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Biology B.S.

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  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2022
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 59 to 92
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
The BS in biology provides students with a broad knowledge of the biological sciences while introducing them to the practical skills needed in today's biotech industries and the background required to be successful applicants to graduate programs. Students may choose from advanced courses designed to emphasize studies in either animal or plant systems while participating in a common core of courses which provide knowledge in the basic principles relevant to both areas. Program outcomes for graduates: • Use the scientific method in practice, especially with regard to hypothesis testing and analysis • Critique and apply analytical protocols from current literature • Demonstrate and identify effective communication skills (oral and written) • Recognize personal strengths and limitations, and value the strengths and perspectives brought by other individuals’ worldviews and expertise • Demonstrate understanding of and practice professional ethical behavior • Objectively evaluate biologically relevant issues to make science-based decisions in a culturally sensitive manner • Use expertise in biology to help solve biologically relevant problems of the world within a context of global competence
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.
Program Requirements
Students must complete 40 upper-division credits. A maximum of two “D” grades are allowed for core courses required in the program and technology requirements. This includes grades earned at UMC or transferred in from another institution.
Biology Core
Take 14 or more course(s) totaling 31 - 32 credit(s) from the following:
· BIOL 2032 - General Microbiology (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 2251 - Scientific Writing I (1.0 cr)
· BIOL 3022 - Principles of Genetics (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3027 - Cell Biology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3122 - Evolution (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3251 - Journal Club (1.0 cr)
· BIOL 4101 - Biology Seminar (1.0 cr)
· BIOL 4251 - Scientific Writing II (1.0 cr)
· NATR 3374 - Ecology [BIOL SCI] (4.0 cr)
· Take one of the following:
· BIOL 1009 - General Biology [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 1009H - Honors: General Biology [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (4.0 cr)
· Take one of the following:
· BIOL 2012 - General Zoology (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 2020 - Plant Anatomy and Physiology [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
or BIOL 2021 - Plant Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
or BIOL 2022 - General Botany [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
Pre-Internship Seminar
BIOL 3899 - Pre-Internship Seminar (0.5 cr)
Internship
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BIOL 3900 - Internship (1.0-2.0 cr)
Post-Internship Seminar
BIOL 3901 - Post-Internship Seminar (0.5 cr)
Chemistry Core
Take 6 or more course(s) totaling 13 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CHEM 1061 - Chemical Principles I [PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 1062 - Chemical Principles II (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory [PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (1.0 cr)
· CHEM 1066 - Chemical Principles II Laboratory (1.0 cr)
· CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 2310 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (2.0 cr)
Math and Physics Core
Take 4 or more course(s) totaling 15 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
· MATH 1271 - Calculus I [MATH THINK] (4.0 cr)
· PHYS 1101 - Introductory College Physics I [PHYS SCI] (4.0 cr)
· PHYS 1102 - Introductory College Physics II [PHYS SCI] (4.0 cr)
Liberal Education
This program requires a minimum of 40 credits of liberal education and completion of the ten goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. The following are specific required liberal education courses.
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· COMP 1011 - Composition I [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
· COMP 1013 - Composition II [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
Technology
If applicable, the course selected from below may be used to satisfy both the program and technology requirements.
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CA 1xxx
· CA 2xxx
· CHEM 3022 - Chemical Analysis in the Biological and Environmental Sciences (4.0 cr)
· MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
Open Electives
Students must take enough open electives credits to meet the 120 credit graduation requirement.
Recommended Electives
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· AGRO 1030 - Crop and Weed Identification (3.0 cr)
· AGRO 1183 - Field Crops: Production Principles (3.0 cr)
· AGRO 3023 - Plant Breeding and Genetics (4.0 cr)
· AGRO 3030 - Statistical Analyses and Research Techniques in Agriculture and Natural Resources (3.0 cr)
· AGRO 3130 - Forages (3.0 cr)
· AGRO 3444 - Crop Production (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 2103 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 2104 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 3131 - Plant Physiology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3140 - Histology (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 3722 - Limnology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3822 - Techniques in Molecular Biology (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 3994 - Undergraduate Research (1.0-4.0 cr)
· BIOL 4361 - Developmental Biology (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 2311 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (2.0 cr)
· CHEM 3994 - Undergraduate Research in Chemistry (1.0-4.0 cr)
· GEOL 1001 - Introductory Geology [PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (4.0 cr)
· HORT 1010 - Introduction to Horticulture (3.0 cr)
· HORT 1021 - Woody Plant Materials (4.0 cr)
· HORT 1091 - Indoor Flowering and Foliage Plants (2.0 cr)
· HORT 3031 - Herbaceous Perennial Plant Materials (2.0 cr)
· HORT 3036 - Plant Propagation (4.0 cr)
· MATH 1272 - Calculus II (4.0 cr)
· NATR 2573 - Entomology (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3376 - Wetland and Riparian Ecology and Management (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3480 - Ecological Restoration (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3486 - Conservation Biology (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3488 - Invasive Species Ecology and Management (3.0 cr)
· SE 4500 - Senior Project I (3.0 cr)
· SWM 3009 - Hydrology and Water Quality (4.0 cr)
· SWM 3103 - Meteorology and Climatology (3.0 cr)
· TURF 3075 - Turf Stress Management (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession (3.0 cr)
· HORT 3033 - Commercial Floriculture Crops-Fall (4.0 cr)
or HORT 3034 - Commercial Floriculture Crops-Spring (4.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Biochemistry
This emphasis provides students ample opportunity to deepen their understanding of the core curriculum and participate in immersive year-long laboratory experiences. Course work in biochemistry, molecular techniques, statistics, and related subjects prepares students for graduate study in biochemistry, genetics, medicine, and pharmacy or entry level jobs in related industries.
The Biology B.S. with an emphasis in Biochemistry requires a minimum of 77-78 credits within the major.
