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Plant Science


This program provides instruction in a wide array of career opportunities in horticulture, agronomic and other related fields. These careers also include many areas that support these industries such as landscape irrigation, water management, soil scienc​e and conservation, agricultural biology, entomology, environmental protection of water, farmlands, open spaces, and landscaped areas.

Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
AGPS 1 Soils & Plan t Nutrition 4
AGPS 2 Entomology - General & Applied 4
AGPS 5 Plant Science 3
AGPS 5L Plant Science Lab 1
AGPS 32 Pesticide Laws & Regulations 2
AGBU 59A Leadership 1
AGBU 59B Careers 1
BUAC 66 Fundamentals Of Bookkeeping 3
CIS 10 Computer Literacy 4
  Required Subtotal 23
  Elective Subtotal (with Advisor approval) 18
  COD General Education Pattern * 18
  Kinesiology (PE) Activities 2
* To include NR 1, Conservation of Natural Resources (3)


The Associate in Science in Agriculture Plant Science for Transfer, also called Agriculture Plant Science AS-T, is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Plant Science, Horticulture or related major at a CSU campus. Students who complete this degree will receive "priority admission with junior status to the California State University system." Completing this degree guarantees admission to the CSU system but not a particular campus or major. Agriculture Plant Science AS-T prepares students for a career as a plant scientist, agriculture teacher, biotechnologist, agronomist or crop scientist, turf manager, farm manager, weed scientist, entomologist, nursery manager, garden specialist, researcher, or landscape manager. This degree require students to meet both of the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    • The Intersegmental GE Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University GE-Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-B).
    • A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis. All courses in the major or area of emphasis must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

There are no additional graduation requirements. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
AGPS 1 Soils & Plant Nutrition 4
AGPS 5 Plant Scienc e 3
AGPS 5L Plant Science Lab 1
AGEH 5 Ornamental Plant Identification 3
CH 3 Introductory General Chemistry 4
ECON 2 Principles Of Microeconomics 3
MATH 14 Statistical Methods 4
  Required Subtotal 22
  CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern  1 37-39
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units) 2

1 Units for the major may be double counted for CSU GE or IGETC, confer with Counselor.
2 Elective units to reach 60 unit total must be CSU transferable, confer with Counselor.*
Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (SB1440) on page 42 of the 2017-18 COD Catalog