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PaCE : Pathway to Campus Enrollment for CALS Undergraduate Majors

If you have been offered admission to UF’s new Pathways to Campus Enrollment program, or PaCE, congratulations and welcome to the Gator Nation! Because your major of interest is in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, advisers in the department of your selected major will be providing you with academic advising. Contact informatiopn for advisers, cricital tracking courses, and brief descriptions of the CALS PaCE majors are listed below.

Interested in Professional School? Almost all majors are acceptable for students interested in law school. Many professional schools such as medical schools, dental schools, and veterinary schools do not accept online courses for fulfilment of pre-requisite requirements. You can still be a competitive applicant for medical, dental, and veterinary school through the PaCE program if you work closely with your adviser regarding where you take your critical tracking courses. For further information contact Associate Dean, Dr. Allen Wysocki (352-392-1963).

We know you probably have a lot of questions about this new program, so we hope the information here will help answer many of them. We also offer chat sessions with academic advisors from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences so you can be sure you’re making an informed decision about PaCE and its academic opportunities.

When you sign your contract, you will be agreeing to meet a set of standards for the major you listed on your admission application in order to transition to Campus Enrollment after you earn 60 credit hours.

  • Agricultural Education and Communication
      • Agricultural Operations ManagementAgricultural Education and Communication Information
      • Specializations in PaCE:
        • Agricultural Education
        • Communication and Leadership Development
        Undergraduate Coordinators:
      • Dr. Nicole Stedman (Communications and Leadership Development specialization)
      • Student Services Coordinator: Becky Trammell
      • Agricultural Education
      • The agricultural education specialization provides the basic courses for agricultural teacher certification in Florida. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to enter the teacher education specialization and, during their first semester, attain a passing score on the general knowledge portion of the FTCE. An internship is required for this specialization. In addition, graduates must apply to the Florida Department of Education for certification.
      • Communications and Leadership Development
      • Communication and leadership development prepares students for entry into agribusiness and communication positions related to human resource development, corporate training, political interests and agricultural literacy. Coursework focuses on a core of leadership and communication courses that includes digital media, campaign strategies, interpersonal skills and presentation development.
      • Transition Requirements (Critical Tracking Courses):
      • Agricultural Education Specialization
      • Complete BSC 2005, BSC 2005L, MAC 1105 or MAC 1140, EDF3135, and SPC 2608.
      • Required GPA = 2.0 overall and 2.5 in the critical tracking courses.
      • Communication and Leadership Development Specialization
      • Complete AEC 3033C, BSC 2005, BSC 2005L, MAC 1105 or MAC 1140, PSY 2012, and SPC 2608.
      • Required GPA = 2.0 overall and 2.5 in the critical tracking courses.
  • Agricultural Operations Management
      • Agricultural Operations ManagementAgricultural Operations Management Information
      • Undergraduate Coordinator:
        Dr. Wendell Porter
      • Student Services Coordinator: Robin Snyder
      • Agricultural Operations Management
      • Agricultural Operations Management (AOM) combines emerging technologies with business principles to allow students to apply cutting edge techniques to a wide variety of career paths. Students gain technical expertise in systems management, environmental quality, energy efficiency, agricultural construction management, machinery, GIS/GPS remote sensing, safety, irrigation, power systems, water control and food processing.
      • Transition Requirements (Critical Tracking Courses):
      • Complete BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, CHM 2045, CHM 2045L, MAC 1147 or MAC 1140 & MAC 1114 or MAC 2233, PHY 2020, and an additional approved physical science course.
      • Required GPA = 2.0 overall and 2.0 in the critical tracking courses.
