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Change Undergraduate Major
Botany - BS, CRED, HBS

Status: Pending Review - Catalog Coordinator

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1. Review - College Approver - Agricultural Sciences

Approved by Penelope Diebel Assistant Dean / College of Ag Admin, July 10, 2018 12:46pm

Comments

Penelope Diebel (College Approver - Agricultural Sciences) July 10, 2018 12:46pm
The College of Agricultural Sciences supports the proposed changes, including the listing of approved electives in MyDegrees.

2. Review - Curriculum Coordinator

Approved by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, July 19, 2018 9:34am

Comments

Cheryl Hagey (Curriculum Coordinator) July 19, 2018 9:34am
SUMMARY: This CHANGE proposal seeks to CHANGE the Option Title, clean up and update the Undergraduate Option.

CIP 130101 has been added to the proposal.

All Components are met per the Faculty Senate Curriculum Council guidelines.

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The Office of the Registrar is responsible for determining the effective date of Category II proposals. The determination is made based upon the ability to complete the request prior to the registration dates for the effective term being proposed.

3. Review - Graduate Council Chair

Approved by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, July 19, 2018 9:34am

Comments

Cheryl Hagey (Graduate Council Chair) July 19, 2018 9:34am
CPS GLITCH. REVIEW - NOT NECESSARY:
This proposal is being pushed. It does not require Grad Council review.

Ok - per Ryan Contreras

4. Review - Curriculum Council Chair

Approved by Allen Thompson Associate Professor / Philosophy Department, August 24, 2018 2:08pm

5. Review - Academic Programs

Approved by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, August 31, 2018 7:45am

Comments

Cheryl Hagey (Academic Programs) August 31, 2018 7:45am
CORRECTION: CIP 260301 was added to this proposal. NOT 130101.

APA contacted the Originator. The Description block was not completed and this would leave a blank space describing the program. The Originator sent the information via email and the description was added to the proposal.

All Components are met per the Faculty Senate Curriculum Council guidelines.

6. Review - Catalog Coordinator

Pending Review

Proposal

Proposal ID: 102153
Type: Change Major/Option/Minor/Certificate
Submission Date: June 25, 2018 8:26am
Effective Term: Winter 2019
Justification:
Integrative Biology has indicated that BB/BI 317 is "highly impacted" and has "restricted enrollment"; they have requested that we remove BB/BI 317 from our list of approved WIC courses for Botany majors, since it is unlikely that students outside of IB would be able to take it.

Additionally, our list of approved electives was submitted in the original curriculum change as an addendum and the courses themselves were "lost" from MyDegrees. We are explicitly adding the approved electives to remedy this oversight. We need these approved electives to be visible in MyDegrees.
Comments: None

Originators

Name Title Department/School
Melanie Link-Perez Instructor Ag Botany / Plant Path

Contacts

No contacts

Liaisons

Liaison Status Required
Marita Barth - Instructor / Chemistry
No concerns
(Responded on Dec 6, 2017)
Responded Yes
Jerri Bartholomew - Department Head / Microbiology (Science) Not Contacted Yes
Peter Betjemann - Director-SWLF / Liberal Arts Admin
Expired Yes
David Bishop IV - Coord-Academic / History Department
Expired Yes
Bella Bose - Assoc Dir-Academic Affairs / Sch Elect Engr/Comp Sci
Fine with us.

-Bella Bose
(Responded on Dec 4, 2017)
Responded Yes
William Braunworth Jr - Department Head / Horticulture
Expired Yes
Linda Bruslind - Senior Instructor II / Microbiology (Science) Not Contacted Yes
Lynda Ciuffetti - Department Head / Ag Botany / Plant Path Not Contacted Yes
Katherine Kelly Donegan - Instructor / Horticulture Not Contacted Yes
Bruce Dugger - Associate Professor / Fisheries and Wildlife Not Contacted Yes
William Edge - Associate Dean / College of Ag Admin Not Contacted Yes
Mary Flahive - Emeritus Appointment / Mathematics
OK with math
(Responded on Dec 4, 2017)
Responded Yes
Kevin Gable - Professor / Chemistry
No concerns.
(Responded on Dec 4, 2017)
Responded Yes
Troy Hall - Department Head / Forest Ecosyst & Society Not Contacted Yes
Anita Helle - Professor / Sch of Wrtg Lit & Film
Expired Yes
Norman Hord - School Head / Public Hlth/HumanSci Adm
I support.
(Responded on Dec 4, 2017)
Responded Yes
Henri Jansen - Assoc Dean-Acdmc & StudAffairs / College of Science Admin
approved HJ
(Responded on Dec 12, 2017)
Responded No
Carlos Jensen - Assoc Dean-Undergrad Prog / College of Engineering
Expired Yes
Brett Jeter - Head Advisor / College of Engineering
Expired Yes
James Johnson - Assoc Dean-Outreach and Engag / College of Forestry Adm Not Contacted Yes
Nicole Kent - Mgr-Undergrad Curricula/Advis / College of Forestry Adm Not Contacted Yes
Eric Kirby - Assoc Dean-Academic Programs / Earth, Ocean & Atmo Sci
No concerns
(Responded on Dec 4, 2017)
Responded Yes
Jeffrey Kollath - Senior Instructor I / Statistics (Science)
Expired Yes
Ben Leshchinsky - Assistant Professor / Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt Not Contacted Yes
Virginia Lesser - Director-Survey Research Cntr / Statistics (Science)
ok
(Responded on Dec 4, 2017)
Responded Yes
Robert Mason - Administrator 2-Assoc Dpt Head / Integrative Biology
Integrative Biology supports this proposal.
(Responded on Dec 11, 2017)
Responded Yes
Terina Mc Lachlain - Mgr-Nat Res Prog/Advisor-Acad / Forest Ecosyst & Society Not Contacted Yes
J Brock Mc Leod - Advisor-Academic / Biology

