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    Oct 23, 2021  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Horticulture Concentration, BS in Plant Sciences (Plant Sciences Major)


Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Plant Sciences • Plant Sciences Major • Public Horticulture Concentration


The public horticulture concentration is intended for students interested in professional careers that promote horticulture and emphasize people, their education and their enjoyment of plants. Such careers include director of a  botanical garden or park; city or urban horticulturist; extension agent, teacher, educational director, or program coordinator; professional garden writer/editor or publication manager; horticulture therapist; public garden curator; and plant collections manager. Technical electives allow students to concentrate in specialties of their interest while encouraging the development of strong communication skills. Students are encouraged to earn a minor degree in a supportive field such as education, communications or journalism, or earn a Non-Profit Management Certificate. A minimum grade point average of 2.25 is required for all plant sciences courses taken in the major.

First Year  Hours Credit
1AGNR 100  or FYS 101  1
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3
BIOL 111 *, BIOL 112 * 8
CHEM 100 * or CHEM 120 * 4
COSC 100 * 3
ENGL 101 *, ENGL 102 * 6
ESS 210  4
2Quantitative Reasoning Elective * 3
   
Second Year  
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3
CMST 240 * 3
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3
PLSC 210 , PLSC 220 , PLSC 221 , PLSC 226 , PLSC 280  15
2, 3Social Sciences Electives * 3-6
3Economics Elective* 3-4
4Technical Electives 0-3
   
Third Year  
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3
PLSC 230 , PLSC 240 , PLSC 328 , PLSC 330 , PLSC 370 , PLSC 410 *(WC), PLSC 434 , PLSC 436  21
4Technical Electives 3-4
   
Third Year - Summer
 
PLSC 492  3
   
Fourth Year  
EPP 313  or EPP 321  3
EPP 410  3
PLSC 470 , PLSC 494  6
Select from: PLSC 429 , PLSC 430 , PLSC 437 , PLSC 439 , PLSC 469  or PLSC 493  7
4Technical Electives 3-4
Select from: PLSC 275 , PLSC 415 , PLSC 421  or Unrestricted Electives 7
  Total 124
   
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Required of freshmen only; requirement is waived for transfer students.
2 Choose from the University General Education list . Selection should be made in conference with academic advisor.
3 Economics Elective: AREC 201 * (4) Economics of the Global Food and Fiber System or ECON 201 * (4) Principles of Economics satisfies the University General Education-Social Science requirement and the major requirement for economics. If the student transfers ECON LD for 3 credit hours, it will satisfy the major requirement for economics but will not satisfy the University General Education-Social Science requirement. In these cases, the student should take two courses from the Social Sciences  list.
4 Any 300-level and above from ART 481 ; ALEC 345 ; CMST 442 ; EDPY 210 *; EEB 309 , EEB 330 , EEB 433 ; ENGL 295 *, ENGL 360 *; Environmental and Soil Sciences; Forestry; PBRL 270 ; PHIL 346 *; RSM 201 , RSM 430 .