Core Requirements

 
 Core Graduation Requirement Summary
 Mathematics and Science
 Written and Oral Communication
 Humanities and/or Social Sciences
 Multicultural Awareness
 Capstone Course or Experience
 International Understanding
 Transfer and Advanced Placement Credit
 For more information - MAJORS
 For more information - MINORS


Mathematics and Sciences – 

(26 credits)

The objectives of the mathematics and sciences component of the core curriculum are for students to acquire a foundation of knowledge in mathematics, chemistry, and the biological sciences and physical sciences, an understanding of the scientific method, and the ability to apply their knowledge and problem-solving skills to relevant issues.

Biological Sciences (8 credits)

To fulfill the biological sciences core requirement, all students must complete at least two hours of laboratory credit in biological sciences each week for 32 weeks, or equivalent. Completion of course sequences is recommended. Courses with an (*) have a laboratory component.

Courses listed in red are not currently offered.

  • (4) BIOL 11000 (Fundamentals of Biology I) *
  • (4) BIOL 11100 (Fundamentals of Biology II) *
  • (2) BIOL 12100 (Biology I: Diversity, Ecology, and Behavior)
  • (3) BIOL 13100 (Biology II: Diversity, Development, Structure and Function of Organisms)
  • (2) BIOL 13500 (First-Year Biology Laboratory)*
  • (1) BIOL 13600 (Quantitative and Problem Solving Skills)
  • (1) BIOL 13700 (Handling Cells and Tissues, Microscopy)
  • (1) BIOL 13800 (Information and Communication Skills)
  • (1) BIOL 13900 (Measurements and Basic Solution Chemistry)
  • (2) BIOL 19500 (First-Year Biology Laboratory)*
  • (4) BIOL 20300 (Human Anatomy and Physiology) *
  • (4) BIOL 20400 (Human Anatomy and Physiology) *
  • (4) BIOL 22100 (Introduction to Microbiology) *
  • (3) BIOL 23000 (Biology of the Living Cell)
  • (3) BIOL 23100 (Biology III: Cell Structure and Function)
  • (2) BIOL 23200 (Laboratory in Biology III: Cell Structure and Function)*
  • (3) BIOL 24100 (Biology IV: Genetics and Moleclar Biology)
  • (2) BIOL 24200 (Laboratory on Biology IV: Genetics and Moleclar Biology)*
  • (2) BIOL 27000 (Cell Structure and Function)
  • (2) BIOL 27100 (Laboratory in Cell Structure and Function) *
  • (2) BIOL 28000 (Genetics and Molecular Biology)
  • (2) BIOL 28100 (Laboratory in Genetics and Molecular Biology)*
  • (1) BIOL 29500 (Quantitative Biology of the Living Cell)
  • (4) BTNY 11000 (Introduction to Plant Science)*
  • (4) BTNY 21000 (Introduction to Plant Science) *
  • (4) HORT 30100 (Plant Physiology) *

 


 

General Chemistry (6 credits)

  • (3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry) and (3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)
  • (4) CHM 11500 (General Chemistry) and (4) CHM 11600 (General Chemistry)

 

Calculus (3 credits)

  • (5) MA 16100 (Plane Analytic Geometry and Calculus I)
  • (4) MA 16500 (Analytic Geometry and Calculus I)
  • (3) MA 22000 (Introduction to Calculus)
  • (3) MA 22300 (Introductory Analysis I)
  • (3) MA 23100 (Calculus for Life Science I)

 


 

Statistics (3 credits)

  • (3) STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods)
  • (3) STAT 50100 (Experimental Statistics I)
  • (3) STAT 50300 (Statistical Methods for Biology)
  • (3) STAT 51100 (Statistical Methods)

 

Science, Technology, and Society (1-3 credits) 

The objective of the Science, Technology, and Society component of the core is to have students understand and reflect upon the complex issues raised by technological and scientific changes and their effects on society and the global world by making sense of, evaluating, and responding to present and future changes that shape individuals’ work, public, and personal lives. A list of courses meeting this requirement is available from the University Curriculum Council website. Additionally, these courses are included in the Ag Core course listing which is available in three formats:

Additional Mathematics and/or Sciences (3-5 credits)

Courses listed in red are not currently offered.