  • Animal Sciences
      • foalAnimal Sciences Information
      • Specializations in PaCE:
        • Equine
        • Food Animal
      • Undergraduate Coordinator:
        Dr. Saundra TenBroeck
      • Student Services Coordinator:
        Amy Imler
      • Animal Sciences
      • This major offers two PaCE specializations: equine and food animal. Potential careers for animal sciences majors include various aspects of livestock production (beef cattle, dairy cattle and horses), livestock processing and utilization (meat, milk, performance and recreation), and allied service industries (feed, healthcare, genetics, equipment, supplies, marketing, promotion, finance and education).
      • Equine prepares students for careers in the equine industry.
      • Food Animal prepares students for careers in livestock production, processing and allied industries. Through proper selection of electives, students may emphasize beef, dairy or meat science.
      • Transition Requirements (Critical Tracking Courses):
      • Equine and Food Animal Specializations
      • Complete BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, CHM 2045, CHM 2045L, ECO 2013, MAC 1147 or MAC 1140 & MAC 1114, and STA 2023.
      • Required GPA = 2.0 overall and 2.0 in the critical tracking courses.
  • Botany
      • flowerBotany Information
      • Specializations in PaCE:
        • General Botany
        Undergraduate Coordinator:
        Ms. Christine Davis
      • Botany
      • The botany major provides a broad background in the biology of plants – from the molecular to the organismic level. Students who major in botany will take courses in ecology, genetics, physiology, taxonomy, anatomy, molecular biology of plants and biochemistry. Present day botany is an exciting, ever-changing, diverse field with many different career opportunities. Because the field is so broad, there are many kinds of plant biologists engaged in a variety of plant biology disciplines, including ecology, systematics, genetics, physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biophysics, ethnobotany, conservation and biodiversity, anatomy, cell biology, genomics and biotechnology. Botany, indeed, offers something for everyone, which is appropriate given that plants underpin life on our planet.
      • The General Botany option is intended for students who do not plan to attend graduate or professional school.
      • Transition Requirements (Critical Tracking Courses):
      • Complete BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, CHM 2045, CHM 2045L, CHM 2046, CHM 2046L, MAC 1147 or MAC 2311 or STA 2023.
      • Required GPA = 2.0 overall and 2.5 in the critical tracking courses, with a C or better in each.
  • Dietetics
      • Dietetics Information
      • Undergraduate Coordinator:
        Dr. Christina von Castel-Roberts
      • Student Services Coordinator:
        Hershel Johnson and Jenna Grogan
      • Dietetics
      • Dietetics is a challenging profession that applies the sciences of food and nutrition to the health and well-being of individuals and groups in a variety of settings. The curriculum includes courses in biological and physical sciences, math, communications, economics and business combined with in-depth courses in lifecycle nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, metabolism, community nutrition and counseling. The curriculum is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Graduates are eligible to compete for placement in an ACEND-accredited dietetic internship. Following the completion of an internship, students take a national registration examination to earn the Registered Dietitian (RD) credential.
      • Transition Requirements (Critical Tracking Courses):
      • Complete BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, CHM 2045, CHM 2045L, CHM 2046, CHM 2046L, MAC 1147 or MAC 1140 & MAC 1114.
      • Required GPA = 2.0 overall and 2.5 in the critical tracking courses with a C or better in each.
  • Entomology and Nematology
      • monarch butterflyEntomology and Nematology Information
      • Specializations in PaCE:
        • Basic Science
        • Biosecurity
        • Ecotourism
        • Plant Protection
        • Urban Pest Management
      • Undergraduate Coordinator:
        Dr. Rebecca Baldwin
      • Student Services Coordinator:
        Ruth Brumbaugh
      • Entomology and Nematology
      • Entomology and nematology are biological sciences associated with the study of two principal groups of invertebrate animals: insects and nematodes. Students majoring in this area follow basic biological science or applied pest management curricula.
      • Basic Science prepares students for entomological careers, research and graduate school.
      • Biosecurity focuses on the study of invasive species and prepares students for careers with agribusiness or government agencies concerned with environmental protection, agro-terrorism, pest management and crop protection.
      • Ecotourism prepares students for careers in the ecotourism industry, including nature-based history education, theme parks, preserves and recreation.
      • Plant Protection offers instruction in entomology, nematology, plant pathology and weed science. Studies emphasize the theory and application of biological, chemical and integrated pest management (IPM) programs that will maintain a quality environment.
      • Urban Pest Management is designed for students who want to enter the commercial pest control industry.
      • Transition Requirements (Critical Tracking Courses):
      • Basic Science specialization
        Complete BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, CHM 2045, CHM 2045L, CHM 2046, CHM 2046L, MAC 2233.
        Required GPA = 2.0 overall and 2.5 in the critical tracking courses.
      • Biosecurity specialization
        Complete BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, CHM 2045, CHM 2045L, CHM 2046, CHM 2046L, MAC 1147 or MAC 1140 & MAC 1114.
        Required GPA = 2.0 overall and 2.5 in the critical tracking courses.
      • Ecotourism specialization
        Complete BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, CHM 2045, MAC 1147 or MAC 1140 & MAC 1114, PHY 2020.
        Required GPA = 2.0 overall and 2.0 in the critical tracking courses.
      • Plant Protection specialization
        Complete BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, CHM 2045, CHM 2045L, CHM 2046, CHM 2046L, MAC 1147 or MAC 1140 & MAC 1114.
        Required GPA = 2.0 overall and 2.0 in the critical tracking courses.
      • Urban Pest Management specialization
        Complete BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, CHM 2045, CHM 2045L, MAC 1147 or MAC 1140 & MAC 1114, PHY 2020.
        Required GPA = 2.0 overall and 2.0 in the critical tracking courses.
  • Environmental Management in Agriculture and Natural Resources      (Interdisciplinary Studies)

    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      • paddling in a canoeEnvironmental Management in Agriculture and Natural Resources Information
      • Undergraduate Coordinator:
        Susan Curry
      • Student Services Coordinator: Michael J. Sisk
      • Environmental Management in Agriculture and Natural Resources
      • This interdisciplinary studies major emphasizes environmental management as it affects our land and water resources. Graduates will find employment with agricultural producers, consulting companies and governmental agencies that are involved in maintaining a sustainable environment.
      • Transition Requirements (Critical Tracking Courses):
      • Complete BSC 2005 & BSC 2005L or BSC 2010 & BSC 2010L, CHM 2045, CHM 2045L, CHM 2046, CHM 2046L, MAC 2233, STA 2023, SPC 2608.
      • Required GPA = 2.0 overall and 2.0 in the critical tracking courses.
  • Environmental Science BA
      • aerial view of wetlandsEnvironmental Science Information
      • Specialization in PaCE:
        • B.A. Environmental Science
      • Undergraduate Coordinator:
        Dr. Tom Frazer
      • Student Services Coordinator:
        Karen Bray
      • Environmental Science
      • Environmental science is the study of people's role in natural systems, the basis of our economy. This program accesses courses university-wide and provides numerous opportunities for international study. The environmental science degree approaches complex environmental issues with reliable knowledge and interdisciplinary perspectives. This includes the study of biological and physical sciences, ethics, economics, policy and law.
      • The degree prepares graduates for careers with environmental consulting companies, government environmental offices, land and water management agencies, or non-government organizations.
      • Transition Requirements (Critical Tracking Courses):
      • Complete BSC 2005, BSC 2005L, CHM 2045, CHM 2045L, CHM 2046, CHM 2046L, MAC 1147 or MAC 1140 and MAC 1114, PHY 2020, POS 2041, STA 2023, ECO 2013, ECO 2023.
      • Required GPA = 2.0 overall and 2.0 in the critical tracking courses.
