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The AEPS Major: Crop Science Concentration

HCS Crop Science Information and Course Requirements

The study of growing and managing various crops, the Crop Science concentration involves the production of field crops including the management of irrigation and equipment, the timing of planting and harvesting, plant and insect pest management, fertilization, postharvest handling and marketing, and a variety of other aspects of efficiently producing food and fiber. The concentration will also focus on ongoing industry specialties such as postharvest technology, plant biotechnology, integrated pest management, and precision farming.

Crop Science Concentration

Required Courses Units
VGSC 190 California Vegetable Production 4
VGSC 202 or CRSC 203 Enterprise Project 2
HCS 231 Commercial Seed Production 4
CRSC 411 Experimental Techniques and Analysis 4
HCS 421 Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops 4
CRSC 445 Cropping Systems 4
Total:   22
Approved Electives:   20
Total Units in Concentration:   42
   
Approved Electives: At least 3 units must be at the 300 or 400 level. Consultation with advisor is recommended prior to selecting approved electives; bear in mind your selections may impact pursuit of post-baccalaureate studies and/or goals. 20
   
AG 315 Organic Agriculture 4
AG 360 Holistic Management 4
AGB 301 Food and Fiber Marketing 4
AGB 310 Agribusiness Credit and Finance 4
AGB 312 Agricultural Policy 4
AGB 321 Farm Records 4
AGB 401 Managing Cultural Diversity in Agricultural labor Relations 4
CRSC 123 Forage Crops 4
CRSC 244 Precision Farming 4
CRSC 333 Greenhouse Vegetable Production 2
CRSC 402 Enterprise Project Management   2-4
FRSC 132 Pomology I 4
FRSC/WVIT 231 Viticulture I 4
FRSC/WVIT 331 Viticulture II 4
FRSC 342 Citrus and Avocado Fruit Production 4
HCS 200 Special Problems for Undergraduates 1-2
HCS 339 Internship in Horticulture and Crop Science 1-4
HCS 340 Principles of Greenhouse Environment 4
HCS 400 Special Problems for Advanced Undergraduates 1-2
PPSC 327 Vertebrate Pest Management 4
PPSC 405 Advanced Weed Management 4
PPSC 421 Plant-Pest Interactions 4
PPSC 427 Disease and Pest Control Systems for Ornamental Crops 4
PPSC 431 Insect Pest Management 4
PPSC 441 Biological Control for Pest Management 4
SS 321 Soil Morphology
SS 322 Soil Plant Relationships 4
VGSC 402 Enterprise Project Management   2
VGSC 423 Advanced Vegetable Science 4