Biochemistry Core
Take 7 or more course(s) totaling 18 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BIOL 3822 - Techniques in Molecular Biology (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 2311 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (2.0 cr)
· CHEM 3021 - Biochemistry I (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 3025 - Biochemistry I Laboratory (1.0 cr)
· CHEM 4021 - Biochemistry II (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 4025 - Biochemistry II Laboratory (2.0 cr)
Open Electives
Students must take enough open electives credits to meet the 120 credit graduation requirement.
Recommended Electives
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· AGRO 3030 - Statistical Analyses and Research Techniques in Agriculture and Natural Resources (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 2103 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 2104 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 3140 - Histology (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 3994 - Undergraduate Research (1.0-4.0 cr)
· BIOL 4361 - Developmental Biology (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 3994 - Undergraduate Research in Chemistry (1.0-4.0 cr)
· MATH 1272 - Calculus II (4.0 cr)
· WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession (3.0 cr)
Bioinformatics
This emphasis introduces Biology majors to the rapidly growing area of Bioinformatics. Courses in this emphasis include Introduction to Programming I, Data Structures, Biochemistry I and II with associated labs, and Bioinformatics. Students have the option to undertake interdisciplinary research projects and be well prepared for either graduate studies in bioinformatics, genomics, and proteomics.
The Biology B.S. with an emphasis in Bioinformatics requires a minimum of 87-89 credits within the major.
Bioinformatics Core
Take 9 or more course(s) totaling 25 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AGRO 3030 - Statistical Analyses and Research Techniques in Agriculture and Natural Resources (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3468 - Bioinformatics (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3822 - Techniques in Molecular Biology (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 3021 - Biochemistry I (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 3025 - Biochemistry I Laboratory (1.0 cr)
· CHEM 4021 - Biochemistry II (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 4025 - Biochemistry II Laboratory (2.0 cr)
· SE 2050 - Introduction to Programming I (3.0 cr)
· SE 2090 - Data Structures and Algorithms (3.0 cr)
Bioinformatics Math & Software Engineering
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MATH 2010 - Discrete Mathematics (4.0 cr)
· SE 3050 - Database Management Systems (3.0 cr)
· SE 3100 - Object-Oriented Programming (3.0 cr)
Open Electives
Students must take enough open electives credits to meet the 120 credit graduation requirement.
Recommended Electives
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· AGRO 3023 - Plant Breeding and Genetics (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 3994 - Undergraduate Research (1.0-4.0 cr)
· BIOL 4361 - Developmental Biology (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 2311 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (2.0 cr)
· MATH 1272 - Calculus II (4.0 cr)
· SE 4500 - Senior Project I (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession (3.0 cr)
Plant & Soil Sciences
This emphasis provides a multidisciplinary perspective by offering courses from areas such as biology, environmental sciences, soil sciences, and natural resources. Course work has extensive electives to choose from apart from required courses such as Plant Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution, Soil Science, Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition, and Fate of Chemicals in the Environment.
The Biology B.S. with an emphasis in Plant & Soil Sciences requires a minimum of 89-91 credits within the major.
Plant and Soil Core
Take 9 or more course(s) totaling 30 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BIOL 2020 - Plant Anatomy and Physiology [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 2021 - Plant Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
· ENSC 3720 - Fate of Chemicals in the Environment (4.0 cr)
· SOIL 1293 - Soil Science (3.0 cr)
· SOIL 3414 - Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition (4.0 cr)
· SOIL 3550 - Soil Genesis, Morphology and Survey (4.0 cr)
· Soil and Water
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SWM 3009 - Hydrology and Water Quality (4.0 cr)
· SWM 3224 - Soil and Water Conservation (4.0 cr)
· SWM 3225 - Watershed Management (3.0 cr)
· Plants and Other Organisms Interactions
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AGRO 3230 - Introduction to Plant Pathology (3.0 cr)
· AGRO 3640 - Weed Science (3.0 cr)
· NATR 2573 - Entomology (3.0 cr)
· Experimental Techniques
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AGRO 3030 - Statistical Analyses and Research Techniques in Agriculture and Natural Resources (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3822 - Techniques in Molecular Biology (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 3994 - Undergraduate Research (1.0-4.0 cr)
Open Electives
Students must take enough open electives credits to meet the 120 credit graduation requirement.