(Responded on Dec 4, 2017)
Responded Yes
Ben Mutschler - Director / History Department
Expired Yes
Jay Noller - Department Head / Crop and Soil Science Not Contacted Yes
Carol Rivin - Associate Professor / Ag Botany / Plant Path
Expired No
Heidi Schellman - Department Head / Physics
Expired Yes
John Sessions - Distinguished Professor / Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt Not Contacted Yes
Enrique Thomann - Professor / Mathematics
Expired Yes
J Nicole von Germeten - Director-SHPR / Liberal Arts Admin
approve
(Responded on Dec 4, 2017)
Responded Yes
Dorthe Wildenschild - Professor / Sch of Chem/Bio/Envr Eng
Expired Yes
Lan Xue - Associate Professor / Statistics (Science)
Expired Yes

Program Information

Program Title: Botany - BS, CRED, HBS 
CIP Code: 260301
College/Department or College/School: College of Agricultural Sciences / Botany and Plant Pathology 

Program Type: Undergraduate Major 
Original Program: Botany - BS, CRED, HBS 
Description: Updated 
Students majoring in Botany study the fundamental biology of plants and fungi, ranging from the molecular and cellular level to the ecosystem and global scales. The curriculum includes core classes in plant structure, systematics, ecology, physiology, and genomics, along with courses in biochemistry, cell biology, and genetics. Students pursue advanced course preparation in a selected area of plant biology by choosing one of four transcript visible options or by creating their own customizable option. Students integrate and apply their academic knowledge to real work and research situations by participating in experiential learning opportunities at OSU or off-campus.

 

Students majoring in Botany study the fundamental biology of plants and fungi, ranging from the molecular and cellular level to the ecosystem and global scales. The curriculum includes core classes in plant structure, systematics, ecology, physiology, and genomics, along with courses in biochemistry, cell biology, and genetics. Students pursue advanced course preparation in a selected area of plant biology by choosing one of four transcript visible options or by creating their own customizable option. Students integrate and apply their academic knowledge to real work and research situations by participating in experiential learning opportunities at OSU or off-campus.

 

Requirements: Updated 

The required curriculum meets the course requirements of the university and the College of Agricultural Sciences and provides for a broad background in plant science. Completing an option and engaging in an experiential learning activity allows students to fulfill their individual education goals and prepare for career aspirations.

All Botany undergraduate majors are required to do the following:

  1. Complete the core course curriculum meeting the requirements of the university, College of Agricultural Sciences, and Botany academic requirements.
  2. Select and complete the course curriculum of a 21-credit option to obtain advanced scientific background and skills in a particular area of plant science. Students may select a pre-determined botany option from the catalog or create a customized option with approval of a BOT advisor. Course work delivered in the options provides students with advanced knowledge and skills related to the study of plants and plant-like organisms in natural and managed ecosystems and in the laboratory.
    1. Comprehensive Botany
    2. Customizable Option
    3. Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation
    4. Molecular, Cellular, and Genomic Botany
    5. Plant Pathology
  3. Participate in an experiential learning and subsequent student seminar. Every Botany major is required to have an experiential learning (EL) component in their curriculum that is not part of a scheduled academic course. EL component can take many forms but must involve a minimum of 60 hours of work and must have a substantial educational objective that is related to the BOT degree. Academic credit is not required but may be earned by enrolling in research (BOT 401) or internship (BOT 410). Paid and voluntary positions are both acceptable. To meet the requirement, the student and the EL supervisor must make a written agreement that is approved by a Botany advisor. After completion of the EL project, the student is required to participate in a 1-credit student seminar during Fall term of the senior year (BOT 407), to reflect on the EL project and to incorporate it into future career planning activities.

