Program Learning Objectives
- Demonstrate technical competence in their concentration by identifying the majority of globally important food, and/or ornamental plants and demonstrating applications of theoretical sciences to their production, maintenance and post-harvest handling.
- Effectively evaluate and adapt basic cultural practices, economic uses, and environmental interactions in the production of food, fiber, or ornamental plants.
- Assess and implement appropriate sustainable growing and/or horticultural design practices based on region and microclimate, especially as they relate to water, soil and other natural resources.
- Make informed and ethical decisions regarding environmental, social, and economic impacts of horticultural and agricultural activities and will contribute to their professions’ continued relevancy by identifying, evaluating and responding to changing public perceptions, governmental regulations and industry challenges.
- Practice a range of complex problem-solving exercises and excel in diagnosing and resolving plant health issues in outdoor and enclosed plant production systems.
- Organize, synthesize, evaluate, and reconfigure information about complex, multivariate, living systems to gain new insights and communicate their findings to multiple stakeholder groups clearly, scientifically, and ethically.
Degree Requirements and Curriculum
In addition to the program requirements listed on this page, students must also satisfy requirements outlined in more detail in the Minimum Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog, including:
- 60 units upper-division
- 2.0 GPA
- U.S. Cultural Pluralism (USCP)
Note: No Major, Support or Concentration courses may be selected as credit/no credit.
|PLSC 101||Orientation to Horticulture and Crop Science||1|
|PLSC 120||Principles of Horticulture and Crop Science||4|
|PLSC 124||Plant Propagation||4|
|PLSC 304||Introduction to Plant Breeding||4|
|PLSC 313||Agricultural Entomology||4|
|PLSC 321||Weed Biology and Management||4|
|PLSC/BOT 323||Plant Pathology||4|
|PLSC 350||Abiotic Plant Problems||4|
|PLSC 351||Experimental Techniques and Analysis||4|
|PLSC 410||Crop Physiology||4|
|PLSC 461||Senior Project I||2|
|PLSC 462||Senior Project II||2|
|BOT 121||General Botany (B2 & B3) 1||4|
|SS 120||Introductory Soil Science||4|
|BRAE 340||Irrigation Water Management (Upper-Division B) 1||4|
|CHEM 127||General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science I (B1 & B3) 1||4|
|CHEM 128||General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science II||4|
|MATH 118||Precalculus Algebra (B4) 1||4|
|Elementary Spanish I|
|Elementary Spanish II|
|Elementary Spanish III|
|Elementary Hispanic Language and Culture (USCP)|
|SS 221||Soil Health and Plant Nutrition||4|
|STAT 218||Applied Statistics for the Life Sciences (GE Electives) 1||4|
Concentrations (select one)
General Education (GE) Requirements
- 72 units required, 20 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
- If any of the remaining 52 units is used to satisfy a Major or Support requirement, additional units of Free Electives may be needed to complete the total units required for the degree.
- See the complete GE course listing.
- A grade of C- or better is required in one course in each of the following GE Areas: A1 (Oral Communication), A2 (Written Communication), A3 (Critical Thinking), and B4 (Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning).