Sustainable Plant Systems

Advisor Contact:
Kathleen A Landeen
Shantz Building, room 428
(520) 621-1606
Tanya M Quist
Forbes Building, room 317
(520) 621-1977
Minor Description:

A minor in Sustainable Plant Systems gives students a broad introduction to both principles and applications of plant and soil sciences.  Students from a variety of complimentary majors follow a sequence of core courses in plant and soil sciences, and can customize their minor program of study by selecting a variety of upper division free electives.

Minor Requirements:

Students must complete a total of 22 units of classes including the following sequence of courses: PLS195A Colloquium (1), CHEM151 General Chemistry I (4), ENVS200/201 Introductory Soils (4), PLS240 Plant Biology (4), along with an additional 7 units of electives preferably chosen from associated academic units (ENVS, PLS, PLP, RNR, ASM, ECOL, MCB). 


Some of the core sequence of courses are offered during the Fall or Spring semesters as in-person and online courses. Students may need to address pre-requisites prior to enrolling in some of the core or elective courses in the minor.

Academic Advisement Report

Declaring the Minor:

Students can review the requirements for the minor online. To declare the minor, students must first schedule an appointment with the plant sciences advisor.   

Double Use of Minor Course Work:

Coursework in the minor core sequence cannot be double dipped, but up to 6 units of free electives from the major plan of study can be applied in the minor.