 

Course Requirements

Baccalaureate Core Course requirements not fulfilled within BOT major requirements (33)

HHS 231. *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
HHS 241. *Lifetime Fitness (1)
   or any PAC course (1–2)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
Approved speech course COMM (3)
Additional approved writing WR II (3)

Perspectives Courses (12)
   Cultural Diversity;
   Literature and the Arts;
   Social Processes and Institutions;
   Western Culture

Difference Power Discrimination (3)

Synthesis Courses (6)
   Contemporary Global Issues;
   and Science, Technology and Society


Botany Core Course requirements (fulfills BCC requirements in life sciences, physical sciences, and mathematics)

Biology (20)

BB 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4)  
 BI 211, 212, 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
     or BI 211H, 212H, 213H. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
     or BI 204, 205, 206. *Introductory Biology (4,4,4)
 BI 311. Genetics (4)
     or PBG 430. Plant Genetics (3)
     and PBG 431. Plant Genetics Recitation (1)


Chemistry (23)

CH 121. General Chemistry (5)       
     and 122, 123. *General Chemistry (5,5) 
     or CH 231, 232, 233. *General Chemistry (4,4,4 )
     and labs CH 261, 262, 263 Laboratory for Chemistry 231, 232, 233 (1,1,1)
CH 331, CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4,4)

Biochemistry (4–7)

BB 350. Elementary Biochemistry (4)
     or BB 450. General Biochemistry (4)
     and BB 451. General Biochemistry (3)

Mathematics (8)

Select 8 credits from the following:
MTH 111. *College Algebra (4)
MTH 112. *Elementary Functions (4)
MTH 231. Elements of Discrete Mathematics (4)
MTH 241. *Calculus for Management and Social Science (4)
MTH 245. *Mathematics for Management, Life, and Social Sciences (4)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)

Statistics (4)

ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)

Additional Quantitative Skills (7–9)

Select a minimum of 2 courses from below (7–9):
  BOT 476. Introduction to Computing in the Life Sciences (3)
  CS 161. Introduction to Computer Science I (4)
  CS 162. Introduction to Computer Science II (4)
  GEOG 360. GIscience I: Geographic Information Systems and Theory (4)
  GEOG 361. GIScience II: Analysis and Applications (4)
  PH 201. *General Physics (5)
  PH 265. Scientific Computing (3)
  ST 352. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
  ST 411. Methods of Data Analysis (4)
  Others by approval of advisor (or additional courses from Mathematics block).

Writing Intensive Course

  Select one course from list below
(3–4):
  BI 371. ^Ecological Methods (3)
  BOT 323. ^Flowering Plants of the World (3)
  HSTS 415. *^Theory of Evolution and Foundation of Modern Biology (4)
  HSTS 419. *^Studies in Scientific Controversy: Methods and Practices (4)
  HSTS 425. *^History of the Life Sciences (4)
  MB 311. ^Molecular Microbiology Lab: A Writing Intensive Course (3)

Botany Core Courses (28-29)

  BOT 220. *Introduction to Plant Biology (4)
  BOT 313. Plant Structure (4)
  BOT 321. Plant Systematics (4)
  BOT 331. Plant Physiology (4)
  BOT 332. Laboratory Techniques in Plant Biology (3)
  BOT 341. Plant Ecology (4)
  BOT 407. Seminar (professional skills) (1)

Select one non-vascular plant course from below:

  BOT 416. Aquatic Botany (4)
  BOT 461. Mycology (5)
  BOT 465. Lichenology (4)
  BOT 466. Bryology (4)

Elective Courses (44–50)

  Includes up to 21 units in fulfillment of an option.
  
BB 315. Molecular Biology Laboratory (3)
  BB 460. Advanced Cell Biology (3)
  BB 484. Chromatin and Epigenetics (3)
  BB 486. Advanced Molecular Genetics (3)
  BB 493. Biochemistry Lab (3)
  BI 301. Human Impacts on Ecosystems (3)
  BI 358. Symbiosis and the Environment (3)
  BI 371. Ecological Methods (3)
  BI 456. Phylogenetics (4)
  BI 445. Evolution (3)
  BOT 322. Economic and Ethnobotany: Role of Plants in Human Culture (3; Ecampus)
  BOT 324. *Fungi in Society (3)
  BOT 325. *Intersections between Plants and Humanity (3)
  BOT 350. Introductory Plant Pathology (4)
  BOT 401. Research (1-16)
  BOT 403. Thesis (1-16)
  BOT 405. Reading and Conference (1-16)
  BOT 407. Seminar (1; repeatable)
  BOT 410. Internship (1-16)
  BOT 413. Forest Pathology (3)
  BOT 416. Aquatic Botany (4)
  BOT 425. Flora of the Pacific Northwest (3)
  BOT 440. Field Methods in Plant Ecology (4)
  BOT 442. Plant Population Ecology (3)
  BOT 458. Ecosystem Genomics (3) (proposal in CPS review)
  BOT 460. Functional Genomics (3)
  BOT 475. Comparative Genomics (4)
  BOT 476. Introduction to Computing in the Life Sciences (3)
  BOT 480. Photobiology (3)
  BOT 480. Photosynthesis and Photobiology (3)
  BOT 488. Environmental Physiology of Plants (3)
  CSS 205. Soil Science (4; Ecampus)
  ENT 311. Introduction to Insect Pest Management (4)
  FE 430. Watershed Processes (4)
  FES 412. Forest Entomology (3)
  FES 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
  FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (3)
  FW 320. Intro Population Dynamics (4)
  FW 321. Applied community and ecosystem ecology (3)
  HORT 316. Plant Nutrition (4)
  HORT 463. Seed Biology (3)
  MB 302. General Microbiology (3)
  MB 303. General Microbiology Laboratory (2)
  MB 310. Bacterial Molecular Genetics (3)
  ST 425. Quantitative Ecology (3)
  Z 440. Insect Physiology (3)

Total=180

Footnotes:
* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)


Sample Four-Year Plan: Botany Major

This outline is generally valid for students pursuing any of the botany options. Certain major requirements can be fulfilled by taking courses from each SELECT menu, such as the Math requirement, Additional Quantitative Skills, WIC, and Non-vascular plants. For clarity, the term-by-term map does not show all of these choices, which are dictated by a student’s math placement, interests, and option. At least one of each type of course requirement is shown in the plan, and the full menus are provided at the end of the term-by-term. Students should be aware that some of these courses are needed to fulfill requirements for specific options. Students should also be aware that the Experiential Learning requirement should be completed before the start of the senior year.


