Plant Science (AS-T Degree S0420)

Natural Science Division
Plant Science includes topics such as propagation, plant production practices, nursery operations, soil science, plant pest and disease control, and landscape management.  The Associate in Science in Plant Science for Transfer prepares students with the foundational knowledge necessary to pursue post-secondary degrees in Plant Science and careers within a variety of specializations in the field. The Associate in Science in Plant Science for Transfer is designed to assist students in seamlessly transferring to a CSU major in Plant Science.
To earn an Associate in Science in Plant Science for Transfer, a student must complete a minimum of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU system that consist of the IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units more. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Core Courses
AGOR 50Soil Science and Management3
CHEM 50General Chemistry I5
or CHEM 50H General Chemistry I - Honors
BUSC 1BPrinciples of Economics - Microeconomics3
or BUSC 1BH Principles of Economics - Microeconomics - Honors
MATH 110Elementary Statistics3
or MATH 110H Elementary Statistics - Honors
AGOR 1Horticultural Science3
List A
Choose one course from the following:3
Plant Propagation/Greenhouse Management
Ornamental Plants - Herbaceous
Ornamental Plants - Trees and Woody Shrubs
Tractor and Landscape Equipment Operations
List B
Select any course not already used above, or none or one course from the following list:0-3
Food Production, Land Use, and Politics - A Global Perspective
Landscaping and Nursery Management
Construction Fundamentals
Landscape Hardscape Applications
Total Units for the Major20-23
CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 139-42
Total Units60

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