Crop Sciences, B.S., Biological Sciences Concentration

The biological sciences concentration is designed for students who plan to enter a graduate study program or who want professional positions that require more science than in included in the other concentrations. Students follow a first-year program of General Education courses similar to students in other Crop Sciences concentrations. Programs for the second, third, and fourth years are planned in consultation with the student's faculty advisor, in the area of biological sciences. Students and advisors are encouraged to consult individual graduate schools for the specific entrance requirements. Although flexibility in individual course selection is a characteristic of this concentration, graduation requirements are established by selection of elective courses.

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 or 4
IB 103Introduction to Plant Biology4
IB 150Organismal & Evolutionary Biol4
MCB 150Molec & Cellular Basis of Life4
PHYS 101College Physics: Mech & Heat5
Biological Sciences Concentration Required
CPSC 112Introduction to Crop Sciences4
CPSC 261Biotechnology in Agriculture3
or CPSC 265 Genetic Engineering Lab
CPSC 352Plant Genetics4
CPSC 498Crop Sci Professional Develpmt1
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Weed Science
Applied Entomology
Introductory Plant Pathology
Select three of the following:9
Weed Mgt in Agronomic Crops
Plants and Global Change
Advanced Plant Genetics
Principles of Plant Breeding
Genomics for Plant Improvement
Mgmt of Field Crop Insects
Plant Physiology
Horticultural Physiology
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
Introductory Soils
Technical Systems in Agr
Select one of the following:3-5
Introductory Microbiology
and Intro Microbiology Laboratory
Introductory Biochemistry
Natural Science Electives6-9
Total ACES prescribed and elective courses must total 35 hours, of which 20 hours must be completed in residence.35