Plant Biology: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, BS

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

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
HIST 1103Survey of American History3
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 1613Trigonometry (A) 13
STAT 4013Statistical Methods I (A) 13
or STAT 2013 Elementary Statistics (A)
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
BIOL 1114Introductory Biology (LN) 14
PHYS 1114General Physics (LN) 14
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Courses designated (S)3
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)6
Hours Subtotal41
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
First Year Seminar
A&S 1111A&S First Year Seminar (transfer students with 15 hours exempt)1
Arts & Humanities
See note 2.a.3
Natural & Mathematical Sciences
CHEM 1314General Chemistry (LN)4
CHEM 1515General Chemistry (LN)5
Foreign Language
See note 30
Upper-Division General Education
Select 6 hours outside major department
See note 2.c.
Hours Subtotal13
Major Requirements
Minimum GPA 2.50 in Major Requirements or minimum grade of “C” in each course; AND 2.0 minimum GPA in all BIOL & BOT courses
Core Courses
BIOL 3023General Genetics3
BIOL 3034General Ecology4
BIOL 4133Evolution3
BOT 1404Plant Biology (LN)4
BOT 3233Plant Anatomy3
BOT 3463Plant Physiology3
BOT 4400Undergraduate Research1
Select 9 hours of upper-division coursework from BOT (No more than 3 hours of general education courses in the natural sciences)9
Related Courses
BIOL 1604Animal Biology4
or MICR 2123 Introduction to Microbiology
BOT 3005Field Botany5
or BOT 3114 Plant Taxonomy
Select one of the following:5
The Chemistry of Organic Compounds
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Lab
and Organic Chemistry
Supplemental Courses
Select 9 to 14 hours of the following (no more than 3 hours of general education courses):12
Invertebrate Zoology
Environmental Biology
Principles of Conservation Biology
Conservation Genetics
Mammalogy
Limnology
Ornithology
Community Ecology
Insect Biology and Classification
Spatial Analysis (A)
Biogeography
Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future
Geography of Grass-Dominated Ecosystems
Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
Remote Sensing
Geographic Information Systems: Resource Management Applications
Introduction to GIS Programming
Applied Ecology Laboratory
Applied Ecology and Conservation
Geospatial Technologies for Natural Resources
Forest Ecology
Wildland Fire Ecology and Management
Restoration Ecology
Ecology Of Invasive Species
Natural Resources, People and Sustainable Development (I)
Forest Biology
Wetland Ecology and Management
Fundamentals of Soil Science (N)
Environmental Soil Science
Hours Subtotal56
Electives
Select 10 hours10
May need to include 6 hours of a foreign language (see note 3)
May need to include 6 hours upper-division general education outside major department (see note 2.c.)
Hours Subtotal10
Total Hours120
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College and Departmental Requirements that may be used to meet Gen Ed Requirements.

Other Requirements

  • See the College of Arts and Sciences Requirements.
  • Upper-Division Credit: Total hours must include at least 40 hours in courses numbered 3000 or above.
  • Hours in One Department: Hours in one department in excess of 54 will be added to the minimum total of 120 required for graduation.

