Crop Sciences, B.S., Crops Concentration

The crops concentration is designed for students with an interest in agronomic crop plants. Students study the diversity of crop plants-how they grow and how they are grown This concentration prepares students for careers in crop production and marketing, cropping systems management, plant breeding, and seed merchandising, or for entrance into graduate 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 I4
or CPSC 382 Organic Chem of Biol Processes
IB 103Introduction to Plant Biology4
Crops Concentration Required
CPSC 112Introduction to Crop Sciences4
CPSC 226Introduction to Weed Science3
CPSC 270Applied Entomology3
CPSC 498Crop Sci Professional Develpmt1
NRES 201Introductory Soils4
PLPA 204Introductory Plant Pathology3
Select one of the following:4-5
Introductory Microbiology
and Intro Microbiology Laboratory
Animal Biology
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
Select 12 hours from the following:12
Biotechnology in Agriculture
Genetic Engineering Lab
Plant Genetics
Principles of Crop Advising
Forage Crops and Pasture Eco
Bioenergy Crops
Crop Growth and Management
Weed Mgt in Agronomic Crops
Plants and Global Change
Principles of Agroecology
Advanced Plant Genetics
Principles of Plant Breeding
Plant Breeding Methods
Plant Physiology
Horticultural Physiology
Env and Plant Ecosystems
Plant Pathogenic Fungi
Phytoparasitic Nematodes
Plant Virology
Plant Disease Diagnosis & Mgmt
Phytobacteriology
Diseases of Field Crops
Select six hours from the following:6
Pedology
Soil and Water Conservation
Environmental Microbiology
Soil Fertility and Fertilizers
Total ACES prescribed and elective courses must total 35 hours, of which 20 hours must be completed in residence.35
Total Hours126