Degree Requirements

Department of Horticulture undergraduate course descriptions (View the Brochure)

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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 a major concentration:

(1) Horticultural Science Concentration Program of Study (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 210 (3) Nursery Management
HRT 323 (3) Floriculture Production
HRT 332 (2) Tree Fruit Production
HRT 335 (1) Berry Crop Production
HRT 341 (3) Vegetable Production & Management

Plus three credits from:
HRT 211 (3) Landscape Plants I
HRT212 (3) Landscape Plants II
HRT 242 (1) Passive Greenhouses for Protected Cultivation
HRT 243 (1) Organic Transplant Production
HRT 244 (1) Culinary & Medicinal Herbs
HRT 475 (3) Study Abroad
CSS 302 (3) Weed Science

Science Courses: (9 credits)
One of the following:
HRT 401(3) Physiology and Management of Herbaceous Plants
HRT 480 (3) Woody Plant Physiology

Plus six credits from:
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

 or

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

HRT 218 (3) Landscape Irrigation

HRT 211 (3) Landscape Plants I

HRT 212 (3) Landscape Plants II

HRT 310 (3) Nursery Management
HRT 311 (4) Landscape Design and Management Specifications
HRT 411 (3) Landscape Contract Management
HRT 480 (3) Woody Plant Physiology
PLP 407 (4) Diseases and Insects of Trees

CSS 202 (2) The World of Turf

CSS 202L (1) Applied Turfgrass Management
LA 140 (4) Graphic Communications
LA 230 (4) Site Construction: Materials and Methods

or

(3) Sustainable and Organic Horticulture Program of Study (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 335 (1)  Berry Crop Production
HRT 341 (3)  Vegetable Production & Management
HRT 490 (1-2) Independent Study
CSS 302 (3)  Weed Science

Science Courses: 9 credits

One of the following:

HRT 401(3)  Physiology and Management of Herbaceous Plants
HRT 480 (3)  Woody Plant Physiology

Plus six credits from:

ESA 343 (3)  Community Food and Agricultural Systems
HRT 401 (3)  Physiology and Management of Herbaceous Plants
HRT 403 (3)  Handling and Storage of Horticultural Crops
HRT 407 (3)  Horticulture Marketing
HRT 417 (3)  Sustainable Site and Environmental Landscape Practices
HRT 451 (3)  Biotechnology Applications for Plant Breeding and Genetics
HRT 480 (3)  Woody Plant Physiology
HRT 486 (3)  Biotechnology in Agriculture:  Applications and Ethical Issues

 

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