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Horticulture Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements are subject to change; please see an advisor for the most current requirements.

Five options are available in the horticulture major. In addition to the completion of the requirements of the major listed above, you must elect an option and complete the requirements for that option. You should develop a specific program of study in consultation with a departmental horticulture advisor. If you want to apply for certification as a professional horticulturist, you should also complete HORT 305, Genetics, and either BCHE 341, Biochemistry, or CHEM 211, Organic Chemistry.

Each of the following courses is required:
BIOL 111G, Natural History of Life, or BIOL 211G, Cellular and Organismal Biology3
BIOL 314, Plant Physiology3
CHEM 111G, 112G, General Chemistry I, II or CHEM 114 and CHEM 2118
EPWS 303, Economic Entomology4
EPWS 310, Plant Pathology4
HORT 447, Seminar1
MATH 142G, Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences I; or MATH 121G, College Algebra3
SOIL 252, Soils3
At least 29 credits from the following are required with a grade of C or above.:
HORT 100G, Introductory Plant Science4
HORT 200, Special Topics1-4
HORT 205, Introduction to Horticulture3
HORT 210, Ornamental Plants I4
HORT 211, Ornamental Plants II4
HORT 240, Floral Quality Evaluation and Design2
HORT 241, Floriculture Field Practicum1
HORT 250, Plant Propagation3
HORT 300, Special Topics1-4
HORT 301, Introduction to Landscape Horticulture3
HORT 302V, Forestry and Society3
HORT 305, Principles of Genetics3
HORT 307, Landscape Design3
HORT 308, Landscape Construction3
HORT 310, Medicinal Herbs3
HORT 310L, Medicinal Herbs Laboratory1
HORT 330, Organic Fall Vegetable Production (f)3
HORT 331, Organic Spring Vegetable Production (s)3
HORT 340, Plant Tissue Culture Methods3
HORT 350, Arboriculture2
HORT 360, Biological Information Systems3
HORT 365, Principles of Crop Production4
HORT 377, Turf Management4
HORT 391, Internship1-3
HORT 420, Postharvest Biology and Technology4
HORT 447, Seminar1
HORT 449, Special Problems1-3
HORT 450, Special Topics1-4
HORT 462, Plant Breeding3
HORT 465, Landscape Case Studies3
HORT 471, Plant Mineral Nutrition3
HORT 475, Woody Plant Physiology3
HORT 484, Ornamental Plant Production and Management4
HORT 485, Vegetable Crop Management4
HORT 488, Greenhouse Management4
HORT 492, Diagnosing Plant Disorders3
OPTION: Ornamental Horticulture
Select 4 courses from the following list:
HORT 210 or 211, Ornamental Plants I, II4
HORT 250, Plant Propagation3
HORT 301, Introduction to Landscape Horticulture3
HORT 365, Principles of Crop Production4
HORT 484, Ornamental Plant Production and Management4
HORT 488, Greenhouse Management4
Select 8 courses from the following list:
AG E 236, Agribusiness Management Principles3
AG E 250, Life with Microcomputers, or C S C S 110, Computer Literacy3
AG E 305, Marketing and Pricing Agricultural Products, or MKTG 303, Principles of Marketing3
AG E 425, Agribusiness Financial Management3
AGRO 311, Introduction to Weed Science4
BIOL 301, Principles of Ecology3
BIOL 313, Structure and Function of Plants3
BLAW 316, Legal Environment of Business3
EPWS 452, Applied Pesticide Technology3
EPWS 456, Biological Control3
MGT 315V, Human Relations in Organizations3
MKTG 313, Retail Management3
SOIL 312, Soil Management and Fertility3
OPTION: Landscape Design
Required Courses:
HORT 210, Ornamental Plants I4
HORT 211, Ornamental Plants II4
HORT 307, Landscape Design3
HORT 308, Landscape Construction3
HORT 465, Landscape: Case Studies3
Select 8 courses from the following:
A EN 372, Landscape Irrigation Design or A EN 479, Irrigation Systems Design and Management3
AG E 236, Agribusiness Management Principles3
AG E 250, Life with Microcomputers or C S C S 110, Computer Literacy3
ART 150, Drawing I or ART 151, Drawing II3
AXED 331, Agricultural Structures3
BLAW 385V, Consumers and Law3
MGT 315V, Human Relations in Organizations3
MKTG 303, Principles of Marketing3
PLAN 201, Introduction to Planning and Community Development3
PLAN 301, Legal Aspects of Planning3
SOIL 350, Soils and Land Use3
SPAN 111, Beginning Spanish3
OPTION: Horticulture Business
Select 8 courses from the following list:
For this option to satisfy the minor in Business Administration, nine credits must be upper division and nine credits must have one of the following prefixes: ACCT, BUSA, ECON, FIN, MGT, MKTG.
ACCT 251, Management Accounting3
ACCT 252, Financial Accounting3
AG E 236, Agribusiness Management Principles3
AG E 250, Life with Microcomputers3
AG E 425, Agribusiness Financial Management3
AG E 450, Advanced Microcomputer Applications in Agriculture3
BLAW 316, Legal Environment of Business3
BUSA 111, Business in a Global Society3
ECON 251G, Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 252G, Principles of Microeconomics3
A ST 311, Statistical Applications3
MGT 309, Human Behavior in Organizations3
MGT 315V, Human Relations in Organizations3
MGT 332, Human Resources Management3
MKTG 303, Principles of Marketing3
MKTG 305, Marketing Agricultural Products3
MKTG 313, Retail Management3
OPTION: Crop Consulting
Select 4 courses from the following list:
HORT 365, Principles of Crop Production4
HORT 420, Postharvest Biology and Technology4
HORT 462, Plant Breeding3
HORT 471, Plant Mineral Nutrition3
HORT 485, Vegetable Crop Management3
HORT 492, Diagnosing Plant Disorders3
Select 8 courses from the following:
AG E 236, Agribusiness Management Principles3
AG E 250, Life with Microcomputers3
AG E 315V, World Agriculture and Food Problems3
AG E 450, Advanced Microcomputer Applications in Agriculture3
AGRO 311, Introduction to Weed Science4
AGRO 483, Sustainable Production of Agronomic Crops3
BIOL 301, Principles of Ecology3
BIOL 313, Structure and Function of Plants3
EPWS 373, Fungal Biology3
EPWS 455, Advanced Integrated Pest Management3
EPWS 456, Biological Control3
EPWS 481, Plant Nematology3
HNFS 320, Food Microbiology3
HNFS 421, Food Chemistry3
SOIL 312, Soil Management and Fertility3
SOIL 456, Irrigation and Drainage3
SOIL 476, Soil Microbiology3
SPAN 111, Elementary Spanish I4
SPAN 211, Intermediate Spanish I3
OPTION: Plant Genetics
CHEM 211, Organic Chemistry4
BCHE 341, Survey of Biochemistry3
A ST 311, Statistical Applications3
HORT 305, Principles of Genetics3
Select at least 15 credits from the following courses:
AGRO 303V, Genetics and Society3
ANSC 423, Animal Breeding3
BCHE 396, Biochemistry and Biotechnology3
BCHE 397, Experimental Biochemistry Laboratory3
BCHE 494, Techniques in Genetic Engineering4
BIOL 467, Evolution3
BIOL 478, Molecular Biology of Microorganisms3
EPWS 301, Agricultural Biotechnology3
A ST 456, Statistical Methods and Data Analysis3
HORT 449, Special Problems1-3
HORT 462, Plant Breeding3
MOLB 470, Bioinformatics and Genome Analysis3