Learning Outcomes

As students progress through the Horticulture curriculum for completion of their minor, they will:

  • ​Find, interpret, and integrate data and theory from horticultural systems and sciences, and related disciplines.
  • ​Assess horticultural systems, diagnose horticultural problems, and recommend solutions.
  • ​Comprehend and demonstrate how horticultural sciences integrate with contemporary social, economic, political, and environmental issues.

Before you begin taking courses, contact the horticulture academic advisor. Some courses which are required for a horticulture major may not count toward a minor. Individual courses may not count toward more than one minor. You must receive a grade of C- or better in all horticulture courses taken to complete the minor.

There are two minors offered by the Department of Horticulture:

    Horticulture Minor

    Horticulture Minor

    HORT 112. Introduction to Horticultural Systems, Practices and Careers (2 credits)

    HORT 301. The Biology of Horticulture (3 credits)  

    Plus 22 additional credits in horticulture, including at least 10 upper division credits.

    Course selection must be approved by the horticulture academic advisor.

    Total=27 credits

    Turf and Landscape Management Minor

    Turf and Landscape Management Minor

    CSS 205. Soil Science (4 credits)

    HORT 112. Introduction to Horticultural Systems, Practices and Careers (2 credits)

    HORT 301. The Biology of Horticulture (3 credits)

    Plus classes listed under Turf Focus or Landscape Focus

    Turf Focus

    HORT 314. Principles of Turfgrass Maintenance (4 credits)

    HORT 315. Principles and Practices of Landscape Maintenance (4 credits)

    HORT 360. Landscape Construction: Irrigation and Drainage (4 credits)

    HORT 405. Reading and Conference: "Turf Pest Management" (3 credits)

    HORT 418. Golf Course Maintenance (4 credits)

    Total Credits=28

    Landscape Focus  

    Select two courses from the following:

    HORT 226. Landscape Plant Materials (4 credits)

    HORT 228. Landscape Plant Materials (4 credits)

    HORT 255. Herbaceous Ornamental Plant Materials (3 credits)

    Select 10 to 11 credits from the following, to total a minimum of 27 credits:

    HORT 285. Permaculture Design and Theory (3 credits)

    HORT 314. Principles of Turfgrass Maintenance (4 credits)

    HORT 315. Principles and Practices of Landscape Maintenance (4 credits)

    HORT 318. Applied Ecology of Managed Ecosystems (3 credits)

    HORT 358. Landscape Construction Techniques (4 credits)

    HORT 360. Landscape Construction: Irrigation and Drainage (4 credits)

    HORT 380. Advanced Landscape Design Studio (3 credits)

    Total Credits=27-28

    Certificate Program: New! Undergraduate Organic Farming Systems Certificate (Online) Program

    Offered through Ecampus (Online), the new Undergraduate Organic Farming Systems Certificate will provide you with technical skills and knowledge in organic farming production and regulation. The program emphasizes organic management of soil health, pests and diseases, weeds, and inputs while also providing understanding of organic regulations, policy, economics, and social implications. "Systems thinking" will be utilized and cultivated throughout the courses to help illuminate interconnections and underline how management decisions influence all dimensions of sustainability (environmental, social and economic).

    While most of your schoolwork will be completed online, you will be required to complete hands-on lab experiences, either through purchased kits or through virtual lab projects created collaboratively between Horticulture faculty and the curriculum design team in Ecampus. In addition, your schedule's flexibility may allow you to accept an internship or work in one of our many facilities. An internship provides professional-level interaction with growers, managers, field reps, and consultants; and provides hands-on experience.