Courses and Requirements

Search the entire Purdue course catalog here:

degree requirements



This list offers a detailed summary of all offered departmental courses.

University Core Requirements

Purdue University requires each student to satisfy the University Core by taking courses in the following categories:

  • Humanities, Behavioral/Social Science, Information Literacy, Science #1, Science #2, Science, Technology, and Society, Written Communication, Oral Communication, Quantitative Reasoning

Course Listings can be found here:

College of Agriculture Requirements

The College of Agriculture has set the following requirements that must be met, in addition to the department plan of study requirements, before a degree can be awarded.

  • Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • At least 2 semesters of coursework must be completed at Purdue
  • 32 credits of upper-division courses must be taken from Purdue (Upper division courses are classified as courses with numbers at the 30000-level or higher)
  • Of the 15 credits of Humanities/Social Science, 9 must be from outside the College of Agriculture
  • Students must complete 9 credits of International Understanding
  • Students must complete 3 credits of Multicultural Awareness

Course lists for the University Core Requirements, International Understanding, and Multicultural Awareness can be found online at OAP requirements 

Focus Selective List

Plant Science focus selectively is what makes the Plant Science major so flexible and unique to you. The following link has the current focus selective. If you want to add a course that is not on this list, contact your advisor or faculty mentor.