Recommended:
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· AGRO 1030 - Crop and Weed Identification (3.0 cr)
· AGRO 1183 - Field Crops: Production Principles (3.0 cr)
· AGRO 3023 - Plant Breeding and Genetics (4.0 cr)
· AGRO 3030 - Statistical Analyses and Research Techniques in Agriculture and Natural Resources (3.0 cr)
· AGRO 3130 - Forages (3.0 cr)
· AGRO 3444 - Crop Production (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 3131 - Plant Physiology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3722 - Limnology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3822 - Techniques in Molecular Biology (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 3994 - Undergraduate Research (1.0-4.0 cr)
· BIOL 4361 - Developmental Biology (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 2311 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (2.0 cr)
· GEOL 1001 - Introductory Geology [PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (4.0 cr)
· HORT 1010 - Introduction to Horticulture (3.0 cr)
· HORT 1021 - Woody Plant Materials (4.0 cr)
· HORT 1091 - Indoor Flowering and Foliage Plants (2.0 cr)
· HORT 3031 - Herbaceous Perennial Plant Materials (2.0 cr)
· HORT 3036 - Plant Propagation (4.0 cr)
· MATH 1272 - Calculus II (4.0 cr)
· NATR 2573 - Entomology (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3376 - Wetland and Riparian Ecology and Management (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3480 - Ecological Restoration (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3486 - Conservation Biology (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3488 - Invasive Species Ecology and Management (3.0 cr)
· SWM 3009 - Hydrology and Water Quality (4.0 cr)
· SWM 3103 - Meteorology and Climatology (3.0 cr)
· TURF 3075 - Turf Stress Management (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession (3.0 cr)
· HORT 3033 - Commercial Floriculture Crops-Fall (4.0 cr)
or HORT 3034 - Commercial Floriculture Crops-Spring (4.0 cr)
 
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BIOL 2032 - General Microbiology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamental principles of microbiology. Bacterial metabolism, growth, and genetics. Biology of viruses/fungi. Microorganisms and disease. Applied microbiology. Lab. prereq: Biol 1009 or 1009H or 2103, Chem 1001 or 1021
BIOL 2251 - Scientific Writing I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduces the fundamentals of effective scientific writing. prereq: COMP 1013 (or equivalent)
BIOL 3022 - Principles of Genetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic principles of Mendelian, molecular, and population genetics. Computer simulations/models used to study aberrations and their implications. Lab. prereq: Biol 1009, Chem 1021 or 1401, Math 1031 or 1131 or 1150
BIOL 3027 - Cell Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Structure/function of prokaryotic/eukaryotic cells, including cell surface, membranes, organelles, cytoskeleton, cell growth, cell physiology, experimental methods used in cell studies. prereq: BIOL 1009, CHEM 1061
BIOL 3122 - Evolution
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Origin, history, opposition, and evidence supporting evolutionary ideas. Origin of life, phylogeny, biological history, mechanisms of evolutionary change, population genetics, speciation, tempo of evolution, macroevolution, extinction, biogeography. prereq: 1009
BIOL 3251 - Journal Club
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Students will critically evaluate primary literature and present succinct summaries of the rationale, methodology, and conclusions to peers and faculty. prereq: BIOL 2251
BIOL 4101 - Biology Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of current literature. Preparation/presentation of selected topics. Evaluation of seminars. Utilizing contemporary research/presentation technologies. prereq: Sr
BIOL 4251 - Scientific Writing II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Writing and revising scientific manuscripts for publication as well as writing grants to funding agencies. prereq: BIOL 3251
NATR 3374 - Ecology (BIOL SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Interactions among plants, animals, and the physical environment; structure and function of ecosystems; population dynamics, biotic communities; principles of biotic succession and ecosystem management. Enforced prereq: BIOL 1009 or 1009H Recommended prereq: SOIL 1293
BIOL 1009 - General Biology (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Major concepts of modern biology. Molecular structure of living things. Energy recruitment/utilization. Flow of genetic information through organisms/populations. Principles of inheritance, ecology, and evolution. Lab. prereq: High school science courses
BIOL 1009H - Honors: General Biology (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Quantitative methods used to emphasize the dynamic nature of biology. Modern biology. Molecular structure of living things, energy recruitment/utilization, flow of genetic information through organisms/populations. Principles of inheritance, ecology, and evolution. Includes lab. prereq: High school chemistry or consent of instructor
BIOL 2012 - General Zoology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Major animal groups (phyla). Applications of morphological, physiological, and developmental characteristics to define evolutionary relationships. Parasitic forms affecting human welfare. Lab requires dissection, including mammals. prereq: 1009
BIOL 2020 - Plant Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview of plant anatomy and physiology with particular attention paid to angiosperms and their basic structure and function. prereq: 1009
BIOL 2021 - Plant Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Will provide students an overview of the entire plant kingdom, their ecology and evolution. prereq: 1009
BIOL 2022 - General Botany (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Principles of plant biology. Organization, function, growth/development, and reproductive biology of plants and plant-like organisms. Lab included. prereq: 1009 or 1009H
BIOL 3899 - Pre-Internship Seminar
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Expectations/responsibilities of internship. Preparing for graduate school application/job search. Presentations about internship experiences by those who have recently completed 3900 (internship). Discussions between students, staff, and invited guests.
BIOL 3900 - Internship
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Credit given for professional work experience outside an academic deparment. prereq: 3899, department approval, consent of instructor
BIOL 3901 - Post-Internship Seminar
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Students who have recently completed internships prepare/deliver PowerPoint presentation on experience. Discussions between post-/pre-internship students, staff, and invited guests. prereq: 3900
CHEM 1061 - Chemical Principles I (PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts of inorganic chemistry, atomic theory/structure, periodicity of elements. Basic rules of oxidation/chemical combination. Molecular structure (hybridization, molecular orbitals). Thermochemistry, gases, solution process, colligative properties. prereq: 1001
CHEM 1062 - Chemical Principles II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Behavior of gases, thermodynamics, properties of solutions, solution equilibria, oxidation/reduction reactions. Rigorous course. Develops chemical foundations required in some agriculture, environmental, preprofessional programs. prereq: 1061 minimum C- grade, 1065
CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory (PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic laboratory skills. Investigating physical/chemical phenomena associated with lecture material. Experimental design, data collection/treatment, discussion of errors, proper treatment of hazardous wastes. prereq: 1001
CHEM 1066 - Chemical Principles II Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic laboratory skills. Investigating physical/chemical phenomena associated with lecture material. Experimental design, data collection/treatment, discussion of errors, proper treatment of hazardous wastes. prereq: 1061 minimum C- grade, 1065
CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Important classes of organic compounds, their structures/reactions. Relation between structure, reactivity, and properties. Spectroscopic characterization of organic molecules. prereq: 1062, 1066, concurrent enrollment in 2310
CHEM 2310 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Laboratory techniques in synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic compounds. prereq: Concurrent enrollment in 2301
MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Descriptive statistics, elementary probability, normal distribution, binomial distribution, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, correlation, regression, chi-square, ANOVA. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
MATH 1271 - Calculus I (MATH THINK)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Limits, differential calculus of functions of single variable, applications. Introduction to integral calculus of single variable. prereq: 1250 or ACT math score of 28 or higher
PHYS 1101 - Introductory College Physics I (PHYS SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
First of two-semester sequence. Algebra-based introduction to physics and physics problem solving. Motion, forces, torque, momentum, energy, thermal energy/heat. Topics presented in applied context. prereq: Math 1031
PHYS 1102 - Introductory College Physics II (PHYS SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Second of two-semester sequence. Algebra-based introduction to physics and physics problem solving. Vibrations, light, sound, electricity, magnetism. Selected modern physics topics (e.g., radiation). Topics presented in applied context. prereq: Math 1031, Phys 1101
COMP 1011 - Composition I (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Process of clear, concrete, and convincing writing. Generation and discovery of subjects, revisions, editing.
