DEGREES OFFERED WITH A MAJOR IN PLANT Breeding

  • Doctor of Philosophy

PLANT Breeding COURSES

The Plant Breeding Ph.D. degree will require a minimum of 90 post-baccalaureate credit hours and will include required courses, elective courses and dissertation research. To graduate in the program, students are required to have a minimum of 40 credits of coursework toward their major. All students are required to take 20 credits of required courses and must additionally choose a minimum of 20 additional credits from the list of elective courses.

Students must take the following 20 credits of required courses toward the Plant Breeding major:

REQUIRED COURSES

AGR 5266CField Plot Techniques3
AGR 5321CGenetic Improvement of Plants3
AGR 6325LPlant Breeding Techniques1
Students can take AGR 6325L any spring semester of odd years in coordination with their supervisory committee.
HOS 6932Special Topics1-4
Students need to take a total of 7 credits of HOS 6932 Special Topics: HOS 6932 Survey of Breeding Tools and Methods (3 credits) and a minimum of 4 credits of HOS 6932 Journal Colloquium (1 credit) toward the major. HOS 6932 can be taken any fall and spring semester.
PCB 6555Introduction to Quantitative Genetics3
Students can take PCB 6555 any fall semester of even years in coordination with their supervisory committee.
STA 6093Introduction to Applied Statistics for Agricultural and Life Sciences3

Students must choose a minimum of 20 credits from the list of electives below:

ELECTIVE COURSES

AGR 5307Molecular Genetics for Crop Improvement3
AGR 6305Plant Chromosomes and Genomes3
AGR 6322Advanced Plant Breeding3
AGR 5444Ecophysiology of Crop Production3
BCH 5045Graduate Survey of Biochemistry4
ENY 5006Graduate Survey of Entomology2
ENY 5006LGraduate Survey of Entomology Laboratory1
HOS 5242Genetics & Breeding of Vegetable Crops3
HOS 6201Breeding Perennial Cultivars3
HOS 6236Molecular Marker Assisted Plant Breeding3
HOS 6295Methods in Plant Biotechnology3
HOS 6932Special Topics1-4
HOS 6991Fundamentals of Seed Biology4
NEM 5004CGraduate Survey of Nematology3
PCB 5065Advanced Genetics4
PCB 5530Plant Molecular Biology and Genomics3
PCB 6685Population Genetics4
PLP 5005CGeneral Plant Pathology4
PLP 6291Plant Disease Diagnosis3

Students admitted with an M.S. degree may be able to transfer up to 30 credits toward their elective courses requirement from a regionally accredited institution or international equivalent, subject to existing UF Graduate School policies.

The number of dissertation research credits will vary according to the student’s field of study and progression toward research and degree.

Agronomy Departmental Courses

AGR 5230CFlorida Grassland Agroecosystems4
AGR 5266CField Plot Techniques3
AGR 5277CTropical Crop Production3
AGR 5307Molecular Genetics for Crop Improvement3
AGR 5321CGenetic Improvement of Plants3
AGR 5444Ecophysiology of Crop Production3
AGR 5511Crop Ecology3
AGR 6233Tropical Grassland Agroecosystems3
AGR 6237CResearch Techniques in Forage Evaluation3
AGR 6305Plant Chromosomes and Genomes3
AGR 6322Advanced Plant Breeding3
AGR 6325LPlant Breeding Techniques1
AGR 6422CEnvironmental Crop Nutrition3
AGR 6442CPhysiology of Agronomic Plants4
AGR 6905Agronomic Problems1-5
AGR 6913Supervised Extension-Agronomy3
AGR 6932Topics in Agronomy1-3
AGR 6933Graduate Agronomy Seminar1
AGR 6940Supervised Teaching1-5
AGR 6971Research for Master's Thesis1-15
AGR 7979Advanced Research1-12
AGR 7980Research for Doctoral Dissertation1-15
ALS 5155Global Agroecosystems3
ALS 5932Special Topics1-4
ALS 6031Project Team Research: Building Skills in Agrobiology3
IPM 5305Principles of Pesticides3
PLS 5625Upland Invasive Plant Management3
PLS 5632CIntegrated Weed Management3
PLS 5633Aquatic Plant Management3
PLS 6626Invasive Plant Ecology3
PLS 6655Plant/Herbicide Interaction3

