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2007-08 Undergraduate Catalog

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Plant Science
Description of the Major
The plant science major, offered jointly by the departments of Agronomy and Plant Pathology, enables you to apply principles associated with production and improvement of agronomic crops. You will acquire knowledge about the scientific fundamentals of plant growth of field and forage crops. You acquire knowledge about fungi, bacteria and viruses, as well as environmental factors that cause plant disease. This program prepares you to work in the lab and field settings and to develop applied skills for research and extension.

Additional information is available from your major's website.
Before Graduating You Must
  • Complete a research paper and an oral presentation with satisfactory faculty evaluation.
  • Pass AEE 3030C and AEE 3033C.
  • Satisfy the Florida statutory requirements for CLAST.
  • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)
  1. Knowledge of agronomy and plant pathology related to crop production systems; environmentally sound management practices; genetic and molecular principles related to crops.
  2. Apply knowledge and principles of plant science through classroom and/or lab settings.
  3. Create, interpret and analyze written text, oral messages and multimedia presentations used in agricultural life sciences.

Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
AEE 3030C     X
AEE 3033C     X
AGR 3005 X X  
AGR 3303 X X  
PLP 3002C X X  
SOS 3022 and 3022L X X  

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