  • Family, Youth and Community Sciences
      • grandpa and little boyFamily, Youth and Community Sciences Information
      • Undergraduate Coordinator:
        Dr. Candice Stefanou
      • Student Services Coordinator: Kathryn Ivey
      • Family, Youth and Community Sciences
      • The Family, Youth and Community Sciences (FYCS) major is an applied social science program that provides general and technical education for careers in human services, community development, Cooperative Extension and youth professions. Graduates find employment in public, private, nonprofit and for-profit organizations. FYCS prepares students to deal with complex problems in human and community services. Students develop in-depth knowledge in individual and family development/functioning in a community and societal context, contemporary problems facing youth, families and communities, and organizational policies and programs designed to alleviate concerns. Students also learn intervention skills such as interpersonal communication, program planning, management and administration, social policy, applied research and evaluation, and community-based education.
      • Transition Requirements (Critical Tracking Courses):
      • Complete BSC 2005, BSC 2005L, ECO 2013 or ECO 2023, MAC 1105 or MAC 1140, PSY 2012, SYG 2000, STA 2023.
      • Required GPA = 2.0 overall and 2.5 in the critical tracking courses with a C or better in each.
  • Food and Resource Economics
      • fruit and vegetablesFood and Resource Economics Information
      • Specializations in PaCE:
        • Food and Agribusiness Marketing and Management
        • International Food and Resource Economics
      • Undergraduate Coordinator:
        Dr. Mikael Sandberg
      • Student Services Coordinator:
        Michael Fitzgerald
      • Food and Resource Economics
      • Food and resource economics is a diverse field. Graduates obtain positions in sales, international business, financial management, Cooperative Extension and government. To account for this diversity, the department offers two specializations: environmental economics and policy, food and agribusiness marketing and management, and international food and resource economics.
      • Food and Agribusiness Marketing and Management is designed for students interested in food and fiber systems management, marketing, finance and international business. Employment opportunities include managerial positions with major agribusiness firms, sales positions, commercial banks, Farm Credit Service and insurance, and appraisal firms.
      • International Food and Resource Economics provides a broad background in economic theory and international development and policy. This specialization is particularly appropriate for students preparing for graduate school or for careers working for international organizations and governments.
      • Transition Requirements (Critical Tracking Courses - for both programs):
      • Complete MAC 2233, ACG 2021, ECO 2013, STA 2023.
      • Required GPA = 2.0 overall and 2.0 in the critical tracking courses, with a C or better in each.
  • Food Science
      • Food Science Information
      • Undergraduate Coordinator:
        Dr. Christina von Castel-Roberts
      • Student Services Coordinators:
        Hershel Johnson and Jenna Grogan
      • Food Science
      • Food Science professionals work in the food industry and government agencies in areas such as product development, quality assurance, sensory evaluation, packaging, regulations and safety. The curriculum emphasizes a strong technical background in biology, chemistry, microbiology and engineering and the applications of these sciences to the safety, quality and nutritional value of food. The curriculum is approved by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and is excellent preparation for graduate study.
      • Transition Requirements (Critical Tracking Courses):
      • Complete BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, CHM 2045, CHM 2045L, CHM 2046, CHM 2046L, MAC 2311.
      • Required GPA = 2.0 overall and 2.5 in the critical tracking courses with a C or better in each.
  • Forest Resources and Conservation
      • ForestForest Resources and Conservation Information
      • Specializations in PaCE:
        • Environmental Pre-law
        • Forest Business Management
        • Forest Resource Management
        • Protected Areas Management
        • Recreation Resources Management
        • Urban Forestry
        • Watershed Science and Management
      • Undergraduate Coordinator:
        Dr. Michael Andreu
      • Student Services Coordinator:
        Kristina Haselier
      • Forest Resources and Conservation
      • The School of Forest Resources and Conservation offers Florida’s only nationally accredited, four-year program of forestry education. The Forest Resources and Conservation major (FRC) provides a thorough understanding of natural and managed forest ecosystems and prepares students to work with natural resources and modern technology to meet the expanding needs and expectations of a nonexpanding forest land base. The program emphasizes sustainable, multiple-use management and includes substantial field work and group projects. Graduates are employed by private industry, local, state and federal agencies; nonprofit conservation groups, or are self-employed as consultants. A strong employment market, competitive salaries, and excellent career advancement opportunities abound.
