2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Horticulture: Public Horticulture Concentration, BS
About the Program
This broad major can prepare students for the business of horticulture with concentrations in Horticultural Production and Marketing or Landscape Horticulture and Design, or it can be focused on education and communication through Public Horticulture, or it can lead to a research and development career via the Plant Science concentration. Horticulture Science applies knowledge from many disciplines, including biology, chemistry, ecology, engineering, communications, business, and education to solve real world problems related to the production, marketing and management of landscape plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables.
Horticulture Science (multiple concentrations) Website
Summary of Program Requirements
The Summary of Program Requirements for Horticulture -Public Horticulture (2015-16) is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.
Detailed Program Requirements
Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.
120 credits required for graduation
Departmental/Program Major Courses (112 credits)
Required Major Courses (35 credits)
Electives (8 credits)
- Elective - Credit Hours: 8.00
University Core Requirements
- Human Cultures Humanities
- Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
- Information Literacy
- Science #1
- Science #2
- Science, Technology, and Society
- Written Communication
- Oral Communication
- Quantitative Reasoning
120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree
2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements
- 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
- 32 Upper division credits taken from Purdue
- 9 credits International Understanding
- 3 credits Multicultural Awareness
- 9 credits of Hum and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture
Spring 4th Year
- HORT 44000 - Public Garden Management
- Communications Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Humanities or Social Sciences Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Supervision/Personnel Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.
2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.
The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.
Foreign Language Courses
Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:
American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish