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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Agricultural Sciences

Plant Pathology Minor

University Park, College of Agricultural Sciences (PPATH)

The Plant Pathology minor is designed for students who wish to learn more about the causes and control of plant diseases. These students may pursue careers in commercial crop production, industrial sales, private consulting, extension, or research. Increasing emphasis on biological control, integrated pest management, and sustainable agricultural practices requires knowledge of plant pathogen biology, host-parasite interactions, and environmental parameters influencing disease development. The Plant Pathology Minor focuses on these areas and gives students the background necessary to develop or utilize environmentally sound disease management strategies. This program is designed to supplement majors in any field of the biological sciences and also can be used to prepare students for graduate studies in Plant Pathology.

The minor in Plant Pathology requires 22 credits in approved courses in addition to the major requirements of the student's choice.

Students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses required for the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)


BIOL 110 GN(4) (Sem: 1-4)
*3 credits of PPEM 496 (1-18) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)[1]
**Select 3 credits from: PPEM 300 GN(3), PPEM 405(3) (Sem: 5-6)
Select a minimum of 12 credits from: AGECO 121 GN(3), AGECO/ENT 457(3), PPEM 120 GN(3), PPEM 300 GN(3), PPEM 318(2), PPEM 405(3), PPEM 412(3), PPEM 416(3), PPEM 417(3), PPEM 425(4), PPEM 430(3), PPEM 454(3), *PPEM 496(1-3), PPEM 497(1-3), and the departmental list of additional courses for the Plant Pathology Minor with the approval of the minor adviser. (Sem: 3-8)

*Students must select, in consultation with the Plant Pathology Minor adviser, at least 3 credits of PPEM 496 (Independent Study) working with one or more faculty in the department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology. An additional three Independent Study credits may be applied to the Minor requirements as Additional Courses.

** Students may select one of these two courses for the second list of Additional Courses, but the same course cannot be counted toward both lists.

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2015

Blue Sheet Item #: 43-06-000

Review Date: 04/14/2015



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