Plant Pathology Option
This option is offered within the following major(s):
The Plant Pathology option (PP) combines plant pathology, microbiology, mycology and entomology to provide botany students with necessary additional background to pursue careers in this important field. The courses are drawn from upper-division undergraduate offerings in botany, microbiology, entomology and forestry (FES).
Option Code: 933
The total requirements of the Botany Core are shown in the Catalog. The BOT core includes courses in plant structure, ecology, physiology, evolution, systematics, statistics, and genomics that form the botanical background for this field. Outside of the core courses, BOT majors have 44–49 elective credits that can be chosen from a group of approved courses. Up to 16 credits of the PP option can be drawn from the approved electives. The 4 credits of mycology (BOT 461) also fulfill the BOT requirement for a non-vascular plant course.
To encourage students in the option to learn actively and obtain practical skills, up to 3 credits of approved experiential learning can be applied to the option. The PP option credits are drawn from approved elective course credits. The core course requirements of the BOT major are not changed by doing the option, and no additional credits are required to complete it.
|BOT 350||INTRODUCTORY PLANT PATHOLOGY||4|
|MB 302||GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY||3|
|MB 303||GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY||2|
|Select at least 8 credits from the following courses:||8|
|INTRODUCTION TO GENOME BIOLOGY|
|INTRODUCTION TO INSECT PEST MANAGEMENT|
|BACTERIAL MOLECULAR GENETICS|
|SOIL SYSTEMS AND PLANT GROWTH|
|BIOLOGY OF SOIL ECOSYSTEMS|
Up to 3 credits of approved Experiential Learning (e.g., BOT 401)
Other courses with advisor approval
Option Code: 933