Year 1

Fall Term
(16)
  BI 211. *General Biology for Majors (4)
      or BI 204. *Introductory Biology (4)
  CH 121. *General Chemistry (5)
      or CH 231. * General Chemistry (4) and CH 261. *Laboratory for Chemistry (1)
  MTH 111. *College Algebra (4)
      or MTH 112. *Elementary Functions (4)
      or MTH 231. Elements of Discrete Mathematics (4)
  WR 121. *English Composition (3)

Winter Term (16)
  BI 212. *General Biology for Majors (4)
      or BI 205. *Introductory Biology (4)
  CH 122. *General Chemistry (5)
      or CH 232. *General Chemistry (4) and CH 262. *Laboratory for Chemistry (1)
  MTH 241. *Calculus for Management and Social Science (4)
      or MTH 245. *Mathematics for Management, Life, and Social Sciences (4)
      or MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
  Approved Speech (COMM) course (3)

Spring Term (16)
  BI 213. *General Biology for Majors (4)
      or BI 206. *Introductory Biology (4)
  CH 123. *General Chemistry (5)
      or CH 233. *General Chemistry (4) and CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry (1)
  MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)
  Perspective course (3)

Note: 8 Mathematics credits should be taken during Year 1. Path depends on student’s Math Placement score. All students must complete through MTH 112 during Year 1. Specific options require high-level math courses.


Year 2

Fall Term
(13)
  BOT 220. *Introduction to Plant Biology (4)
  CH 331. Organic Chemistry (4)
  HHS 231. *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
  Additional approved writing (WR II) course (3)

Winter Term (16)
  BB 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
  BOT 313. Plant Structure (4)
  CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4)
  HHS 241. *Lifetime Fitness (1) or any PAC course (1–2)
  Perspectives course (3)

Spring Term (14)
  BOT 321. Plant Systematics (4)
  ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
  Perspectives course (3)
  Approved elective, including credits towards the selected option (3)


Year 3

Fall Term
(15)
  BB 450. General Biochemistry (4)
  BOT 461. Mycology (5)
  Synthesis course (3)
  Approved elective, including credits towards the selected option (3)

Winter Term (16)
  BB 451. General Biochemistry (3)
  BI 311. Genetics (4)
      or PBG 430. Plant Genetics (3) and PBG 431. Plant Genetics Recitation (1)
  BOT 323. ^Flowering Plants of the World (3) or other approved WIC course
  Approved electives, including credits towards the selected option (6)

Spring Term (14)
  BB 350. Elementary Biochemistry (4) (For those who did not take BB 450 and BB 451)
  BOT 331. Plant Physiology (4)
  Perspectives courses (3)
  Synthesis course (3)
  Approved elective, including credits towards the selected option (3) (For students not taking BB 350)

  Note: Students should complete experiential learning activity before the beginning of Year 4.


Year 4

Fall Term
(15–17)
  BOT 407. Seminar (1) for senior undergraduates
  CS 161. Introduction to Computer Science I (4) or other approved quantitative skills course
  Approved electives, including those for selected option (10–12)

Winter Term (15–17)
  BOT 332. Laboratory Techniques in Plant Biology (3)
  ST 352. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4) or other approved quantitative skills course
  Approved electives, including those for selected option (8–10)

Spring Term (15–18)
  BOT 341. Plant Ecology (4)
  BOT 465. Lichenology (4)
      or BOT 466. Bryology (4) (For students who did not take BOT 461, Mycology)
  Approved electives, including those for selected option (7–10)

Total=180 to 187, depending on math placement and option.

The required curriculum meets the course requirements of the university and the College of Agricultural Sciences and provides for a broad background in plant science. Completing an option and engaging in an experiential learning activity allows students to fulfill their individual education goals and prepare for career aspirations.

All Botany undergraduate majors are required to do the following:

  1. Complete the core course curriculum meeting the requirements of the university, College of Agricultural Sciences, and Botany academic requirements.
  2. Select and complete the course curriculum of a 21-credit option to obtain advanced scientific background and skills in a particular area of plant science. Students may select a pre-determined botany option from the catalog or create a customized option with approval of a BOT advisor. Course work delivered in the options provides students with advanced knowledge and skills related to the study of plants and plant-like organisms in natural and managed ecosystems and in the laboratory.
    1. Comprehensive Botany
    2. Customizable Option
    3. Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation
    4. Molecular, Cellular, and Genomic Botany
    5. Plant Pathology
  3. Participate in an experiential learning and subsequent student seminar. Every Botany major is required to have an experiential learning (EL) component in their curriculum that is not part of a scheduled academic course. EL component can take many forms but must involve a minimum of 60 hours of work and must have a substantial educational objective that is related to the BOT degree. Academic credit is not required but may be earned by enrolling in research (BOT 401) or internship (BOT 410). Paid and voluntary positions are both acceptable. To meet the requirement, the student and the EL supervisor must make a written agreement that is approved by a Botany advisor. After completion of the EL project, the student is required to participate in a 1-credit student seminar during Fall term of the senior year (BOT 407), to reflect on the EL project and to incorporate it into future career planning activities.

