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2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Land Plant Climate Systems: Applied Climatology 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 Environmental Soil Science  or 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 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 2.75 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)            3     CHEM 1210: Principles of Chemistry I   4    
MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL)    4     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)      3    
PSC 13XX: Forum on LPC   3   GEO 1110: Physical Geology (BPS)   3    
PSC 2000: The Atmosphere and Weather (BPS)   3     GEO 1115: Physical Geology Laboratory   1    
USU 1300: U.S. Institutions (BAI)   3     MATH 1220: Calculus II (QL)   4    
Total Recommended Credits: 16   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     ASTE 2900: Food Matters: Ethics, Economics, and the Environment (BSS)   3    
BIOL 1615: Biology I Laboratory   1     PHYS 2220: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (BPS/QI)   4    
MATH 2250: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (QI)   4     PSC 3500: Structure and Function of Plants   3    
PHYS 2210: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (BPS/QI)   4     PSC 4810: Climate and Climate Change (DSC/QI)   3    
Breadth Humanities (BHU) Course   3   Discipline Courses   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 3000: Fundamentals of Soil Science   4     GEO 5680: Paleoclimatology   3    
PSC 5400: General Meteorology  3    PSC 5003: Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces   4    
STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI)   3     Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Course   3  
WILD 2200: Ecology of Our Changing World (BLS)   3     Discipline Courses   3  
Total Recommended Credits: 13   Total Recommended Credits: 13  
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

APEC 3012: Introduction to Natural Resource and Regional Economics (DSS)   3     PSC 48XX: Challenges in Land Plant Climate Systems (CI) 2  
GEO 3150: Energy in the Twenty-first Century (DSC/QI)   3     PSC 5270: Environmental Plant Physiology   2    
PSC 5670: Environmental Soil Physics   4   Taught even years only PSC 5500: Environmental Physics of Land Ecosystems and Climate   3    
Depth Humanities (DHA) Course  or Communications Intensive (CI) Course   3   PSC 6900: Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate   1-8   Enroll in 3 credits
Discipline Courses   3   Discipline Courses   3  
Total Recommended Credits: 16   Total Recommended Credits: 13  
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Contact Lisa Allen, lisa.allen@usu.edu, 435-797-0454 for advising.

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