPEM 416 (3)-Plant Virology: Molecules to Populations, or PPEM 425 (4)-Biology of Fungi
3
3
ElectivesNotes for: Electives

Electives

As needed for 120 credits for degree
3-4
Total credits 15-17

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

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)
Students must take one course with a US and one course with an IL designation. These requirements should be fulfilled by selecting GH, GS and GA courses with the appropriate US/IL designation.
Arts (GA)
Students must take one course with a US and one course with an IL designation. These requirements should be fulfilled by selecting GH, GS and GA courses with the appropriate US/IL designation.
Humanities (GH)
Students must take one course with a US and one course with an IL designation. These requirements should be fulfilled by selecting GH, GS and GA courses with the appropriate US/IL designation.
Humanities (GH)
Students must take one course with a US and one course with an IL designation. These requirements should be fulfilled by selecting GH, GS and GA courses with the appropriate US/IL designation.
Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Selection
Select 4-6 credits from: BIOL 230W (GN) (4) Biology: Molecules and Cells; BIOL 240W (GN) (4) Biology: Function and Development of Organisms; B M B 211 (3) Elementary Biochemistry AND B M B 212 (1) Elementary Biochemistry Laboratory; MICRB 201 (3) Introductory Microbiology AND MICRB 202 (2) Introductory Microbiology Laboratory; MICRB 251 (B M B 251) (3) Molecular and Cell Biology I AND MICRB 252 (3) Molecular and Cell Biology II
Arts (GA)
Students must take one course with a US and one course with an IL designation. These requirements should be fulfilled by selecting GH, GS and GA courses with the appropriate US/IL designation.
Production Selection
Select 3 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/AGECO418/AN SC 418 (3)-Nutrient Management in Ag.Systems
Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics Selection
Select 3-4 credits from: BIOL 412 (3)-Ecology of Infectious Diseases, BIOL 414 (3)-Taxonomy of seed Plants, BIOL 427 (3)-Evolution, BIOL 428 (3)-Population Genetics, BIOL 436 (3)-Population Ecology and Global Climate Change, BIOL 448 (3)-Ecology of Plant Reproduction, ENT/VB SC 402W(3)-Biology of Animal Parasites, ENT 420 (3)-Introduction to Population Dynamics, HORT 445 (3)-Plant Ecology, or PPEM 425 (4) -Biology of Fungi
Plant Genetics and Biotechnology Selection
Select 2-3 credits from: BIOL 439 (3)-Population Ecology and Global Climate Change, IBIOS 571 (2) –Current Issues in Biotechnology, BIOTC 479 (3) – Methods in Biofermentation, HORT 497B (3) – Current Topics in Plant Breeding, IBIOS 593 (3)-Molecular Biology Lab
General Plant Science Selection
Select 3-4 credits from BIOL 407 (3)-Plant Developmental Anatomy, BIOL 424 (3)-Seeds of Change: The Uses of Plants, BIOL 441 (3)-Plant Physiology, HORT 402W (3)-Plant Nutrition, HORT 412W (3)-Post-Harvest Physiology, HORT 420-Plant Growth Regulators, PPEM 417 (3)-Phytobacteriology or PPEM/ERM 430-Air Pollution Impacts to Terrestrial Ecosystems, IBIOS 591 (1) – Ethics in the Life Sciences
Plant Microbiology and Entomology Selection
Select 3-4 credits from ENT 402W (3)-Biology of Animal Parasites, ENT 410 (3)-Insect Structure and Function, PPEM 416 (3)-Plant Virology: Molecules to Populations, or PPEM 425 (4)-Biology of Fungi
Electives
As needed for 120 credits for degree