Plant Biology - B.S.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 120 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1113 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H 
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): (CHEM 1211, CHEM 1211L) or (CHEM 1311H, CHEM 1311L)
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): (BIOL 1107, BIOL 1107L) or (BIOL 1107E, BIOL 1107L) or (BIOL 2107H, BIOL 2107L)

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s):
MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H


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IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.
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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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Area VI

(CHEM 1212, CHEM 1212L) or (CHEM 1312HCHEM 1312L)
(CHEM 2211, CHEM 2211L) or (CHEM 2311H, CHEM 2311L)
MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H

Choose one of the following:
(CHEM 2212, CHEM 2212L) or (CHEM 2312H, CHEM 2312L) or MATH 2260 or MATH 2310H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or PHYS 1111-1111L or PHYS 1211-1211L or PHYS 1311-1311L 

If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives)

Note: Plant Biology requires individual review of non-equivalent transfer courses before they can be used to satisfy Area VI and Major Requirements.
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Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.
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Required Courses (33-35 hours)

Required Core Courses
(19 hours)
(BIOL 1108, BIOL 1108L) or (BIOL 2108H, BIOL 2108L)
GENE 3000-3000D or GENE 3000H
GENE 3200-3200D or GENE 3200H
HORT(CRSS) 4430/6430 or HORT(CRSS) 4430E/6430E
STAT 2000 or STAT 2100H or BIOS 2010-2010L
 
Select an Area of Emphasis:

Area of Emphasis: Plant Ecology and Environment (14-16 hours)
PBIO 3650-3650L
PBIO 4650/6650-4650L/6650L

Choose one course from the following:
BIOS 3000 or STAT 3110
GEOG 4370/6370-4370L/6370L
HORT 4095/6095
PBIO 3660L

Choose one course from the following:
ANTH(BIOL)(ECOL)(EETH)(ENTO)(FANR)(GEOL)(PATH)(PBIO) 4261
PBIO 4940
PBIO 4960 (4 hours) 
PBIO 4960H (4 hours)

Area of Emphasis: Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (14-15 hours)
BCMB 3100 or BCMB 3100E
BINF(PBIO) 4550/6550 or BCMB 3600 or GENE 4220L
BTEC(BCMB)(PBIO) 4000L or PBIO 3660L

Choose one course from the following:
PBIO 4940
PBIO 4960 (4 hours)
PBIO 4960H (4 hours)

Area of Emphasis: Plants and Microbes (14-16 hours)
PATH 3530-3530L
PATH 4150

Chose one course from the following:
PATH(PBIO) 4200/6200-4200L/6200L
MIBO 3500 or MIBO 3500E

Chose one course from the following:
CRSS(MIBO) 4610/6610-4610L/6610L
PBIO 3650-3650L
PBIO 3660L

Chose one course from the following:
PBIO 4940
PBIO 4960  (4 hours)
PBIO 4960H (4 hours)
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General Electives (13-18 hours)
(Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting general electives.) 

Upper Division (0-5 hours)
Any level (13-18 hours)

 
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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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