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(Archive) Horticulture (HORT)

Begin Date: Spring Semester 1999
End Date: Summer Session 1999

Horticulture (HORT) - (ARCHIVE)


Horticulture is an applied plant science that involves the application of science and technology to the production of horticultural crops and the management of public and commercial horticultural enterprises. This major gives students maximum flexibility in selecting a program of study best suited to their needs and professional goals. Students can emphasize floriculture (greenhouse production or flower retailing), olericulture (vegetable crops), ornamental horticulture, and pomology (fruit culture). Training is also available in the disciplines of plant breeding, plant nutrition, and horticultural physiology.

Graduates find positions 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 fieldmen 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 appropriate science courses, students can prepare for graduate study leading to careers in research, teaching, and/or extension in horticulture and related plant sciences.

For the B.S. degree in Horticulture, a minimum of 131 credits is required.

HORTICULTURE MINOR: Students must take HORT 101(3), 202(3), and 315(3); select 3 credits in systematics from HORT 131(3), 137(3), 138(3), or 232(3), and select 6 credits in foundation and production courses from HORT 402W(3), 407(3), 412W(3), 420(3), 430W(3), 431(3), 432(3), 433(3), 444(4), 450(3), 453(3), 455(3), 469(3), for a minimum of 18 credits. Students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses required for the minor.

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

(18 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 12 credits

(This includes 18 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses.)

CHEM 012 GN(3), 013 GN(3), 014 GN(1), 034(3) (Sem: 1-4)
BIOL 110 GN(4), 230W GN(4) (Sem: 1-4)
ENT 012(3), SOILS 101(3) (Sem: 5-6)
BIOL 441(3), PPATH 405(3) (Sem: 7-8)
HORT 101 GN(3)[1], 202(3)[1], 232(3)[1], 315(3)[1], 390(1)[1], 402W(3)[1], 407(3)[1], 412W(3)[1], 490(1)[1] (Sem: 1-8)

Select 3 credits from MATH 022 GQ(3), 026 GQ(3), 030 GQ(3), 040 GQ(5), 041 GQ(3), 110 GQ(4), 111 GQ(2), 140 GQ(4), 141 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3 credits from STAT 200 GQ(4) or 240 GQ(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3 credits from AG EC 101 GS(3), ECON 002 GS(3), 004 GS(3), or 014 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 23 credits from department list (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from HORT 430W(3), 431(3), 432(3), 433(3), 450(3), 453(3) (Sem: 7-8)
Select 3 credits from HORT 420(3), 440W(3), 444(4), 455(3), or 469(3) (Sem: 7-8)

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

The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 1999

Blue Sheet Item #: 27-02-001 (Change in MINOR)

Review Date: 6/7/99 (General Education Update)


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