Pest Management (PEST), Minor

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. 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 6-10 hours of the following:6-10
Insects in Global Public Health (N)
Postharvest, Structural, and Urban Arthropod Pests
Insect Pests of Agronomic Crops
Horticultural Insects
Insects in Forest Ecosystems
Principles of Horticultural Science (LN)
Introduction to Microbiology
Introduction to Natural History (LN)
Ecology of Natural Resources
Plant Biology (LN)
Applied Plant Science
Principles of Weed Science
Plant-Environment Interactions
Turfgrass Integrated Pest Management
Introduction to Plant and Soil Systems
Fundamentals of Soil Science (N)
Additional hours to total 18 hours, from any of the following, or other upper-level course approved by the minor's departmental advisor:
Postharvest, Structural, and Urban Arthropod Pests
Insect Morphology and Physiology
Insect Pests of Agronomic Crops
Horticultural Insects
Insects in Forest Ecosystems
Ecological Methodology
Insect Biology and Classification
Aquatic Entomology
Climatology (N)
Greenhouse Management
Principles of Rangeland Management
Ecology Of Invasive Species
Plant Anatomy
Plant Physiology
Advanced Weed Science
Plant-Environment Interactions
Principles of Plant Pathology
Fungi: Myths and More
Turfgrass Integrated Pest Management
Environmental Soil Science
Soil Microbiology
  • A grade average of 2.0 for courses that count for the minor. 

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 requirements from a given academic year is six years.

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