      • Environmental Pre-Law provides a solid undergraduate basis of forest and natural resources science and management upon which is built a broad understanding of policies and processes affecting the use of natural resources.
      • Forest Business Management gives students a sound background in natural resource management and a broad introduction to business as appropriate for students interested in consulting, real estate or working for forest industry.
      • Forest Resource Management is for students seeking a comprehensive education in forest resource science and management. This specialization is accredited by the Society of American Foresters.
      • Protected Areas Management is for students interested in managing lands for conservation and restoration purposes, usually on lands owned by the government or by private conservation organizations.
      • Recreation Resource Management focuses on the sustainable management of our natural resources for recreation and understanding human dimensions as related to natural resource use.
      • Urban Forestry is for students with interests in forest management in the typically local-scale forests in urban- suburban landscapes and at the interface of urban and undeveloped lands. This specialization is accredited by the Society of American Foresters.
      • Watershed Science and Management prepares students to address the many management issues associated with water resources, including soils, policy and water quality.
      • Transition Requirements (Critical Tracking Courses - for all specializations):
      • Complete BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, CHM 1030 or CHM 2045, MAC 1105, STA 2023, SPC 2608, ECO 2013 or ECO 2023, ENC 2210.
      • Required GPA = 2.0 overall and 2.5 in the critical tracking courses.
  • Horticultural Science
      • water lilyHorticultural Science Information
      • Specializations in PaCE:
        • Horticultural Production
        • Horticultural Science
        • Organic Crop Production
        • Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology
      • Undergraduate Coordinator:
        Dr. Rebecca Darnell
      • Student Services Coordinator:
        Curtis Smyder
      • Horticultural Science
      • Students in the Horticultural Science major study the biology, production, processing and marketing of fruits and vegetables to prepare for a variety of careers in the green industry.
      • Horticultural Production is a comprehensive specialization for students planning careers in any phase of the fruit and vegetable industry. This specialization emphasizes crop production and management. Career options include production management, agricultural sales, marketing, technical representation and many other opportunities.
      • Horticultural Science offers students a generalized program, covering growth and development of all horticultural crops. This is a flexible option that can be tailored to individual students’ interests and career objectives. Career options include greenhouse management, crop production, biological research, commodity marketing, retail and agricultural chemical sales, and produce brokering.
      • Organic Crop Production emphasizes the cultural practices that maintain ecological and economical balance in horticultural crop production. This is a flexible option with many electives available to meet educational and career objectives. Individuals in this specialization will be prepared for a range of careers related to conventional, sustainable and organic crop production.
      • Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology focuses on the molecular aspects of crops, including crop growth, development and cultivar improvement. This specialization prepares students for careers in laboratory research and is also excellent preparation for graduate study.
      • Transition Requirements (Critical Tracking Courses):
      • Horticultural Production, Horticultural Science, and Organic Crop Production specializations
        Complete BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, CHM 2045, CHM 2045L, MAC 1147 or MAC 1140 & MAC 1114, PHY 2020.
        Required GPA = 2.0 overall and 2.0 in the critical tracking courses.
      • Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology specialization
        Complete BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, CHM 2045, CHM 2045L, CHM 2046, CHM 2046L, MAC 2233, PHY 2048, PHY 2048L.
        Required GPA = 2.0 overall and 2.0 in the critical tracking courses with a grade of C or better in each.
  • Microbiology and Cell Science
      • microscope and test tubesMicrobiology and Cell Science Information
      • Academic Advisor:
        Bryan Korithoski
      • Microbiology and Cell Science
      • This major involves the study of bacteria, plant and animal cells, and viruses. Students majoring in Microbiology and Cell Science are well-prepared for graduate school. Please note that many medical, dental, and veterinary schools will not accept online courses for admissions requirements. Please talk with the department contacts listed above. Departmental electives offer the opportunity to focus on specific areas such as the sources and carriers of infectious diseases.
