Curriculum Requirements for B. S. in Plant Biology: Predental/Premedical Emphasis
ALS 103 Introductory Topics in ALS 1
Languages (9 credits)
ENG 111 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Writing and Speaking1 3
Humanities and Social Sciences (21 credits)2
A. Two courses from the History and Literature Lists (may be either 2 History courses, 2 Literature courses, or 1 History course and 1 Literature course).
B. One course from the Philosophy, Religion, or Visual and Performing Arts Electives List.
C. Two courses from the Psychology, Economics, Politics and Government, Sociology, Anthropology, and Cultural Geography Lists (courses must be selected from different lists).
D. One course from Science, Technology, and Society: Humanities and Social Sciences Perspectives list (not Science and Technology Perspectives list).
E. One course from any of the above-named Lists or from the Advanced Humanities and Social Sciences Lists.
F. One of the courses elected to fulfill the Humanities and Social Sciences Requirement must focus on a non-English speaking culture. This course may come from the Foreign Language Electives List.
Natural Sciences and Mathematics (51 - 59 credits)
Group I - Take all courses (34 - 38 credits).
PB 101 Perspectives on Plant Biology 1
BIO 181, 183 Introductory Biology I & II3 4+4
PB 250 Plant Biology 4
CH 101 Chemistry - A Molecular Science 3
CH 102 Chemistry - A Molecular Science Lab 1
CH 2204 Introductory Organic Chemistry OR
CH 221 Organic Chemistry I 4
GN 411 Principles of Genetics 4
PY 211, 212 College Physics I & II 4+4
Group II - Research or teaching experience in one of the following (2credits):
PB 492 External Learning Experience OR
PB 493 Special Problems in BOtany OR
PB 495 Special Topics in BOtany OR
ALS 498 Research or Teaching I 2
Group III - Take one calculus course and one statistics course. (6 - 7credits).
MA 121 Elements of Calculus OR
MA 131 Calculus for Life & Manage. Sci. A OR 3
MA 141 Calculus I5 4
ST 101 Statistics by Example OR
ST 311 Introduction to Statistics 6 3
Group IV - Plant Biology Courses. Take 3 courses. At least one of these courses must be at 300- or 400-level. (9 - 12 credits). A 2.0 GP is required in all Plant Biology courses:
PB 213 Plants and Civilization 3
PB 215 Medicinal Plants 3
PB 220 Local Flora 3
PB 222 Kingdom of Fungi 3
PB 277 Space Biology 3
PB 321 Intro. Whole Plant Physiology 4
PB 3607 Introduction to Ecology 3
PB 365 Ecology Lab 1
PB 400 Plant Structure & Diversity 4
PB 403 Systematic Plant Biology 4
PB 405 Wetland Flora 3
PB(ZO) 414 Cell Biology 3
PB 421 Plant Physiology 3
PB 422 Plant Physiology Lab 1
PB 480 Introductory Plant Biotechnology 3
Special topics or Graduate (for advanced undergraduates only) Plant Biology courses may also be used.
Advised Electives (Selected from Groups A, B, or C)8 18-30
Required electives: ;
MA 231 or 241
Strongly recommend electives:
Free Electives 14
Physical Education (2 credits)
One credit must be for completion of a 100-level PE Course 2
Minimum Hours Required for Graduation 128
Foreign language proficiency at the FL_ 102 level is required for graduation.
1One course from either Advanced Writing Electives List, Communications/Speech Electives List, or Foreign Languages Electives List. ENG 333 (Communication for Science and Research) is strongly recommended.
2Electives from lists approved by University Provost.
3BIO 105 & 106, PB 200, and any 4-hour PB course with a lab may be approved as substitutes for BIO 181, BIO 183, and PB 250 by the Plant Biology Teaching Coordinator.
4CH 220 is a one semester course in the fundamental of organic chemistry; credit is not allowed for BOth CH 220 and CH 221.
5Credit is not allowed in more than one of MA 121, 131, and 141. MA 121 is for students who only require one semester of calculus; it does not have a second semester sequence.
6Credit is not allowed for BOth ST 101 and ST 311. Students interested in research are strongly encouraged to take BOth ST 311 and ST 501 (Experimental Statistics for Biological Sciences I).
7Students are encouraged to take PB 365 concurrently. ZO 260 may be used to substitute for PB 360/365.
8Adviser will help students select courses that augment their career objectives.