  • (3) AGEC 35200 (Quantitative Techniques for Firm Decision Making)
  • (3) AGEC 45100 (Applied Econometrics)
  • (3) AGRY 25500 (Soil Science)
  • (3) AGRY 27000 (Forest Soils)
  • (3) AGRY 32000 (Genetics)
  • (1) AGRY 32100 (Genetics Laboratory)
  • (3) AGRY 33500 (Weather and Climate)
  • (2) AGRY 33600 (General Meteorology)
  • (3) ANSC 22100 (Principles of Animal Nutrition)
  • (4) ANSC 23000 (Physiology of Domestic Animals)
  • (3) BCHM 30700 (Biochemistry)
  • (1) BCHM 30900 (Biochemistry Laboratory)
  • (4) BIOL 22100 (Introduction to Microbiology)
  • (3) BIOL 23100 (Biology III: Cell Structure and Function)
  • (2) BIOL 23200 (Laboratory in Biologgy III: Cell Structure and Function) 
  • (3) BIOL 24100 (Biology IV: Genetics and Molecular Biology)
  • (2) BIOL 24200 (Laboratory in Biology IV: Genetics and Molecular Biology)
  • (2) BIOL 27000 (Cell Structure and Function)
  • (2) BIOL 27100 (Laboratory in Cell Structure and Function)
  • (2) BIOL 28000 (Genetics and Molecular Biology)
  • (2) BIOL 28100 (Laboratory in Genetics and Molecular Biology)
  • (2) BIOL 28600 (Introduction to Ecology and Evolution)
  • (2) BIOL 28700 (Laboratory in Introduction to Ecology)
  • (4) BTNY 11000 (Introduction to Plant Science)
  • (4) BTNY 21000 (Introduction to Plant Science)
  • (3) BTNY 21100 (Plants and the Environment)
  • (3) BTNY 30100 (Introductory Plant Pathology)
  • (3) BTNY 30500 (Fundamentals of Plant Classification)
  • (4) BTNY 31600 (Plant Anatomy)
  • (3) BTNY 35000 (Biotechnology in Agriculture) 
  • (4) CHM 22400 (Introductory Quantitative Analysis)
  • (3) CHM 25500 (Organic Chemistry)
  • (1) CHM 25501 (Organic Chemistry Laboratory)
  • (3) CHM 25600 (Organic Chemistry)
  • (1) CHM 25601 (Organic Chemistry Laboratory)
  • (4) CHM 25700 (Organic Chemistry)
  • (1) CHM 25701 (Organic Chemistry Laboratory)
  • (3) CHM 26100 (Organic Chemistry)
  • (3) CHM 26200 (Organic Chemistry)
  • (1) CHM 26300 (Organic Chemistry Laboratory)
  • (1) CHM 26400 (Organic Chemistry Laboratory)
  • (3) CS 15600 (C Programming)
  • (4) CS 18000 (Programming I)
  • (3) EAS 11100 (Physical Geology)
  • (3) EAS 11200 (Earth Through Time
  • (3) EAS 22100 (Survey of Atmospheric Science) 
  • (3) EAPS 11100 (Physical Geology)
  • (3) EAPS 11200 (Earth Through Time)
  • (3) EAPS 22100 (Survey of Atmospheric Science)
  • (2) ENTM 20600 (General Entomology)
  • (1) ENTM 20700 (General Entomology Laboratory)
  • (3) ENTM 21000 (Introduction to Insect Behavior)
  • (2) ENTM 30600 (General Applied Entomology)
  • (1) ENTM 30700 (Companion Laboratories to ENTM 30600)
  • (3) ENTM 34000 (Insect Pests of Trees, Turf, and Ornamentals)
  • (3) HONR 49900 (Human Diseases and Disorders)
  • (4) HORT 30100 (Plant Physiology)
  • (3) HORT 35000 (Biotechnology in Agriculture)
  • (5) MA 16200 (Plane Analytic Geometry and Calculus II)
  • (4) MA 16600 (Analytic Geometry and Calculus II)
  • (3) MA 22400 (Introductory Analysis II)
  • (3) MA 23200 (Calculus for the Life Sciences II)
  • (4) MA 26100 (Multivariate Calculus)
  • (3) MA 26500 (Linear Algebra)
  • (3) NRES 23000 (Survey of Meteorology)
  • (3) NRES 25500 (Soil Science)
  • (4) PHYS 15200 (Mechanics)
  • (3) PHYS 21400 (The Nature of Physics)
  • (4) PHYS 22000 (General Physics)
  • (4) PHYS 22100 (General Physics)
  • (3) PHYS 24100 (Electricity and Optics)
  • (3) STAT 50200 (Experimental Statistics II)
  • (3) STAT 51100 (Statistical Methods)
  • (3) STAT 51200 (Applied Regression Analysis)

  


Revised June 6, 2013