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Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Pathway: Agriculture and Natural Sciences

Our students study the physiology, culture, harvest, quality control, sales and utilization of horticultural crops.

Academics

Fall
  • AGRL 111 Professions in Agriculture
    1
  • BIOL 101 General Biology Exclamation Point
    3
  • BIOL 103 General Biology Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    MATH 126A College Algebra 5-Day or
    MATH 126B College Algebra 4-Day or
    MATH 126C College Algebra 3-Day
  • PLSC 105 Plants and People: Past and Present
    3
14
Spring
  • BIOL 102 General Biology Exclamation Point
    3
  • BIOL 104 General Biology Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • PLSC 206 Principles of Plant Science Exclamation Point
    4
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Free Elective
    3
14
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Declare a major and file an academic plan
  • New international students: Find a mentor who is an upperclassman
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Sit in the front row of your class at least 5 times
  • Attend New Student Orientation

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Eat a pepperoni roll
  • Attend an alcohol-free event
  • Challenge yourself to meet members of your residence hall community
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Participate in hall council or attend a hall council program
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Donate surplus items from your room before leaving for home

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Participate in liveWELL programs

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Attend a career fair

Academics

Fall
  • A&VS 251 Principles of Animal Science
    4
  • CHEM 111 Survey of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • HORT 220 General Horticulture Exclamation Point
    3
14
Spring
  • AGRN 202 Principles of Soil Science Exclamation Point
    3
  • AGRN 203 Principles of Soil Science Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • CHEM 112 Survey of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • HORT 330 Plant Propagation
    3
  • ARE 150 Introductory Agricultural and Agribusiness Economics Exclamation Point
    3
14
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Find a faculty mentor
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Become an Adventure WV student leader
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Exercise daily
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

Academics

Fall
  • BIOL 350 Plant Physiology Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENTO 404 Principles of Entomology Exclamation Point
    4
  • GEN 101 Beginner's Guide-Genetics
    3
  • HORT 260 Woody Plant Materials Exclamation Point
    3
  • Option Course
    3
17
Spring
  • ARE 204 Agribusiness Management Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Option Course
    3
  • Free Elective
    3
15
Summer
  • HORT 491 Professional Field Experience
    1-18
1
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Visit the Core Arboretum
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Take Enhancing Well-being Coaching Class
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Attend a career fair
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • AGRN 410 Soil Fertility Exclamation Point
    3
  • HORT 444 Handling and Storage of Horticultural Crops
    3
  • PPTH 401 General Plant Pathology Exclamation Point
    4
  • Option Course
    3
13
Spring
  • HORT 480 Case Studies in Horticulture
    3
  • HORT 445 Greenhouse Management
    3
  • Option Course
    3
  • Option Course
    3
  • Free Elective
    4
16
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Sign up for graduation
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Check all of your degree requirements

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Become a TIPS (Training Intervention Program) trainer and help prevent alcohol misuse
  • Visit the Student Rec Center

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization

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