Curriculum Requirements for B. S. in Plant Biology
ALS 103 Introductory Topics in ALS 1
Languages (9 credits)
ENG 111 Composition and Rhetoric 3
ENG 112 Composition and Reading 3
Writing and Speaking1 3
Recommended: Minor in foreign language.
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).
AFS/HI 275. Introduction to History of South &
AFS/HI 276. Introduction to History of
HI 207. Ancient World to 180 A.D.
HI 208. The Middle Ages.
HI 222. History of British Cultures and Societies.
HI 263. Asian Civilizations to 1800.
B. One course from the Philosophy, Religion, or Visual and Performing Arts Electives List.
AFS/MDS 343. African Religions.
REL 300. Religious Traditions of the World.
REL 331. The Hindu Tradition.
REL 332. The Buddhist Tradition.
REL 333. Chinese Religions.
C. Two courses from the Psychology, Economics, Politics and Government, Sociology, Anthropology, and Cultural Geography Lists (courses must be selected from different lists).
ANT 251. Physical Anthropology.
ANT 252. Cultural Anthropology.
ANT 253. Introduction to Prehistory.
ANT 254. Language and Culture.
GEO 200. Principles of Geography.
GEO (SOC) 220. Cultural Geography.
D. One course from Science, Technology, and Society: Humanities and Social Sciences Perspectives list (not Science and Technology Perspectives list).
HI 321. Ancient and Medieval Science.
MDS 323. World Population & Food Prospects.
E. One course from any of the aBOve-named Lists or from the Advanced Humanities and Social Sciences Lists.
310. Native Peoples & Cultures of
330. Peoples & Cultures of
346. Peoples & Cultures of
HI 400. Civilization of the Ancient Near East.
HI 403. Ancient Greek Civilization.
HI 407. Islamic History to 1798.
HI 419. Modern European Imperialism.
MDS 240. African Civilization.
REL 481. Myth, Metaphor, and Religious Imagination.
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 Botany 1
PB 102 Introduction to Research 1
BIO 181, 183 Introductory Biology I & II3 4+4
PB 250 Plant Biology3 4
CH 101 Chemistry - A Molecular Science 3
CH 102 Chemistry - A Molecular Science Lab 1
CH 2204 Introductory Organic Chemistry
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 (2 credits):
PB 492 External Learning Experience OR 2
PB 493 Special Problems in Botany OR 2
PB 495 Special Topics in Botany OR 2
ALS 498 Honors Research or Teaching I 2
Group III - Take one calculus course and one statistics course. (6 - 7 credits).
MA 121 Elements of Calculus OR
MA 131 Calculus for Life & Management Sciences A 3
MA 141 Calculus I5 4
ST 101 Statistics by Example OR
ST 311 Introduction to Statistics6 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.
Recommended courses (in bold):
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 319 Plants in Folklore, Myth, and Religion 3
PB 325 Whole plant physiology 4
PB 3607 Introduction to Ecology 3
PB 400 Plant Diversity 4
PB 403 Plant Systematics 4
PB 405 Wetland Flora 3
PB(ZO) 414 Cell Biology 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
CS 213. Crops: Adaptation and Production.
FOR 212. Dendrology.
HS 201. Principles of Horticulture.
Free Electives 14
Recommended courses: GRK (LAT) 310. Classical Mythology.
GRK (LAT) 371. The Origins of American Mythology.
Physical Education (2 credits)
One credit must be for completion of a Fitness and Wellness Course 2
Minimum Hours Required for Graduation 128
Foreign language proficiency at the FL_ 102 level is required for graduation.
1One course from either the Advanced Writing Electives List, the Communications/Speech Electives List, or the Foreign Languages Electives List. ENG 333 (Communication for Science and Research) is strongly recommended.
2Electives from lists approved by University Provost.
3Credit cannot be earned for both PB 200 and PB 250; PB 200 may be substituted for PB 250 with permission from the Plant BiologyTeaching Coordinator. BIO 105 or BIO 125 and any 4-hour PB course with a lab may be approved as substitutes for BIO 181 and 183 by the Plant Biology Teaching Coordinator.
4CH 220 is a one semester course in the fundamentals 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 on 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.
8Adviser will help students select courses that augment their career objectives.