Course Requirements

Baccalaureate Core Course requirements not fulfilled within BOT major requirements (33)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
Approved speech course COMM (3)
Additional approved writing WR II (3)
HHS 231. *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
HHS 241. *Lifetime Fitness (1)
   or any PAC course (1–2)
Perspectives Courses (12)
   Cultural Diversity; Literature and the Arts; Social Processes and Institutions; Western Culture
Difference Power Discrimination (3)
Synthesis Courses (6)
   Contemporary Global Issues; and Science, Technology and Society
Botany Core Requirements (fulfills BCC requirements in life sciences, physical sciences, and mathematics)

Biology (20)

One year of general biology for majors:
BB 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
BI 211, 212, 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
   or BI 211H, 212H, 213H. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
   or BI 204, 205, 206. *Introductory Biology (4,4,4)
BI 311. Genetics (4)
   or PBG 430. Plant Genetics (3) and PBG 431. Plant Genetics Recitation (1)

Chemistry (23)

One year of general chemistry:
CH 121. General Chemistry (5)
   and 122, 123. *General Chemistry (5,5)
   or CH 231, 232, 233. *General Chemistry (4,4,4 )
   and labs CH 261, 262, 263 Laboratory for Chemistry 231, 232, 233 (1,1,1)
CH 331, CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4,4)

Biochemistry (4–7)

BB 350. Elementary Biochemistry (4)
   or BB 450. General Biochemistry (4) and BB 451. General Biochemistry (3)

Mathematics (8)

Select 8 credits from the following:
MTH 111. *College Algebra (4)
MTH 112. *Elementary Functions (4)
MTH 231. Elements of Discrete Mathematics (4)
MTH 241. *Calculus for Management and Social Science (4)
MTH 245. *Mathematics for Management, Life, and Social Sciences (4)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)

Statistics (4)

ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)

Additional Quantitative Skills (7–9)

Select a minimum of 2 courses from below (7–9):
BOT 476. Introduction to Computing in the Life Sciences (3)
CS 161. Introduction to Computer Science I (4)
CS 162. Introduction to Computer Science II (4)
GEOG 360. GIscience I: Geographic Information Systems and Theory (4)
GEOG 361. GIScience II: Analysis and Applications (4)
PH 201. *General Physics (5)
ST 352. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
ST 411. Methods of Data Analysis (4)
Others by approval of advisor.

Writing Intensive Course

Select one course from list below (3–4):
BB/BI 317. ^Scientific Theory and Practice (3)
BI 371. ^Ecological Methods (3)
BOT 323. ^Flowering Plants of the World (3)
HSTS 415. *^Theory of Evolution and Foundation of Modern Biology (4)
HSTS 419. *^Studies in Scientific Controversy: Methods and Practices (4)
HSTS 425. *^History of the Life Sciences (4)
MB 311. ^Molecular Microbiology Lab: A Writing Intensive Course (3)

Botany Core Courses (28)

BOT 220. *Introduction to Plant Biology (4)
BOT 313. Plant Structure (4)
BOT 321. Plant Systematics (4)
BOT 331. Plant Physiology (4)
BOT 332. Laboratory Techniques in Plant Biology (3)
BOT 341. Plant Ecology (4)
BOT 407. Seminar (professional skills) (1)

Select one non-vascular plant course from below:
BOT 461. Mycology (5)
BOT 465. Lichenology (4)
BOT 466. Bryology (4)

Elective Courses (44–50)

Includes up to 21 units in fulfillment of an option.
Choose remaining electives from approved list. See advisor.

Total=180


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

Sample Four-Year Plan: Botany Major

This outline is generally valid for students pursuing any of the botany options. Certain major requirements can be fulfilled by taking courses from each SELECT menu, such as the Math requirement, Additional Quantitative Skills, WIC, and Non-vascular plants. For clarity, the term-by-term map does not show all of these choices, which are dictated by a student’s math placement, interests, and option. At least one of each type of course requirement is shown in the plan, and the full menus are provided at the end of the term-by-term. Students should be aware that some of these courses are needed to fulfill requirements for specific options. Students should also be aware that the Experiential Learning requirement should be completed before the start of the senior year.

