Crop Sciences, B.S., Plant Protection Concentration

The plant protection concentration provides a broad selection of courses in crops, soils, plant diseases, insects and weeds, and the physical sciences. Students learn how to protect plants from the effects of diseases, insects, and weeds. This concentration is designed to prepare students for careers in crop consulting, integrated pest management, and agribusiness management and merchandising, or for entrance into a graduate program.

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
Select one of the following:4-5
Introductory Microbiology
and Intro Microbiology Laboratory
Animal Biology
Plant Protection Concentration Required
CPSC 112Introduction to Crop Sciences4
CPSC 226Introduction to Weed Science3
CPSC 270Applied Entomology3
CPSC 352Plant Genetics3-4
or CPSC 484 Plant Physiology
CPSC 498Crop Sci Professional Develpmt1
NRES 201Introductory Soils4
NRES 488Soil Fertility and Fertilizers3
PLPA 204Introductory Plant Pathology3
Select one of the following:3-4
Intro to Animal Sciences
Introduction to Horticulture
Intro Food Science & Nutrition
Introduction to NRES
Technical Systems in Agr
Select one of the following:2-3
Crop Growth and Management
Small Fruit Production
Tree Fruit Production
Select 12 hours from the following:12
Weed Mgt in Agronomic Crops
Plants and Global Change
Mgmt of Field Crop Insects
Insect Pathology
Insect Ecology
Insect Classification and Evol
Insect Pest Management
Plant Pathogenic Fungi
Phytoparasitic Nematodes
Plant Virology
Phytobacteriology
Diseases of Field Crops
Chemical Applications Systems
Total ACES prescribed and elective courses must total 35 hours, of which 20 must be completed in residence.35