Soil and Crop Science Major, B.S.

Course Title Credits
General Requirements
General Requirements40-53
School of Agriculture Core11
Required Courses 1
SCSCI 1240Introduction to Plant Science3
SCSCI 2230Soils4
SCSCI 2260Crop Production and Agroecology3
SCSCI 3200Integrated Pest Management3
SCSCI 3210Principles of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry3
SCSCI 3750Soil and Crop Science Internship3-6
SCSCI 3850Pre-Capstone Seminar in Plant and Soil Sciences1
SCSCI 4310Capstone Experience in Plant and Soil Sciences3
BIOLOGY 1350General Botany5
or BIOLOGY 1150 Concepts of Biology
or BIOLOGY 1650 The Unity of Life
or BIOLOGY 1750 The Diversity of Life
CHEMSTRY 1050Survey of General Chemistry4-5
or CHEMSTRY 1140 General Chemistry I
Select one of the following:18+
A double major or an emphasis
A minor and the requirements listed below
Soil and Crop Management Electives9
Seed and Grain Crops
Precision Agriculture Technologies
Nutrient Management in Agriculture
Applied Agricultural Hydrology
Weed Science
Forage Crops
Soil and Water Conservation
Turfgrass Management
Fruit and Vegetable Production
Greenhouse Operation and Management
Faculty Led Short-Term International Experience in Agriculture
Advanced Soil and Crop Science Electives9
Plant Development and Biotechnology
Soil Fertility and Fertilizers
Regional Geomorphology and Soil Classification
Plant Breeding
Plant Physiology
Physical Properties of Soils
Plant Pathology
Soil Microbiology
Special Problems in Soil Science
Special Problems in Crop Science
Agro-Ecosystem Research
Undergraduate Research in Soil Science
Undergraduate Research in Crop Science
Agriculture Electives 26
Any AGBUS, AGET, ANSCI, ENVHORT, RECLAM or SCSCI courses 2000 level or above

Plant Breeding and Biotechnology Emphasis

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
BIOLOGY 2040Cell Biology4
BIOLOGY 2420Fundamentals of Biological Investigations3
BIOLOGY 3330Genetics3
BIOLOGY 3530Biotechnology3
SCSCI 3220Plant Development and Biotechnology4
SCSCI 4240Plant Breeding4
SCSCI 4340Plant Physiology3
SCSCI 4360Soil Microbiology3
SCSCI 4530Plant Pathology3
Soil and Crop Management Electives6
Seed and Grain Crops
Precision Agriculture Technologies
Nutrient Management in Agriculture
Applied Agricultural Hydrology
Weed Science
Forage Crops
Soil and Water Conservation
Turfgrass Management
Fruit and Vegetable Production
Greenhouse Operation and Management
Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
Faculty Led Short-Term International Experience in Agriculture
Advanced Soil and Crop Science Electives6
Soil Morphology and Classification
Soil Fertility and Fertilizers
Special Problems in Soil Science
Special Problems in Crop Science
Regional Geomorphology and Soil Classification
Physical Properties of Soils
Undergraduate Research in Soil Science
Undergraduate Research in Crop Science
Undergraduate Research in Environmental Horticulture
Agro-Ecosystem Research
Total Credits42

Comprehensive Agriculture Emphasis

Course Title Credits
Soil and Crop Management Electives 12
Nutrient Management in Agriculture
Seed and Grain Crops
Precision Agriculture Technologies
Forage Crops
Weed Science
Soil and Water Conservation
Applied Agricultural Hydrology
Fruit and Vegetable Production
Turfgrass Management
Faculty Led Short-Term International Experience in Agriculture
Advanced Soil Crop Science Electives 12
Plant Development and Biotechnology
Soil Fertility and Fertilizers
Plant Breeding
Plant Physiology
Soil Morphology and Classification
Regional Geomorphology and Soil Classification
Physical Properties of Soils
Plant Pathology
Soil Microbiology
Undergraduate Research in Soil Science
Undergraduate Research in Crop Science
Special Problems in Crop Science
Special Problems in Soil Science
Agro-Ecosystem Research
Agriculture Electives 118
Any AGBUS, AGET, ANSCI, ENVHORT, RECLAM, or SCSCI courses 2000 level or above
Total Credits42

