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Plants, Soils & Climate

  Departmental Honors Advisor:
  Dr. Jeanette Norton
  AGSC 352; ext. 72166
  Email: jeanette.norton@usu.edu


Eligibility for Acceptance:
Qualified students will have cumulative GPAs of at least 3.30 and will have declared a major in the department.

Program of Study:
The 15-credit requirement for Honors in Plants, Soils & Climate is met by successfully completing contracts in the following courses:

  • 3 credits in Honors Senior Thesis/Project (PSC 4900)
  • 12 upper-division credits, all of which can be taken in the department

*Nothing lower than a B grade is acceptable in courses in which an Honors contract is being completed.
**Students who fail to complete a contract, once entered into with a faculty member, will be placed on academic probation for one semester.

Requirements for Completion of Degree:
The successful candidate will graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and a GPA of 3.5 in upper-division major requirements and Honors course work and will complete and present in a public forum an Honors thesis/project. Many students have found it helpful to relate the courses taken on Honors contract to the final thesis/project.