COMP 1013 - Composition II (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Writing a research paper/s. Formulating/answering a research question. Developing an organizational/argument strategy for topic/audience. Supporting research question/argument with scholarly sources. prereq: 1011
CHEM 3022 - Chemical Analysis in the Biological and Environmental Sciences
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Theories/techniques of quantitative chemical analysis. Covers data handling, atomic/molecular spectroscopies, gas/liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry. Labs focus on application of quantitative chemical methods to problems encourntered in environmental science/biology. prereq: 2301, 2310
MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Descriptive statistics, elementary probability, normal distribution, binomial distribution, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, correlation, regression, chi-square, ANOVA. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
AGRO 1030 - Crop and Weed Identification
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Morphological characteristics used in mature plant, seedling, and seed identification. Identifying economically important crops and weeds in all stages of growth throughout the United States.
AGRO 1183 - Field Crops: Production Principles
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles and cultural practices used in growing certain row crops, small grains, oil crops, and specialty crops.
AGRO 3023 - Plant Breeding and Genetics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of plant breeding. Emphasizes application of genetic principles to plant breeding. Genetic variation, selection methods, cultivar development. Examples from common field/horticultural crops. Recommended prereq: BIOL 1009
AGRO 3030 - Statistical Analyses and Research Techniques in Agriculture and Natural Resources
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Experimental design and methodology in agriculture and natural resources research. Basic philosophy, data interpretation and analysis, and application of research information to practical management situations. prereq: Math 1150, Jr or Sr
AGRO 3130 - Forages
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Characteristics, distribution, preservation, and uses of forage crops for pasture, silage, hay, and soil improvement. Cultural practices, disease and insect control, seed production, forage storage. Interrelationships between animals and plants as they relate to selection, production, and utilization of forage crops.
AGRO 3444 - Crop Production
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles, including best cultural practices for crops of particular economic importance to the region. Oilseed, small grain, and specialty crops. Recommended prereq: AGRO 1183
BIOL 2103 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Systems approach to anatomical structures and physiological functions of human body. Key concepts at chemical, cellular, tissue, and organ levels. Emphasizes spacial relationships of structures and their related functions within integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems. Lab. prereq: 1009
BIOL 2104 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Systems approach to anatomical structures and physiological functions of human body. Emphasizes spacial relationships of structures and their related functions within circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, and digestive systems. Metabolism, nutrition, urinary/reproductive systems, human development. Genetics concepts. Lab. prereq: 1009
BIOL 3131 - Plant Physiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Plant functions with emphasis on higher plants. Growth and development, mineral nutrition, translocation, water relations, photosynthesis, and nitrogen metabolism. Lab. prereq: 2022, Chem 1401
BIOL 3140 - Histology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Microscopic examination of morphological characteristics of human tissues, organs, and blood cells. Lab. prereq: 2104 or 3027 or consent of instructor
BIOL 3722 - Limnology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Description/analysis of events in lakes, streams, and ponds, beginning with their origins and progressing through their physics, chemistry, and biology. These parameters interrelated with population of aquatic environment. prereq: Biol 2022, Chem 1001, Phys 1012, Math 1031 or 1131 or 1150
BIOL 3822 - Techniques in Molecular Biology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Basic recombinant DNA techniques. Methods for growing, isolating, and purifying recombinant DNA and cloning vectors. DNA sequencing, sequence analysis. Gene expression. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Other current techniques. Lab. prereq: 2032, 3022, [CHEM 3021 or concurrent registration in CHEM 3021]
BIOL 3994 - Undergraduate Research
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Advanced independent work in special fields. prereq: Instructor's consent
BIOL 4361 - Developmental Biology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Molecular/cellular mechanisms of development. Emphasizes animal systems. Cell cycle, gametogenesis, fertilization, morphogenetic movements, cytodifferentiation, cell interactions, pattern formation, gene expression, organogenesis, metamorphosis, regeneration and aging. Lab. prereq: 3022, 3027
CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Reactions, synthesis, and characterization of organic compounds and biologically significant classes of organic compounds (lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids). prereq: [Grade of at least C- in 2301 or consent of instructor], concurrent enrollment in 2311
CHEM 2311 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Lab techniques in synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic compounds. prereq: 2310, concurrent enrollment in 2302
CHEM 3994 - Undergraduate Research in Chemistry
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Laboratory techniques used in chemistry. Literature pertaining to field. Students write proposals for UROP/UROC grants. prereq: 2301, 2310
GEOL 1001 - Introductory Geology (PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of Earth, including its composition, structure, and dynamics; internal and surface processes related to theories of sea floor and continental movement; summary of geological history and development of life. Lab.
HORT 1010 - Introduction to Horticulture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Environmental considerations, planting, propagation, pruning, and protection of horticultural crops. Greenhouse/field experience.
HORT 1021 - Woody Plant Materials
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Identification, ecology, and use of deciduous and evergreen trees, shrubs, and vines. Recommended prereq: HORT 1010 or instructor consent
HORT 1091 - Indoor Flowering and Foliage Plants
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Identification, culture, and propagation of foliage plants used in interior decoration.
HORT 3031 - Herbaceous Perennial Plant Materials
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Identification, classification, ecology, and landscape uses of perennial flowers, bulbs, ground covers, and wildflowers.
