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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2013-2014

College of Life Sciences and Agriculture


Environmental Horticulture

Environmental Horticulture Minor

A minor in environmental horticulture is designed to provide a flexible and broad selection of courses to complement any other major area of study.  A minimum of 20 credits is required.

Specific Requirements
PBIO 412, Introductory Botany, or
PBIO 421, Introductory Horticulture

PBIO 405, Organic/Sustainable Food Production
PBIO 565, Turf Management
PBIO 566, Systematic Botany
PBIO 612, Plant Genetics and Reproduction
PBIO 650, Crop Production Technologies
PBIO 651, Plant Pathology
PBIO 652, Culture of Vegetable Crops
PBIO 679, Landscape Management
PBIO 701, Plant Physiology
PBIO 760, Insect Pest Management
PBIO 795, Investigations (Horticulture-related topics)
PBIO 796, Special Topics in Plant Biology

Up to two electives may be selected from this list of Thompson School Horticultural Technology classes:
HT 251, Introduction to Design Communication
HT 257, Woody Landscape Plants
HT 258, Herbaceous Ornamental Plants
HT 275, Floricultural Crop Production
HT 276, Bedding Plant Production
HT 272, Landscape Design Studio
HT 404, Plant Propagation

Other electives can count toward the minor based on agreement with adviser or chair. Students are encouraged to discuss their intent to minor with the chair of the department as early as possible, typically no later than the end of the junior year.  Not all classes are offered every year.

Certification of Minor
During the student's final semester, an application should be made to the COLSA Dean's Office to have the minor shown on the academic transcript. The student should fill out a Certification of Completion of Minor form and obtain the signatures of the student's major adviser, the student's minor adviser, and the Dean of COLSA.

Interested students should contact the Department of Biological Sciences, (603) 862-3205.