Major in Plant Science, General Plant Biology Option

The Plant Science Major, General Plant Biology option is for students intending to pursue graduate study or research careers in laboratories.

Curriculum for the Major in Plant Science, General Plant Biology option (91–97 credits)

  1. Plant Science Major Requirements (37–38 credits)


    General Biology and Laboratory (all) (10 credits)

    1. 01:119:115 General Biology I (4)
    2. 01:119:116 General Biology II (4)
    3. 01:119:117 Biological Research Laboratory (2)

    OR as transfer credit only:

    1. 01:110:101 General Biology (4)
    2. 01:110:102 General Biology (4)


    General Chemistry and Laboratory (all) (9 credits)

    1. 01:160:161 General Chemistry (4)
    2. 01:160:162 General Chemistry (4)
    3. 01:160:171 Introduction to Experimentation (1)


    Experienced-Based Education (3 credits). Choose from the following (advisor approved):

    1. 11:776:495,496 Special Problems in Plant Science
    2. 11:015:497,498 George H. Cook Scholars Program
    3. 11:902:300,301,400 SEBS Internship I, II, Coop
    4. 11:550:240 Public Garden Management required for the Public Garden Management Internship and the Student Farm Internship at Rutgers Gardens
    5. 11:020:321 Principles and Practice of Small-scale Organic Farming as required for the Student Farm Internship at Rutgers Gardens
    6. Study Abroad
    7. SEBS International Summer Study Abroad Program
    8. ARESTY Research Assistant Program


    Professional Ethics (3 credits). Choose from the following:

    1. 01:730:107 Introduction to Ethics (3)
    2. 01:730:240 Bioethics (3)
    3. 01:730:250 Environmental Ethics (3)
    4. 11:607:385 The Ethical Leader (3)


    Soils (3–4 credits). Choose from the following:

    1. 11:776:102 Soil and Society (3)
    2. 11:776:405 Soil Fertility (3)
    3. 11:776:404 Soil Management for Sports and Landscape Applications (3)
    4. 11:375:453 Soil Ecology (3)
    5. 11:375:360 Soils and Water (4)


    Plant Science Fundamentals (all) (9 credits):

    1. 11:776:210 Principles of Botany (3)
    2. 11:776:211 Introduction to Horticulture (3)
    3. 11:776:242 Plant Science (3)
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  3. Additional General Plant Biology Option requirements (54–59 credits)


    Quantitative Methods (all) (7–8 credits)

    1. 01:640:135 Calculus I (4) OR equivalent
    2. 01:640:136 Calculus II (4) OR equivalent OR 01:960:401 Basic Statistics for Research (3)


    Chemistry (all) (15 credits)

    1. 01:160:307 Organic Chemistry (4)
    2. 01:160:308 Organic Chemistry (4)
    3. 11:115:403 General Biochemistry (4)
    4. 11:115:404 General Biochemistry (3)


    Physics (all) (6-10 credits)

    1. 01:750:193 Physics for the Science (4)
    2. 01:750:194 Physics for the Science (4)
    3. OR

    4. 01:750:201 Extended General Physics (5)
    5. 01:750:202 Extended General Physics (5)
    6. OR

    7. 01:750:203 General Physics (3)
    8. 01:750:204 General Physics (3)


    Advanced Plant Science (all) (14 credits)

    1. 11:776:305 Plant Genetics (4) OR 01:447:380 Genetics (4)
    2. 11:776:382 Plant Physiology (4)
    3. 11:776:452 Plant Tissue Culture and Engineering (3)
    4. 11:126:413 Plant Molecular Biology (3) OR 11:126:481 Molecular Genetics (3)


    Plant Science Electives (12 credits) (if not already used above)

    1. A total of 12 credits from any 11:776:xxx course at the 200 level or above
    2. 01:960:401 Basic Statistics for Research (3)

or advisor approved elective