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). 

Comments:

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.