This minor provides a general understanding of horticulture and related fields.

Courses used for this minor cannot be used for the minor in Plant Biology or Plant Biotechnology, except for BIO 115, 116, or 191. Only 10 credit hours may count in both the horticulture minor and the A.B. or B.S. in Botany or Biology. Advanced courses must represent at least 10 hours of the total 18. College chemistry and BIO 191 are recommended for this minor. A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the minor; no courses for the minor may be taken credit/no-credit.

Program Requirements. (18 Semester Hours)

Choose at least one of the following:

BIO 101 Biotechnology: Coming of Age in the 21st Century (3)
BIO (MBI, ZOO) 115 Biological Concepts: Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, and Diversity
BIO (MBI, ZOO) 116 Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cellular, and
Molecular Biology (4)
BIO 126 Evolution: Just a Theory? (3)
BIO 131 Plants, Humanity, and Environment (3)
BIO 155 Field Botany (3)
BIO 176 Ecology of North America (3)
BIO 181 Medicinal and Therapeutic Plants (3)
BIO 191 Plant Biology (4)

Take this course:

BIO 306 Basic Horticulture (3)

Choose at least one of the following:

BIO 221 Plant Propagation (4)
BIO 241 Botanical Principles in Landscape Gardening (3)
BIO 244 Viticulture and Enology (3)

Choose additional hours from the following:

BIO 302 Plant Taxonomy (4) or BIO 205 Dendrology (4)
BIO 314 Plant and Fungal Diversity (4) or BIO 421 Advanced Mycology (4)
BIO 340 Internship in Botany (1-4)
BIO 425 Environmental Plant Physiology (4)