HORT 3036 - Plant Propagation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Plant propagation techniques for the commercial and home propagator. Mist system construction and operation. Propagation of plants by tissue culture, seed, cutting, layering, grafting, and division. prereq: 1010, Biol 2022
MATH 1272 - Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Techniques of integration, calculus involving transcendental functions, polar coordinates, Taylor polynomials, vectors/curves in space, cylindrical/spherical coordinates. prereq: Math 1271
NATR 2573 - Entomology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AGRO2573/NATR2573
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Insect taxonomy, anatomy, and physiology. Emphasis on insects of economic importance, especially in the Upper Midwest. Control methods, including integrated pest management. Recommended prereq: Hort 1010 or Agro 1183
NATR 3376 - Wetland and Riparian Ecology and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ecology/management of wetland/riparian lands from global, continental, and Minnesota perspective. General ecology, structure/function, delineation, wetland plant identification, restoration/regulation programs. Enforced prereq: NATR 3374
NATR 3480 - Ecological Restoration
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Principles of restoring/repairing disturbed/damaged ecosystems. Assessing site conditions, establishing reference criteria, determining restoration goals/objectives, manipulating successional trajectories, determining measures of successful restoration. Recommended prereq: NATR 3374
NATR 3486 - Conservation Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Science underlying methods of conservation of populations, species, ecosystems. Exploration of theory/practice of conservation within social, political, economic context of conservation problems. Enforced prereq: BIOL 1009 or 1009H
NATR 3488 - Invasive Species Ecology and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Identification, ecology, control/management of invasive plant/animal species in north central U.S. Characteristics of invasive species/ecological processes that occur when non-native species are introduced into new habitats. Pathways that have led to introduction/spread of invasives. Enforced prereq: NATR 3374
SE 4500 - Senior Project I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Individual project/research course. Pursue projects or research (applied in nature) with faculty adviser, within area of specialization. Enforced prereq: Junior or senior status. Enforced coreq: 3150. Recommended prereq: 3300.
SWM 3009 - Hydrology and Water Quality
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles/theory of surface/ground water quality, including but not limited to water budget, hydrologic cycle, water quantities, Darcy's Law, water quality units and flow rates, hydraulic conductivity/permeability, and laboratory tests for and maintenance of water quality. Enforced prereq: CHEM 1001, MATH 1031, and SOIL 1293
SWM 3103 - Meteorology and Climatology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamentals of weather/climate. Energy balance, weather chart analysis, composition/circulation patterns of atmosphere, climates of continents. prereq: PHYS 1012
TURF 3075 - Turf Stress Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Environmental stress factors integrated with cultural practices to enhance turfgrass performance/implement management practices that reduce stress injury. Enforced prereq: TURF 1072
WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Writing about subjects related to students' academic disciplines and future professions. Developing persuasive writing skills for academic, personal, and professional purposes. Effective communication principles, audiences, formats, and technologies. prereq: Comp 1011 and 1013 or 6 credits of writing
HORT 3033 - Commercial Floriculture Crops-Fall
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Identification and culture of holiday pot plants and major cut flower crops. Soil preparation, artificial mixes, soil testing, applying soil test results; greenhouse pests, life cycle, control and management. prereq: 1010
HORT 3034 - Commercial Floriculture Crops-Spring
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamentals of greenhouse structure and management. Heating and cooling requirements, lighting photoperiod control, soil sterilization, production of winter grown greenhouse crops such as mums, azaleas, cineraria. Identification and culture of annual bedding plants. Wholesale production, use of annual flowers in residential and commercial landscape design. prereq: 1010
BIOL 3822 - Techniques in Molecular Biology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Basic recombinant DNA techniques. Methods for growing, isolating, and purifying recombinant DNA and cloning vectors. DNA sequencing, sequence analysis. Gene expression. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Other current techniques. Lab. prereq: 2032, 3022, [CHEM 3021 or concurrent registration in CHEM 3021]
CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Reactions, synthesis, and characterization of organic compounds and biologically significant classes of organic compounds (lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids). prereq: [Grade of at least C- in 2301 or consent of instructor], concurrent enrollment in 2311
CHEM 2311 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Lab techniques in synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic compounds. prereq: 2310, concurrent enrollment in 2302
CHEM 3021 - Biochemistry I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamentals of biochemistry. Structure/function of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates. Metabolism, regulation of metabolism. Quantitative treatments of chemistry equilibria, enzyme catalysis, and bioenergetics. Chemistry basis of genetic information. prereq: Grade of at least C- in [2301 or consent of instructor], BIOL 1009
CHEM 3025 - Biochemistry I Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Contemporary biochemistry research techniques, hypothesis testing, and communication of results, which will cover studies of chemical equilibrium and pH, enzyme catalysis and kinetics, protein purification and analysis using chromatography and electrophoresis techniques, immunological techniques using ELISA and Western analysis and cell culture techniques. prereq: 2301, BIOL 1009
CHEM 4021 - Biochemistry II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced topics in protein, lipid, and nucleic acid metabolism: including the biochemistry of protein, lipid, and nucleic acids synthesis and degradation, and the biochemistry of replication, transcription, and translation. In addition, biochemistry/molecular biology topics of gene regulation, gene therapy, and recombinant DNA technology. prereq: 3021 or instructor consent
CHEM 4025 - Biochemistry II Laboratory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced look at contemporary biochemistry issues, which will utilize the techniques learned in the Chem 3025 to answer a proposed research hypothesis in areas of proteomics, translational research, or genomics. prereq: 3025
AGRO 3030 - Statistical Analyses and Research Techniques in Agriculture and Natural Resources
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Experimental design and methodology in agriculture and natural resources research. Basic philosophy, data interpretation and analysis, and application of research information to practical management situations. prereq: Math 1150, Jr or Sr
BIOL 2103 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Systems approach to anatomical structures and physiological functions of human body. Key concepts at chemical, cellular, tissue, and organ levels. Emphasizes spacial relationships of structures and their related functions within integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems. Lab. prereq: 1009
BIOL 2104 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Systems approach to anatomical structures and physiological functions of human body. Emphasizes spacial relationships of structures and their related functions within circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, and digestive systems. Metabolism, nutrition, urinary/reproductive systems, human development. Genetics concepts. Lab. prereq: 1009
