PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCE

Special studies in many facets of crop production and soil science are emphasized in this curriculum. Studies include soil origin and management, soil resource utilization, plant reproduction including genetics and breeding, fertilizer formulation and use, pesticides, crop management, and ornamental horticulture. Practical applications of basic principles are illustrated with field trips; research in plant breeding, nutrition, management, and physiology at the Experiment Station; and visits to farms and industries. A student may emphasize technology (production), science, or business phases of the plant and soil sciences according to individual interests.

Many career opportunities are available with various federal and state agencies, including the Agricultural Extension Service and Soil Conservation Service. Other opportunities are available in various industries associated with agriculture, including feed, seed, fertilizer, and chemical companies; agricultural supply and equipment companies; agricultural communications and public relations; conservation and recreation; and banking, credit appraisal, and sales.

Freshman Year
Biol 110-120 8 Hours
Eng 111-112 6 Hours
Math 140, 160 or 210 6 Hours
Pl Sci 110 3 Hours
Agriculture elective 3 Hours
Social Science/Humanities electives 6 Hours
Total Hours 32

Sophomore Year
Ag Econ 110 3 Hours
Ag ET 220 3 Hours
Chem 121-122 8 Hours
Comm 230 3 Hours
Econ 201-202 6 Hours
Micro 251 4 Hours
Soil Sc 210 4 Hours
Animal Science elective (Note 1 ) 3 Hours
Total Hours 34

Junior Year
Biol 336 3 Hours
Chem 310 3 Hours
Computer Science elective 3 Hours
Pl Sci 322, 333 6 Hours
Soil Sc 315, 412 6 Hours
Zool 325 3 Hours
Agricultural Economics elective 3 Hours
Animal Science elective (Note 1) 3 Hours
English or Communications elective Hours
(Must be a speaking or writing elective) 3 Hours
Total Hours 33

Senior Year
Agric 441 3 Hours
Bot 421 3 Hours
Pl Sci 261, 431, 442 9 Hours
Agricultural Engineering Technology elective 3 Hours
Agriculture elective 3 Hours
Electives 12 Hours
Total Hours 33

NOTE 1: Animal Science electives must include at least three hours of upper division courses.


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