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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Horticulture, BS


Program Requirements


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.

Freshman Year


Credit Hours: 15

Credit Hours: 17

Sophomore Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 13

Summer


Credit Hours: 3


Junior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


  • 3 Credits
  • Business Requirement 3 Credits 1
  • Horticulture Specialization Requirement 3 Credits 5
  • Related Science Requirement 3 Credits 6
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • Horticulture Specialization Requirement 3 Credits 5
  • Related Science Requirement 6 Credits 6
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 12

Total Semester Hours: 121


1 Select from any 2000-level or higher ACCT, AGRB, COMM ECON, ELE, FIN, LAW, MGT or MKT course

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 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.

5 Select from FOR 4800 , 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  

6 Select from AGM 3010 , AGM 4020 , BCHM 3050 , BIOL 3200 , BIOL 4060 , BIOL 4410 , BIOL 4450 , BIOL 4460 , BIOL 4470 , CH 2230 , ENSP 2000 , ENT 3000 , ENT 3010 , ENT 3080 , GEN 3000 , IPM 4010 , MICR 3050 , PES 4050 , PES 4520 , PES 4530 , PHYS 1220 , PHYS 1240 , PHYS 2000 , PHYS 2070 , PHYS 2090 , PLPA 3100 , PLPA 4060 , PLPA 4080 WFB 3130 , WFB 4620   

Note: Horticulture majors must earn a C or better in all HORT classes.