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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Horticulture: Plant Science Concentration, BS


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About the Program

Plant science is an option which includes training to improve plants through genetic manipulation and to investigate new methods of propagation, growth, handling, and marketing of horticultural crops. Horticultural scientists work at colleges and universities, state and federal experiment stations, and public or private laboratories and foundations. This curriculum prepares students for scientifically oriented careers such as technicians in plant breeding, propagation, and research industries.  It is an excellent preparatory program for students planning to pursue post-graduate study toward a Masters or PhD degree.

Horticulture (multiple concentrations) Website

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Horticulture: Plant Science  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

120 credits required for graduation

Departmental/Program Major Courses (114 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (98 credits)


Electives (6 credits)


  • Elective - Credit Hours: 6.00

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
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website or click here .

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

Program Requirements


15 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


16 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


16 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • HORT 49100 - Special Assignments In Horticulture
  • Horticultural Production Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities or Social Sciences Selective (30000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Concentration Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • UCC Science, Technology, & Society Selective - Credit Hour: 1.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00

15 Credits


13 Credits


Note


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.

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

Critical Course


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.

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