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2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Plant Science: Horticulture and Cropping Systems Emphasis - BS


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College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Department of Plants, Soils and Climate

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  • For more information about Plant Science, see the website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and logon to Degree Works to check student-specific program progress.
  • Can also have an emphasis in Research  

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)  

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.5 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

BIOL 1610: Biology I   3     BIOL 1620: Biology II (BLS)   3    
BIOL 1615: Biology I Laboratory   1     BIOL 1625: Biology II Laboratory   1    
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3    
PSC 1050: Plants, Soils, and Climate Orientation   1-2   Enroll in 1 credit MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)  or MATH 1100: Calculus Techniques (QL)    4  or 3    
PSC 1800: Introduction to Horticulture (BLS)   3     USU 1320: Civilization: Humanities (BHU)   3    
Production Elective    3   Elective 1  
Elective 1        
Recommended Total Credits: 14   Recommended Total Credits: 15  
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I (BPS)   4    

PSC 3500: Structure and Function of Plants  OR BIOL 4410: Plant Structure  

3  or 3 

 
PSC 3000: Fundamentals of Soil Science   4     PHYS 1200: Introduction to Physics by Hands-on Exploration (BPS)   4    
Production Elective   3   Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3  
PSC Other Elective 3   PSC Production Elective 3  
Elective 1   Breadth American Institutions (BAI)   3  
           
Recommended Total Credits: 15   Recommended Total Credits: 15  
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

PSC 5550: Fundamentals of Integrated Weed Management   4     BIOL 4430: Introduction to Plant Pathology   4    
USU 1330: Civilization: Creative Arts (BCA)   3     PSC 3600: An Introduction to Plant Breeding and Heredity   2    
Biology Elective 4   Other PSC Elective   3  
Production Electives   3   Production Electives   3  
Elective 1   Elective 3  
Recommended Total Credits: 17   Recommended Total Credits: 14  
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

PSC 4250: Internship in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate   1-4     BIOL 4500: Applied Entomology    3    
      PSC 5530: Soil Health and Fertility (QI)   3    
Depth Humanites and Creative Arts (DHA) /Communications Intensive (CI) Course    3   Depth Social Sciences (DSS)     3  
Production Elective   3   Production Elective   3  
WILD 2200: Ecology of Our Changing World (BLS)   3     Communications Intensive (CI)   3  
Elective 3        
Recommended Total Credits: 13+   Recommended Total Credits: 16  
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Contact Lisa Allen, lisa.allen@usu.edu, 435-797-0454 for advising.

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