Auburn Bulletin 2023-2024

Crop, Soil, and Environmental — ABM

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Curriculum for the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences

The Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program (ABM) offers outstanding students in the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences an opportunity to earn both the bachelor's and the master's degrees in less time and at less cost than usual. The ABM program allows these exceptional students to count up to 9 hours toward both the bachelor's and master's degrees. 

The Bachelor of Science in Crop and Soil Science in either the Production Option, Science Option, Soil, Water, and Land Use Option, or the Turfgrass Option, or the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences can lead to a Master of Science in Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences the ABM track. Below is an example curriculum for a student in the Science Option of Crop and Soil Science pursing the Master of Science in Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences. Please see the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences website for additional information, ABM tracks and curriculum models.

Below is a chart of all the approved courses that can be taken in the ABM program and what course that replaces at the undergraduate level.

CSES 6020Nutrient Management (Replaces CSES 5020 Nutrient Management)3
CSES 6030Advanced Crop Science (Replaces CSES 5030 Advanced Crop Science)3
CSES 6060Soil Microbiology Lecture (Replaces CSES 5060 Soil Microbiology)3
CSES 6080Soil Resources and Conservation (Replaces CSES 5080 Soil Resources and Conservation)4
CSES 6100Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement (Replaces CSES 5100 Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement)3
CSES 6150Soil Morphology (Replaces CSES 5150 Soil Morphology)4
CSES 6300Soil Chemistry (Replaces CSES 5300 Soil Chemistry)4
CSES 6400Bioenergy and the Environment (Replaces CSES 5400 Bioenergy and the Environment)3
CSES 6500Forage Production and Utilization (Replaces CSES 5500 Forage Production and Utilization)3

Junior and Senior Year for Students in ABM Program - Crop and Soil Sciences - Science Option

Courses marked with an asterisk are those that can be substituted by graduate level courses by students enrolled in the ABM program to meet nine undergraduate hours during their junior and senior year and nine graduate hours to be used toward their graduate degree.

PLPA 3000 General Plant Pathology4
BIOL 3000 Genetics3
*CSES 5150 Soil Morphology4
PHYS 1500 General Physics I4
BIOL 3200 General Microbiology3*CSES 5020 Nutrient Management3
Core Humanities (Fine Arts)3*CSES 5500 Forage Production and Utilization or *CSES 5030 Advanced Crop Science 
ENTM 4020 Economic Entomology4UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed0
CSES 5000 Soils & Environmental Quality3Core Humanities3
Free Electives1*CSES Elective4
 CSES 4950 Senior Seminar2

Accelerated Master of Science in Crop, Science and Environmental Sciences

First Year
CSES 7950 Seminar1CSES 7950 Seminar1
CSES 6xxx-8xxx Elective10CSES 7990 Research and Thesis4
 CSES 6xxx-8xxx Elective5
 11 10
Total Hours: 21