Mar 18, 2018  
2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Horticulture: Public Horticulture Concentration, BS

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About the Program

Public horticulture is a professional program leading to employment in botanical gardens, arboretums and other horticultural establishments in the public sector, as curators of plant collections, educators, plant propagators, illustrators, and writers. Practical training through internships in public gardens is stressed.

Horticulture (multiple concentrations) Website

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Public Horticulture  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 (112 credits)

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (77 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
  • 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

16 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 2nd Year

15 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

16 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

14 Credits

16 Credits

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

13 Credits


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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