University of Hawaii at Hilo Catalog 2013–2014

B.S. in Agriculture: Tropical Plant Science and Agroecology Specialty Requirements

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Group 1. General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative Requirements

Students may choose to graduate under the General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative requirements and graduation requirements in force at the time they entered the UH System, when they entered UH Hilo, or when they graduate, provided there is no break in enrollment lasting longer than one semester

Students should meet with their academic advisor to ensure that they enroll in courses that will enable them to meet these requirements as well as requirements for the major and for graduation. Some courses may meet both General Education requirements and major requirements.

The new GE basic, core, and integrative requirements and lists of certified courses are posted at hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/gened/.

Group 2. Major Requirements

  1. Agriscience Requirements (70 semester hours)
    • AG 200 Agro-Environmental Science Communication (3)
    • AG 230 Sustainable Agriculture (3)
    • AG 291Directed Work Experience (3)
    • AG 375 Introduction to Genetic Analysis (3)
    • AG 496 Senior Seminar (1)
    • AGBU 110 Microcomputing for Ag (3)
    • AGBU 320 Agribusiness Management (3) or AGEC 330 Farm Management (3)
    • AGEC 201 Agricultural Economics (3) or ECON 130 Introduction to Microeconomics (3)
    • AGEN 231 Introduction to Agricultural Mechanization (3)
    • ANSC 141 Introduction to Animal Science (3)
    • ENTO 304 General Entomology (3)
    • HORT 262 Principles of Horticulture (3)
    • HORT 264 Plant Propagation (3)
    • HORT 481 Weed Science (3)
    • PPHY 310 Plant Growth and Development (3)
    • PPTH 301 Tropical Plant Pathology (3)
    • SOIL 304 Tropical Soils (3)
    • Select 7 Other Agriculture Courses: At least 12 credits must be 300/400 level (Upper Division). Total of 21 hours
  2. Supplemental Requirements: 14 - 16 hours
    • BIOL 175-175L Introductory Biology I and Lab (4)
    • Chemistry (Choose one of the following three sequences) (7/8):
      • Sequence 1: CHEM 114–114L Introductory Chemistry and Lab (4), CHEM 141 Survey of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (3)
      • Sequence 2: CHEM 124–124L General Chemistry I with Lab (4),CHEM 125–125L General Chemistry II with Lab (4)
      • Sequence 3: CHEM 124–124L General Chemistry I with Lab (4),CHEM 141 Survey of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (3)
    • MATH 104 Pre-calculus Mathematics (3/4) or higher (but not 107, 108, or 111)

Total in Group 2: 84–86 hours

Group 3. Electives, To be determined

Elective hours will vary depending upon which GE courses are selected by the student.

Minimum total credit hours required for the B.S. in Agriculture: Tropical Plant Science and Agroecology Specialty

123 credit hours