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Bachelor of Science in Plant Production Sciences

The department offers a BSc. Degree in Plant Production Sciences (see below). Students are required to successfully complete 138 credit hour courses as  follows:

  • University course requirements totaling 12 credit hours. These are composed of Islamic culture courses and Arabic language courses.General college course requirements equivalent to 44 credit hours. These are general agricultural courses, one English language course and basic science courses.
  • Department course requirements totaling 82 credit hours of which 17 credit hour courses are taken from outside the department. 
  • Students must spend a continuous period of one semester plus a summer-long internship in a co-operative training program (PPS 400) to be arranged with several agricultural firms. Alternatively, students whom for whatever reason, are not able to take the co-operative training program should register for 12 credit hour courses. In this case, they should have completed 22 credit hour courses from outside the department and only 60 credit hour courses from inside the department.

Study Plan for BSc. Degree in Plant Production Sciences

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Year (1)

 

Semester (1)

Hrs.

IC 101 Islamic Culture 2
PHYS 101 Physics 4
MATH 103 General Mathematics 3
BOT 101 General Botany 4
SOSC 103 Introduction to Environmental Science 2
AGEXT 104 Introduction to Agriculture 2
Total 17

 

 

Semester (2)

Hrs.

ARAB 101 Arabic Language Skills 2
CHEM 101 General Chemistry (1) 4
IC 102 Islam and the Construction of Society 2
PPS 105 Plant Production Systems 2
FSN 103 Basic Concepts in Food and Nutrition 2
ENG 101 English Language 3
STAT 122 Applied Statistics (1) 3
Total 18

 

Year (2)

 

Semester (1)

Hrs.

IC 103 The Islamic Economics 2
ANP 105 Animal Production Systems 2
ARAB 103 Expository Writing 2
ZOO 102 Zoology 4
AGEXT 203 Communication Skills 2
SOSC 201 Fundamental of Soil Science 3
AGEC 201 Principles of Agricultural Economics 2
CT 102 Introduction to Computer for Agriculture 2
Total 19

 

 

Semester (2)

Hrs.

IC 104 Political System in Islam 2
BCH 101 General Biochemistry 4
SOSC 331 Soil Fertility 3
PPS 203 Crop Ecology 2
PPS 206 Genetics and Biotechnology 3
PPS 305 Nurseries and Methods of Plants Propagation 2
PPS 308 Plant Tissue Culture 2
Total 18

 

Year (3)

 

Semester (1)

Hrs.

PPS 309 Crop Physiology 3
PPS 310 Principles of Plant Breeding 3
PPS 321 Production of Fruit Trees 3
PPS 340 Field Crops Production 3
PPS 352 Afforestation in Dry Areas 2
PPS 366 Rangeland Management 3
AGENG 220 Mechanization of Farm Operation 2
Total 19

 

 

Semester (2)

Hrs.

PPS 324 Production of Date Palm and Dates 2
PPS 331 Production of Vegetables 3
PPS 348 Forage Crop production 2
PPS 353 Forestry and Wood Technology 3
PPS 375 Ornamental Plants and Turf Grasses 3
AGENG 230 Water Irrigation Systems 2
PLPT 225 Horticultural and Field Crop Diseases 3
Total 18

 

Year (4)

 

Semester (1)

Hrs.

PPS 400 Cooperative Training 12
Total 12

Semester (1) (Alternative Course Work)

Hrs.

AGEC 213 Agricultural Organization Management 3
PPS 404 Principles of Field Experiments 2
PPS 405 Field Training 3
PPS 490 Research and Seminar 2
AGEXT 301 Extension Applications 2
Total 12

 

 

Semester (2)

Hrs.

PPS 347 Weed Control 2
PPS 408 Handling and Storage of Agricultural Crops 3
PPS 409 Seed Production and Testing 2
PPS 460 Rangeland Inventory and Monitoring 2
PPS 401 Controlled Environment Agriculture 3
PPS 477 Landscaping of Sites, Gardens and Parks 2
PLPT 343 Economic Entomology 3
Total 17

 

 

Total of Plant Production Program: 138 Credit Hours 

 
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