International Emphasis

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
AGBUS 2330World Population, Food and Resources3
Select one of the following:3
Global Business
International Marketing
International Experience 115
Category A - Choose 3-12 credits from the following:
Study abroad experience 2
One-on-one exchange experience 2
Faculty Led Short-Term International Experience in Agriculture
Category B - Choose 3-12 credits from the following:
Additional Soil and Crop Management Electives9
Seed and Grain Crops
Precision Agriculture Technologies
Nutrient Management in Agriculture
Applied Agricultural Hydrology
Weed Science
Forage Crops
Soil and Water Conservation
Turfgrass Management
Fruit and Vegetable Production
Greenhouse Operation and Management
Advanced Soil and Crop Science Electives9
Plant Development and Biotechnology
Soil Morphology and Classification
Soil Fertility and Fertilizers
Special Problems in Soil Science
Special Problems in Crop Science
Regional Geomorphology and Soil Classification
Plant Breeding
Plant Physiology
Soil Microbiology
Physical Properties of Soils
Undergraduate Research in Soil Science
Undergraduate Research in Crop Science
Plant Pathology
Agro-Ecosystem Research
Total Credits39

Agricultural Hydrology and Water Quality Emphasis

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
GEOLOGY 1140Physical Geology4
SCSCI 3340Nutrient Management in Agriculture3
SCSCI 3350Soil Fertility and Fertilizers3
SCSCI 3360Applied Agricultural Hydrology3
SCSCI 4350Soil and Water Conservation3
AGET 3950Soil and Water Conservation Engineering3
SCSCI 4370Physical Properties of Soils3
BIOLOGY 2420Fundamentals of Biological Investigations3
BIOLOGY 3750Freshwater Biology4
GEOLOGY 3430Hydrogeology3
GEOGRPHY 3230Geographic Information Systems3
RECLAM 3410Wetland Ecology, Restoration and Management3
Soil and Crop Science Management Electives3
Seed and Grain Crops
Precision Agriculture Technologies
Weed Science
Forage Crops
Turfgrass Management
Fruit and Vegetable Production
Greenhouse Operation and Management
Faculty Led Short-Term International Experience in Agriculture
Advanced Soil and Crop Science Electives3
Plant Development and Biotechnology
Plant Breeding
Plant Physiology
Soil Morphology and Classification
Regional Geomorphology and Soil Classification
Soil Microbiology
Plant Pathology
Undergraduate Research in Soil Science
Undergraduate Research in Crop Science
Special Problems in Soil Science
Special Problems in Crop Science
Agro-Ecosystem Research
Total Credits44

Agronomy Emphasis

Course Title Credits
Soil and Crop Management Electives 18
Nutrient Management in Agriculture
Seed and Grain Crops
Precision Agriculture Technologies (Advanced Soil & Crop Science Electives )
Forage Crops
Weed Science
Soil and Water Conservation
Applied Agricultural Hydrology
Turfgrass Management
Fruit and Vegetable Production
Greenhouse Operation and Management
Faculty Led Short-Term International Experience in Agriculture
Advanced Soil and Crop Science Electives15
Plant Development and Biotechnology
Soil Fertility and Fertilizers
Plant Breeding
Plant Physiology
Soil Morphology and Classification
Regional Geomorphology and Soil Classification
Physical Properties of Soils
Special Problems in Soil Science
Special Problems in Crop Science
Soil Microbiology
Plant Pathology (Soil and Crop Management Electives (9 credits))
Undergraduate Research in Soil Science
Undergraduate Research in Crop Science
Agro-Ecosystem Research
Agriculture Electives 19
Any AGBUS, AGET, ANSCI, ENVHORT, RECLAM, or SCSCI courses 2000 level or above
Total Credits42

Soil Science Emphasis

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
CHEMSTRY 1240General Chemistry II4
PHYSICS 1050Principles of Physics5
or PHYSICS 1350 Introductory Physics I
GEOLOGY 1140Physical Geology4
SCSCI 3350Soil Fertility and Fertilizers3
SCSCI 3340Nutrient Management in Agriculture3
SCSCI 4350Soil and Water Conservation3
SCSCI 4370Physical Properties of Soils3
SCSCI 4360Soil Microbiology3
SCSCI 3410Regional Geomorphology and Soil Classification 13
GEOGRPHY 3230Geographic Information Systems3
RECLAM 3410Wetland Ecology, Restoration and Management3
Soil and Crop Management Electives3
Seed and Grain Crops
Precision Agriculture Technologies
Forage Crops
Weed Science
Applied Agricultural Hydrology
Turfgrass Management
Fruit and Vegetable Production
Greenhouse Operation and Management
Faculty Led Short-Term International Experience in Agriculture
Advanced Soil and Crop Science Electives3
Plant Development and Biotechnology
Plant Breeding
Plant Physiology
Plant Pathology
Undergraduate Research in Soil Science
Undergraduate Research in Crop Science
Special Problems in Soil Science
Special Problems in Crop Science
Agro-Ecosystem Research
Total Credits43