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Horticulture Minor

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  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2023
  • Required credits in this minor: 18
  • none
The horticulture minor provides an opportunity for students in other majors (e.g., natural resources related, agronomy, ag business, business management, golf and turf management) to take a selected group of horticulture courses and strengthen their credentials in this area.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Horticulture Core
Take exactly 4 course(s) totaling exactly 15 credit(s) from the following:
· HORT 1010 - Introduction to Horticulture (3.0 cr)
· HORT 1021 - Woody Plant Materials (4.0 cr)
· HORT 3036 - Plant Propagation (4.0 cr)
· Choose one of the following:
· HORT 3033 - Commercial Floriculture Crops-Fall (4.0 cr)
or HORT 3034 - Commercial Floriculture Crops-Spring (4.0 cr)
Horticulture Electives
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HORT 3030 - Landscape Design (4.0 cr)
· HORT 3031 - Herbaceous Perennial Plant Materials (2.0 cr)
· HORT 1091 - Indoor Flowering and Foliage Plants (2.0 cr)
· HORT 1092 - Floral Design (2.0 cr)
· HORT 3093 - Advanced Floral Design and Florist Operations (2.0 cr)
· HORT 3040 - Landscape Installation and Maintenance (3.0 cr)
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HORT 1010 - Introduction to Horticulture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Environmental considerations, planting, propagation, pruning, and protection of horticultural crops. Greenhouse/field experience.
HORT 1021 - Woody Plant Materials
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Identification, ecology, and use of deciduous and evergreen trees, shrubs, and vines. Recommended prereq: HORT 1010 or instructor consent
HORT 3036 - Plant Propagation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Plant propagation techniques for the commercial and home propagator. Mist system construction and operation. Propagation of plants by tissue culture, seed, cutting, layering, grafting, and division. prereq: 1010, Biol 2022
HORT 3033 - Commercial Floriculture Crops-Fall
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Identification and culture of holiday pot plants and major cut flower crops. Soil preparation, artificial mixes, soil testing, applying soil test results; greenhouse pests, life cycle, control and management. prereq: 1010
HORT 3034 - Commercial Floriculture Crops-Spring
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamentals of greenhouse structure and management. Heating and cooling requirements, lighting photoperiod control, soil sterilization, production of winter grown greenhouse crops such as mums, azaleas, cineraria. Identification and culture of annual bedding plants. Wholesale production, use of annual flowers in residential and commercial landscape design. prereq: 1010
HORT 3030 - Landscape Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of aesthetic, environmental, and functional design principles to creative planning/development of residential/commercial landscapes. Emphasizes low impact and sustainability. prereq: 1021
HORT 3031 - Herbaceous Perennial Plant Materials
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Identification, classification, ecology, and landscape uses of perennial flowers, bulbs, ground covers, and wildflowers.
HORT 1091 - Indoor Flowering and Foliage Plants
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Identification, culture, and propagation of foliage plants used in interior decoration.
HORT 1092 - Floral Design
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles for design related to floral arrangement, identification, use, and care of cut flowers common to florist industry.
HORT 3093 - Advanced Floral Design and Florist Operations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Advanced floral design. Management/business issues unique to floral industry. prereq: 1092
HORT 3040 - Landscape Installation and Maintenance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Applied horticulture practices in planting landscape materials, installing hardscapes, and maintaining residential/commercial landscapes. Proper use/maintenance of equipment. Emphasizes environmental/sustainability considerations.