Year 1


Fall Term (16)

BI 211. *General Biology for Majors (4)
   or BI 204. *Introductory Biology (4)
CH 121. *General Chemistry (5)
   or CH 231. * General Chemistry (4) and CH 261. *Laboratory for Chemistry (1)
MTH 111. *College Algebra (4)
   or MTH 112. *Elementary Functions (4)
   or MTH 231. Elements of Discrete Mathematics (4)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)

Winter Term (16)

BI 212. *General Biology for Majors (4)
   or BI 205. *Introductory Biology (4)
CH 122. *General Chemistry (5)
   or CH 232. *General Chemistry (4) and CH 262. *Laboratory for Chemistry (1)
MTH 241. *Calculus for Management and Social Science (4)
   or MTH 245. *Mathematics for Management, Life, and Social Sciences (4)
   or MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
Approved Speech (COMM) course (3)

Spring Term (16)

BI 213. *General Biology for Majors (4)
   or BI 206. *Introductory Biology (4)
CH 123. *General Chemistry (5)
   or CH 233. *General Chemistry (4) and CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry (1)
MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)
Perspective course (3)

Note: 8 Mathematics credits should be taken during Year 1. Path depends on student’s Math Placement score. All students must complete through MTH 112 during Year 1. Specific options require high-level math courses.

Year 2


Fall Term (13)

BOT 220. *Introduction to Plant Biology (4)
CH 331. Organic Chemistry (4)
HHS 231. *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
Additional approved writing (WR II) course (3)

Winter Term (16)

BB 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
BOT 313. Plant Structure (4)
CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4)
HHS 241. *Lifetime Fitness (1) or any PAC course (1–2)
Perspectives course (3)

Spring Term (14)

BOT 321. Plant Systematics (4)
ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
Perspectives course (3)
Approved elective, including credits towards the selected option (3)

Year 3


Fall Term (15)

BB 450. General Biochemistry (4)
BOT 461. Mycology (5)
Synthesis course (3)
Approved elective, including credits towards the selected option (3)

Winter Term (16)

BB 451. General Biochemistry (3)
BI 311. Genetics (4)
   or PBG 430. Plant Genetics (3) and PBG 431. Plant Genetics Recitation (1)
BOT 323. ^Flowering Plants of the World (3) or other approved WIC course
Approved electives, including credits towards the selected option (6)

Spring Term (14)

BB 350. Elementary Biochemistry (4) (For those who did not take BB 450 and BB 451)
BOT 331. Plant Physiology (4)
Perspectives courses (3)
Synthesis course (3)
Approved elective, including credits towards the selected option (3) (For students not taking BB 350)

Note: Students should complete experiential learning activity before the beginning of Year 4.

Year 4


Fall Term (15–17)

BOT 407. Seminar (1) for senior undergraduates
CS 161. Introduction to Computer Science I (4) or other approved quantitative skills course
Approved electives, including those for selected option (10–12)

Winter Term (15–17)

BOT 332. Laboratory Techniques in Plant Biology (3)
ST 352. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4) or other approved quantitative skills course
Approved electives, including those for selected option (8–10)

Spring Term (15–18)

BOT 341. Plant Ecology (4)
BOT 465. Lichenology (4)
   or BOT 466. Bryology (4) (For students who did not take BOT 461, Mycology)
Approved electives, including those for selected option (7–10)

Total=180 to 187, depending on math placement and option.

The required curriculum meets the course requirements of the university and the College of Agricultural Sciences and provides for a broad background in plant science. Completing an option and engaging in and engaging in an experiential learning activity allows students to fulfill their individual education goals and prepare for career aspirations.

All Botany undergraduate majors are required to do the following:

Complete the core course curriculum meeting the requirements of the university, College of Agricultural Sciences, and Botany academic requirements.Select and complete the course curriculum of a 21-credit option to obtain advanced scientific background and skills in a particular area of plant science. Students may select a pre-determined botany option from the catalog or create a customized option with approval of a BOT advisor. Course work delivered in the options provides students with advanced knowledge and skills related to the study of plants and plant-like organisms in natural and managed ecosystems and in the laboratory. Comprehensive BotanyCustomizable OptionEcology, Evolution, and ConservationMolecular, Cellular, and Genomic BotanyPlant PathologyParticipate in an experiential learning and subsequent student seminar. Every Botany major is required to have an experiential learning (EL) component in their curriculum that is not part of a scheduled academic course. EL component can take many forms but must involve a minimum of 60 hours of work and must have a substantial educational objective that is related to the BOT degree. Academic credit is not required but may be earned by enrolling in research (BOT 401) or internship (BOT 410). Paid and voluntary positions are both acceptable. To meet the requirement, the student and the EL supervisor must make a written agreement that is approved by a Botany advisor. After completion of the EL project, the student is required to participate in a 1-credit student seminar during Fall term of the senior year (BOT 407), to reflect on the EL project and to incorporate it into future career planning activities.

