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 103 (3) College Algebra and STT 200 or 201 Statistical Methods
  • 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

2. 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
    • HRT 253 (1) Compost Production and Use
    • HRT 475 (3) International Studies in Horticulture
    • 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 (2) Green Roofs and Walls
  • HRT 475 (3) International Studies in Horticulture
  • 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
  • HRT 475 (3) International Studies in Horticulture
  • 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