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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Plant Science

Page address: http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/programs/ugrad/plantscience.html

Click here to get a sample 4-yr plan The Plant Science option includes the study of cells, genetics, anatomy, physiology, taxonomy, and ecology of terrestrial and aquatic vascular plants, mosses, algae and fungi. The option emphasizes plant structure and function, diversity, evolutionary and anatomical adaptations and interactions between plants and their environment. An option in plant sciences prepares undergraduate students for careers in education, biotechnology, field biology, pharmaceutical companies and government agencies. In addition, the option prepares students for Master's and Doctoral degrees in Plant Science.  All emphases require BIOL 105, BIOL 106, BIOL 211, CHEM 201, and ENG 271W.


 

 Physics Requirement (choose 4 credits)

  • PHYS 211 Principles of Physics I (4)

 Math Requirement (choose 3-4 credits)

  • MATH 113 Trigonometry (3)
  • MATH 115 Precalculus Mathematics (4)

 Emphasis Common Core (choose 20 credits)

  • BIOL 105 General Biology I (4)
  • BIOL 106 General Biology II (4)
  • BIOL 211 Genetics (4)
  • BIOL 215 General Ecology (4)
  • BIOL 217 Plant Science (4)
  • BIOL 441 Plant Physiology (4)
  • BIOL 442 Flora of Minnesota (4)
  • BIOL 443 Plant Ecology (4)
  • CHEM 201 General Chemistry I (5)
  • ENG 271W Technical Writing (4)

 Emphasis Restricted Electives Chemistry Requirement (choose one course)

  • CHEM 111 Chemistry of Life Processes (5)
  • CHEM 202 General Chemistry II (5)

 Statistics Requirement (choose one course)

  • HLTH 475 Biostatistics (3)
  • STAT 154 Elementary Statistics (3)

 Emphasis Unrestricted Electives (choose at least 12 credits from the following list of electives) At least two of the courses must have laboratory components. A MAXIMUM of 4 credits may be selected from BIOL 492, BIOL 497, and BIOL 499 combined.

  • BIOL 301 Evolution (2)
  • BIOL 320 Cell Biology (4)
  • BIOL 404 Wetlands (4)
  • BIOL 409 Advanced Field Ecology (4)
  • BIOL 410 Global Change Biology (3)
  • BIOL 412 Soil Ecology (4)
  • BIOL 432 Lake Ecology (4)
  • BIOL 451 Plant Biotechnology (4)
  • BIOL 460 Introduction to Toxicology (3)
  • BIOL 479 Molecular Biology (4)
  • BIOL 492 Honors Research (1-3)
  • BIOL 497 Internship I (1-12)
  • BIOL 499 Individual Study (1-4)

 Recommended Support Courses

  • IT 100 Introduction to Computing and Applications (4) MATH 121 Calculus I (4)

 Required Minor: None

 


 

Minnesota State University Mankato
Department of Biological Sciences
S-242 Trafton Science Center South
Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 389-2786

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