Horticultural Science Minor
The Department of Horticultural Science at Texas A&M University offers an undergraduate minor in Horticultural Science which provides students with 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 of the field of Horticulture.
Minor in Horticultural Science
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.
How to Apply
Students do not need to meet with an advisor to declare the minor.
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 Horticultural Science 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.