Degree Requirements

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University Requirements (33 credits):

Writing Tier I
WRA 110-150 (4) Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures
Integrative Studies in Social Science
(ISS 2XX & ISS 3XX) (4 each)
Integrative Studies in Arts & Humanities
(IAH ‘A', 201-210, & IAH ‘B', 211- higher) (4 each)

Integrative Studies in Biological & Physical Sciences
(Alternate Track)
CEM 141 (4) General Chemistry
CEM 161 (1) Chemistry Laboratory
CEM 143 (4) Organic Chemistry
PLB 105 (3) Plant Biology
PLB 106 (1) Plant Biology Laboratory

 

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Requirements (8-9 credits):

Mathematics
MTH 103 (3) College Algebra and MTH 114 (3) Trigonometry
OR MTH 116 (5) College Algebra and Trigonometry (Courses determined by math placement test.)

Economics
EC 201 (3) Microeconomics or EC 202 (3) Macroeconomics

 

Department of Horticulture Requirements for all majors (21 credits):

CSS 210 (3) Introduction to Soil & Landscape Science
HRT 203 (3) Principles of Horticulture I
HRT 204 (2) Plant Propagation
HRT 205 (1) Plant Mineral Nutrition
HRT 206 (1) Pruning Techniques
HRT 207 (1) Horticulture Career Development
HRT 361 (3) Applied Plant Physiology
HRT 362 (1) Applied Crop Improvement
HRT 404 (3) Horticulture Management (Tier II Writing)
HRT 493 (3) Internship

 

Plus requirements from one of the following major concentration:

(1) Horticultural Science  (View Printable PDF)

PLP 405 (3) Introduction to Plant Pathology
CSS 350 (3) Introduction to Plant Genetics
ENT 404 (3) Insects -Biodiversity
HRT 221 (3) Greenhouse Structures & Management

Production Courses (12 credits):

Nine credits from:
HRT 310 (3) Nursery Management
HRT 323 (3) Floriculture Production
HRT 332 (2) Tree Fruit Production
HRT 336 (2) Viticulture and Berry Crop Production
HRT 341 (3) Vegetable Production & Management

Plus three credits from:

HRT 211 (3) Landscape Plants I
HRT 212 (3) Landscape Plants II
HRT 218 (3) Irrigation Systems for Horticulture
HRT 242 (1) Passive Greenhouses for Protected Cultivation
HRT 243 (1) Organic Transplant Production
CSS 288 (3) Weed Science

Science Courses (9 credits):

HRT 401(3) Advanced Horticultural Crop Physiology
HRT 403 (3) Handling and Storage of Horticultural Crops
HRT 407 (3) Horticulture Marketing
HRT 451 (3) Biotechnology Applications for Plant Breeding and Genetics
HRT 486 (3) Biotechnology in Agriculture: Applications and Ethical Issues

 

(2) Landscape Design, Construction and Management (View Printable PDF)

HRT 211 (3) Landscape Plants I
HRT 212 (3) Landscape Plants II
HRT 218 (3) Irrigation Systems for Horticulture
HRT 311 (4) Landscape Design and Management Specifications
HRT 411 (3) Landscape Contract Management
PLP 407 (4) Diseases and Insects of Trees
CSS 202 (2) The World of Turf

Plus 15 credits from:

HRT 213 (2) Landscape Maintenance
HRT 213L(1) Landscape Maintenance Field Lab
HRT 214 (2) Landscape and Turfgrass Business Operations
HRT 219 (2) Landscape CAD
HRT 220 (3) Annual and Aquatic Landscape Plants
HRT 310 (3) Nursery Management
HRT 323 (3) Floriculture Production
HRT 401 (3) Advanced Horticultural Crop Physiology
HRT 407(3) Horticulture Marketing
HRT 415 (3) Natural Landscapes, Native Plants and Landscape Restoration
HRT 460 (1) Green Roofs and Walls
LA 140 (4) Graphics and 2-D Studio
LA 230 (4) Site Construction: Materials and Methods
CSS 288 (3) Weed Science

(3) Sustainable and Organic Horticulture  (View Printable PDF)

HRT 251 (3)  Organic Farming Principles and Practices
HRT 253 (1) Compost Production and Use
CSS 360 (3) Soil Biology
PLP 405 (3) Introduction to Plant Pathology
ENT 479 (3)  Organic Pest Management

Production Courses (9 credits):

HRT 221 (3) Greenhouse Structures and Management
HRT 242 (1)  Passive Solar Greenhouses for Protected Cultivation
HRT 243 (1) Organic Transplant Production
HRT 332 (2)  Tree Fruit Production
HRT 336 (2)  Viticulture and Berry Crop Production
HRT 341 (3)  Vegetable Production & Management
HRT 490 (1-2) Independent Study
CSS 288 (3)  Weed Science

Science Courses (9 credits):

CSUS 343 (3) Community Agriculture and Food Systems
HRT 401 (3) Advanced Horticultural Crop Physiology
HRT 403 (3) Handling and Storage of Horticultural Crops
HRT 407 (3) Horticultural Marketing
HRT 451 (3) Biotechnology Applications for Plant Breeding and Genetics
HRT 486 (3) Biotechnology in Agriculture: Applications and Ethical Issues

 

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