Plant and Soil Sciences: Plant Biotechnology and Improvement, 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
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
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) 3
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
PLNT 4123Plant-Environment Interactions3
or PLNT 4573 Bioenergy Feedstock Production
or PLNT 4933 Plant Biotechnology and Transgenic Plants
PLNT 4353Plant Breeding3
PLNT 4470Problems and Special Study1
PLNT 4571Professional Preparation in Plant and Soil Sciences1
PLNT 4080Professional Internship3
or PLNT 4990 Senior Thesis in Plant and Soil Sciences
BIOL 3023General Genetics3
or ANSI 3423 Animal Genetics
CHEM 3053Organic Chemistry I3
BIOC 3713Biochemistry I3
SOIL 2124Fundamentals of Soil Science (N)4
SOIL 4234Soil Nutrient Management4
PLP 3343Principles of Plant Pathology3
Related Courses
Select 9 hours of the following:9
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Laboratory
Biochemistry II
Organic Chemistry II
Field Botany
Plant Taxonomy
Applied Agricultural Meteorology
Advanced Microbiology
Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory
Introduction to Microbiology
Soil Microbiology
Greenhouse Management
Temperature Stress Physiology
Plant Growth and Development
Horticulture Physiology
Upper-level PLNT
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.