International Soil and Crop Sciences prepares students to work in developing nations by giving them technical soil and crop science skills along with education in the political, social, and cultural aspects of countries they may work in. Scientists design appropriate practices that can succeed under a variety of climatic and socioeconomic constraints. Many research opportunities are available. Students may work with the Peace Corps or other agencies in demonstration and extension positions in developing countries.

Effective Fall 2015

Freshman
AUCCCredits
AGRI 192 or 292Orientation to Agricultural Systems
Transfer Seminar
 1
AREC 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)3C3
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)3A4
Select one group from the following: 5-9
Group A:
  
Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)3A 
Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A 
Group B:
  
General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)3A 
General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)3A 
General Chemistry II  
General Chemistry Lab II  
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
FSHN 125 or 150Food and Nutrition in Health
Survey of Human Nutrition
 2-3
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)1B1
PHIL 110Logic and Critical Thinking (GT-AH3)3B3
SOCR 100General Crops 4
 Total Credits 28-33
Sophomore
 
Select one course from the following: 3
Introductory Cultural Anthropology (GT-SS3)3C 
General Sociology (GT-SS3)3C 
Social Problems (GT-SS3)3C 
AGRI 270/IE 270World Interdependence-Population and Food (GT-SS3)3E3
ANEQ 101Food Animal Science 4
LAND 220/LIFE 220Fundamentals of Ecology (GT-SC2)3A3
PH 110Descriptive Physics (GT-SC2)3A3
POLS 131Current World Problems (GT-SS1)3E3
POLS 232International Relations (GT-SS1)3E3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science 4
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Historical Perspectives3D3
 Total Credits 32
Junior
 
JTC 300 or CO 301BProfessional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)
23
POLS 332/ECON 332International Political Economy 3
Select two courses from the following: 6
Peoples and Cultures of Africa  
Modern Indian Culture and Society  
Southeast Asian Cultures and Societies  
New Orleans and the Caribbean  
Population-Natural Resources and Environment  
Sociology of Rural Life  
Agriculture and Global Society  
Peoples and Institutions of Latin America  
SOCR 330Principles of Genetics 3
SOCR 350Soil Fertility Management 3
SOCR 351Soil Fertility Laboratory 1
SOCR 370Irrigation Principles 2
Select one course from the following: 3
General Statistics  
Introduction to Statistical Methods  
Introduction to Biostatistics  
Arts and Humanities3B3
Electives 1-2
 Total Credits 28-29
Senior
 
AREC 460Ag- and Resource-Based Economic Development 3
Select two of the following three groups: 6
Group A:
  
Applied and General Entomology  
Entomology Laboratory: Agricultural  
Group B:
  
Ecology and Management of Weeds  
Group C:
  
Elements of Plant Pathology  
BZ 440Plant Physiology 3
SOCR 371Irrigation of Field Crops 1
SOCR 421Crop and Soil Management Systems II4A,4B,4C4
SOCR 475Global Challenges in Plant and Soil Science 3
SOCR 486 or 487Practicum
Internship
 1-3
SOCR 492Seminar4A1
Electives1 4-10
 Total Credits 26-34
 Program Total Credits: 120-122
1

Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to 120-122 credits, of which 42 must be upper division.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   1
Orientation to Agricultural Systems    
Transfer Seminar    
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)X 3A4
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)X 1B1
SOCR 100General CropsX  4
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
AREC 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)  3C3
Select one group from the following:   5-9
Group A:    
Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)X 3A 
Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)  3A 
Group B:    
General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)X 3A 
General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)  3A 
General Chemistry II    
General Chemistry Lab II    
Select one course from the following:   2-3
Food and Nutrition in Health    
Survey of Human Nutrition    
PHIL 110Logic and Critical Thinking (GT-AH3)  3B3
CO 150 and AUCC 1B (MATH) must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   13
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Introductory Cultural Anthropology (GT-SS3)  3C 
General Sociology (GT-SS3)  3C 
Social Problems (GT-SS3)  3C 
ANEQ 101Food Animal Science   4
LAND 220/LIFE 220Fundamentals of Ecology (GT-SC2)  3A3
POLS 131Current World Problems (GT-SS1)  3E3
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
AGRI 270/IE 270World Interdependence-Population and Food (GT-SS3)  3E3
PH 110Descriptive Physics (GT-SC2)  3A3
POLS 232International Relations (GT-SS1)  3E3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil ScienceX  4
Historical Perspectives  3D3
BZ 120 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   16
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
SOCR 330Principles of Genetics   3
SOCR 350Soil Fertility Management   3
SOCR 351Soil Fertility Laboratory   1
Select one course from the following:   3
Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)  2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)  2 
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Elective   1-2
AREC 202 and POLS 232 must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   14
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
POLS 332/ECON 332International Political Economy   3
Select two courses from the following:   6
Peoples and Cultures of Africa    
Modern Indian Culture and Society    
Southeast Asian Cultures and Societies    
New Orleans and the Caribbean    
Population-Natural Resources and Environment    
Sociology of Rural Life    
Agriculture and Global Society    
Peoples and Institutions of Latin America    
Select one course from the following:   3
General Statistics    
Introduction to Statistical Methods    
Introduction to Biostatistics    
SOCR 370Irrigation Principles   2
 Total Credits   14
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
SOCR 371Irrigation of Field CropsX  1
SOCR 421Crop and Soil Management Systems IIX 4A,4B,4C4
Select two groups from the following:X  6
Group A:    
Applied and General Entomology    
Entomology Laboratory: Agricultural    
Group B:    
Ecology and Management of Weeds    
Group C:    
Elements of Plant Pathology    
SOCR 492SeminarX 4A1
Electives   2-5
 Total Credits   17
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
AREC 460Ag- and Resource-Based Economic DevelopmentX  3
BZ 440Plant PhysiologyX  3
SOCR 475Global Challenges in Plant and Soil ScienceX  3
Select one course from the following:X  1-3
Practicum    
Internship    
Electives X  2-5
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15-17
 Program Total Credits:   120-122