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Horticulture Baccalaureate degree programs

Horticulture includes the arts and sciences related to the cultivation of  fruits and vegetables, and the production and use of plants to enchance human environments.   The major emphasis in the Horticulture program at UConn  is on ornamental and landscape  horticulture.   The Horticulture major affords considerable flexibility in meeting degree requirements, however, so students with widely varying interests can be accomodated in the major.   The Horticulture program enjoys strong links to the Turfgrass Science and Landscape Architecture programs.  Students in the Horticulture program are encouraged to take courses in these fields, and have the opportunity to include a Minor in Turfgrass Management or Landscape Design in their plan of study.

Students majoring in Horticulture should obtain fundamental knowledge about plant growth and development, the ability to identify important horticultural plants,  economics, pest management, crop production and cultivation. 

Horticulture  baccalaureate degree requirements

Horticulture majors must pass the following courses:

PLSC 1000
Orientation to Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
BIOL   1110
 Botany (BIOL 1108 Principles of Biology may be substituted)
CHEM 1122 Chemical Principles and Applications
         
1124Q Fundamentals of General Chemistry I  or
         
1127Q General Chemistry I 
SOIL   2120  Soils
SOIL   2125  Soils Lab
PLSC  4210  Plant Physiology: How Plants Work
PLSC  4215  Plant Physiology Investigations
HORT  3640  Plant Propagation

One of:

     ARE 1150 Principles of Agricultural and Resource Economics
     ARE 3210 Fundamentals of Accounting and Management for the Agribusiness Firm
     ARE 3215 Business Management
     ECON 1200 Principles of Economics
     ECON 1201 Principles of Microeconomics

Two of:    
     HORT 2430 Herbaceous Plants

     HORT 3410 Woody Landscape Plants I; Common Trees, Shrubs and Vines     
     HORT 3420 Woody Landscape Plants II
     EEB  4272   Summer Flora
     NRME 2415 Dendrology

Two of:
     PLSC 3810 Plant Diseases
     PLSC 3820
Ecology and Control of Weeds
     PLSC 3830 Insect Pest Management
     PLSC 3840 Integrated Pest Management
     EEB  4253   Concepts of Applied Entomology

Two of:
     HORT 2750 Landscape Plant Maintenance

     HORT 3540 Garden Center Management

     HORT 3620 Vegetable Production
     HORT 3660/3660W Nursery Management
     HORT 3670
Greenhouse Technology and Operations
     HORT 3675 Greenhouse Crop Production
     HORT 3650 Plant Tissue Culture
     HORT 3760 Urban Horticulture

 
 
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