Peer Advising Program

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Plant, Soils & Climate


The Plants, Soils & Climate Department focuses on how best to support students and help them succeed with their Plants, Soils & Climate training and being at Utah State University.

Helpful information includes:

Review the websites and the information about each general topic that you might need to know to provide to students as a Peer Advisor.

You will need to have access to each of the websites listed above to complete this module.


Plant, Soils & Climate
1. How do I add and drop classes? (
2. How does waitlisting work? (, To view a tutorial see:
3. What is academic standing? (
4. What are the graduation requirements for undergraduate students seeking a Bachelor of Science degree at USU? (
5. What is the pass/fail option for classes and when can it be used? (
6. What are the admission requirements for an incoming freshman student? (
7. I took an AP English Literature class in high school and scored 5 on the AP test.  What USU credit will be awarded for taking this course and taking the test? (
8. Do I have to take ENGL 1010 if I got 25 on the English ACT test? (
9. How do I know if I need to take the Math Placement Exam (MPE)? (
10. What are the general education breadth requirements at USU? (
11. What are the general education depth requirements at USU? (
12. What majors are available to students in the Department of Plants, Soils and Climate? (
13. What minors are available to students in the Department of Plants, Soils and Climate? ( See Academic Programs Listed Alphabetically --> Undergraduate Minors (6))
14. Do I have to complete an internship for my degree in Plants, Soils and Climate? If so, how many credits should I take? (
15. How much math is required for a degree in Residential Landscape Design and Construction? (
16. What pre-requisite courses will I need to complete before I can register for the PSC 3000 Fundamentals of Soil Science class? (Spring 2013 catalog)(
17. What overall GPA do I need to have in my PSC core and elective courses in order to graduate? (
18. How much biology is required for a degree in Plant Science? (
19. What classes in Plants, Soils & Climate fill the quantitative intensive (QI) requirement? (
20. What courses do students need to take for the Environmental Soil and Water Science (ESWS) degree? (
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