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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture Minors


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The specific requirements for each approved minor in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture are detailed below. Free electives are normally used to satisfy minor requirements and it normally will not involve additional credits to those required for completion of the major.

If you decide to work towards a minor program in addition to the major, you need to officially declare your intention with the department or school where the minor is offered. If this is not done, there is no guarantee that proper certification of the minor will appear on the transcript. If you begin work on a minor but fail to meet all of the requirements, there is no penalty; no reference to the minor will appear on the transcript.

Animal and Veterinary Sciences: (18-21 credits)


Prior to enrolling in the minor, students must consult with the chairperson of the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences to select the courses most appropriate to their background and career goals, and to request appropriate course substitutions, if necessary.

Aquaculture: (18 credits)


The minor in aquaculture is designed for students in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture who wish to apply the knowledge and skills developed through their major programs to the field of aquaculture, i.e. the science and business of producing aquatic animals and plants useful to humans. The minor consists of a common core plus electives from a recommended group:

Biochemistry: (18 credits)


Biology: (22 credits)


The minor in Biology is designed for students in other fields who would like to develop a basic understanding of modern biology.  The minor is not open to students majoring or minoring in Botany or Zoology. The requirements for the minor in Biology include the courses listed below.  Students must obtain a minimum grade of C in BIO 100 and BIO 200 and a minimum GPA for the minor of 2.0.

Botany: (22 credits)


The minor in Botany is designed for students in other fields who would like to develop a basic understanding of modern plant biology. The minor is not open to students majoring or minoring in Biology or Zoology.  The requirements for the minor in Botany include the courses listed below.  Students must obtain a minimum grade of C in BIO 100 and BIO 200 and a minimum GPA for the minor of 2.0.

  • BIO 100 - Basic Biology Credits: 4
  • BIO 200 - Biology of Organisms Credits: 4
  • Any courses, at least three of which must be plant courses (P), from Biological Sciences Areas I-V in Biology B.A. and B.S. programs 1,2

  • 1Students majoring in Biochemistry, Microbiology, or Molecular and Cellular Biology must choose courses that are not BMB courses.

    2Students majoring in Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Marine Science, or Wildlife Ecology must choose courses from Areas I-V that are not on the list of courses that count towards their major.

Earth Sciences: (18 or more credits)


A minor in Earth Sciences consists of minimum of 18 credits of courses in the department, no more than 8 of which are at the 1xx level. No grade below a C- will be accepted toward these requirements.

At least one but not more than two of the following 1XX-level courses (3-6 cr.) and at least three of the remaining 2XX-level through 4XX-level courses (12-15 cr.)

Ecology and Environmental Sciences: (20 credits)


Environmental Management and Policy (18 credits)


The minor in Environmental Management and Policy is intended for students who would like to complement their major with a deeper understanding of aspects of environmental management and policy issues. The minor is also intended to provide students broader career opportunities than their current major may provide.

Equine Studies: (18 Credits)


The minor in Equine Studies is intended for students from various backgrounds who wish to adapt their education to horses. Prior to enrolling in the minor, students must consult with the chairperson of the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences to select courses most appropriate to their background and career goals, and to arrange any course substitutions which may be appropriate.

  • AVS 203 - Equine Management Credits: 3
  • AVS 303 - Equine Management Cooperative Credits: 4
  • AVS 353 - Equine Reproduction and Breeding Management Credits: 3

    At least 8 credits from the following classes but no more than one class from Group B.

  • Fisheries: (21 Credits)


    The Fisheries minor is designed for students in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture who would like an emphasis in fisheries or students in other programs who have an interest in fisheries or natural resource management. The minor is designed to partially fulfill certification requirements of the American Fisheries Society for fishery biologists. Current certification requirements can be found at www.fisheries.org

     

    Requirements:

     

    SMS 321 or WLE 340 is required plus one additional course from the following list:


    One of the following courses:


    One of the following courses:


    Food Science: (18 credits)


    The courses that make up the minor in Food Science are to be selected from the following list following consultation with a member of the food science faculty. This minor may be of interest to science or business majors who wish to seek employment in the food industry or with government agencies associated with food.

    Also, not more than 3 credits of FSN 397 - Independent Studies and not more than 3 credits of FSN 396 - Field Experience in Food Science and Human Nutrition may be counted towards the 18-credit total.

    Forest Ecosystem Science: (19 credits)


    Students minoring in Forest Ecosystems Science must be assigned an advisor from the FES faculty.

