May 19, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog (Year Under Revision) 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog (Year Under Revision)

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

 

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:

CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I (BPS)   4     ASTE 2900: Food Matters: Ethics, Economics, and the Environment (BSS)   3    
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3    
MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)   4     PHIL 1120: Social Ethics (BHU)   3    
USU 1330: Civilization: Creative Arts (BCA)   3     ECN 1500: Introduction to Economic Institutions, History, and Principles (BAI)   3     
      Agricultural Courseswork   3  
Total Recommended Credits: 14   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:

BIOL 1610: Biology I   3     APEC 3010: Introduction to Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (DSS)   3    
BIOL 1615: Biology I Laboratory   1     BIOL 1620: Biology II (BLS)   3    
PSC 3000: Fundamentals of Soil Science   4     BIOL 1625: Biology II Laboratory   1    
APEC 2010: Introduction to Microeconomics (BSS)    3   PSC 3800: Fundamentals of Organic Agriculture   3    
Agricultural Courseswork   3   PSC 3500: Structure and Function of Plants   3    
Elective 1   Human Systems Coursework   3  
Total Recommended Credits: 15   Total Recommended Credits: 16  
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

PSC 2000: The Atmosphere and Weather (BPS)   3     BIOL 4430: Introduction to Plant Pathology   4   
PSC 4900: Special Problems   1-4   Enroll in 1 credit PSC 3600: An Introduction to Plant Breeding and Heredity   2   Only taught even years
PSC 5550: Weed Biology and Control    4    PSC 4810: Climate and Climate Change (DSC/QI)   3    
Agricultural Courseswork    Agricultural Courseswork   3  
Depth Humanites (DHA) Course /Communications Intensive (CI) Course   3   Human Systems Coursework   3  
Elective 1        
Total Recommended Credits: 15   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:

Agricultural Courseswork    3   BIOL 4500: Applied Entomology   3    
Human Systems Coursework   6   PSC 5530: Soils and Plant Nutrient Bioavailability (QI)   or PSC 4900: Special Problems    3  or 1-4    
Communications Intensive (CI)   3   PSC 4XXX: Challenges in Sust LPCS 2  
PSC 4250: Internship in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate  1-4  Enroll in 3 credits PSC 5070: Advanced Agroecology   3  Taught Spring even years
WILD 2200: Ecology of Our Changing World (BLS)   3     Agricultural Courseswork   3  
Total Recommended Credits: 15   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
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Contact Lisa Allen, lisa.allen@usu.edu, 435-797-0454 for advising.

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