Mushroom Science and Technology Minor
The core of prescribed courses provides a foundation in the basic fundamentals of mushroom science and technology. Independent study courses may be selected by the student to emphasize various aspects of Agaricus or specialty mushroom production. A period of internship or a field experience is required.
Students are required to complete a minimum of 22 credits for the Mushroom Science and Technology Minor. A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.
Prescribed Courses (13 credits)
- BIOL 110 (4) (Sem: 5-8) Biology: Basic Concepts and Biodiversity
- PPEM 405 (3) (Sem: 5-8) Microbe-Plant Interactions: Plant Disease and Biological Control
- PPEM 425 (4) (Sem: 5-8) Biology of Fungi
- *PPEM 496 (1-18) (Sem: 5-8) Independent Studies
*The student must select, in consultation with the Mushroom Science and Technology adviser (Dr. John Pecchia), at least two credits of PPEM 496 Independent Studies with the university's Mushroom Research Center.
Additional Courses (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from:
- AG BM 200 (3) (Sem: 3-8) Introduction to Agricultural Business Management
- ENT 202 (3) (Sem: 3-8) The Insect Connection
- ENT 313 (2) (Sem: 3-8) Introduction to Entomology
- FD SC 408 (2) (Sem: 3-8) Food Microbiology
- FD SC 409W (3) (Sem: 3-8) Laboratory in Food Microbiology
- MGMT 150 (3) (Sem: 3-8) Supervisory Management
- MICRB 201 (3) (Sem: 3-8) Introductory Microbiology
- MICRB 202 (2) (Sem: 3-8) Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
Last revised by the department: Spring Semester 2015.
Students may apply for admission to the Mushroom Science and Technology minor by using the MINOR DECLARATION application on eLion. If you encounter problems with the Minor Declaration application process, please contact the Registrar's Office for assistance.
Please refer to the University Bulletin for additional information or consult with your major adviser if you are considering declaring a minor.
For additional information regarding the Mushroom Science and Technology minor, contact the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology at 814-863-7065 or Dr. John Pecchia (814-865-1008, firstname.lastname@example.org).