Arboriculture, Minor

Program Code: ARBOR_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 26-28

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
ENT 313Introduction to Entomology2
ENT 314Management of Insect Pests of Ornamentals1
FOR 401Urban Forest Management3
HORT 201Applied Arboriculture2
HORT 301Principles of Arboriculture3
HORT 408Landscape Plant Establishment and Maintenance4
SOILS 101Introductory Soil Science Keystone/General Education Course3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
BIOL 110Biology: Basic Concepts and Biodiversity Keystone/General Education Course3-4
or BIOL 127 Introduction to Plant Biology Keystone/General Education Course
FOR 203Field Dendrology3
or HORT 137 Ornamental Plant Materials
PPEM 300Horticultural Crop Diseases Keystone/General Education Course2-3
or PPEM 318 Diseases of Forest and Shade Trees

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

University Park

Tarrah Geszvain
Academic Adviser
117 Tyson Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-6087
thg110@psu.edu

Career Paths

Some of the more common positions that are available in the tree care industry for trained arborists include grounds person (performs the pruning or removal of trees and shrubs); climbing arborist (undertakes various types of tree pruning such deadwood removal, crown reduction, specific branch weight reduction, and clearance pruning); and plant health care technician (focuses on keeping plants in the urban environment healthy).

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT POTENTIAL CAREER OPTIONS FOR GRADUATES WITH A MINOR IN ARBORICULTURE

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDIES

Contact

University Park

DEPARTMENT OF PLANT SCIENCE
101 Tyson Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-2571
thg110@psu.edu

http://plantscience.psu.edu/contact