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2007-2009 Courses and Programs

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Curriculum in Horticulture

Students majoring in horticulture will select an option in which to specialize before reaching junior standing and will fulfill the requirements described below under Specialization Options.

A horticulture minor is available. The requirements appear under Horticulture, Courses and Programs.

Cr. Degree Requirements
12.5 Interpersonal and Public Communication Skills
Engl 150, 250, 302 or 314; Lib 160; Sp Cm 212 or AgEdS 311; and a communications-intensive requirement (see department for procedure)
6-9 Mathematical sciences
Math 140 or 150 or 165 or 181; and Stat 101 or 104 or 226 or 401
13 Physical sciences
Chem 163, 163L; or 177, 177L; and 231, 231L, or 331, 331L; and one complete course from: Chem 164, 164L; 178, 178L; or Phys 106 or 111. A student must take either (1) Chem 163/163L and 164/164L series and Chem 231/231L series or (2) Chem 177/177L and 178/178L series and Chem 331/331L. A student may take Phys 106 or 111 instead of Chem 164/164L or 178/178L.
18 Biological sciences
Biol 211, 211L, 212, 212L select 10 credits from the following group: Biol 312, 314, 314L, 330, 355, 366, 454, 474; Agron 230, 260, 317, 354, 354L; Ent 370, 375, 376; For 416; Pl P 391, 408; Gen 320 or Biol 313, 313L
15 Humanities and social sciences
One 3-credit course from an approved list in each of the following areas: humanities,ethics, social science, U. S. diversity, and international perspectives; see department for procedure in meeting problem-solving, environmental-intensive, and communication-intensive requirements.
3 Soil science
Agron 154 or 155
30 Horticulture
Hort 110, 221, 321, 497; select a minimum of 22 credits from the following group: Hort 240, 282, 283, 322, 330, 332, 338, 341, 342, 344, 345, 351, 351L, 354, 354L, 380, 381, 391, 398, 422, 423, 424, 433, 434, 435, 442, 444, 445, 446, 451, 452, 453, 454, 461, 471, 475, 490, 491, 493, 495, 496, 497, 511, 551, 552. Transfer students may transfer up to 10 credits of 200- and 300-courses in the horticulture area.
Specialized Options
(A minor in an approved area of study may be substituted for the Specialization Option with permission of student’s adviser)
12 Environmental horticulture option:
Hort 424 must be among the courses that fulfill the horticulture requirement. Biol 312 and 9 or more credits from the following group: TSM 324, 424, Agron 260, Biol 355, Ent 375, Env S 293, 324, 382, 491
12 Greenhouse production and management option:
Hort 322, 330, 332, 422, 433, 434, 435 and 445 must be among the courses that fulfill the horticulture requirement. Acct 284; and 9 or more credits from the following group: Econ 101, 102; Acct 215, 285; Com S 103 or 107; Ent 375; Mgmt 370; Mkt 340, 442, 446, 447
12 Fruit and vegetable production and management option:
Hort 422, 445, 461, and 471 must be among the courses that fulfill the horticulture requirement. Acct 284; and 9 or more credits from the following group: FS HN 272, 471, 472, 403, 405; Econ 101, 102, 330; Acct 215, 285; Com S 103 or 107; Mgmt 370 (prereq Econ 101), 371 (prereq Mgmt 370); Mkt 340, 442, 446, 447
15 Horticultural communications and public education option:
Students in this option must take Engl 314 under Interpersonal and Public Communications Skills and a minimum of 15 credits from the following group: Engl 220, 303,305, 313; ComSt 102, 214, 317; Sp Cm 312, 313, AgEds 310, 311, 401; Jl MC 220
12 Nursery crops production and landscape management option:
Hort 240, 322, 330, 341, 342, 442, and 445 must be among the courses that fulfill the horticulture requirement. Acct 284; and 9 or more credits from the following group: Acct 215, 285; Agron 206; Com S 103 or 107; Econ 101, 102, 330; Mgmt 370; Mkt 340, 442, 446, 447
12 Planting design/installation option:
Hort 240, 330, 341, 342, 351, 380, 381, 444, 445, and 446 must be among the courses that fulfill the horticulture requirement. Other recommended courses are Hort 322 and 332. Acct 284; and 9 or more credits from the following group: Acct 215, 285; TSM 324; Com S 103 or 107; Mkt 340, 442, 447
12 Public garden management and administration option:
Those who choose this option must take Biol 366, Ent 375 or Ent 376, Pl P 408 or Pl P 391, Hort 240, 282, 283, 322, 330, 433, 445,and at least 1 credit of Hort 391. Other recommended courses are Hort 332, 341, 342, 351, 351L, 380 and 381. The student must then select a minimum of 12 credits from the following: Acct 284; Engl 303, 309; JLMC 220; Mgmt 471; AgEdS 311; Sp Cm 312, 313. Up to 6 credits from the following list may be substituted for any of the 12 credits above: Acct 215, 285, 316; AgEds 402, 411; Com S 214; Engl 313, 415, 416; Fin 301; Mgmt 370, 371.
12 Science option:
Those who choose the Science Option must take: Biol 330 for part of the biological sciences requirement; Math 165 or 181 for the mathematical sciences requirement; Chem 177, 177L, 178, 178L, 331, 331L, 332, 332L, Phys 111 and 112 for the physical sciences requirement. BBMB 301 or 404, Math 166 or 182; and 5 or more credits from the following group: BBMB 311, 404, 405, 411; Biol 315; Chem 211, 211L, 316, 316L, 321L, 322L, 324; Com S 107, 207; Gen 410, 411; Biol 313, 313L, 314, 314L
12 Turfgrass management option:
Hort 240, 351, 351L, 451, 452, 453 and 551 must be among the courses that fulfill the horticulture requirement. Other recommended course: Hort 330. Acct 284 and 9 or more credits from the following group: Acct 285; TSM 324, 424; Agron 206, 260, 356, 360, 459; Com S 103 or 107; Env S 324; HRI 289; Mgmt 370 (prereq Econ 101), 371 (prereq Mgmt 370); Pl P 391; Ent 375; additional business courses may be used with permission of adviser.
14-18 Electives
128.5 Total credits
Typical Program for the First Year
Cr. Fall
3 Humanities or Free Elective
5 General Chemistry: Chem 163, 163L or 177, 177L
3 First-Year Composition: Engl 150
1 Orientation in Horticulture: Hort 110
0.5 Library Instruction: Lib 160
3 Fundamentals of Algebra for Science and Higher Mathematics: Math 140
2 Home Horticulture: Hort 121
Cr. Spring
3 General Biology: Biol 211
3-4 Principles or Introduction to Statistics: Stat 101, 104
3 Humanities or social science from an approved list
3 Soils for Horticultural Scientists: Agron 155
3 Principles of Horticulture: Hort 221