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Begin Date: Fall Semester 2007
End Date: Spring 2013

Horticulture - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of Agricultural Sciences (HORT)

Not all options are available at every campus. Contact the campus you are interested in attending to determine which options are offered.

PROFESSOR DENNIS R. DECOTEAU, Program Coordinator

Horticulture is an applied biological science designed for students who are seeking careers in the management of public and commercial horticultural enterprises. Because of the rapidly changing needs of professionals in this field, Horticulture combines the application of science and technology to achieve its educational goals. Horticulture provides students maximum flexibility in selecting a program of study suited to their needs and professional goals. Students can emphasize floriculture (greenhouse production or floral retail), olericulture (vegetable crops), ornamental horticulture (herbaceous and woody perennials), and pomology (fruit culture). Programs of study in the disciplines of plant breeding, plant nutrition, and horticultural physiology are also available .

Graduates are employed as commercial growers of fruit, vegetable, nursery, or greenhouse crops; as managers of retail enterprises or public and private gardens; in production and quality control, or as field supervisors in the food processing industries; in federal and state inspection services; in crop consulting; in secondary level teaching; or in sales and service work for seed, plant materials, agricultural chemicals, and other related businesses. By selection of the Science Option, students can prepare for graduate study leading to careers in research, teaching, and/or extension in horticulture and related plant sciences.

BUSINESS/PRODUCTION OPTION:
This option is focused on preparing students to enter the horticultural industry by providing a broad background in courses related to horticultural business and production and physiology of horticultural crops. In addition courses in pest management and business are required.

SCIENCE OPTION:
This option provides students with a stronger basic science background in addition to the broad background in horticultural courses. This option is designed to prepare students for graduate study.

For the B.S. degree in Horticulture, a minimum of 123 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(18 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 2-10 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 86-94 credits
(This includes 18 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 58-62 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (42 credits)
CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1), CHEM 112 GN(3) (Sem: 1-4)
BIOL 110 GN(4) (Sem: 1-4)
ENT 313(2), SOILS 101 GN(3) (Sem: 5-6)
PPATH 405(3) (Sem: 7-8)
HORT 101 GN(3)[1], HORT 202(3)[1], HORT 232(3)[1], HORT 315(3)[1], HORT 390(1)[1], HORT 402W(3), HORT 407(3), HORT 412W(3)[1], HORT 490(1)[1] (Sem: 1-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (16-20 credits)
Select 3-5 credits from MATH 022 GQ(3), MATH 026 GQ(3), MATH 030 GQ(3), MATH 040 GQ(5), MATH 041 GQ(3-4), MATH 110 GQ(4), MATH 111 GQ(2), MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3-4 credits from STAT 200 GQ(4) or STAT 240 GQ(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3 credits from AG BM 101 GS(3), ECON 102 GS(3), ECON 104 GS(3), or ECON 014 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 6-7 credits from HORT 408(4), HORT 431(3), HORT 432(3), HORT 433(3), HORT 450(3), HORT 453(3) (Sem: 7-8)
Select 1 credit from HORT 495(1) or HORT 496(1) (Sem: 7-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 28-32 credits

BUSINESS/PRODUCTION OPTION: (28-31 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (13 credits)
HORT 420(3), HORT 445(3), HORT 455(3) (Sem: 5-8)
ENT 314(1), ENT 457(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15-18 credits)
AGRO 438(4) or HORT 238(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 9-10 credits from AG 301W(3), AG BM 200(3), AG BM 407(3), B LAW 243(3), FIN 100(3), MKTG 220(3), MKTG 221(3), SPAN(4) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from HORT 131(3), HORT 137(3), HORT 138(3), HORT 431*(3), HORT 432*(3), HORT 433*(3) (Sem: 5-8)
*Student cannot use the same course more than once as an additional course.

SCIENCE OPTION: (29-32 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (14 credits)
CHEM 202(3), BIOL 230W GN(4), BIOL 240W GN(4), BIOL 441(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15-18 credits)
Select 6-7 credits from B M B 211(3) or B M B 251(3); PHYS 250 GN(4), PHYS 251 GN(4), or BIOL 222(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 9-11 credits from BIOL 407(3), BIOL 414(3), BIOL 431(4), HORT 420(3), HORT 440W(3), HORT 444(4), HORT 445(3), HORT 459(3) (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

 

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2007

Blue Sheet Item #: 35-05-001

Review Date: 3/6/07

UCA Revision #1: 8/8/06

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