Environmental Horticulture Departmental Courses

ALS 5934Graduate Professional Development Seminar2
BCH 5045Graduate Survey of Biochemistry4
HOS 5117CHorticultural Plant Morphology and Identification3
HOS 5432Advanced Nutritional Management of Ornamental Crops3
HOS 5515CGreenhouse and Nursery Operations3
HOS 6070Plant Materials for Conservation and Restoration3
HOS 6295Methods in Plant Biotechnology3
HOS 6523Research and Development in Turfgrass Science3
HOS 6905Problems in Horticultural Science1-4
HOS 6910Supervised Research1-5
HOS 6931Horticultural Science Seminar1
HOS 6932Special Topics1-4
HOS 6940Supervised Teaching1-5
HOS 6941Practicum in Horticultural Science2-4
HOS 6971Research for Master's Thesis1-15
HOS 6991Fundamentals of Seed Biology4
HOS 7979Advanced Research1-12
HOS 7980Research for Doctoral Dissertation1-15
ORH 5026CAdvanced Annual and Perennial Gardening3
ORH 5086Advanced Golf and Sports Turf Management2
ORH 5282Orchid Biology and Culture3
ORH 5817CAdvanced Florida Native Landscaping3
PLS 5222CPropagation of Horticultural Crops3
PLS 5241CAdvanced Plant Micropropagation4

Horticultural Sciences Departmental Courses

ALS 5932Special Topics1-4
HOS 5085CPrinciples of Postharvest Horticulture3
HOS 5242Genetics & Breeding of Vegetable Crops3
HOS 5330Postharvest Technologies for Horticultural Crops2
HOS 5555Tropical Fruit Production and Research in Florida3
HOS 5711Phytochemicals in Food & Health3
HOS 6201Breeding Perennial Cultivars3
HOS 6236Molecular Marker Assisted Plant Breeding3
HOS 6307Horticultural Physiology3
HOS 6331Postharvest Biology3
HOS 6345Environmental Physiology4
HOS 6355Root and Rhizosphere Ecology3
HOS 6412Nutrition of Horticultural Crops3
HOS 6545Advanced Citriculture I3
HOS 6905Problems in Horticultural Science1-4
HOS 6910Supervised Research1-5
HOS 6931Horticultural Science Seminar1
HOS 6932Special Topics1-4
HOS 6934Professional Seminar Preparation1
HOS 6940Supervised Teaching1-5
HOS 6941Practicum in Horticultural Science2-4
HOS 6971Research for Master's Thesis1-15
HOS 7979Advanced Research1-12
HOS 7980Research for Doctoral Dissertation1-15
PCB 5065Advanced Genetics4
PCB 5530Plant Molecular Biology and Genomics3
PCB 6528Plant Cell and Developmental Biology3
PCB 6910Supervised Research1-5
PCB 6937Special Topics in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology1-4
PCB 6971Research for Master's Thesis1-15
PCB 7922Journal Colloquy in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology1
PCB 7979Advanced Research1-12
PCB 7980Research for Doctoral Dissertation1-15
PLS 7979Advanced Research1-12
PLS 7980Research for Doctoral Dissertation1-15
WDS 6005Weed Management for Organic and Sustainable Cropping Systems3

School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences Departmental Courses

