Oct 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.
120 Credits Required
Departmental/Program Major Courses (37 credits)
Required 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.
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
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.
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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