An undergraduate minor in HORT provides students a concentration of courses that focus on areas of horticulture and floriculture. These may range from a broad based, comparative perspective to a narrower application within the field. Students may choose such diverse topics as fruit and vegetable production, enology, greenhouse and nursery management, floral and landscape design, science and biotechnology, urban and environmental horticulture and much more. Earning a minor in HORT provides students with the skills required to have a basic working knowledge in the field of Horticulture.
The program is comprised of 18 credit hours of HORT courses, with a minimum of 9 at the 300-400 level. HORT 201 is required of all HORT minors. The remaining courses are chosen based on career goals and suitability of coursework towards your degree plan. Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to be admitted into the program.
The courses listed below constitute the 18 hours required for a minor in Horticulture:
- (3 credit hours) HORT 201 Horticultural Science and Practices
- (1 credit hours) HORT 202 Horticultural Science and Practices Lab
- (9 credit hours) 300-400 level HORT courses
- (6 credit hours) 100-400 level HORT courses
Students applying for a minor in Horticulture must have a 2.0 or better overall GPR. Application is made in the student’s home college or major department. Your academic advisor can tell you how these courses may apply to your degree plan.
Satisfactory completion of courses:
To be awarded the minor in Horticulture and receive transcript recognition, students must obtain a C or better in each HORT course applied towards the minor.
Per University guidelines, the student’s home college or major department is responsible for advising students pursuing a minor in Horticulture. Students may visit the Undergraduate Advising office in HFSB 204 if they have questions about course content. We regret that we are not able to force HORT minors into full HORT courses.
Degree audit in Howdy will certify during the semester of their graduation that students have met the requirements for the minor. The minor will be recognized after graduation on the transcript, but not on the diploma. Once declared, minor requirements become graduation requirements.
Steps to take to declare a minor:
- Meet with your departmental academic advisor to discuss minor options and how these courses may apply to your specific degree plan. Your advisor can “apply” the minor request to your degree plan record.
- You may wish to meet with an academic advisor from the Horticulture Department to discuss courses for your particular interest area and proper course sequence.
- When you have completed the classes for your minor (with grades of “C” or better in all courses) it will be recognized on your transcript at graduation. If you wish to terminate your minor, you must discuss this with your academic advisor prior to your graduation semester.