Mar 18, 2018  
2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University 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

120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (37 credits)

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (75-76 credits)

Electives (7-8 credits)

  • Elective - Credit Hours: 7.00-8.00

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.

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

14 Credits

16-17 Credits

15 Credits

16 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

14 Credits

Spring 4th Year

  • HORT 42700 - Horticulture Capstone
  • Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Concentration Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities or Social Sciences Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Supervision/Personnel Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 1.00-2.00

14-15 Credits


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

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