Soils Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science Degree. Crop and Soil Science Major. Soil Option.

Visit the Plant and Earth Science Department page to learn more about the program.

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman
Year

CHEM 121 General Chemistry I - 5
ENGL 100 Academic Reading and Writing - 3
MATH 146 College Algebra - 3
P ED 108 Health and Fitness for Life - 1
General Education HF course - 3
Total semester credits - 15

CHEM 122 General Chemistry II - 5
CROP 161 Introduction to Plant Science - 3
GEOL 101/102 Introductory Geology and Lab - 4
General Education SB course - 3
Total semester credits - 15

Sophomore
Year

AGEN 150 Agricultural Engineering Technology - 3
BIOL 150 General Biology - 3
ESM 105 Introduction to Environmental Studies - 3
COMS 116 Business and Professional Communication - 3
SOIL 120 Introductory Soil Science - 3
Total semester credits - 15

CROP 263 Forage Crop Production - 3
ENGL 200 Investigating Ideas: Reading, Writing,
and the Disciplines - 3
SOIL 311 Soil Fertility - 4
Directed elective course - 3
General Education Global Perspectives course - 3
Physical education activity course - 0.5
Total semester credits - 16.5

Junior
Year

AGEC 230 Agricultural Economics I - 3
CROP 266 Corn and Soybean Production - 3
SOIL 325 Hydric Soils and Wetlands - 3
American Cultural Diversity University course - 3
General Education MD course - 3
Total semester credits - 15

ENGL 367 Technical Writing - 3
ESM 360 Applied Hydrology and Water Quality - 4
Directed elective course - 4
Elective course - 3
Physical education activity course - 0.5
Total semester credits - 14.5

Senior
Year

SOIL 350 Pedology - 4
SOIL 440 Soil and Water Conservation - 4
Directed elective course - 4
Elective course - 3
Total semester credits - 15

GEOL 327 Geomorphology - 4
SOIL 460 Soil Physics - 3
SOIL/CROP 485 Seminar - 1
Directed elective course - 3
Elective course - 3
Total Semester credits - 14

Summary of Degree Requirements

General Education - 38 cr.
University Requirements - 6 cr.
Foundation Courses in Agriculture - 12 cr.
Major Required Courses - 15 cr.
Option Required Courses - 27 cr.
Directed Electives - 10-14 cr.
Credits to Degree - 120 cr.

This academic plan is an example of how students might choose to fulfill program requirements within a period of four years. After consulting with their advisors, students may make other course choices which would meet the program requirements and be more suitable for them.


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