May 24, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog (Year Under Revision) 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog (Year Under Revision)

Plant Science: Research 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 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 Horticulture and Cropping Systems  

 

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 1210: Calculus I (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    
MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)   4     Breadth Humanities (BHU) Course   3  
PSC 1050: Plants, Soils, and Climate Orientation   1-2   Enroll in 1 credit MATH 1060: Trigonometry   2    
USU 1300: U.S. Institutions (BAI)   3     Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Course   3  
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3    ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3   
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:

CHEM 1210: Principles of Chemistry I   4     BIOL 4410: Plant Structure  or PSC 3500: Structure and Function of Plants    3  or 3    
CHEM 1215: Chemical Principles Laboratory I   1     BIOL 4430: Introduction to Plant Pathology   4    
Breadth Social Sciences (BSS) Course   3   CHEM 1220: Principles of Chemistry II (BPS)   4    
MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL)   4     CHEM 1225: Chemical Principles Laboratory II   1    
PSC Elective    3   ENGL 3080: Introduction to Technical Communication (CI)   3    
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:

CHEM 2300: Principles of Organic Chemistry   3     BIOL 3060: Principles of Genetics (QI)   4    
CHEM 2315: Organic Chemistry Laboratory I   1     Elective 3  
PSC 3000: Fundamentals of Soil Science   4     PSC Elective   3  
Depth Social Sciences (DSS) Course  3   PSC Soil Elective   3  
Elective  3   BIOL 4500: Applied Entomology  3   
Total Recommended Credits: 14   Total Recommended Credits: 16  
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

BIOL 2220: General Ecology   3      Elective 3  
BIOL 4400: Plant Physiology (QI)   4     PHYS 2120: General Physics - Life Sciences II (BPS)   4    
PHYS 2110: General Physics - Life Sciences I   4     PSC Soil Elective   3  
PSC 5550: Weed Biology and Control   4     Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)  / Communications Intensive (CI)   3 Course that has DHA and CI combined
      Elective 3  
Total Recommended Credits: 15   Total Recommended Credits: 16  
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Contact Lisa Allen, lisa.allen@usu.edu, 435-797-0454 for advising.

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