Horticulture connects plants and people to improve our world, be it through the enhancement of the foods we eat, the creation of healthy natural living spaces, the economic and aesthetic enhancement of our homes and communities, or the application of green solutions to the challenges of environmental quality. The plants of horticulture are the foundation of human and environmental well being, and it is horticulture professionals who have the knowledge, skills, and passion to utilize those plants for the betterment of humankind.
The Horticulture degree program includes courses in science, mathematics, business, leadership, law, and communication, combined with a strong foundation in horticultural sciences and arts. The curriculum provides the flexibility to choose courses within those categories that best support the student’s personal interests, goals, and success. Career opportunities are endless.
Students work closely with faculty in creative inquiry groups to investigate and implement solutions to real problems. Internships are excellent opportunities to learn and explore potential careers.
Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science Degree Program
Horticulture students may begin a Master of Science degree in Plant and Environmental Sciences or a Master of Science degree in Entomology while completing their Bachelor of Science degree, and use up to 12 credits to satisfy the requirements of both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. To be eligible for this plan, students must have a 3.4 or higher grade-point average and have completed at least 90 credits of coursework. Details are available from the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences.
- PES 4550 - Seminar 1 Credits
- Business Requirement 3 Credits 4
- Horticulture Specialization Requirement 3 Credits 6
- Related Science Requirement 3 Credits 7
- Elective 2 Credits
1 The sequence of STAT 2220 and STAT 2300 or the sequence of STAT 2300 and STAT 3300 may be substituted for the sequence of MATH 1010 and MATH 1020 .
2 See General Education Requirements . The Cross-Cultural Awareness Requirement and Science and Technology in Society General Education requirements must also be satisfied through these courses.
3 Select from BIOL 2050 , BIOL 2060 , BIOL 3040 , BIOL 3080
4 Select from any 2000-level or higher ACCT, AGRB, COMM, ECON, ELE, FIN, LAW, MGT or MKT courses or HORT 2020 .
5 Internship must be completed in one or two semesters. Internship may be done fall, spring, or summer after completing HORT 3030 . Prior approval is required for internships, and a 2.0 grade-point average is required for registration.
6 Select from HORT 2020 , HORT 2080 , HORT 2120 , HORT 2130 , HORT 3090 , HORT 4000 , HORT 4080 , HORT 4120 , HORT 4200 , HORT 4270 , HORT 4330 , HORT 4550 , HORT 4560 , HORT 4610 , HORT 4710 , HORT 4720
7 Select from AGM 3010 , AGM 4020 , AGM 4100 , BCHM 3050 , BIOL 3200 , BIOL 4060 , BIOL 4410 , BIOL 4450 , BIOL 4460 , BIOL 4470 , CH 2010 , CH 2230 , ENSP 2000 , ENT 3010 , ENT 3080 , FOR 2060 , FOR 4340 , GEN 3000 , IPM 4010 , MICR 3050 , PES 3150 , PES 3350 , PES 3400 , PES 4030 , PES 4050 , PES 4220 , PES 4460 , PES 4520 , PES 4530 , PES 4760 , PES 4900 , PHYS 1220 , PHYS 1240 , PHYS 2000 , PHYS 2070 , PHYS 2090 , PLPA 3100 , PLPA 4060 , PLPA 4080 , WFB 3130
Note: Horticulture majors must earn a C or better in all HORT classes.