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Agricultural Biotechnology

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Agricultural Biotechnology(120 Hours)

The Agricultural Biotechnology major is a designed for students interested in careers as laboratory or research technicians in plant biotechnology, breeding, genetics, entomology, plant pathology, molecular biology, or physiology, as well as for students preparing for advanced degrees in these areas. The program emphasizes the development and application of new technology to ensure a safe and abundant food and fiber supply. Students may find employment in industry, government, or university labs.
First Year
First TermHours
CHEM 105 [PSCI] 4
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG] 3
HORT / CROP SCI 1023
MATH 140 [QUAN] 4
Second TermHours
CHEM 106 [PSCI] 4
ECONS 101 [SSCI] 3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
HORT / CROP SCI 2024
Second Year
First TermHours
BIOLOGY 106 [BSCI] or 107 [BSCI]4
COM 102 [COMM] or H D 205 [COMM] 3 or 4
STAT 212 [QUAN] 4
Electives3
Second TermHours
BIOLOGY 106 or 107 4
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
ENTOM 3513
Humanities [HUM]3
SOIL SCI 201 3
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
BIOLOGY 4203
CHEM 3454
ENTOM 343 [M]3
MBIOS 3014
PL P 4293
Second TermHours
CROP SCI 445 [M]4
CROP SCI 4953
Diversity [DIVR]3
MBIOS 3034
MBIOS 3053
Fourth Year
First TermHours
HORT 4803
MBIOS 4043
MBIOS 4783
STAT 4123
Elective4
Second TermHours
400-500-level Seminar in CAHNRS11
HORT 41623
Integrative Capstone [CAPS]3
IPM 4522
MBIOS 4013

Footnotes

1Seminar in CAHNRS (1 credit): AGTM 451, CROP SCI /SOIL SCI 412, HORT/VIT ENOL 409, or as approved by advisor.
2CROP SCI 411 [M] can be taken in the fall as an alternative to HORT 416.
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