FAS 5015Aquaculture I3
FAS 5203CBiology of Fishes4
FAS 5255Diseases of Warmwater Fish3
FAS 5276CField Ecology of Aquatic Organisms4
FAS 5335CApplied Fisheries Statistics4
FAS 5407Biology of Fishery and Aquaculture Invertebrates3
FAS 5901Scientific Thinking in Ecology2
FAS 6154Marine Adaptations: Environmental Physiology3
FAS 6165Fish and Crustacean Nutrition3
FAS 6176Algae Biology and Ecology3
FAS 6238Environmental Physiology of Fishes3
FAS 6256Fish and Aquatic Invertebrate Histology3
FAS 6272Marine Ecological Processes3
FAS 6273Trophic Ecology of Fishes3
FAS 6306CSpatial Sciences for Marine Environmental Characterization4
FAS 6337CFish Population Dynamics4
FAS 6339CAdvanced Quantitative Fisheries Assessment4
FAS 6355CFisheries Management4
FAS 6356Fisheries Enhancement2
FAS 6356Fisheries Enhancement2
FAS 6360Invasion Ecology of Aquatic Animals3
FAS 6408Aquaculture II3
FAS 6416Spatial Ecology and Modeling of Fish Populations2
FAS 6705Fisheries and aquaculture: An economics perspective3
FAS 6905Individual Study1-6
FAS 6910Supervised Research1-5
FAS 6932Special Topics in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences1-4
FAS 6933Graduate Symposium1
FAS 6935Contemporary Problems in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences2
FAS 6940Supervised Teaching1-5
FAS 6971Research for Master's Thesis1-15
FAS 7979Advanced Research1-12
FAS 7980Research for Doctoral Dissertation1-15
FNR 5072CEnvironmental Education Program Development3
FNR 5335Agroforestry3
FNR 5608Research Planning3
FNR 5625Managing Public Lands and Waters3
FNR 6061Conflict and Collaboration in Natural Resources3
FNR 6560Intro to Bayesian Statistics for Life Sciences3
FNR 6564Ecohydrology3
FNR 6628Watershed Management and Restoration3
FNR 6668Natural Resources in a Changing Climate3
FNR 6669Policy and Economics of Natural Resources3
FOR 5157Ecosystem Restoration Principles and Practice3
FOR 5159Ecology and Restoration of Longleaf Pine Ecosystems3
FOR 5161Forest Productivity and Health3
FOR 5435Forest Information Systems3
FOR 5626Forest Resource Manag3
FOR 6005Conservation Behavior3
FOR 6151Forest Ecosystem Health3
FOR 6154Analysis of Forest Ecosystems3
FOR 6155Forest Ecosystem Resilience3
FOR 6156Simulation Analysis of Forest Ecosystems3
FOR 6164Silviculture: Concepts and Application3
FOR 6170Tropical Forestry3
FOR 6215Fire Paradigms3
FOR 6340Physiology of Forest Trees3
FOR 6436CVisualization of Ecological Data3
FOR 6543Natural Resource Economics and Valuation3
FOR 6628Community Forest Management3
FOR 6665Landscape Planning for Ecotourism3
FOR 6905Research Problems in Forest Resources and Conservation1-6
FOR 6910Supervised Research1-5
FOR 6933Seminar1
FOR 6934Topics in Forest Resources and Conservation1-4
FOR 6940Supervised Teaching1-5
FOR 6971Research for Master's Thesis1-15
FOR 7979Advanced Research1-12
FOR 7980Research for Doctoral Dissertation1-15
GIS 6103GIS Programming and Customization3
GIS 6116Geographic Information Systems Analysis3
GIS 6116Geographic Information Systems Analysis3
PCB 5530Plant Molecular Biology and Genomics3
PCB 6528Plant Cell and Developmental Biology3
PCB 6555Introduction to Quantitative Genetics3
SUR 5365Digital Mapping3
SUR 5385Remote Sensing Applications3
SUR 5386Image Processing for Remote Sensing3
SUR 5525Least Squares Adjustment Computations3
SUR 6355Analytical Photogrammetry3
SUR 6377Geospatial Application of UASs3
SUR 6395Topics in Geographic Information Systems3
SUR 6502CFoundations of UAS Mapping3
SUR 6535GPS-INS Integration3
SUR 6536Geodesy and Geodetic Positioning3
SUR 6905Special Problems in Geomatics1-6
SUR 6934Topics in Geomatics1-4
SUR 6940CPracticum in UAS Mapping3

Research Credits

PLS 7979Advanced Research1-12
PLS 7980Research for Doctoral Dissertation1-15