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2020-2021 University Catalog 
    
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Horticulture: Plant Science Concentration, BS


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About the Program

Plant Science 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 Website

Horticulture Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (38 credits)


Plant Science Concentration (15 credits)


  • Concentration Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Concentration Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Concentration Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Concentration Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Concentration Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (71-73 credits)


Additional Requirements


Horticulture Supplemental Information  

Electives (9-11 credits)


  • Elective - Credit Hours: 9.00-11.00

College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements



University Core Requirements


For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
  • Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
  • Information Literacy (IL)
  • Oral Communication (OC)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Science #1 (SCI)
  • Science #2 (SCI)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
  • Written Communication (WC)

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

Program Requirements


15 Credits


15-16 Credits


14 Credits


16 Credits


16 Credits


15-16 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • - must take for 3.00 credits
  • Plant Science Concentration Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Plant Science Concentration Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities or Social Sciences Selective (30000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Written or Oral Communication Selective (20000+ level)- Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


12-14 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.

World Language Courses


World Language proficiency requirements vary by program. The following list is inclusive of all world languages PWL offers for credit; for acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor.

ASL-American Sign Language

ARAB-Arabic CHNS-Chinese FR-French
GER-German GREK-Greek (ancient) HEBR-Hebrew (Biblical) HEBR-Hebrew (modern)
ITAL-Italian JPNS-Japanese KOR-Korean LATN-Latin
PTGS-Portuguese RUSS-Russian SPAN-Spanish  

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

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