Horticultural Science (Minor)
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The academic minor in Horticultural Science is offered to students who desire a strong foundation in the principles of horticultural science. Students may choose to enhance their own major by selecting courses in a specialized area of horticulture such as fruits and vegetables, ornamentals, floriculture, or landscape horticulture, or they may pursue a more general approach to the entire field of study.
Students may declare their desire to complete the Horticultural Science minor by contacting the Director of Undergraduate Programs as listed below
The Director of Undergraduate Programs will certify the minor prior to graduation. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.
SIS Code: 11HSM
- Completion of at least 16 credit hours.
- Student must have an overall minimum 2.0 GPA in the requirements for the minor.
|Required Courses (7 credit hours)|
|HS 201||The World of Horticulture: Principles and Practices||3|
|HS 301||Plant Propagation||4|
|Elective Courses (9 credit hours)|
|Choose three (3) courses from the following:||9|
|Introduction to Small Scale Landscape Design|
|Gardening with Herbaceous Perennials|
|Ornamental Plant Identification I|
|Ornamental Plant Identification II|
|Temperate-Zone Tree Fruits: Physiology and Culture|
|Small Fruit Production|
|Introduction to Permaculture|
|Floriculture Crop Production|
|Landscape Ecosystem Management|
|Crop Physiology and Production in Controlled Environments|