 

Course Requirements

Baccalaureate Core Course requirements not fulfilled within BOT major requirements (33)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
Approved speech course COMM (3)
Additional approved writing WR II (3)

HHS 231. *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
HHS 241. *Lifetime Fitness (1)
   or any PAC course (1–2)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
Approved speech course COMM (3)
Additional approved writing WR II (3)

Perspectives Courses (12)
   Cultural    Cultural Diversity; Literature
   Literature
and the Arts; Social
   Social
Processes and Institutions; Western Institutions;
   Western
Culture

Difference Power Discrimination (3)

Synthesis Courses (6)
   Contemporary    Contemporary Global Issues; and
   and
Science, Technology and Society


Botany Core Requirements Course requirements (fulfills BCC requirements in life sciences, physical sciences, and mathematics)

Biology

Biology

(20) One year of general biology for majors: BB 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
BI
(4)  
 BI
211, 212, 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
   or      or BI 211H, 212H, 213H. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
   or      or BI 204, 205, 206. *Introductory Biology (4,4,4)
BI  BI 311. Genetics (4)
   or      or PBG 430. Plant Genetics (3) and (3)
     and
PBG 431. Plant Genetics Recitation (1)

Chemistry


Chemistry

(23) One year of general chemistry:

CH 121. General Chemistry (5)
   and
       
     and
122, 123. *General Chemistry (5,5)
   or
 
     or
CH 231, 232, 233. *General Chemistry (4,4,4 )
   and      and labs CH 261, 262, 263 Laboratory for Chemistry 231, 232, 233 (1,1,1)
CH 331, CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4,4)

Biochemistry



Biochemistry
(4–7)



BB 350. Elementary Biochemistry (4)
   or      or BB 450. General Biochemistry (4) and
     and
BB 451. General Biochemistry (3)

Mathematics



Mathematics
(8)



Select 8 credits from the following:
following:
MTH 111. *College Algebra (4)
MTH 112. *Elementary Functions (4)
MTH 231. Elements of Discrete Mathematics (4)
MTH 241. *Calculus for Management and Social Science (4)
MTH 245. *Mathematics for Management, Life, and Social Sciences (4)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)

Statistics (4)



Statistics (4)

ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)



Additional Quantitative Skills Skills (7–9)

Select a minimum of 2 courses from below below (7–9):

 
BOT 476. Introduction to Computing in the Life Sciences (3)
  CS 161. Introduction to Computer Science I (4)
  CS 162. Introduction to Computer Science II (4)
  GEOG 360. GIscience I: Geographic Information Systems and Theory (4)
  GEOG 361. GIScience II: Analysis and Applications (4)
  PH 201. *General Physics (5)
  PH 265. Scientific Computing (3)
 
ST 352. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
  ST 411. Methods of Data Analysis (4)
  Others by approval of advisor. advisor (or additional courses from Mathematics block).

Writing Intensive Course



 
Select one course from list below below (3–4):
BB/BI 317. ^Scientific Theory and Practice (3)

 
BI 371. ^Ecological Methods (3)
  BOT 323. ^Flowering Plants of the World (3)
  HSTS 415. *^Theory of Evolution and Foundation of Modern Biology (4)
  HSTS 419. *^Studies in Scientific Controversy: Methods and Practices (4)
  HSTS 425. *^History of the Life Sciences (4)
  MB 311. ^Molecular Microbiology Lab: A Writing Intensive Course (3)



Botany Core Courses (28)

Courses (28-29)

 
BOT 220. *Introduction to Plant Biology (4)
  BOT 313. Plant Structure (4)
  BOT 321. Plant Systematics (4)
  BOT 331. Plant Physiology (4)
  BOT 332. Laboratory Techniques in Plant Biology (3)
  BOT 341. Plant Ecology (4)
  BOT 407. Seminar (professional skills) (1)



Select one non-vascular plant course from below:
below:

  BOT 416. Aquatic Botany (4)
 
BOT 461. Mycology (5)
  BOT 465. Lichenology (4)
  BOT 466. Bryology (4)



Elective Courses Courses (44–50)



  
Includes up to 21 units in fulfillment of an option.
Choose remaining electives from approved list. See advisor.

  BB 315. Molecular Biology Laboratory (3)
  BB 460. Advanced Cell Biology (3)
  BB 484. Chromatin and Epigenetics (3)
  BB 486. Advanced Molecular Genetics (3)
  BB 493. Biochemistry Lab (3)
  BI 301. Human Impacts on Ecosystems (3)
  BI 358. Symbiosis and the Environment (3)
  BI 371. Ecological Methods (3)
  BI 456. Phylogenetics (4)
  BI 445. Evolution (3)
  BOT 322. Economic and Ethnobotany: Role of Plants in Human Culture (3; Ecampus)
  BOT 324. *Fungi in Society (3)
  BOT 325. *Intersections between Plants and Humanity (3)
  BOT 350. Introductory Plant Pathology (4)
  BOT 401. Research (1-16)
  BOT 403. Thesis (1-16)
  BOT 405. Reading and Conference (1-16)
  BOT 407. Seminar (1; repeatable)
  BOT 410. Internship (1-16)
  BOT 413. Forest Pathology (3)
  BOT 416. Aquatic Botany (4)
  BOT 425. Flora of the Pacific Northwest (3)
  BOT 440. Field Methods in Plant Ecology (4)
  BOT 442. Plant Population Ecology (3)
  BOT 458. Ecosystem Genomics (3) (proposal in CPS review)
  BOT 460. Functional Genomics (3)
  BOT 475. Comparative Genomics (4)
  BOT 476. Introduction to Computing in the Life Sciences (3)
  BOT 480. Photobiology (3)
  BOT 480. Photosynthesis and Photobiology (3)
  BOT 488. Environmental Physiology of Plants (3)
  CSS 205. Soil Science (4; Ecampus)
  ENT 311. Introduction to Insect Pest Management (4)
  FE 430. Watershed Processes (4)
  FES 412. Forest Entomology (3)
  FES 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
  FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (3)
  FW 320. Intro Population Dynamics (4)
  FW 321. Applied community and ecosystem ecology (3)
  HORT 316. Plant Nutrition (4)
  HORT 463. Seed Biology (3)
  MB 302. General Microbiology (3)
  MB 303. General Microbiology Laboratory (2)
  MB 310. Bacterial Molecular Genetics (3)
  ST 425. Quantitative Ecology (3)
  Z 440. Insect Physiology (3)

