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Crop Sciences

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  4. Tuition

Curriculum: To complete the degree, students who have been accepted by the Department of Crop Sciences and the Graduate College must take 32 hours of graduate coursework with 12 hours at the 500 level. Only 4 hours of such credit may be CPSC 593 (Independent Study). Students must maintain a "B" grade average. Following completion of courses, students must pass a comprehensive oral exam administered by faculty and the Online Program Coordinator.

Core Courses

  • CPSC 594 - Professional Orientation CPSC (1 hr)
  • CPSC 505 - Research Methods in Plant Sciences (4 hrs)
Crops/Crop Production- Two Required
  • CPSC 412 - Principles of Crop Advising (3 hrs)
  • CPSC 415 - Bioenergy Crops (3 hrs)
  • CPSC 518 - Crop Growth and Development (4 hrs)
  • HORT 435 - Urban Food Production (3 hrs)
Genetics/Plant Breeding - One Required
  • CPSC 466 - Genomics for Plant Improvement (2 hrs)
  • CPSC 555 - Crop Germplasm Resources (2 hrs)
  • CPSC 563 - Chromosomes ( 3 hrs)
Plant Physiology/Biochemistry - One Required
  • CPSC 499 - Organic Chemistry for Plant Sciences (4 hrs)
  • CPSC 588 - Plant Biochemistry (4 hrs)
  • HORT 421 - Horticultural Physiology (4 hrs)
  • HORT 442 - Plant Nutrition (4 hrs)
Insects/Soils/Pathology - One Required
  • CSPC 473 - Management of Field Crop Insects (3 hrs)
  • CPSC 408 - Integrated Pest Management (3 hrs)
  • PLPA 405 - Plant Disease Diagnosis & Management (3 hrs)
Environmental Aspects - One Required
  • CPSC 413 - Agriculture, Food and the Environment (2 hrs)
  • CPSC 416 - Native Plants and Agroecosystems (4 hrs)
Statistics - Recommended
  • CPSC 440 - Applied Statistical Methods (4 hrs)
Potential Elective Courses - Not limited to courses listed below
  • HORT 430 - Children and Nature
  • HORT 434 - Designing Urban Agriculture
  • NRES 403 - Watershed and Water Quality

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