B.S. Degree in Sustainable Agriculture

First Year - Fall

AVS 145 – Introduction to Animal Science 3 cr.
BIO 100 – Basic Biology 4 cr.
NFA 117 – Issues and Opportunities 1 cr.
PSE 100 – Plant Science 4 cr.
PSE 105 – Principles of Sustainable Agriculture 3 cr.
15 crs.

First Year - Spring

ENG 101 – College Composition 3 cr.
FSN 101 – Introduction to Food and Nutrition 3 cr.
MAT 116 – Introduction to Calculus 3 cr.
or
MAT 122 – Pre-Calculus 4 cr.
PSE 101 – Cropping Systems (even yrs) 3 cr.
12/13 crs.

Second Year - Fall

BMB 207 – Fundamentals of Chemistry 3 cr.
BMB 209 – Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory 1 cr.
or
CHY 121 – General Chemistry I 3 cr.
CHY 123 – General Chemistry Laboratory I 1 cr.
PSE 215 – Vegetable and Fruit Production (odd yrs) 3 cr.
STS 232 – Principles of Statistical Inference 3 cr.
WLE 200 – Ecology 3cr.
or
BIO 319 – General Ecology (Spring) 3 cr.
General Education:  Western Cultural Tradition 3 cr.
16 crs.

Second Year - Spring

BMB 208 – Elementary Physiological Chemistry 3 cr.
BMB 210 – Elementary Physiological Chemistry Laboratory 1 cr.
or
CHY 122 – General Chemistry II 3 cr.
CHY 124 – General Chemistry Laboratory II 1 cr.
CMJ 102 – Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication 3 cr.
or
CMJ 103 – Public Speaking 3 cr.
or
SFR 222 – Environmental Communication Skills 3 cr.
ECO 254 – Small Business Economics and Management 3 cr.
EES 140 – Soil Science 3 cr.
EES 141 – Soil Science Laboratory 1 cr.
14 crs.

Summer

PSE 396 – Field Experience in Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences  1-16 cr.

1 credit required for this course.

Third Year - Fall

BIO 327 – Introductory Applied Entomology 4 cr.
PHI 232 – Environmental Ethics 3 cr.
or
Gen Ed: Ethics 3 cr.
PSE 203 – Weed Biology and Identification (even yrs) 3 cr.
PSE 312 – Sustainable Food Systems (even yrs) 3 cr.
PSE 320 – Soil Organic Matter Management (even yrs) 3 cr.
16 crs.

Third Year - Spring

PSE 216 – UMaine Greens Practicum 1 cr.
PSE 410 – Plant Propagation 4 cr.
PSE 415 – Greenhouse Management 4 cr.
PSE 479 – Crop Ecology and Physiology  (odd yrs) 3 cr.
General Elective 3 cr.
15 crs.

Fourth Year - Fall

PSE 403 – Weed Ecology and Management (odd yrs) 3 cr.
PSE 457 – Plant Pathology 4 cr.
General Education: Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives 3 cr.
General Elective 6 cr.
16 crs.

Fourth Year - Spring

PSE 430 – Environmental Horticulture 3 cr
PSE 440 – Environmental Soil Chemistry and Plant Nutrition (even yrs) 3 cr.
General Education: Artistic and Creative Expression 3 cr.
General Elective 6 cr.
15 crs.

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