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The mission of the Plant, Soil, and Environmental Science Program is to help students grow and develop as leaders in their chosen field.  This degree also offers many lab courses that allow students to gain hands-on experience in areas such as:  plant and seed identification, horticulture, plant breeding and genetics, range management, soil evaluation and classification, soil fertility and management, grain fiber and oil seed production, weed disease and insect management, soil and water conservation and landscape and floral design. Students also have the opportunity to get involved in student organizations such the Farm and Ranch Club and also compete with the Crops judging team, Soils judging team, and the Linnaean team.  Majors in agriculture include University core requirements, department core requirements, agricultural science core requirements, and major requirements specified under each degree option and total 120 semester credit hours. Students must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) for all courses at WTAMU counted toward the degree.  At least 36 semester hours of credit must be earned from upper-level (3000- and 4000-level) courses.

Select BIOL 1411, CHEM 1411, MATH 1314, ENGL 1302, AGRI 2300 and AGBE 2317 to satisfy core curriculum requirements.

 

Major Requirements (43 hours)

  • CHEM 1411 - Chemistry I or CHEM 1405 - General Chemistry
  • CHEM 1412 - Chemistry II, PHYS 1401 - General Physics I, or BIOL 1411 - Botany
  • PSES 2313 - Economic Entomology
  • PSES 2411 - Soils and the Environment
  • PSES 4342 - Soil Fertility
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  • AGBE 2317 - Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics
  • AGBE 3304 - Agricultural Business Management 
  • AGBE 3302 - Marketing of Agricultural Products 
  • AGRI 3301 - Genetics 3 or BIOL 3301 - Genetics 
  • AGRI 3318 - Agricultural Statistics 
  • AGRI 3103 - Agricultural Industry and Career Preparation 
  • AGRI 1329 - Food Science  or ANSC 3374 - Principles of Nutrition 
  • PSES 4320 - Global Agriculture and the Environment 
  • PSES 4331 - Irrigation, Soil and Water Conservation 

Selectives (19 -21 hours)

19-21 hours, including a minimum of 12 hours from PSES courses:

  • PSES 1301 - Principles of Horticulture (HAZ) 
  • PSES 3272 - Individual Study of Seed and Plant Quality 
  • PSES 4302 - Range/Forage/Wildlife Management (HAZ) 
  • PSES 4310 - Plant Breeding and Cytogenetics 
  • PSES 4321 - Grain, Fiber and Oilseed Crops 
  • PSES 4341 - Weeds, Herbicides and Cultural Control 
  • PSES 4352 - Integrated Grazing and Wildlife Habitat Management 
  • PSES 4371 - Field Crop Entomology 
  • PSES 4398 - Plant, Soil and Environmental Science Internship 
  • BIOL 2374 - Wildlife Conservation 
  • BIOL 2420 - Applied Microbiology (HAZ) 
  • BIOL 3424 - Wildlife Management Techniques (HAZ) 
  • BIOL 3532 - Plant Classification 
  • BIOL 4510 - General Ecology 
  • ENVR 4305 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 
  • ENVR 4404 - Environmental Sampling and Interpretation 

 Electives (14 -16 hours)

 

For More Information Please Contact

Dr. Brock Blaser at bblaser@wtamu.edu,

Lauren Selph at lselph@wtamu.edu

Erin Jones-Gray at ejones@wtamu.edu or

Dr. Marty Rhoades at mrhoades@wtamu.edu 

 

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