Undergraduate Minor

Minor in Horticulture

Minor in Horticulture
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Minor Undergraduate
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Horticulture

Undergraduate Program
Minor in Horticulture

The Minor in Horticulture, which is administered by the Department of Horticulture, is designed to provide an opportunity for students to gain a fundamental understanding of the science of horticulture and tailor their studies to food production, greenhouse and nursery crops, landscape design and management, or plant breeding and genetics.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University other than the Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture.  With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the minor should consult an undergraduate advisor in Horticulture.

Requirements for the Minor in Horticulture

Complete 18 credits from the following:

1. Both of the following courses (6 credits):
HRT 203 Introduction to Horticulture 3
HRT 204 Plant Propagation and Use 3
2. Complete 12 credits from the following:
HRT 205 Plant Mineral Nutrition 1
HRT 211 Landscape Plants I 3
HRT 212 Landscape Plants II 3
HRT 213 Landscape Maintenance 2
HRT 213L Landscape Maintenance Field Laboratory 1
HRT 218 Irrigation Systems for Horticulture 2
HRT 218L Irrigation Systems for Horticulture Laboratory 1
HRT 219 Landscape Computer Aided Design 2
HRT 221 Greenhouse Structures and Management 3
HRT 242 Passive Solar Greenhouses for Protected Cultivation 1
HRT 243 Organic Transplant Production 1
HRT 251 Organic Farming Principles and Practices 3
HRT 253 Compost Production and Use 1
HRT 310 Nursery Management 3
HRT 311 Landscape Design and Management Specifications 4
HRT 323 Floriculture Production: Herbaceous Perennials and Annuals 3
HRT 332 Tree Fruit Production and Management 2
HRT 336 Viticulture and Berry Production 2
HRT 341 Vegetable Production and Management 3
HRT 361 Applied Plant Physiology 3
HRT 403 Handling and Storage of Horticultural Crops 3
HRT 407 Horticulture Marketing 3
HRT 411 Landscape Contract Management 3
HRT 460 Green Roofs and Walls 2
HRT 475 International Studies in Horticulture 3