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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University 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


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (113-114 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (91-92 credits)


Electives (6-7 credits)


  • Elective - Credit Hours: 6.00-7.00

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.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

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

Additional Requirements


Select here  for additional lists.

Program Requirements


15 Credits


15-16 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


16 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15-16 Credits


Fall 4th Year


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

16 Credits


Spring 4th Year


12 Credits


Notes


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.

Disclaimer


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