Horticultural Science (BS): Science (11HORTBS-11HORTSHG)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ALS 103 Introductory Topics in ALS 1 BIO 183 Intro Biology: Cellular & Molecular Bio 4
BIO 181 Intro Biology: Ecol, Evol, Biodiversity 4 CH 101 Chemistry-A Molecular Science 3
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research 4 CH 102 General Chemistry Laboratory 1
HS 201 Principles of Horticulture 3 HS 290 Perspectives in Horticultural Science 1
MA 107 Precalculus I 3 MA 121 Elements of Calculus or
MA 131 Calculus for Life & Management Sci A
3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course* 1 COM 110 Public Speaking or
COM 112 Interpersonal Communication
3
16 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CH 201 Chemistry-A  Quantitative Science 3 CH 221 Organic Chemistry I 3
CH 202 Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory 1 CH 222 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1
Departmental Elective 1 3 GEP Social Science Requirement* 3
Free Elective 1 3 HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course* 1
ARE 201 Intro to Agricultural & Res Econ or
EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics
3 SSC 200 Soil Science 3
PY 211 College Physics I or
PY 131 Conceptual Physics
4 SSC 201 Soil Science Lab 1
Specialization Elective1 3
17 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CH 223 Organic Chemistry II 3 Free Elective 3
CH 224 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 1 GEP Humanities Requirement* 3
GEP Humanities Requirement* 3 GN 311 Principles of Genetics 4
Plant Protection Elective 1 3 GN 312 Principles of Genetics Laboratory 1
Specialization Elective1 3 BCH 351 General Biochemistry or
BCH 451 Principles of Biochemistry
4
Free Elective 3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives Requirement* 2
17 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Departmental Elective 1 3 Departmental Elective1 3
GEP Additional Breadth Requirement* 3 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives 3
PB 421 Plant Physiology 3 Specialization Elective 1 3
Specialization Elective 1 3 Plant Protection Elective1 3
PB 480 Intro to Plant Biotech 3 Free Elective 3
15 15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*: 125

 Major/Program Footnotes (SH):

1 Students must choose a minimum of 6 hours from the Plant Protection Electives column, 12 hours from the Specialization Electives column, and an additional 9 hours of Departmental Electives column. The 9 hours of Departmental Electives can be selected from any course in either column below not already taken as a Plant Protection or Specialization requirement. Departmental Electives can also include any HS 495 Special Topics in Horticultural Science or any 500-level HS course as well as up to 6 hours (combined) of HS 492 External Learning Experience and HS 493 Special Problems in Horticultural Science. All students are strongly encouraged to participate in a learning experience as part of their undergraduate course work.

Plant Protection Electives
(6 hours minimum)
Specialization Electives
(12 hours minimum)              

 

 

CS 414 Weed Science (4,F)
CS 415 Integrated Pest Management (3,F)
ENT 425 General Entomology (3,F,SU)
PP 315 Principles of Plant Pathology (4,F) or
PP 318 Forest Pathology (3,S)

 

Departmental Electives
(9 hours minimum)                 

HS 211 Ornamental Plants I (3,F)
HS 212 Ornamental Plants II (3,S)
HS 301 Plant Propagation (4,F)
HS 302 Gardening with Herbaceous Perennials (3,S,odd)
HS 342 Landscape Horticulture (3,F,S)
HS 371 Interior Plantscapes (3,S,alt odd)
HS 411 Nursery Management (3,F)
HS 421 Physiology and Culture of Temperate-Zone Tree Fruits (3,S,alt odd)
HS 422 Small Fruit Production (3,S,alt even)
HS 431 Vegetable Production (4,F)
HS 440 Greenhouse Management (3,F)
HS 442 Production of Floricultural Crops (3,S)
HS 451 Plant Nutrition (3,S,alt even)
HS 462 Postharvest Physiology (3,S)
HS 471 Tree and Grounds Management (4,S)

 

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.
*Courses/groupings in the above display with an asterisk may fulfill all or part of a GEP requirement. See categories below.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  MA 107, MA 121 or MA 131
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  CH 101, CH 102, CH 201, CH 202
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  None
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  ARE 201 or EC 201
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Health & Exercise Studies Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.
F. Additional Breadth  – (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
X   Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts or        Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  None
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements

I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: None
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisiteThe following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement:  None
K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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