Bachelor of Science in Plant and Soil Sciences
Texas Tech University's Department of Plant and Soil Science makes it possible for students to turn a love of plants and fresh air into a lucrative career by pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Plant and Soil Science. Manage golf courses and athletic fields. Own your own nursery. Provide environmental consulting. Develop shade-tolerant strains of grass. Design environmental plantings for urban areas. Manage a commercial orchard, greenhouse, or botanical garden. Design, install and maintain interiorscapes. The opportunities are endless.
- 120 credit hours
- Coursework is completed primarily online. Some courses, like lab sciences, cannot be taught online and must be taken face-to-face at a college or university in your area.
- Prerequisite: high school diploma or GED
- Students are not required to enrol in a certain number of courses each semester, so completion time varies by individual.
- Semester-based courses run with the Academic Calendar of Texas Tech University. New students may enrol at the beginning of any one of the four yearly sessions.
Although there is no application deadline, potential students are encouraged to submit all application materials at least three months prior to projected initial enrollment.
1. Apply to Texas Tech University as either a first-time freshman or an undergraduate transfer.
- The application fee is $75 for U.S. students and $125 for international applicants.
- In addition to applying, you will need to submit ACT or SAT scores and an official high school transcript with class rank.
2. Apply for financial aid and/or scholarships.
- Financial aid is distributed based on full-time enrollment and several other eligibility requirements. Your enrolled hours as of the 12th day of class in the fall and spring semesters determines your enrollment status for the semester, and financial aid is disbursed accordingly. Attending less than full-time could mean a reduction in aid.
3. Upon acceptance, you will be assigned an advisor to ensure your continuous progress towards the degree. If you receive a letter of rejection, there is an opportunity for filing a re-evaluation request if performance improves.
- Texas Tech University will notify you of your application status by updating the Applications tab in your Raiderlink.
General Course Requirements (51 Hours)
Plant and Soil Science Core Requirement (68 Hours)
Total hours required for degree: 120
All PSS courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C.
†Course must be taken face-to-face at Texas Tech University or another institution.
All electives are subject to the approval of the academic advisor.
In order to graduate, all PSS students must pass a minimum of 40 credit hours of 3000 or 4000.
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