UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Horticulture Professional Option

Bachelor of Science Degree. Horticulture.

Visit the Horticulture Department to learn more about this program.

  Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Freshman
Year

HORT 161 Introduction to Plant Science - 3
General Education CW (ENGL 100) - 3
General Education S (BIOL 150) - 3
General Education M (MATH 146) - 3
General Education EC (ESM 105 Intro to Environmental Science) - 3
Total semester credits - 15

General Education SL (CHEM 121) - 5
General Education HW (P ED ) - 1
HORT 169 Introduction to Horticulture - 3
General Education HF - 3
General Education SB - 3
Total semester credits - 15

Sophomore
Year

HORT 200 Plant Propogation - 3
SOIL 120 Introductory Soil Science - 3
HORT 352 Woody Landscape Plants - 3
CHEM 230 General Organic Chemistry - 3
General Education HW (PE activity course) - 0.5
AGEC 230 Agricultural Economics I - 3
Total semester credits - 15.5

AGEC 150 Introduction to Ag Engineering - 3
HORT 245 Interior Plantscapes ~3
HORT 255 Turfgrass Management - 3
or HORT 250 Sustainable Landscape Design - 4
or HORT 268 Herbaceous Perennials - 3
SCTA 116 Business Communications - 3
or Foreign Language
General Education CA (ENGL 200) - 3
General Education HW (PE activity course) - 0.5
Total semester credits - 15.5-16.5

Summer Session

HORT 270/370 Horticulture Internship - 4

Junior
Year

HORT 310 Greenhouse Management - 3
BIOL 314 Plant Pathology - 3
Diversity course (MGMT 330) - 3
CROP 257 Genetics - 3
General Education SB - 3
Total semester credits - 15

General Education HF - 3
HORT 452 Nursery Management - 3
or HORT 369 Tissue Culture - 3
SOIL 311 Soil Fertility - 4
Global perspectives course - 3
Directed elective course - 2
Total semester credits - 15

Senior
Year

BIOL 333 Entomology - 3
AGBI 251 Ag Biochemistry - 3
or AGEC 361 Horticultural Business Mgmt. - 3
HORT 347 Fruit Science - 4
General Education MD - 3
AFES 310 Human Resource Management - 3
or AGEC 410 Professional Selling - 3
Total semester credits - 16

CROP 435 Crop Physiology - 4
HORT 327 Vegetable Science - 4
HORT 420 Floriculture - 4
HORT 485 Horticulture Senior Seminar - 1
Directed elective course - 2
Total semester credits - 15

Summary of Degree Requirements

General Education - 41-44 cr.
Foundation Courses in CAFES - 12 cr.
Core Horticulture Courses - 16 cr.
Professional Horticulture Courses - 28 cr.
Required Supporting Courses - 20 cr.
Electives - 3 cr. 
Credits to Degree - 120 cr.