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

  1. General Education Requirements
    No more than two courses (or eight hours) from the major department may be used to meet General Education and College and Departmental Requirements. The General Education required English Composition, required U.S. History, required American Government, one required MATH or STAT course, and required foreign language for B.A. degrees do not count against the two-course maximum.
  2. A&S College/Departmental Requirements
    1. Arts and Humanities are defined as any course carrying an (H) designation or courses from AMST, ART, DANC, ENGL (except ENGL 3323 Technical Writing) HIST, MUSI, PHIL (except PHIL 1313 Logic and Critical Thinking (A), PHIL 3003 Symbolic Logic (A) and PHIL 4003 Mathematical Logic and Computability), REL, TH, and foreign languages.
    2. Natural and Mathematical Sciences are defined as any course from the following prefixes: ASTR, BIOC, BIOL, BOT, CHEM, CS (except CS 4883 Social Issues in Computing), GEOL, MATH, MICR, PHYS, and STAT; or courses from other departments that carry an (A) or (N) general education designation.
    3. The required six hours of upper-division General Education may not include courses from the student’s major department. This requirement may be satisfied by courses also used to satisfy any part of a student’s degree program (i.e., in General Education, College Departmental Requirements, Major Requirements or Electives).
    4. Non-Western Studies Requirement for B.A. and B.F.A.; One 3-hour course in Non-Western Studies from:
      AMIS 2013Introduction to American Indian Studies (D)3
      AMIS 4013American Indian Sovereignty (D)3
      ANTH 3443Peoples of Mesoamerica (IS)3
      ANTH 4223The Aztec Empire (H)3
      ART 3693Survey of Asian Art (H)3
      ART 3733History of Latin American Art I3
      ART 4603History of Ancient Egyptian Art3
      ART 4653History of Indian Art3
      ART 4663History of Chinese Art (H)3
      ART 4673History of Japanese Art3
      ART 4683Modern and Contemporary Art in Asia3
      ART 4703Art East and West: Biases and Borrowings3
      ART 4713 The Visual Culture of the Islamic World (HI)3
      ART 4763Native American Art and Material Culture3
      CHIN 1813Elementary Chinese II3
      ENGL 2963Survey of Nonwestern Traditions (HI)3
      ENGL 3183Native American Literature (DH)3
      ENGL 3190Readings in Postcolonial and Multiethnic Literature (African Novel)3
      ENGL 4330Studies in Native American Literature3-6
      FLL 1000Special Studies in Foreign Languages and Literatures (Arabic 2 & Mvskoke2)1-10
      GEOG 3053Introduction to Central Asian Studies (IS)3
      GEOG 3733Russia and Its Neighbors (IS)3
      GEOG 3753Asia (IS)3
      GEOG 3763Africa (IS)3
      GEOG 3783The Middle East (IS)3
      HIST 1713Survey of Eastern Civilization (H)3
      HIST 3013Ancient Egypt and Israel (H)3
      HIST 3043Ancient Mesopotamia: Iraq, Iran & Syria from 4000-333 B.C. (H)3
      HIST 3053Introduction to Central Asian Studies (IS)3
      HIST 3123The History of Modern Africa (HI)3
      HIST 3133African Diaspora History (H)3
      HIST 3153Russia to 1861 (H)3
      HIST 3163Russia Since 1861 (HI)3
      HIST 3203The Medieval World, 500-1500 (H)3
      HIST 3403East Asia to 1800 (H)3
      HIST 3413East Asia Since 1800 (HI)3
      HIST 3423Modern Japan (HI)3
      HIST 3433Modern China (HI)3
      HIST 3443Gender Relations in Chinese History (H)3
      HIST 3503Medieval Islamic History (H)3
      HIST 3513Modern Middle East (HI)3
      HIST 3523History of South Asia 1700 - Present (HI)3
      HIST 3543Israel & Palestine in Modern Times (HI)3
      HIST 3553Media and Popular Culture in the Arab Middle East (HI)3
      HIST 3583Minorities and Diversity in the Middle East (H)3
      HIST 3793Native American History (DH)3
      HONR 3033Contemporary Cultures of the Non-Western World: Honors (IS)3
      JAPN 1813Elementary Japanese II3
      JAPN 2813Intermediate Japanese I3
      JAPN 3713Intermediate Japanese II3
      MUSI 3583Traditional World Music (HI)3
      PHIL 3943Asian Philosophy (HI)3
      PHIL 4943Indian Philosophy3
      PHIL 4953East Asian Philosophy3
      POLS 3003The Soviet Union: History, Society and Culture(IS)3
      POLS 3053 Introduction to Central Asian Studies (IS)3
      POLS 3123Politics of Russia and Eurasia (I)3
      POLS 3163Politics of Africa (I)3
      POLS 3223Politics Of East Asia3
      POLS 3313Politics Of The Middle East3
      REL 1103Introduction to World Religions (HI)3
      REL 3573The Religions of Native Americans (DH)3
      REL 4113The World of Islam: Cultural Perspectives (HI)3
      REL 4213Understanding Global Islam (HI)3
      REL 4223Religions and Sects in the Middle East (HI)3
      RUSS 1813Elementary Russian II3
      RUSS 3003The Soviet Union: History, Society and Culture (IS)3
      RUSS 3053Introduction to Central Asian Studies (IS)3
      RUSS 3123Russian Culture and Civilization (H)3
      RUSS 4013Survey of Russian Literature I3
      RUSS 4023Survey of Russian Literature II3
      RUSS 4113Russian Literature in Translation I (H)3
      RUSS 4123Russian Literature in Translation II3
      SOC 4533World Population Problems3
      SOC 4653Gender and the Middle East (IS)3

      This requirement may be satisfied by courses also used to satisfy any part of a student’s degree program (i.e., in General Education, College Departmental Requirements, Major Requirements or Electives).
    5. The College of Arts & Sciences requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in all major requirements and a minimum 2.0 GPA in all major-prefix courses.
  3. Foreign Language Proficiency
    1. The foreign language requirement for the B.A. may be satisfied by 10 hours college credit in the same language, or equivalent proficiency (e.g., passing an advanced standing examination; completing a second-year or higher college-level course in the language, etc.).
    2. The foreign language requirement for the B.S., B.M. and B.F.A. may be satisfied by presenting a high school transcript which demonstrates two years of study of a single foreign language (passing grades at second year level of study). It may also be satisfied by any of the options listed above for the B.A. utilizing elective hours.
    3. In addition to a. and b., students pursuing teacher certification must meet novice-high foreign language proficiency by presenting a high school transcript which demonstrates two years of study of a single foreign language with no grade below B. Or, students may complete 5 hours college credit in the same language with no grade below C (or pass an advanced standing examination equivalent to 5 hours of college credit.
  4. Exclusions
    1. Courses used to satisfy the General Education English Composition, U.S. History, American Government, and Mathematics or Statistics requirements will not count toward the 54 hour maximum allowed from one department.
    2. Courses with ATHL or LEIS prefixes and leisure activity courses may not be used for degree credit.
  5. Teacher Certification
    Students can satisfy the requirements for secondary schools teaching certification while earning a B.A. or B.S. in the College of Arts & Sciences. Those interested should see their Arts and Sciences adviser and the OSU Professional Education Unit in room 325 Willard.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2023.