      • Transition Requirements (Critical Tracking Courses):
      • Complete BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, CHM 2045, CHM 2045L, CHM 2046, CHM 2046L, MAC 2311. Although many professional schools (e.g., Medical School, Dental School, and Veterinary School) do not accept online courses for fulfillment of pre-requisite requirements (e.g., biology, chemistry), the good news is the PaCE program in Microbiology and Cell Science at the University of Florida will allow you a pathway to Medical School, Dental School, or Veterinary School. Take the following critical tracking courses (BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, CHM 2045, CHM 2045L, CHM 2046, CHM 2046L, and MAC 2311) residentially (not as an online course) as a transient student at a state university (e.g., Santa Fe College). As a PaCE student, you are not allowed to take these on the UF campus.
      • Required GPA = 2.0 overall and 2.5 in the critical tracking courses with a grade of C or better in each. While earning the minimum 2.5 GPA in the tracking courses will allow you to transition to campus to complete your Microbiology and Cell Science major, keep in mind that most students admitted to Medical School, Dental School, and Veterinary School have much higher overall and science GPAs.
  • Natural Resource Conservation
      • Natural ResourcesNatural Resource Conservation Information
      • Undergraduate Coordinators:
        Dr. Michael Andreu
        Dr. William M. Giuliano
      • Student Services Coordinator: Kristina Haselier
      • Natural Resource Conservation
      • Natural Resource Conservation (NRC) students prepare programs of study according to their educational and career goals, or they follow one of several specialized options in environmental education, wetland ecosystems, ecotourism, landscape ecology, environmental pre-law, computer information systems, or biology education.
        Based on their program of study, NRC students are assigned to faculty advisers in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation or in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. NRC students find employment in government agencies, consulting firms, nonprofit conservation groups and environmental education programs. Many NRC students pursue advanced degrees in the biological, ecological, and social sciences, as well as the professional areas of education and law.
      • Transition Requirements (Critical Tracking Courses):
      • Complete BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, CHM 1030 or CHM 2045, MAC 1105, STA 2023, SPC 2608, ECO 2013 or ECO 2023, ENC 2210.
      • Required GPA = 2.0 overall and 2.5 in the critical tracking courses.
  • Nutritional Sciences
      • Nutritional Sciences Information
      • Undergraduate Coordinator:
        Dr. Christina von Castel-Roberts
      • Student Services Coordinators:
        Hershel Johnson and Jenna Grogan
      • Nutritional Sciences
      • Courses in nutritional sciences emphasize the role of nutrition in growth, development, health, disease risk reduction and disease treatment. The curriculum is excellent preparation for graduate study in nutrition, health and other science fields. Please note that many medical, dental, and veterinary schools will not accept online courses for admission requirements. Please talk with the department contacts listed above.
      • Transition Requirements (Critical Tracking Courses):
      • Complete BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, CHM 2045, CHM 2045L, CHM 2046, CHM 2046L, MAC 2311. Although many professional schools (e.g., Medical School, Dental School, and Veterinary School) do not accept online courses for fulfillment of pre-requisite requirements (e.g., biology, chemistry), the good news is the PaCE program in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Florida will allow you a pathway to Medical School, Dental School, or Veterinary School. Take the following critical tracking courses (BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, CHM 2045, CHM 2045L, CHM 2046, CHM 2046L, and MAC 2311) residentially (not as an online course) as a transient student at a state university (e.g., University of Central Florida, Ohio State University, etc). As a PaCE student, you are not allowed to take these on the UF campus.
      • Required GPA = 2.0 overall and 2.5 in the critical tracking courses with a C or better in each. While earning the minimum 2.5 GPA in the tracking courses will allow you to transition to campus to complete your Nutritional Sciences major, keep in mind that most students admitted to Medical School, Dental School, and Veterinary School have much higher overall and science GPAs.
