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2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Land Plant Climate Systems: Environmental Soil Science Option - BA, 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 Land-Plant-Climate Systems, 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 DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.
  •  Can also have an emphasis in Sustainable Food Production .

 

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 STAT 2000: Statistical Methods (QI)  OR STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI) 

 

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     Breadth Social Sciences (BSS) Course   3  
BIOL 1615: Biology I Laboratory   1     CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I (BPS)   4    
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3    
GEO 1110: Physical Geology (BPS)   3     MATH 1060: Trigonometry   2    
GEO 1115: Physical Geology Laboratory   1     WILD 2200: Ecology of Our Changing World (BLS)   3    
MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)   4          
Total Recommended Credits: 15   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL)   4     CHEM 1120: General Chemistry II (BPS)   4    
PSC 2000: The Atmosphere and Weather (BPS)   3     CHEM 1125: General Chemistry II Laboratory   1    
PSC 3000: Fundamentals of Soil Science   4     LAEP 1030: Introduction to Landscape Architecture (BCA)   3    
USU 1300: U.S. Institutions (BAI)   3     PSC 3500: Structure and Function of Plants   3    
Elective 1   PSC 4810: Climate and Climate Change (DSC/QI)   3    
      Elective 1  
Total Recommended Credits: 15   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

PHYS 2110: General Physics - Life Sciences I   4     PSC 5530: Soil Health and Fertility (QI)     3    
PSC 5130: Soil Genesis, Morphology, and Classification   4     PHYS 2120: General Physics - Life Sciences II (BPS)   4    
STAT 2000: Statistical Methods (QI)  OR STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI)     4  OR 3     Discipline Courses   3  
Discipline Courses   3   PSC 5050: Principles of Environmental Soil Chemistry   3   Taught odd years only
Elective 1   PSC 5560: Analytical Techniques for the Soil Environment   3   Taught odd years only
Total Recommended Credits: 14   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

PSC 5670: Environmental Soil Physics     4   Taught even years only (Fall semester) Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) Course /Communications Intensive (CI) Course     3  
Communications Intensive (CI) Course   3   Discipline Courses   6  
Discipline Courses   3   Elective   6  
APEC 3012: Introduction to Natural Resource and Regional Economics (DSS)    3          
Breadth Humanities (BHU)   3        
Total Recommended Credits: 16   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
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Contact Lisa Allen, lisa.allen@usu.edu, 435-797-0454 for advising.

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