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Options and Course Requirements

For the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Plant Sciences, a minimum of 120 credits is required. Students must choose one of five options.

The five options provide flexibility for concentrations in areas including production and management systems related to agronomic and horticultural crops, plant biotechnology and breeding, crop physiology, ecology, agroecology, and other aspects of general plant science. Students can choose from diverse course offerings in designing a program of study suited to their needs and professional goals.

Options and Recommended Academic Plans

This option applies an ecological approach to understanding and managing cropping systems to meet societies' needs while enhancing environmental protection and resource conservation.

This option provides students with practical and field-related skills in Agronomy (field crop production and soil management).

This option prepares students to enter the horticultural industry by providing a broad background in courses related to production and physiology of horticultural crops.

This option is a combination of basic science and technology-based classes designed for students who are seeking careers in agricultural sciences, plant breeding, plant molecular genetics and plant biotechnology based industries.

This option emphasizes the application of the biological sciences to problem-solving in agronomic and horticultural ecosystems.