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Agricultural Systems and Environment

This minor provides the student with fundamental knowledge of issues involving sustainable agriculture production and range management. Agriculture is one of the major industries of California and the world, and plays a central role in human affairs. Linking knowledge of agriculture with the subject matter of the student's major provides a useful and interesting breadth of application in areas involving economics, management, and social and environmental issues. Please see the for more information.

Requirements: 

Preparatory Material (8-9 units)

  • Choose one in statistics (4-5 units)
    • STA 013 Elementary Statistics (4 units)
    • STA 032 Gateway to Statistical Data Science (4 units)
    • STA 100 Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences (4 units)
    • PLS 120 Applied Statistics in Agricultural Sciences (4 units)
    • SOC 046B Introduction to Social Research (5 units)
  • Choose one in plant science (4 units)
    • PLS 002 Botany and Physiology of Cultivated Plants (4 units)
      Completion of Biological Sciences 2A, 2B, 2C fulfills this requirement.  

18-31 units

Choose one of the following tracks (18-31 units)

  • (1) Sustainable Agriculture Track (18-25 units)
    • ​​PLS 150 Sustainability and Agroecosystem Management (4 units)
    • SSC 100 Principles of Soil Science (5 units)
    • PLS 176 Introduction to Weed Science (4 units)
      • Or PLS 105 Concepts in Pest Management (3 units)
      • Or ENT 110 Arthropod Pest Management (5 units)
    • Choose at least 6 units
      • PLS 112 Forage Crop Production (3 units)
      • PLS 113 Biological Applications in Fruit Tree Management (2 units)
      • PLS 114 Biological Applications in Fruit Production (2 units)
      • PLS 170A Fruit and Nut Cropping Systems (2 units)
      • PLS 170B Fruit and Nut Cropping Systems (2 units)
  • (2) Range and Natural Resources Track (18-31 units)
    • PLS 130 Rangelands: Ecology, Conservation and Restoration (3 units)
    • Choose at least 15 units
      • PLS 112 Forage Crop Production (3 units)
      • PLS 131 Identification and Ecology of Grasses (2 units)
      • PLS 135 Ecology and Community Structure of Grassland and Savannah Herbivores (3 units)
      • PLS 150 Sustainability and Agroecosystem Management (4 units)
      • PLS 163 Ecosystem and Landscape Ecology (4 units)
      • ESP 123 Introduction to Field and Laboratory Methods in Ecology (4 units)
      • ESP 172 Public Lands Management (4 units)
      • WFC 110 Biology and Conservation of Wild Mammals (3 units)
      • WFC 151 Wildlife Ecology (4 units)

Total = 18-31 units

 

Minor Advisor

T. Gradziel
[email protected]
(530) 752-1575