Current Plant Sciences
Undergraduate Curriculum


General Requirements


Communications
ENGLSH 1000, Exposition & Argumentation (3)
(Select One):
AG ED 2220, Verbal Communication (3)
COMMUN 1200, Public Speaking (3)

Mathematics

MATH 1100, College Algebra (c- or better required) (3)

*Physical or Biological Science (9)

May be partially fulfilled by other Plant Science requirements.

*Social or Behavioral Sciences (9)
(Select One):

AG EC 1041, Microeconomics (3)
AG EC 1042, Macroeconomics (3)

Remaining credits may be partially fulfilled by other Plant Science requirements.

State Law Requirements (Select One)

HIST 1100, Survey of Amer. History to 1865 (3)
HIST 1200, Survey of Amer. History since 1865 (3)
HIST 2210, Twentieth Century America (3)
HIST 2440, History of Missouri (3)
HIST 4000, Age of Jefferson (3)
HIST 4220, U.S. Society btw the Wars 1918-1945 (3)
HIST 4230, Our Times: United States Since 1945 (3)
POL SC 1100, American Government (3)
POL SC 2100, State Government (3)

*Humanistic Studies and Fine Arts (9)

May be partially fulfilled by other Plant Science requirements.

Writing Intensive (WI)

Any TWO courses designated "WI" on the Writing Intensive Course List as provided by the MU General Education Program. One within degree, 3000-level or above.

*Any courses designated respectively on the Distribution of Content Course List as provided by the MU General Education Program.

Major Field Requirements


Core Courses

BIOSC 1200, General Botany with Lab (5)
PLNT S 1002, Career Development (1)
PLNT S 2100, Introduction to Soils (3)
PLNT S 2125, Plant Structure & Function (3)
PLNT S 3130, Undergraduate Seminar (1)
PLNT S 3230, Plant Propagation (WI) (3)
SOIL 2106, Soil Science Lab (2)

Pest Sequence:

PLNT S 4500, Plant Pathogens (4)

(Select One) see emphasis area for specific requirements
PLNT S 3210, Principles of Weed Science (4)
PLNT S 3710 & 3715, Intro. Entomology & Diversity Laboratory (5)

Professional Development

(Select One)
AG ED LD 2250, Introduction to Leadership (3)
AG ED LD 2260, Organizational Leadership (3)
ENG 2030, Professional Writing (3)
SCI AG J 3210, Fundamentals of Communication (3)
SCI AG J 3240, Communicating on the Web (3)

(Select Two) (6)
Any courses within Accounting, Agricultural Economics, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing or Personal Financial Planning

Emphasis

Breeding, Biology and Biotechnology
Crop Management
Horticultural Science and Design

Capstone Experience
(Select One with permission from adviser)

PLNT S 4940, Internship in Plant Science (3)
PLNT S 4950, Undergraduate Research (3)
PLNT S 4975*, Advanced Landscape Design (4)
*Only Horticultural Science and Design students

Electives


Any courses necessary to total 120 credits.
A minimum of 24 credit hours in courses numbered 2000 or above and an additional 24 credit hours in courses numbered 3000 or above must be included in the program total of 128 hours. Also, 30 of the last 36 hours must be completed with MU courses.

EMPHASIS AREAS

Breeding, Biology & Biotechnology

CHEM 1320, College Chemistry (4)
CHEM 2100, Organic Chemistry I (3)
PLNT S 3213, Genetics of Ag. Plants & Animals (3)
PLNT S 3225, Principles of Plant Breeding (Core)
PLNT S 4315, Crop Physiology (3)
PLT S 4325, Plant Field Crop Breeding (3)
STAT 2530, Statistical Methods in Natural Resources (3)

(Select Three)

BIOCHM 3630, General Biochemistry (3)
BIO SC 2300, Introduction to Cell Biology (4)
BIOSC 3210, Plant Systematics (4)
PLNT S 3275, Grain Crops (3)
PLNT S 4313, Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition (3)
PLNT S 4320, Plant Physiology (3)
PLNT S 4400, Plant Anatomy (4)
PLNT S 4550, Ag. Biotechnology (4)

Crop Management

CHEM 1320, College Chemistry (4)
PLNT S 3210, Principles of Weed Science (4)
PLNT S 3213, Genetics of Ag. Plants & Animals (3)
PLNT S 3225, Principles of Plant Breeding (3)
PLNT S 3710, Introductory Entomology (3)
PLNT S 3715, Insect Diversity (2)
PLNT S 4313, Soil Fertility & Plant Nutrition (3)
PLNT S 4315, Crop Physiology (3)
PLNT S 4730, Insect Pest Management for Plant Protection (3)

(Select Three)

PLNT S 3240, Viticulture I (3)
PLNT S 3270, Forage Crops (3)
PLNT S 3275, Grain Crops (3)
PLNT S 4325, Field Crop Breeding (3)
PLNT S 4340, Viticulture II (3)
PLNT S 4360, Precision Ag. Science & Tech. (3)


Horticultural Science and Design

AG EC 2223, Agricultural Sales (3)
CHEM 1100, Atoms and Molecules (3)
PLNT S 2075, Environmental Horticulture (3)
PLNT S 2210, Ornamental Woody Plants (3)
PLNT S 2215, Ornamental Herbaceous Plants (3)
PLNT S 3250, Green Industry Bidding (2)
PLNT S 3252, Arboriculture and Pruning (2)
PLNT S 3355, Introductory Turfgrass (3)









(Select Five)

AG S M 2340, Pesticide Application Equipment (3)
PLNT S 2002, Landscape Site Analysis (2)
PLNT S 2220, Intro to Floral Design (2)
PLNT S 2221, Everyday Floral Design (3)
PLNT S 2254, Landscape Design (3)
PLNT S 3002, Landscape AutoCAD (3)
PLNT S 3002, Landscape Graphics (1)
PLNT S 3110, Horticulture Drainage and Irrigation Systems (2)
PLNT S 3213, Genetics of Agriculture (3)
PLNT S 3220, Special Occasion Floral Design (3)
PLNT S 3221, Wedding Floral Design (3)
PLNT S 3222, Retail Floral Management (3)
PLNT S 3260, Greenhouse Management (4)
PLNT S 4355, Advanced Turfgrass Management (3)
PLNT S 4365, Greenhouse Crops Production (4)
PLNT S 4975, Advanced Landscape Design (capstone) (4)
SOIL 4313, Soil Fertility & Plant Nutrition (3)

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