PLant Biology Requirements

Associate in Science, Plant Biology and Tropical Ag, 60-64 Credits

Course Alpha Course Title Credits
Core Requirements
BOT 130+130L or
HORT 110+110L
Plants in Hawaiian Environment (3) and lab (1) or
Hawai‘i Horticulture & Nutrition (3) and lab (1)
4
AG 112 * or
PBT 251*
Introduction to Organic Agriculture (4) or
Sustainable Crop Production (3)
3 or 4
PBT 100 Orientation to Hawai‘i's Agriculture Industry 1
PBT 122 Soil Technology 3
PBT 141 Integrated Pest Management 3
PBT 200+200L Introduction to Plant Science (3) and lab (1) 4
PBT 264 Introduction to Horticulture and Plant Propagation 3
PBT 290V PBT Internship 1-4
  Total Core Credits 22-26
Elective Requirements
Select one from the following list
  • PBT 250 Tropical Landscape (3)
  • PBT 269 Ornamental Plant Materials (3)
  • PBT 275 Introduction to Crop Improvement (4)
  • AG 112* Introduction to Organic Agriculture (4)
  • PBT 251* Sustainable Crop Production (3)
  Total Elective Credits 3
Additional Requirements
ICS 101 or
BUS 101
Digital Tools for the Information World (3)
Business Information Systems (3)
3
GEOG 101 or
PBT 210
Natural Environment (DP) (3)
Introduction to Environmental Science (3)
3
MGT 135 or
MGT 125 or
BUSN 164
Agriculture Entrepreneurship in Hawai‘i (3)
Starting a New Business (3)
Career Success (3)
3
  Additional Requirements Credits 9
General Education Requirements
See General Education Requirements list below for detail of courses
Gen Ed Credits 26
  Total Degree Credits 60-64

NOTES *When AG 112 or PBT 251 is used to count as a concentration requirement, the course cannot also count as an elective.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Course  Credits
Foundation Requirements
Written Communication (FW)
  • ENG 100 Composition I
  • or ENG 100E Composition I
  • any FW designated courses numbered 100 or above
3
Symbolic Reasoning (FS)
Select one of the following
  • MATH 100 Survey of Math (3)
  • MATH 103 College Algebra (3)
  • or any higher FS designated course
3
Global Multicultural Perspectives (FG)
Select 2 courses, each from a different group
  • Group A: ANTH 151, ART 175, HIST 151
  • Group B: ANTH 152, ART 176, BUSN 277, BUSN 279, GEOG 102, HIST 152
  • Group C: GEOG 151, MUS 107, REL 150
6
Diversification Requirements
Diversification Arts, Humanities, and Literature (DA, DH/ DL)
Select 1 course, see counselor for full list
  • DH: HWST 107 Hawai‘i: Center of the Pacific (suggested)
  • or other DA/DH/DL courses
3
Diversification Social Sciences (DS)
Select 1 course, see counselor for full list
  • DS: SOC 151 Introduction to the Sociology of Food (suggested)
  • DS: ANTH 200, ECON 130, PACS 108, POLS 180, SOC 218, SOC 250, SOC 251
  • or other DS courses
3
Diversification Natural Sciences (DB, DP, DY)
4 credits from the biological science area (DB) and 4 credits from the physical science area (DP). As part of these credits, the student must take a lab or field course (DY).
  • DB: BOT 101+101L General Botany (3) and lab (1) or
  • DB: BIOL 101+101L Biology for non-majors (3) and lab (1)
  • DB: BIOL 171+171L Introduction to Biology (3) and lab (1)

  • DP: CHEM 151+151L Elementary Survey of Chemistry (3) and lab (1)
  • DP: CHEM 161+161L General Chemistry I (3) and lab (1)
8
  Total Gen Ed Credits 26

Academic Subject Certificate, Plant Biology and Tropical Ag, 27-30 Credits

Course Alpha Course Title Credits
PBT 200+200L Introduction to Plant Science (3) and lab (1) 4
PBT 100 Orientation to Hawai‘i’s Agriculture Industry 1
PBT 264 Introduction to Horticulture and Plant Propagation 3
PBT 141 Integrated Pest Management 3
PBT 275 Introduction to Crop Improvement 4
PBT 290V Plant Biology & Tropical Agriculture Internship 1-4
BIOL 101+101L or
BIOL 171+171L or
BOT 101+101L
Biology for Non-majors (3) and lab (1) or
Introduction to Biology (3) and lab (1) or
General Botany (3) and lab (1)
4
CHEM 151+151L or
CHEM 161+161L
Elementary Survey of Chemistry (3) and lab (1) or
General Chemistry I (3) and lab (1)
4
ICS 101 or
BUS 101
Digital Tools for the Information World (3) or
Business Information Systems (3)
3
  Total Credits 27-30

Certificate of Achievement, Plant Biology and Tropical Ag, 34-38 Credits

Course Alpha Course Title Credits
Core Requirements
HIST 151 World History I or other FG courses 3
SOC 151 Introduction to the Sociology of Food (suggested) or other DS courses 3
HWST 107 Hawai‘i: Center of the Pacific (DH) (suggested) or other DA/DH/DL courses 3
MGT 135 or
MGT 125 or
BUSN 164
Agriculture Entrepreneurship in Hawai‘i (3)
Starting a New Business (3)
Career Success (3)
3
BOT 130+130L or
HORT 110+110L
Plants in Hawaiian Environment (3) and lab (1) or
Hawai‘i Horticulture & Nutrition (3) and lab (4)
4
AG 112* or
PBT 200+200L
Intro to Organic Agriculture (4)
Intro to Plant Science (3) and lab (1)
4
PBT 100 Orientation to Hawai‘i's Agriculture Industry 1
PBT 122 Soil Technology 3
PBT 141 Integrated Pest Management 3
PBT 264 Introduction to Horticulture and Plant Propagation 3
PBT 290V PBT Internship 1-4
Elective Requirements
Select one from the following list
  • PBT 250 Tropical Landscaping (3)
  • PBT 251 Sustainable Crop Production (3)
  • PBT 269 Ornamental Plant Materials (3)
  • PBT 275 Introduction to Crop Improvement (4)
3-4
  Total Credits 34-38

NOTES *Can serve as an elective


Certificate of Competence, Plant Biology and Tropical Ag, 14 Credits

Course Alpha Course Title Credits
BOT 130+130L or
HORT 110+110L or
AG 112 or
PBT 200+200L
Plants in Hawaiian Environment (3) and lab (1)
Hawai‘i Horticulture & Nutrition (3) and lab (1)
Intro. to Organic Agriculture (4)
Intro to Plant Science + Lab (4)
4
PBT 100 Orientation to Hawai‘i's Agriculture Industry 1
PBT 122 Soil Technology 3
PBT 141 Integrated Pest Management 3
SOC 151 Intro to Sociology of Food, or other DS course 3
 

Total Elective Credits

14