Recommended Academic Plan for Plant Sciences/Plant Science Option (PLANT/PLTSC) 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.
2-5
3
Total credits 14-18

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
SOILS 101 (GN) Introductory Soil ScienceNotes 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
3
3
1.5
Total credits 14.5

Semester 3

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

CHEM 112

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 113 (GN) Experimental Chemistry IINotes for: CHEM 113

CHEM 113

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or CHEM 113B (GN) Experimental Chemistry II--Bioscience
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
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
CAS 100 (GWS) Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
Total credits 17

Semester 4

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

ENGL 202C

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Elective
3
3
1.5
Total credits 16.5-17.5

Semester 5

AGECO 457 Principles of Integrated Pest Management Notes for: AGECO 457

AGECO 457

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PPEM 405 Microbe-Plant Interactions: Plant Disease and Biological ControlNotes for: PPEM 405

PPEM 405

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

BIOL 127

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
or HORT 101 (GN) Horticultural ScienceNotes for: HORT 101

HORT 101

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

Semester 6

3
2
Writing Across the Curriculum SelectionNotes for: Writing Across the Curriculum Selection

Writing Across the Curriculum Selection

Select 3-4 credits from AGRO 410W (4) Physiology of Agricultural Crops; HORT 412W (3) Post-Harvest Physiology; or SOILS 412W (3) Soil Ecology.
3-4
Microbiology SelectionNotes for: Microbiology Selection

Microbiology Selection

Select 4-6 credits from BIOL 230W (4) Biology: Molecules and Cells; BIOL 240W (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 (3) Molecular and Cell Biology I AND MICRB 252 (3) Molecular and Cell Biology II.
4-6
Elective
3
Total credits 15-18

Semester 7

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.
3-4
2
1
1
General Plant Science SelectionNotes for: General Plant Science Selection

General Plant Science Selection

Select 6-7 credits from AGRO 410W (4) Physiology of Agricultural Crops; AGRO 460 (3) Advances and Applications of Plant Biotechnology; BIOL 407 (3) Plant Developmental Anatomy; BIOL 424 (3) Seeds of Change: The Uses of Plants; BIOL 441 (3) Plant Physiology; HORT 420W (3) Plant Nutrition; HORT 407 (3) Plant Breeding; HORT 412W (3) Post-Harvest Physiology; HORT 420 (3) Plant Growth Regulators; PPEM 417 (3) Phytobacteriology; or E R M 430 (3) Air Pollution Impacts to Terrestrial Ecosystems.
3
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
Total credits 13-15

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
General Plant Science SelectionNotes for: General Plant Science Selection

General Plant Science Selection

Select 6-7 credits from AGRO 410W (4) Physiology of Agricultural Crops; AGRO 460 (3) Advances and Applications of Plant Biotechnology; BIOL 407 (3) Plant Developmental Anatomy; BIOL 424 (3) Seeds of Change: The Uses of Plants; BIOL 441 (3) Plant Physiology; HORT 420W (3) Plant Nutrition; HORT 407 (3) Plant Breeding; HORT 412W (3) Post-Harvest Physiology; HORT 420 (3) Plant Growth Regulators; PPEM 417 (3) Phytobacteriology; or E R M 430 (3) Air Pollution Impacts to Terrestrial Ecosystems.
3
ElectivesNotes for: Electives

Electives

As needed to result in a total of 120 credits for graduation.
6
Plant Genetics and Biotechnology SelectionNotes for: Plant Genetics and Biotechnology Selection

Plant Genetics and Biotechnology Selection

Select 3 credits from AGRO 430(3) Advance and Applications of Plant Biotechnology; BIOL 439 (3) Population Ecology and Global Climate Change; HORT 407 (3) Plant Breeding; or HORT 459 (3) Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology.
3
Total credits 15

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.
Writing Across the Curriculum Selection
Select 3-4 credits from AGRO 410W (4) Physiology of Agricultural Crops; HORT 412W (3) Post-Harvest Physiology; or SOILS 412W (3) Soil Ecology.
Microbiology Selection
Select 4-6 credits from BIOL 230W (4) Biology: Molecules and Cells; BIOL 240W (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 (3) Molecular and Cell Biology I AND MICRB 252 (3) Molecular and Cell Biology II.
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.
General Plant Science Selection
Select 6-7 credits from AGRO 410W (4) Physiology of Agricultural Crops; AGRO 460 (3) Advances and Applications of Plant Biotechnology; BIOL 407 (3) Plant Developmental Anatomy; BIOL 424 (3) Seeds of Change: The Uses of Plants; BIOL 441 (3) Plant Physiology; HORT 420W (3) Plant Nutrition; HORT 407 (3) Plant Breeding; HORT 412W (3) Post-Harvest Physiology; HORT 420 (3) Plant Growth Regulators; PPEM 417 (3) Phytobacteriology; or E R M 430 (3) Air Pollution Impacts to Terrestrial Ecosystems.
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.
General Plant Science Selection
Select 6-7 credits from AGRO 410W (4) Physiology of Agricultural Crops; AGRO 460 (3) Advances and Applications of Plant Biotechnology; BIOL 407 (3) Plant Developmental Anatomy; BIOL 424 (3) Seeds of Change: The Uses of Plants; BIOL 441 (3) Plant Physiology; HORT 420W (3) Plant Nutrition; HORT 407 (3) Plant Breeding; HORT 412W (3) Post-Harvest Physiology; HORT 420 (3) Plant Growth Regulators; PPEM 417 (3) Phytobacteriology; or E R M 430 (3) Air Pollution Impacts to Terrestrial Ecosystems.
Electives
As needed to result in a total of 120 credits for graduation.
Plant Genetics and Biotechnology Selection
Select 3 credits from AGRO 430(3) Advance and Applications of Plant Biotechnology; BIOL 439 (3) Population Ecology and Global Climate Change; HORT 407 (3) Plant Breeding; or HORT 459 (3) Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology.