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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: Agron 260, 316, 317, 354, 354L; Biol 312, 314, 314L, 330, 355, 366, 454, 474; Ent 370, 375, 376; For 416; Pl P 391, 408; Gen 320 or Biol 313, 313L.
15 Humanities, ethics, 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 233, 240, 280, 282, 283, 322, 330, 332, 338, 341, 342, 351, 351L, 354, 354L, 380, 381, 391, 398, 422, 423, 424, 434, 435, 442, 444, 445, 446, 451, 452, 453, 454, 461, 471, 471L, 475, 480, 481, 484, 490, 491, 493, 495, 496, 497, 511, 551. Transfer students may transfer up to 10 credits of 200- and 300-courses in the horticulture area.
  Specialization Options
  (A minor in an approved area of study may be substituted for the Specialization Option with permission of students adviser)
12 Environmental horticulture option:
  Hort 424 must be among the courses that fulfill the horticulture requirement. Other recommended course is Hort 484. The student must take Biol 312 and 9 or more credits from the following group: Agron 260, Biol 355, Econ 334, Ent 375, Env S 293, 324, 382, 450, 460, 491; TSM 324, 424.
12 Fruit and vegetable production and management option:
  Hort 422, 445, 461, 471 and 471L must be among the courses that fulfill the horticulture requirement. Acct 284; and 9 or more credits from the following group: Acct 215, 285, 316; Com S 103; Econ 230, 334; FS HN 272, 403, 405, 471, 472; Mgmt 310, 313, 370, 371; Mkt 340, 442, 446, 447; TSM 270.
12 Greenhouse production and management option:
  Hort 233, 322, 330, 332, 422, 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: Acct 215, 285, 316; Com S 103; Econ 334; Ent 375; Mgmt 310, 313, 370; Mkt 340, 442, 446, 447.
15 Horticultural communications and public education:
  Students in this option must take Engl 314 under Interpersonal and Public Communications Skills and a minimum of 12 credits from the following group: ComSt 102, 214, 317; Engl 220, 303, 305, 313; Jl MC 201, 220, 310, 341, Sp Cm 312, 313.
12 Landscape Design, Installation and Management option:
  Hort 240, 280, 330, 341, 342, 351, 380, 381, 444, 446, 480 and 481 must be among the courses that fulfill the horticulture requirement. Up to 3 credits can be used in the biological sciences area. Another recommended course is Hort 445. Acct 284; and 9 or more credits from the following group: Acct 215, 285 316; Mgmt 310, 313, 370, 371; Mkt 340, 343, 442, 447; TSM 324.
12 Nursery crops production and garden center management option:
  Hort 240, 322, 330, 341, 342, 351, 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, 316; Agron 206; Com S 103; Econ 230, 334; EnSci 446 or 461I; Mgmt 310, 313, 370, 371; Mkt 340, 442, 446, 447; TSM 270.
12 Public garden management and administration option:
  Hort 233, 240, 282, 322, 330 and 445 must be among the courses that fulfill the horticulture requirement. Other recommended courses are Hort 280, 332, 341, 342, 351, 351L, 380 and 381. The student must select a minimum of 12 credits from the following: Acct 284, 285, 316; Econ 334; Engl 303, 309, 313, 415; EnSci 446 or 461I; Fin 301; JLMC 220; Mgmt 310, 313, 370, 371 471; Sp Cm 312, 313.
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 313, 313L, 314, 314L, 315; Chem 211, 211L, 316, 316L, 321L, 322L, 324; Com S 107, 207; Gen 409, 410.
12 Turfgrass management option:
  Hort 240, 351, 351L, 445, 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, 316; Agron 206, 260, 317, 338, 356, 360, 459; Com S 103; Econ 334; Ent 375; Env S 201, 324; EnSci 446 or 416I; HRI 289; Mgmt 370, 371; Pl P 391; TSM 270, 324, 424; 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 ChemistryChem 163, 163L or 177, 177L
3 First-Year CompositionEngl 150
1 Orientation in HorticultureHort 110
0.5 Library InstructionLib 160
3 Fundamentals of Algebra for Science and Higher MathematicsMath 140
2 Home HorticultureHort 121
Cr. Spring
3 General BiologyBiol 211
3-4 Principles or Introduction to StatisticsStat 101, 104
3 Humanities or social science from an approved list
3 Soils for Horticultural ScientistsAgron 155
3 Principles of HorticultureHort 221