Crop Science (Minor)
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The minor in Crop Science is offered to all undergraduate students at NC State University, with the exception of those enrolled in the Plant & Soil Science major. This minor provides a basic understanding of the requirements for successful field crop production and the role crop species and management practices play in a broad spectrum of sustainable agricultural enterprises.
A course selection option permits a student to focus on the particular aspect of Crop Science that complements the student’s major and career plans. The minor in Crop Science is designed to:
- Provide a strong background in Crop Science to the variety of disciplines which interact in some way with field crop production;
- Clarify the role crop species and rotational sequences play in agricultural enterprises both in the United States and globally to increase our quality of life; and
- Identify strategies either in use or being researched to increase the compatibility of crop species with their environment to achieve yield stability, suitable quality of product, and sustainability of the production enterprise.
Admission to the minor requires a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better. Students should contact the Crop and Soil Sciences Undergraduate Programs Office to inquire about adding the minor no later than the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.
The minor should be declared as soon as the student makes the decision to pursue a minor. Minor coursework must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork to declare the minor should be completed no later than the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State. Students should contact the Crop and Soil Sciences Undergraduate Programs Office for certification of the minor.
Undergraduate Programs Office
Crop & Soil Sciences Department
2234 Williams Hall
Campus Box 7620
SIS code: 11CSM
A minimum of 17 hours is required for the minor in Crop Science. Students are required to complete 4 credits of required courses and a minimum of 13 credits of restricted elective courses. A minimum grade of ‘C-‘ or better is required in each course selected. No courses for the minor may be taken using the S/U option.
|CS 213||Crop Science||3|
|CS 214||Crop Science Laboratory||1|
|Select 13 credits from the following:||13|
|Introduction to Turfgrass Management|
|Plant Genetics 1|
|Southern Row Crop Production - Cotton, Peanuts, and Tobacco|
|Southern Row Crop Production - Corn, Small Grains and Soybeans|
|Seeds, Biotechnology and Societies|
|Introduction to Agroecology|
|Grassland Management for Natural Resources Conservation|
|Integrated Pest Management|
|Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Soil Science and Agriculture|
|Special Topics in Crop and Soil Sciences|
If you have successfully completed ANS 215 Agricultural Genetics/HS 215 Agricultural Genetics or GN 311 Principles of Genetics prior to enrolling in the Crop Science Minor, you may not receive credit for CS 211 Plant Genetics towards the Crop Science Minor. You must select other courses from the elective list.