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Environmental Horticulture B.S.

Horticultural Science
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Students will no longer be accepted into this program after Summer 2009. Program requirements below are for current students only.
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 47 to 73
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
The environmental horticulture major educates and prepares students in all phases of horticulture: crop and plant production; education (botanic gardens and arboreta); service oriented activities (landscaping and landscape maintenance); plant use and function (design, reclamation, and restoration); and recreation (golf courses and parks). Students gain experience in the use of plants to alter environments, restore damaged landscapes, improve the health and well-being of individuals, educate people about science and agriculture, improve community environments, and provide recreational and practical benefits to the public. Students choose either a business or science option. Landscape design, a joint offering with the College of Design (CDES), combines architecture and landscape architecture courses available in CDES with the plant-based design courses available in CFANS.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major or minor in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major or minor (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Applied courses in horticultural science, soil science, entomology, plant pathology, and applied economics vary depending on program. All required courses must be taken A-F, and students must earn a grade of at least C-.
Foundation Courses
BIOL 1009 - General Biology [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1011 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
or CHEM 1021 {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
MATH 1031 - College Algebra and Probability [MATH] (3.0 cr)
or MATH 1142 - Short Calculus [MATH] (4.0 cr)
Professional Courses
HORT 1001 - Plant Propagation [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
HORT 1015 - Woody and Herbaceous Plants (4.0 cr)
HORT 3005W - Environmental Effects on Horticultural Crops [WI] (4.0 cr)
HORT 4096 - Professional Experience Program: Internship (1.0 cr)
PLPA 2001 - Introductory Plant Pathology (3.0 cr)
SOIL 2125 - Basic Soil Science [PHYS, ENV] (4.0 cr)
ENT 3005 {Inactive} [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
or ENT 4015 - Ornamentals and Turf Entomolgy (3.0 cr)
or ENT 4251 - Forest and Shade Tree Entomology (3.0 cr)
Environmental Horticulture Options
Science Option
CHEM 1022 {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I (3.0 cr)
PHYS 1101W - Introductory College Physics I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
-OR-
Business Option
APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
Take 3 or more course(s) from the following:
· MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3010 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship (4.0 cr)
· HORT 4461 - Horticultural Marketing (3.0 cr)
· ACCT 2050 - Introduction to Financial Reporting (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1251 - Principles of Accounting (3.0 cr)
· SCO 2550 - Business Statistics: Data Sources, Presentation, and Analysis (4.0 cr)
or STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis [MATH] (4.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans. (Note for the Twin Cities and Morris campuses: The honors sub-plan does not meet this requirement. Honors students are required to complete one sub-plan plus the honors sub-plan. Please see an adviser if no honors sub-plan is listed for the program.)
Floriculture/Nursery Production and Retail Management
21 credits are required.
Emphasis Area Requirements
APEC 3821 - Retail Center Management (3.0 cr)
HORT 4015 - Advanced Woody and Herbaceous Plant Topics (1.0 cr)
HORT 5051 - Plant Production II (4.0 cr)
HORT 4141W - Plant Production I [WI] (4.0 cr)
HORT 3002W {Inactive} [WI] (3.0 cr)
AGRO 4401 - Plant Genetics and Breeding (4.0 cr)
or HORT 4071W - Applications of Biotechnology to Plant Improvement [WI] (4.0 cr)
HORT 2100 - Agricultural Biochemistry (3.0 cr)
or BIOC 3021 - Biochemistry (3.0 cr)
Take 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HORT 1xxx
· HORT 4xxx
· HORT 5xxx
Individualized
Students must submit a course of study in consultation with an adviser to the Department of Horticultural Science Undergraduate Studies Committee at least three semesters before graduation.
Students choose two required courses plus 16 additional credits to total at least 21 credits in consultation with an adviser.
Emphasis Area Requirements
Take 5 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HORT 4401 - Plant Genetics and Breeding (4.0 cr)