Total=180



Footnotes:


* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)




Sample Four-Year Plan: Botany Major



This outline is generally valid for students pursuing any of the botany options. Certain major requirements can be fulfilled by taking courses from each SELECT menu, such as the Math requirement, Additional Quantitative Skills, WIC, and Non-vascular plants. For clarity, the term-by-term map does not show all of these choices, which are dictated by a student’s student’s math placement, interests, and option. At least one of each type of course requirement is shown in the plan, and the full menus are provided at the end of the term-by-term. Students should be aware that some of these courses are needed to fulfill requirements for specific options. Students should also be aware that the Experiential Learning requirement should be completed before the start of the senior year.




Year 1




Fall Term Term (16)


 
BI 211. *General Biology for Majors (4)
         or BI 204. *Introductory Biology (4)
  CH 121. *General Chemistry (5)
         or CH 231. * General Chemistry (4) and and CH 261. *Laboratory for Chemistry (1)
  MTH 111. *College Algebra (4)
         or MTH 112. *Elementary Functions (4)
         or MTH 231. Elements of Discrete Mathematics (4)
  WR 121. *English Composition (3)

Winter Term Term (16)


 
BI 212. *General Biology for Majors (4)
         or BI 205. *Introductory Biology (4)
  CH 122. *General Chemistry (5)
         or CH 232. *General Chemistry (4) and and CH 262. *Laboratory for Chemistry (1)
  MTH 241. *Calculus for Management and Social Science (4)
         or MTH 245. *Mathematics for Management, Life, and Social Sciences (4)
         or MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
  Approved Speech (COMM) course (3)

Spring Term Term (16)


 
BI 213. *General Biology for Majors (4)
         or BI 206. *Introductory Biology (4)
  CH 123. *General Chemistry (5)
         or CH 233. *General Chemistry (4) and and CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry (1)
  MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)
  Perspective course (3) Note:

Note:
8 Mathematics credits should be taken during Year 1. Path depends on student’s student’s Math Placement score. All students must complete through MTH 112 during Year 1. Specific options require high-level math courses.


Year 2




Fall Term Term (13)


 
BOT 220. *Introduction to Plant Biology (4)
  CH 331. Organic Chemistry (4)
  HHS 231. *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
  Additional approved writing (WR II) course (3)



Winter Term Term (16)


 
BB 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
  BOT 313. Plant Structure (4)
  CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4)
  HHS 241. *Lifetime Fitness (1) or (1) or any PAC course (1–2)
  Perspectives course (3)



Spring Term Term (14)


 
BOT 321. Plant Systematics (4)
  ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
  Perspectives course (3)
  Approved elective, including credits towards the selected option (3)




Year 3




Fall Term Term (15)


 
BB 450. General Biochemistry (4)
  BOT 461. Mycology (5)
  Synthesis course (3)
  Approved elective, including credits towards the selected option (3)



Winter Term Term (16)


 
BB 451. General Biochemistry (3)
  BI 311. Genetics (4)
         or PBG 430. Plant Genetics (3) and and PBG 431. Plant Genetics Recitation (1)
  BOT 323. ^Flowering Plants of the World (3) or other approved WIC course

 
Approved electives, including credits towards the selected option (6)



Spring Term Term (14)


 
BB 350. Elementary Biochemistry (4) (For those who did not take BB 450 and BB 451)

 
BOT 331. Plant Physiology (4)
  Perspectives courses (3)
  Synthesis course (3)
  Approved elective, including credits towards the selected option (3) (3) (For students not taking BB 350)

Note:



  Note:
Students should complete experiential learning activity before the beginning of Year 4.


Year 4




Fall Term Term (15–17)


 
BOT 407. Seminar (1) Seminar (1) for senior undergraduates

 
CS 161. Introduction to Computer Science I (4) or other approved quantitative skills course

 
Approved electives, including those for selected option (10–12)



Winter Term Term (15–17)


 
BOT 332. Laboratory Techniques in Plant Biology (3)
  ST 352. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4) or other approved quantitative skills course

 
Approved electives, including those for selected option (8–10)



Spring Term Term (15–18)


 
BOT 341. Plant Ecology (4)
  BOT 465. Lichenology (4)
         or BOT 466. Bryology (4) (For (For students who did not take BOT 461, Mycology)
Mycology)
 
Approved electives, including those for selected option (7–10)



Total=180 to 187, depending on math placement and option.

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