Pest Management (PEST), Minor

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2017-2018. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Total Hours: 18 hours

Minor Requirements
Select one or both of the following:3-6
Introduction to Entomology (LN)
Principles of Plant Pathology
Select 3-6 hours of the following:3-6
Turfgrass Integrated Pest Management
Principles of Weed Science
Advanced Weed Science
Plant-Environment Interactions
Livestock Entomology
Postharvest, Structural, and Urban Arthropod Pests
Insect Pests of Agronomic Crops
Horticultural Insects
Insects in Forest Ecosystems
Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Applications of Biotechnology in Pest Management
Select 3-4 hours of the following:3-4
Plant Biology (LN)
Introduction to Plant and Soil Systems
Applied Plant Science
Principles of Horticultural Science (LN)
Introduction to the Animal Sciences
Introduction to Microbiology
Elements of Forestry
Ecology of Natural Resources
Fundamentals of Soil Science (N)
Select additional hours to total 18 hours, from any of the following, or other upper level course approved by the minor's departmental adviser:2
Livestock Entomology
Postharvest, Structural, and Urban Arthropod Pests
Insect Physiology
Insect Pests of Agronomic Crops
Horticultural Insects
Insects in Forest Ecosystems
Ecological Methodology
Insect Biology and Classification
Aquatic Entomology
Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Principles of Plant Pathology
Fungi: Myths and More
Turfgrass Integrated Pest Management
Global Issues in Agricultural Biosecurity and Forensics
Applications of Biotechnology in Pest Management
Principles of Weed Science
Advanced Weed Science
Plant-Environment Interactions
Environmental Soil Science
Soil Microbiology
Principles of Rangeland Management
Ecology Of Invasive Species

Additional OSU Requirements

Undergraduate Minors

  • An undergraduate minor must include between fifteen and thirty hours, inclusive, of undergraduate coursework.
  • A minimum of six credit hours for the minor must be earned in residence at OSU.
  • The courses required for a minor may be included in the course requirements for any undergraduate degree or they may be in addition to degree requirements, depending on the overlap between the minor and degree requirements. However, an undergraduate minor must be earned in an academic field other than the student’s declared degree option. The minor may not duplicate the degree major or option (for example, a student who earns a BA in Art with an Art History option may earn a minor in Studio Art but not Art History).
  • A student generally follows the minor requirements associated with his or her matriculation year or newer requirements that have been established since matriculation. The time limit for following minor requirements from a given academic year is six years.

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