University of Vermont

cals
College of
Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department of Plant and Soil Science

Ecological Agriculture Degree Requirements

Typical program
Fall Semester Spring Semester
1st Year
CALS 001 Communication Methods 3 CALS 002 Information Technology 3
PSS 21 Intro to Ecological Agriculture 3 BIOL 2 Principles of Biology 4
BIOL 1 Principles of Biology 4 CHEM 26 Organic & Biochemistry or CHEM 42 Intro. Organic Chemistr 4
CHEM 23 Gen. Chemistry or CHEM 31 Intro. Chemistry 4 ENG 001 - 099 3
MATH 10 Pre-calculus 3 Social Science/Humanities/Diversity Elective 3
Total credits: 17 Total credits: 17
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Sophomore
PSS 161 Fundamentals of Soil Science 4 PSS 138 Commercial Plant Propagation 4
PSS 117 Plant Pathology** 4 PSS 162 Soil Fertility and Conservation 3
CDAE 61 Ag. Econ., CDAE 166 Intro to Ag. Resource Entrepreneurship 3 NR 103 or BCOR 102 Ecology 3
Social Science/Humanities/Diversity Elective 3 Fine Art and Humanities Elective 3
PSS Prod. & Mgmt. Electives 3 PSS Prod. & Mgmt. Electives 3-4
Total credits: 16-17 Total credits: 16-17
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Junior
PSS 106 Entomology & Pest Management 4 PSS 158 Ecological Agriculture Internship or PSS 209 Organic Farm Practicum 1 (3)
STAT 111 Elements of Statistics or NR 140 Natrl. Resource Biostatistics 3-4 PSS 281 Prof. Dev: Eco Ag/Sust. Landscape Hort 1
Fine Art and Humanities Elective 3 PBIO 104 Plant Physiology 4
PSS Prod. & Mgmt. Electives 4-6 CDAE 208 Ag. Policy and Ethics 3
PSS 208 Organic Farm Planning 3 PSS Prod & Mgmt. Electives 3-6
Total credits: 15-17 Total credits: 12-16
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Senior
PSS 112 Weed Ecology and Management 3 PSS Prod. & Mgmt. Electives 6-8
PSS 212 Advanced Agroecology 4 Electives 6-8
Electives 8-10
Total credits: 15-17 Total credits: 12-16

**Alternate year course

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