Plant and Soil Sciences: Crop Production and Management, BSAG

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. 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
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
STAT 2013Elementary Statistics (A) 13
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
CHEM 1314Chemistry I (LN) 14
or CHEM 1215 Chemical Principles I (LN)
Course designated (N)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
AGEC 1113Introduction to Agricultural Economics (S) 13
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)9
Hours Subtotal40
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 Requirements
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
AG 1011First Year Seminar1
ENTO 2993Introduction to Entomology (LN)3
PLNT 1213Introduction to Plant and Soil Systems3
Additional Requirements
CHEM 1515Chemistry II (LN) 25
or CHEM 1225 Chemical Principles II (LN)
BIOL 1114Introductory Biology (LN)4
MATH 1513College Algebra (A) 33
or MATH 2144 Calculus I (A)
Written and Oral Communications
Select one of the following:3
Written Communications in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Written Communication
Business Communication for International Students
Technical Writing 4
Select one of the following:3
Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S)
Introduction to Speech Communication (S)
Elements of Persuasion (S) 5
Hours Subtotal25
Major Requirements
Core Courses
PBIO 1404Plant Biology (LN)4
PBIO 4463Plant Physiology3
PLNT 1101Orientation to Plant and Soil Sciences1
PLNT 2013Applied Plant Science3
PLNT 2041Career Development in Plant and Soil Sciences1
PLNT 4013Principles of Weed Science3
Select one of the following:3
Plant-Environment Interactions
Bioenergy Feedstock Production
Plant Biotechnology and Transgenic Plants
PLNT 4353Plant Breeding3
PLNT 4571Professional Preparation in Plant and Soil Sciences1
PLNT 4470Problems and Special Study1
PLNT 4080Professional Internship3
or PLNT 4990 Senior Thesis in Plant and Soil Sciences
ANSI 4203Rangeland and Pasture Utilization3
or NREM 4603 Rangeland and Pasture Utilization
BIOL 3023General Genetics3
or ANSI 3423 Animal Genetics
Select one of the following:4
Chemistry and Applications of Biomolecules
CHEM 3015
Descriptive Physics (N)
SOIL 2124Fundamentals of Soil Science (N)4
SOIL 4213Precision Agriculture3
SOIL 4234Soil Nutrient Management4
Related Courses
Select 8 hours of the following:8
Upper-division PLNT including PLNT 4470
Applied Agricultural Meteorology
Principles of Plant Pathology
Fungi: Myths and More
Turfgrass Integrated Pest Management
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
Soil Microbiology
Soil, Water, and Weather
Soil and Water Conservation
Soil Genesis, Morphology, and Classification
Environmental Soil Chemistry
Environmental Soil Science
Introduction to the Animal Sciences
Livestock Feeding
Principles of Animal Nutrition
Applied Animal Nutrition
Plant Growth and Development
Horticulture Physiology
Temperature Stress Physiology
Greenhouse Management
Introduction to Engineering in Agriculture
Ag Structures
Land Measurement and Site Analysis
Agricultural Water Management
AST 4212
Safety and Health Agribusiness
Digital Tools for Environmental Exploration (LN)
Climatology (N)
Meteorology (N)
Principles of Rangeland Management
Applied Ecology and Conservation
Applied Ecology Laboratory
Hours Subtotal55
Select 0 hours or hours to complete required total for degree0
Total Hours120

Other Requirements

  • A minimum of 40 semester credit hours and 100 grade points must be earned in courses numbered 3000 or above.
  • A 2.00 GPA or higher in upper-division hours.

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 2026.