  • Plant Science
      • cropsPlant Science Information
      • Specializations in PaCE:
        • Crop Ecology (BS)
        • Landscape & Nursery Horticulture (BS)
        • Plant Genetics (BS)
        • Plant Health (BS)
        • Restoration Horticulture (BS)
        • Sustainable Food Production (BS)
        • Community Food Systems (BA)
        • Garden Design and Management (BA)
      • Student Services Coordinator:
        All Specializations: Amy Alexander
      • Plant Science
      • Plant science is a diverse major offered collaboratively by the departments of Agronomy, Environmental Horticulture and Plant Pathology. Students earn B.S. or B.A. degrees depending on their specialization. The degree prepares students for careers in production agriculture, turf and ornamentals production, agribusiness sales and marketing, design and management of gardens, private consulting in plant production and protection, restoration of land and aquatic spaces, public policy and regulation related to agriculture, community garden management, international agriculture or laboratory technical support. Plant science can also be used as preparation for studies in graduate or professional school.
      • Crop Ecology is for students who wish to apply ecological and basic science principles to the design and study of sustainable cropping systems and agricultural ecosystem function.
      • Landscape and Nursery Horticulture is for students who want to understand the scientific principles of turf and ornamental plant production and use and who desire business knowledge and management skills.
      • Plant Genetics is for students who want to learn how to use genetic tools to create plants with characteristics beneficial to the environment and society.
      • Plant Health is for students who want to pursue careers related to plant health management in the public or private sector.
      • Restoration Horticulture prepares students to apply horticultural-based knowledge to the establishment, management and protection of plant communities.
      • Sustainable Food Production explores crop production and management practices that meet present world food needs without compromising quality of life for future generations.
      • Community Food Systems is for students who want to learn about contemporary food systems from an interdisciplinary perspective, including consideration of political, economic, ethical, social and cultural aspects of food systems.
      • Garden Design and Management is for students who are interested in the relationship of plants to people, including garden design, plants and human behavior, and management of plants in landscapes and public garden spaces.
      • Transition Requirements (Critical Tracking Courses):
      • Crop Ecology, Plant Genetics, Plant Health, and Restoration Horticulture specializations
        Complete BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, CHM 2045, CHM 2045L, CHM 2046, CHM 2046L, MAC 1147 or MAC 1140 & MAC 1114, ECO 2013 or ECO 2023.
        Required GPA = 2.0 overall and 2.0 in the critical tracking courses.
      • Landscape and Nursery Horticulture, and Sustainable Food Production specializations
        Complete BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, CHM 2045, CHM 2045L, MAC 1147 or MAC 1140 & MAC 1114, ECO 2013 or ECO 2023.
        Required GPA = 2.0 overall and 2.0 in the critical tracking courses.
      • Community Food Systems and Garden Design and Management specializations
        Complete BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, CHM 1030, MAC 1147 or MAC 1140 & MAC 1114, ECO 2013 or ECO 2023.
        Required GPA = 2.0 overall and 2.0 in the critical tracking courses.
  • Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
      • deerWildlife Ecology and Conservation Information
      • Specialization in PaCE:
        • Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
      • Undergraduate Coordinator:
        Dr. William Giuliano
      • Student Services Coordinator:
        Claire Williams
      • Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
      • Wildlife Ecology and Conservation emphasizes ecological principles and their application to the challenges of biodiversity conservation, especially with regard to wildlife and their habitat. The major allows students to select a secondary focus in human dimensions of wildlife conservation, land management, or application of quantitative sciences to conservation. Students also can satisfy requirements for certification by TheWildlife Society as an associate wildlife biologist by selecting specific electives.
      • Transition Requirements (Critical Tracking Courses):
      • Complete BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, CHM 2045, CHM 2045L, MAC 2311, ECO 2023, STA 2023.
      • Required GPA = 2.0 overall and 2.5 in the critical tracking courses with a C or better in each.

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