BIOL 3140 - Histology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Microscopic examination of morphological characteristics of human tissues, organs, and blood cells. Lab. prereq: 2104 or 3027 or consent of instructor
BIOL 3994 - Undergraduate Research
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Advanced independent work in special fields. prereq: Instructor's consent
BIOL 4361 - Developmental Biology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Molecular/cellular mechanisms of development. Emphasizes animal systems. Cell cycle, gametogenesis, fertilization, morphogenetic movements, cytodifferentiation, cell interactions, pattern formation, gene expression, organogenesis, metamorphosis, regeneration and aging. Lab. prereq: 3022, 3027
CHEM 3994 - Undergraduate Research in Chemistry
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Laboratory techniques used in chemistry. Literature pertaining to field. Students write proposals for UROP/UROC grants. prereq: 2301, 2310
MATH 1272 - Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Techniques of integration, calculus involving transcendental functions, polar coordinates, Taylor polynomials, vectors/curves in space, cylindrical/spherical coordinates. prereq: Math 1271
WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Writing about subjects related to students' academic disciplines and future professions. Developing persuasive writing skills for academic, personal, and professional purposes. Effective communication principles, audiences, formats, and technologies. prereq: Comp 1011 and 1013 or 6 credits of writing
AGRO 3030 - Statistical Analyses and Research Techniques in Agriculture and Natural Resources
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Experimental design and methodology in agriculture and natural resources research. Basic philosophy, data interpretation and analysis, and application of research information to practical management situations. prereq: Math 1150, Jr or Sr
BIOL 3468 - Bioinformatics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Provides theoretical background and working knowledge of bioinformatics. prereq: 3022, SE 2050
BIOL 3822 - Techniques in Molecular Biology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Basic recombinant DNA techniques. Methods for growing, isolating, and purifying recombinant DNA and cloning vectors. DNA sequencing, sequence analysis. Gene expression. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Other current techniques. Lab. prereq: 2032, 3022, [CHEM 3021 or concurrent registration in CHEM 3021]
CHEM 3021 - Biochemistry I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamentals of biochemistry. Structure/function of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates. Metabolism, regulation of metabolism. Quantitative treatments of chemistry equilibria, enzyme catalysis, and bioenergetics. Chemistry basis of genetic information. prereq: Grade of at least C- in [2301 or consent of instructor], BIOL 1009
CHEM 3025 - Biochemistry I Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Contemporary biochemistry research techniques, hypothesis testing, and communication of results, which will cover studies of chemical equilibrium and pH, enzyme catalysis and kinetics, protein purification and analysis using chromatography and electrophoresis techniques, immunological techniques using ELISA and Western analysis and cell culture techniques. prereq: 2301, BIOL 1009
CHEM 4021 - Biochemistry II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced topics in protein, lipid, and nucleic acid metabolism: including the biochemistry of protein, lipid, and nucleic acids synthesis and degradation, and the biochemistry of replication, transcription, and translation. In addition, biochemistry/molecular biology topics of gene regulation, gene therapy, and recombinant DNA technology. prereq: 3021 or instructor consent
CHEM 4025 - Biochemistry II Laboratory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced look at contemporary biochemistry issues, which will utilize the techniques learned in the Chem 3025 to answer a proposed research hypothesis in areas of proteomics, translational research, or genomics. prereq: 3025
SE 2050 - Introduction to Programming I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Structured/object oriented programming with current industry accepted languages. Data, selection, and iteration structures. Input/output operations, class definitions, interfaces, exception handling, inheritance, composition, polymorphism. Recommended Prereq: MATH 1031 or 2 yrs high school algebra
SE 2090 - Data Structures and Algorithms
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Recursion, underlying philosophy of object-oriented programming. Fundamental data structures (including stacks, queues, linked lists, hash tables, trees, graphs). Algorithmic analysis. Principles of language translation. Enforced prereq: 2050; Recommended prereq: MATH 2010
MATH 2010 - Discrete Mathematics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Designed to provide students with a background in abstraction, notation, and critical thinking in mathematics with applications related to computer science and software engineering. Topics include: logic, sets, relations, functions, proof techniques, mathematical induction, combinatorics, recursion, elementary number theory, and basic graph theory. Recommended prereq: 1250
SE 3050 - Database Management Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Database design management/implementation. Data modeling, normalization, relational algebra, SQL, Procedural SQL, physical database design, distributed databases. Use of common DBMSs and modeling tools. Enforced prereq: 2050, CA 1040
SE 3100 - Object-Oriented Programming
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
C# programming language fundamentals. Some of the C# features are already found in existing languages, while others are unique to C#. The course will focus mainly on the new features in C# with respect to C++ and Java. Enforced prerequisite: 2050; Enforced corequisite: 3050; Recommended prerequisite: 3050
AGRO 3023 - Plant Breeding and Genetics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of plant breeding. Emphasizes application of genetic principles to plant breeding. Genetic variation, selection methods, cultivar development. Examples from common field/horticultural crops. Recommended prereq: BIOL 1009
BIOL 3994 - Undergraduate Research
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Advanced independent work in special fields. prereq: Instructor's consent
BIOL 4361 - Developmental Biology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Molecular/cellular mechanisms of development. Emphasizes animal systems. Cell cycle, gametogenesis, fertilization, morphogenetic movements, cytodifferentiation, cell interactions, pattern formation, gene expression, organogenesis, metamorphosis, regeneration and aging. Lab. prereq: 3022, 3027
CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Reactions, synthesis, and characterization of organic compounds and biologically significant classes of organic compounds (lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids). prereq: [Grade of at least C- in 2301 or consent of instructor], concurrent enrollment in 2311
CHEM 2311 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Lab techniques in synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic compounds. prereq: 2310, concurrent enrollment in 2302
MATH 1272 - Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Techniques of integration, calculus involving transcendental functions, polar coordinates, Taylor polynomials, vectors/curves in space, cylindrical/spherical coordinates. prereq: Math 1271
SE 4500 - Senior Project I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Individual project/research course. Pursue projects or research (applied in nature) with faculty adviser, within area of specialization. Enforced prereq: Junior or senior status. Enforced coreq: 3150. Recommended prereq: 3300.
WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Writing about subjects related to students' academic disciplines and future professions. Developing persuasive writing skills for academic, personal, and professional purposes. Effective communication principles, audiences, formats, and technologies. prereq: Comp 1011 and 1013 or 6 credits of writing
BIOL 2020 - Plant Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview of plant anatomy and physiology with particular attention paid to angiosperms and their basic structure and function. prereq: 1009
BIOL 2021 - Plant Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Will provide students an overview of the entire plant kingdom, their ecology and evolution. prereq: 1009
ENSC 3720 - Fate of Chemicals in the Environment
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
How chemicals released into the environment are distributed in water, air, etc., based on chemical/physical properties. prereq: CHEM 2301, CHEM 2310
SOIL 1293 - Soil Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Formation, classification, and composition of soils, with emphasis on environmental quality, chemical and physical properties affecting growth and nutrition of plants, management principles and practices used to increase productivity and conserve soil and water resources for agronomic crops. Recommended prereq: Chem 1001
SOIL 3414 - Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Soil fertility management and its effect on crop growth. Uptake and use of specific important nutrients; use of fertilizers, their composition and characteristics; importance of residue management to maintain high productivity; environmental impact of certain agronomic practices. Enforced prereq: SOIL 1293 Recommended prereq: CHEM 1001
SOIL 3550 - Soil Genesis, Morphology and Survey
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Processes of soil formation, morphology and use of soil survey information. Practical field experience describing soil properties. Required field trips. Enforced prereq: SOIL 1293
SWM 3009 - Hydrology and Water Quality
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles/theory of surface/ground water quality, including but not limited to water budget, hydrologic cycle, water quantities, Darcy's Law, water quality units and flow rates, hydraulic conductivity/permeability, and laboratory tests for and maintenance of water quality. Enforced prereq: CHEM 1001, MATH 1031, and SOIL 1293
SWM 3224 - Soil and Water Conservation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Management principles and practices used to increase productivity and conserve soil and water resources for agronomic crops. Maintaining wildland and environmental quality through use of shelterbelts. Enforced prereq: SOIL 1293
SWM 3225 - Watershed Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Precipitation, infiltration, evapo-transpiration, runoff from small watersheds. Application to design of structures, water/wind erosion practices. Design principles/techniques in constructing small impoundments and waste holding facilities, and in restoring wetlands. Selecting/applying irrigation/drainage systems.
AGRO 3230 - Introduction to Plant Pathology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Nature, diagnosis, and management of plant diseases. Identification, control, and life cycles of representative plant diseases significant in the Upper Midwest that illustrate plant pathology principles. Recommended prereq: Agro 1183 or Hort 1010
AGRO 3640 - Weed Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Mechanical, cultural, biological, and chemical weed control practices. Factors affecting control. Classification and modes of action of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and plant growth regulators. prereq: [BIOL 1009, CHEM 1401, SOIL 1293] or instructor consent
NATR 2573 - Entomology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AGRO2573/NATR2573
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Insect taxonomy, anatomy, and physiology. Emphasis on insects of economic importance, especially in the Upper Midwest. Control methods, including integrated pest management. Recommended prereq: Hort 1010 or Agro 1183
AGRO 3030 - Statistical Analyses and Research Techniques in Agriculture and Natural Resources
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Experimental design and methodology in agriculture and natural resources research. Basic philosophy, data interpretation and analysis, and application of research information to practical management situations. prereq: Math 1150, Jr or Sr
BIOL 3822 - Techniques in Molecular Biology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Basic recombinant DNA techniques. Methods for growing, isolating, and purifying recombinant DNA and cloning vectors. DNA sequencing, sequence analysis. Gene expression. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Other current techniques. Lab. prereq: 2032, 3022, [CHEM 3021 or concurrent registration in CHEM 3021]
BIOL 3994 - Undergraduate Research
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Advanced independent work in special fields. prereq: Instructor's consent
AGRO 1030 - Crop and Weed Identification
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Morphological characteristics used in mature plant, seedling, and seed identification. Identifying economically important crops and weeds in all stages of growth throughout the United States.
AGRO 1183 - Field Crops: Production Principles
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles and cultural practices used in growing certain row crops, small grains, oil crops, and specialty crops.
AGRO 3023 - Plant Breeding and Genetics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of plant breeding. Emphasizes application of genetic principles to plant breeding. Genetic variation, selection methods, cultivar development. Examples from common field/horticultural crops. Recommended prereq: BIOL 1009
AGRO 3030 - Statistical Analyses and Research Techniques in Agriculture and Natural Resources
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Experimental design and methodology in agriculture and natural resources research. Basic philosophy, data interpretation and analysis, and application of research information to practical management situations. prereq: Math 1150, Jr or Sr
AGRO 3130 - Forages
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Characteristics, distribution, preservation, and uses of forage crops for pasture, silage, hay, and soil improvement. Cultural practices, disease and insect control, seed production, forage storage. Interrelationships between animals and plants as they relate to selection, production, and utilization of forage crops.
