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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
Biol 106 [B] (GER)4
Engl 101 [W] (GER)3
Hort 1023
Math 140 [N] (GER)4
Second TermHours
Biol 120 [B] or Biol 107 [B] (GER)4
EconS 101 [S] or EconS 102 [S] (GER)3
GenEd 110 [A] or GenEd 111 [A] (GER)3
Hort 2024
Second Year
First TermHours
Arts & Humanities [H,G] or Social Sciences [S,K] (GER)13
Chem 105 [P] (GER)4
GenEd 110 [A] or GenEd 111 [A] (GER)3
IPM 20122
Stat 212 [N] (GER)4
Second TermHours
Chem 106 [P] (GER)4
Entom 3403
H D 205 [C] or ComSt 102 [C] (GER)3 or 4
SoilS 201 [B] (GER)3
Elective (Rec [M] course)3
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
Anth 203 [K] or Anth 309 [K] (GER)3
Chem 3454
MBioS 3014
Pl P 4293
Second TermHours
Arts & Humanities [H,G] (GER)13
CropS 4253
CropS 4953
MBioS 3034
Fourth Year
First TermHours
Hort 4803
MBioS 4783
Stat 4123
Tier III Course [T] (GER)13
Second TermHours
400-500-level Seminar in CAHNRS1
Hort 416 or CropS 411 [M]3
MBioS 4013
MBioS 4043

1One of the Arts & Humanities or Social Sciences courses [H,G,S,K], or the Tier III [T] course should be double-designated as a Diversity [D] course.
2IPM 452 can be taken as an alternative to IPM 201.

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