or HORT 4071W - Applications of Biotechnology to Plant Improvement [WI] (4.0 cr)
· HORT 2100 - Agricultural Biochemistry (3.0 cr)
or BIOC 3021 - Biochemistry (3.0 cr)
Emphasis Area Credits
Take 16 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HORT 3xxx
· HORT 4xxx
· HORT 5xxx
Landscape Design
49 credits are required.
Emphasis Area Requirements
ARCH 3301 - Drawing for Design in Architecture [AH] (3.0 cr)
ARCH 3711W - Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context [SOCS, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
HORT 4021 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
HORT 4061W - Turfgrass Management [WI] (3.0 cr)
LA 1301 - Introduction to Landscape Architecture Drawing [AH] (3.0 cr)
LA 3001 - Understanding and Creating Landscape Space (3.0 cr)
LA 3204 - Holistic Landscape Ecology and Bioregional Practice (3.0 cr)
LA 3413 - Introduction to Landscape Architectural History [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
LA 3501 - Environmental Design and Its Biological and Physical Context [ENV] (3.0 cr)
LA 3571 - Landscape Construction: Site Systems and Engineering (3.0 cr)
HORT 4023 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
ARCH 3411W - Architectural History to 1750 [HIS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ARCH 3412 - Architectural History Since 1750 [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
Design Electives
Exceptions must be approved by a faculty adviser.
Take 11 - 15 credit(s) from the following:
· ARCH 4701W - Introduction to Urban Form and Theory [WI] (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 3501 - Arboriculture: Selection and Maintenance of Trees (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 4501 - Urban Forest Management: Managing Greenspaces for People (3.0 cr)
· HORT 4015 - Advanced Woody and Herbaceous Plant Topics (1.0 cr)
· HORT 4401 - Plant Genetics and Breeding (4.0 cr)
· HORT 5018 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· HORT 5023 - Public Garden Management (2.0 cr)
· HORT 5071 - Ecological Restoration (4.0 cr)
· LA 1201 - Learning from the Landscape [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· LA 1401 - The Designed Environment (3.0 cr)
· LA 3002 - Informants of Creating Landscape Space (3.0 cr)
Landscape Implementation and Management
21 credits are required.
Emphasis Area Requirements
HORT 4021 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
HORT 4061W - Turfgrass Management [WI] (3.0 cr)
HORT 5009 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
HORT 5018 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
AGRO 4401 - Plant Genetics and Breeding (4.0 cr)
or HORT 4071W - Applications of Biotechnology to Plant Improvement [WI] (4.0 cr)
HORT 2100 - Agricultural Biochemistry (3.0 cr)
or BIOC 3021 - Biochemistry (3.0 cr)
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· FNRM 3501 - Arboriculture: Selection and Maintenance of Trees (3.0 cr)
· HORT 1xxx
· HORT 3xxx
· HORT 4xxx
· HORT 5xxx
Turfgrass Science
20 credits are required.
Emphasis Area Requirements
HORT 4021 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
HORT 4061W - Turfgrass Management [WI] (3.0 cr)
SOIL 3416 - Plant Nutrients in the Environment (3.0 cr)
HORT 4063 - Turfgrass Science (3.0 cr)
HORT 4071W - Applications of Biotechnology to Plant Improvement [WI] (4.0 cr)
or HORT 4401 - Plant Genetics and Breeding (4.0 cr)
HORT 2100 - Agricultural Biochemistry (3.0 cr)
or BIOC 3021 - Biochemistry (3.0 cr)
Honors UHP
This is an honors sub-plan.
Students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP) must fulfill UHP requirements in addition to degree program requirements. For any course required in a degree program, UHP students must register for the honors version if one is offered. Honors courses used to fulfill degree program requirements will also fulfill UHP requirements.
As part of their honors program, CFANS students complete CFAN 3100H; they must submit their project for this faculty-mentored honors experience to the honors committee for approval prior to registration.
 
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· College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

View sample plan(s):
· Floriculture/Nursery Production and Retail Management (Business Option)
· Floriculture/Nursery Production and Retail Management (Science Option)
· Individualized Program (Business Option)
· Individualized Program (Science Option)
· Landscape Design (Business Option)
· Landscape Implementation and Management (Business Option)
· Landscape Implementation and Management (Science Option)
· Turfgrass Science (Business Option)
· Turfgrass Science (Science Option)

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· Environmental Horticulture B.S.
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