AGRO 3444 - Crop Production
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles, including best cultural practices for crops of particular economic importance to the region. Oilseed, small grain, and specialty crops. Recommended prereq: AGRO 1183
BIOL 3131 - Plant Physiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Plant functions with emphasis on higher plants. Growth and development, mineral nutrition, translocation, water relations, photosynthesis, and nitrogen metabolism. Lab. prereq: 2022, Chem 1401
BIOL 3722 - Limnology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Description/analysis of events in lakes, streams, and ponds, beginning with their origins and progressing through their physics, chemistry, and biology. These parameters interrelated with population of aquatic environment. prereq: Biol 2022, Chem 1001, Phys 1012, Math 1031 or 1131 or 1150
BIOL 3822 - Techniques in Molecular Biology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Basic recombinant DNA techniques. Methods for growing, isolating, and purifying recombinant DNA and cloning vectors. DNA sequencing, sequence analysis. Gene expression. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Other current techniques. Lab. prereq: 2032, 3022, [CHEM 3021 or concurrent registration in CHEM 3021]
BIOL 3994 - Undergraduate Research
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Advanced independent work in special fields. prereq: Instructor's consent
BIOL 4361 - Developmental Biology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Molecular/cellular mechanisms of development. Emphasizes animal systems. Cell cycle, gametogenesis, fertilization, morphogenetic movements, cytodifferentiation, cell interactions, pattern formation, gene expression, organogenesis, metamorphosis, regeneration and aging. Lab. prereq: 3022, 3027
CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Reactions, synthesis, and characterization of organic compounds and biologically significant classes of organic compounds (lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids). prereq: [Grade of at least C- in 2301 or consent of instructor], concurrent enrollment in 2311
CHEM 2311 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Lab techniques in synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic compounds. prereq: 2310, concurrent enrollment in 2302
GEOL 1001 - Introductory Geology (PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of Earth, including its composition, structure, and dynamics; internal and surface processes related to theories of sea floor and continental movement; summary of geological history and development of life. Lab.
HORT 1010 - Introduction to Horticulture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Environmental considerations, planting, propagation, pruning, and protection of horticultural crops. Greenhouse/field experience.
HORT 1021 - Woody Plant Materials
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Identification, ecology, and use of deciduous and evergreen trees, shrubs, and vines. Recommended prereq: HORT 1010 or instructor consent
HORT 1091 - Indoor Flowering and Foliage Plants
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Identification, culture, and propagation of foliage plants used in interior decoration.
HORT 3031 - Herbaceous Perennial Plant Materials
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Identification, classification, ecology, and landscape uses of perennial flowers, bulbs, ground covers, and wildflowers.
HORT 3036 - Plant Propagation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Plant propagation techniques for the commercial and home propagator. Mist system construction and operation. Propagation of plants by tissue culture, seed, cutting, layering, grafting, and division. prereq: 1010, Biol 2022
MATH 1272 - Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Techniques of integration, calculus involving transcendental functions, polar coordinates, Taylor polynomials, vectors/curves in space, cylindrical/spherical coordinates. prereq: Math 1271
NATR 2573 - Entomology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AGRO2573/NATR2573
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Insect taxonomy, anatomy, and physiology. Emphasis on insects of economic importance, especially in the Upper Midwest. Control methods, including integrated pest management. Recommended prereq: Hort 1010 or Agro 1183
NATR 3376 - Wetland and Riparian Ecology and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ecology/management of wetland/riparian lands from global, continental, and Minnesota perspective. General ecology, structure/function, delineation, wetland plant identification, restoration/regulation programs. Enforced prereq: NATR 3374
NATR 3480 - Ecological Restoration
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Principles of restoring/repairing disturbed/damaged ecosystems. Assessing site conditions, establishing reference criteria, determining restoration goals/objectives, manipulating successional trajectories, determining measures of successful restoration. Recommended prereq: NATR 3374
NATR 3486 - Conservation Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Science underlying methods of conservation of populations, species, ecosystems. Exploration of theory/practice of conservation within social, political, economic context of conservation problems. Enforced prereq: BIOL 1009 or 1009H
NATR 3488 - Invasive Species Ecology and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Identification, ecology, control/management of invasive plant/animal species in north central U.S. Characteristics of invasive species/ecological processes that occur when non-native species are introduced into new habitats. Pathways that have led to introduction/spread of invasives. Enforced prereq: NATR 3374
SWM 3009 - Hydrology and Water Quality
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles/theory of surface/ground water quality, including but not limited to water budget, hydrologic cycle, water quantities, Darcy's Law, water quality units and flow rates, hydraulic conductivity/permeability, and laboratory tests for and maintenance of water quality. Enforced prereq: CHEM 1001, MATH 1031, and SOIL 1293
SWM 3103 - Meteorology and Climatology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamentals of weather/climate. Energy balance, weather chart analysis, composition/circulation patterns of atmosphere, climates of continents. prereq: PHYS 1012
TURF 3075 - Turf Stress Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Environmental stress factors integrated with cultural practices to enhance turfgrass performance/implement management practices that reduce stress injury. Enforced prereq: TURF 1072
WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Writing about subjects related to students' academic disciplines and future professions. Developing persuasive writing skills for academic, personal, and professional purposes. Effective communication principles, audiences, formats, and technologies. prereq: Comp 1011 and 1013 or 6 credits of writing
HORT 3033 - Commercial Floriculture Crops-Fall
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Identification and culture of holiday pot plants and major cut flower crops. Soil preparation, artificial mixes, soil testing, applying soil test results; greenhouse pests, life cycle, control and management. prereq: 1010
HORT 3034 - Commercial Floriculture Crops-Spring
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamentals of greenhouse structure and management. Heating and cooling requirements, lighting photoperiod control, soil sterilization, production of winter grown greenhouse crops such as mums, azaleas, cineraria. Identification and culture of annual bedding plants. Wholesale production, use of annual flowers in residential and commercial landscape design. prereq: 1010