    Additional Courses:


    To complete the minor, select courses from the following list with no more than one of the classes being required for the major: At least 11 credits are needed.

    Forest Products: (18-22 credits)


    Forestry majors already choose between WSC 212/213 and WSC 314, so the total requirement of this minor for Forestry majors is 18 credits; for other it is 22.

    Students minoring in Forest Products must be assigned an academic advisor from the faculty of Wood Science and Technology in the School of Forest Resources  and must obtain that advisor’s signature when registering for WSC courses.

    The Forest Products minor must complete the following courses:

    Forest Recreation Management: (18 credits)


    Students minoring in Forest Recreation Management must be assigned an advisor from the Faculty of Parks, Recreation and Tourism in the Department of Forest Management and must obtain the advisor’s signature when registering for PRT courses.

    Horticultural Therapy (29 credits)


    The Department of Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences in collaboration with the School of Social Work offers courses leading to a minor in Horticultural Therapy.  The HTH minor is intended for students who have an interest in plants and working with special needs individuals in the growing field of horticultural therapy. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for credentials applicable to American Horticultural Therapy Association registration following employment.  Settings for learning and working in the field of Horticultural Therapy include social service agencies, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, arboreta and botanical gardens.

    Students choosing to minor in Horticultural Therapy must complete the following plan of study:

               

    Note: The Field Experience


    As part of the minor, students take SWK395 - Beginning Field Experience in Social Work in both the fall and spring semesters of their junior year. Students work in field placements with an emphasis on using horticultural therapy with a variety of population groups and in various fields of practice. For example, horticultural therapy is useful with children in foster care, youth and adults who are incarcerated, and with elders in a variety of settings. Field students have used their horticultural therapy skills in placements at Care Development, Mountview Correctional Center, and Capehart just to name few.

    SWK395 is a two-semester sequence designed to provide the horticultural therapy student with experiential learning in a social service agency emphasizing assessment, planning, and implementation of a horticultural therapy initiative. Two elements constitute the course: the weekly seminar and six hours per week working in an approved field experience agency selected in collaboration with the Field Coordinator and the Seminar Facilitator. Horticultural therapy students will join social work students each week in a joint seminar and complete individualized volunteer experiences in their chosen agencies.

     

     

    Human Nutrition: (18 credits)


    The courses, which make up the minor in Human Nutrition, are to be selected from the following approved list in consultation with a member of the Human Nutrition faculty. Courses will be chosen to complement each student’s academic background and to further individual career goals. The minor does not lead to credentialing in the field of dietetics without further study.

    Landscape Horticulture: (a minimum of 25 credits)


    The courses, which make up the minor in Landscape Horticulture, are to be selected from the following approved list in consultation the Program Coordinator.

    Program Requirement: All prerequisites listed for LHC courses must have a grade of a C- or higher before any upper level LHC courses can be taken.

    Microbiology: (18 credits)


    Molecular and Cellular Biology: (18 credits)


    Neuroscience (18 credits)


    The minor in Neuroscience is designed for students who would like to develop a basic understanding of modern neuroscience.  The requirements for the minor include the courses listed below.  All students must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.  Students majoring in Biology, Zoology, or Psychology must include 12 credits from outside the department of their major, and students majoring in other fields must include at least 9 hours of BIO and 9 hours of PSY designed courses.  Introductory Chemistry is strongly advised.

    Intermediate Courses; Choose at least two (6-9 credits)


    Plant Science: (a minimum of 19 credits)


    Resource and Agribusiness Management: (18 credits)


    Other courses may be substituted with the consent of the student’s advisor and REP Undergraduate Coordinator.

    Zoology: (22 credits)


    The minor in Zoology is designed for students in other fields who would like to develop a basic understanding of modern animal biology. The minor is not open to students majoring or minoring in Biology or Botany. The requirements for the minor in Zoology include the courses listed below.  Students must obtain a minimum grade of C in BIO 100 and BIO 200 and a minimum GPA for the minor of 2.0.

    • BIO 100 - Basic Biology Credits: 4
    • BIO 200 - Biology of Organisms Credits: 4
    • Any courses, at least three of which must be animal courses (A), from Biological Sciences Areas I-V in Biology B.A. and B.S. programs 1,2

    • 1Students majoring in Biochemistry, Microbiology, or Molecular and Cellular Biology must choose courses that are not BMB courses.

      2Students majoring in Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Marine Science, or Wildlife Ecology must choose courses from Areas I-V that are not on the list of courses that count towards their major.

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