Jul 02, 2022
About the Program
Public horticulture is a professional program leading to employment in botanical gardens and arboretums and other horticultural establishments serving the public. Graduates work as curators of plant collections, educators, plant propagators, illustrators, and writers. Practical training through internships in public gardens is stressed.
Horticulture Major Change (CODO) Requirements
120 Credits Required
Departmental/Program Major Courses (43 credits)
Required Major Courses (37 credits)
Concentration Selectives (6 credits)
- Concentration Selectives - Credit Hours: 6.00
Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (69-70 credits)
Electives (7-8 credits)
- Elective - Credit Hours: 7.00-8.00
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)
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
Spring 4th Year
- HORT 42700 - Horticulture Capstone
- Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Humanities or Social Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Supervision/Personnel Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Concentration Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Elective - Credit Hours: 1.00-2.00
- 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
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