Curriculum Requirements for B.S. in Plant Biology Curriculum Requirements by Semester
(updated June 13, 2003 )
|ALS 103||Introductory Topics in ALS||
|ENG 101||Acad. Writing||4|
|Writing and Speaking1||3|
Humanities and Social Studies (21 credits)2
A. One course from Literature list.
B. One course from History or Philosophy or Religion Electives list.
C. One course from History or Visual and Performing Arts Electives list.
D. Two courses from the Psychology, Economics, Politics and Government Sociology, Anthropology, and Cultural Geography
Lists (courses must be selected from different lists).
E. One course from Science, Technology, and Society: Humanities and Social Sciences Perspectives List (not Science and Technology Perspectives list).
F. One course from any of the above-named Lists or from the Advanced Humanities and Social Sciences Lists.
G. 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|
|BIO 181, 183||
Introductory Biology I & II3
|PB 250||Plant Biology||4|
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
Chemistry - A Molecular Sci. Lab
Introductory Organic Chemistry OR
Organic Chemistry I
Principles of Genetics
College Physics I & II
Group II - Research or teaching experience in one of the following (3 credits):
|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||3|
Group III - Take one calculus course and one statistics course. (6-7 credits).
|MA 121||Elements of Calculus OR|
|MA 131||Calculus for Life & Mgmt Sci A OR||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.
|PB 213||Plants and Civilization (Spring only)||3|
|PB 215||Medicinal Plants (Fall only)||3|
|PB 220||Local Flora||3|
|PB 222||Kingdom of Fungi (Fall only)||3|
|PB 277||Space Biology||3|
|PB 321||Whole Plant Physiology||4|
|PB 3607||Introduction to Ecology (Fall only)||3|
|PB 365||Ecology Lab||1|
|PB 400||Plant Stucture & Diversity||4|
|PB 403||Systematic Botany||4|
|PB 405||Wetland Flora (Fall only)||3|
|PB (Z0) 414||Cell Biology (Spring only)||3|
|PB 421||Plant Physiology (Fall & Spring)||3|
|PB 422||Plant Phyiol. Lab||1|
|PB 445||Paleobotany (Spring only)||4|
|PB 480||Introductory Plant Biotechnology||3|
Special topics or Graduate (for advanced undergraduates
Plant Biology courses may also be used.
|Advised Electives (Selected from Groups A, B, or C)8||18-30|
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
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
2Electives from lists approved by University Provost.
3BIO 105,106 or BIO 125, 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 BiologyTeaching 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.
8Adviser will help students select courses that augment their career objectives.