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Plant Biology-Ecology and Management Program of Study

2021-22 Academic Year

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

FRESHMAN - 1st semester

BIO 110 Biology Concepts

4

CHE 106 General Chemistry I

4

CNA 100 Principles of Human Communication (General Studies CAT 2)

3

ENG 102 Composition Skills

3

 

FRESHMAN - 2nd semester

BIO 210 Experimental Plant Science

4

CHE 107 General Chemistry II

4

ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics

3

GEO 120 World Regional Geography

3

PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy

3

 

SOPHOMORE – 1st semester

1BIO 325 Ecology

4

CHE 314 Organic Chemistry I

4

GEO 430 Geographic Information Systems

3

MAT 140 Calculus I

5

 

SOPHOMORE – 2nd semester

2BIO 200 Zoology

4

BIO 301 Biology Seminar

1

3BIO 345 Conservation Biology

3

MAT 180 Applied Probability and Statistics

3

 

SUMMER SESSION

4BIO 397 Biology Internship

1

 

JUNIOR – 1st semester

BIO 320 Molecular Genetics

4

BIO 406 Great Plains Flora or elective

3

BIO 469 Senior Seminar in Biology

1

CHE 326 Biochemistry I

4

PHY 201/321 General Physics I w/Lab

4

 

JUNIOR – 2nd semester

2BIO 425 Evolution

3

4BIO 470 Research Project

1

CNA 101 Introduction to Theatre or ART 110 Drawing I

3

EAS 110 Introduction to Meteorology

4

PHI 105 Ethics and Values

3

 

 

 

SUMMER SESSION AT UNL (can be taken anytime during the 3 years at WSC)

5AGRO 153 Soil Resources

4

   

SENIOR YEAR AT UNL

 

AGRO 92 Plant Biology Portfolio and Assessment

0

AGRO 245 Introduction to Grassland Ecology and Management

3

AGRO 325 Introductory Plant Physiology

4

AGRO 442 Wildland Plants

3

AGRO 444 Ecosystem Monitoring and Assessment

3

Electives from courses related to ecology and management

10

Students must also choose from one of the following to fulfill Achievement Centered Education (ACE) area 10:

AGRO 403 Scientific Writing and Communication
BIOS 457 Ecosystem Ecology
NRES 454 Ecological Interactions

3-4
  1. BIO 325 Ecology will substitute for BIOS 207/BIOS 220 at UNL
  2. BIO 200 Zoology and BIO 434 Advanced Cellular Biology will substitute for LIFE 121/L at UNL. BIO 425 is a direct equivalent to BIOS 472.
  3. BIO 345 Conservation Biology will substitute for NRES 211 at UNL.
  4. Students are required to submit a contract for approval to the Plant Biology Steering Committee at UNL before the experience or independent study occurs.
  5. AGRO 153 is a prerequisite and must be taken before going to UNL; offered online. This course can be taken anytime during the 3 years at WSC.

Students are required to submit a contract for approval to the Plant Biology Steering Committee at UNL before the experience or independent study occurs.

Revised 5/20/21