Crop Sciences, B.S., Agroecology Concentration

The Agroecology Concentration addresses ecologically based management of cropping systems, stewardship of the environment, and sustainable food production systems. The intersection between crop plants and their environment is emphasized in this concentration. Graduates of the Agroecology concentration are prepared for careers in integrated plant health management, government regulatory and environmental agencies or for entrance into graduate or professional school.

Prescribed Courses including Campus General Education

Composition I and Speech
RHET 105Writing and Research4
or equivalent - see College Composition I requirement (3 or 4)
CMN 101Public Speaking3
Advanced Composition
Select from campus approved list.3-4
Cultural Studies
Select one course from Western culture, one from non-Western culture, and one from U.S. minority culture from campus approved lists.9
Foreign Language
Coursework at or above the third level is required for graduation.
Quantitative Reasoning I
Select one of the following:4-5
Calculus
Calculus I
Calculus for Business I
Quantitative Reasoning II
CPSC 241Intro to Applied Statistics3
Natural Sciences and Technology
See Specific Concentration Requirements
Humanities and the Arts
Select from campus approved list6
Social and Behavioral Sciences
ACE 100Agr Cons and Resource Econ 13-4
or ECON 102 Microeconomic Principles
Select from campus approved list.3-4
ACES required
ACES 101Contemporary Issues in ACES2
Required Concentration58-79
Concentration prescribed courses. See specific concentration requirements.
Total Hours126
Natural Sciences and Technology
CHEM 102
CHEM 103
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Lab I
4
CHEM 104
CHEM 105
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Lab II
4
CHEM 232Elementary Organic Chemistry I3-4
or CPSC 382 Organic Chem of Biol Processes
IB 103Introduction to Plant Biology4
IB 150Organismal & Evolutionary Biol4
IB 203Ecology4
MCB 150Molec & Cellular Basis of Life4
Select one of the following:4-5
Introductory Microbiology
and Intro Microbiology Laboratory
Animal Biology
Agroecology Concentration Required
CPSC 112Introduction to Crop Sciences4
CPSC 226Introduction to Weed Science3
CPSC 270Applied Entomology3
CPSC 336Tomorrow's Environment3
CPSC 431Plants and Global Change3
CPSC 437Principles of Agroecology3
CPSC 498Crop Sci Professional Develpmt1
NRES 201Introductory Soils4
NRES 474Soil and Water Conservation3
or NRES 488 Soil Fertility and Fertilizers
PLPA 204Introductory Plant Pathology3
Select one course from three of the following groups:9-12
Environmental Economics
Natural Resource Economics
Principles of Crop Advising
Forage Crops and Pasture Eco
Bioenergy Crops
Crop Growth and Management
Weed Mgt in Agronomic Crops
Mgmt of Field Crop Insects
Watershed Hydrology
Env and Plant Ecosystems
Env and Sustainable Dev
Soil Fertility and Fertilizers
Plant Pathogenic Fungi
Phytoparasitic Nematodes
Plant Virology
Plant Disease Diagnosis & Mgmt
Phytobacteriology
Diseases of Field Crops
Select one of the following:3-4
Intro to Animal Sciences
Intro Food Science & Nutrition
Introduction to Horticulture
Introduction to NRES
Technical Systems in Agr
Total ACES prescribed and elective courses must total 35 hours, of which 20 hours must be completed in residence.35