Minor in Horticulture

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The Minor in Horticulture, which is administered by the Department of Horticulture, is designed to provide an opportunity for students to gain a fundamental understanding of the science of horticulture and tailor their studies to food production, greenhouse and nursery crops, landscape design and management, or plant breeding and genetics.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor's degree programs at Michigan State University other than the Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture. With the approval of the department and college that administers the student's degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor's degree. At least 12 unique credits counted towards the requirements for a student's minor must not be used to fulfill the requirements for that student's major.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the minor should consult Susan Gruber, Undergraduate Advisor in Horticulture: grubers@msu.edu or 355-5191 x 1326.

Course Requirements

Both of the following courses (5 credits):

HRT 203 Principles of Horticulture                                              
HRT 204 Plant Propagation 2

Complete 12 credits from the following:

HRT 205 Plant Mineral Nutrition 1
HRT 206
Training and Pruning Plants 1
HRT 211
Landscape Plants I 3
HRT 212
Landscape Plants II 3
HRT 213
Landscape Maintenance 2
HRT 213L
Landscape Maintenance Field Laboratory 1
HRT 218
Landscape Irrigation 3
HRT 219
Landscape Computer Aided Design 2
HRT 221
Greenhouse Structures and Management 3
HRT 222
Ornamental Grasses 1
HRT 242
Passive Solar Greenhouses for Protected Cultivation 1
HRT 243
Organic Transplant Production 1
HRT 244
Culinary and Medicinal Herbs 1
HRT 251
Organic Farming Principles and Practices 3
HRT 253
Compost Production and Use 1
HRT 310
Nursery Management 3
HRT 311
Landscape Design and Management Specifications 4
HRT 323
Floriculture Production 3
HRT 332
Tree Fruit Production and Management 2
HRT 335
Berry Crop Production and Management 1
HRT 341
Vegetable Production and Management 3
HRT 361
Applied Plant Physiology 3
HRT 362
Applied Crop Improvement 1
HRT 403
Handling and Storage of Horticultural Crops 3
HRT 407
Horticulture Marketing 3
HRT 411
Landscape Contract Management 3
HRT 415
Natural Landscape, Native Plants & Landscape Restoration 2
HRT 417
Sustainable Sites and Environmental Landscape Practices 3