UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

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Horticulture Fruit and Vegetable Sustainable Systems Option

Bachelor of Science Degree. Horticulture.

Visit the Horticulture Department to learn more about this program.

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman
Year

PLSC 161 Intro 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 115) - 4
General Education HW (P ED) - 1
HORT 169 Intro to Horticulture - 3
General Education HF - 3
General Education SB - 3
General Education HW (PE activity course) - .5

Total semester credits - 14.5

Sophomore
Year

HORT 200 Plant Propagation - 3
SOIL 120 Introductory Soil Science - 3
HORT 352 Woody Landscape Plants  - 3
CHEM 230 Gen Organic Chem - 3
General Education SL (CHEM 215) - 1
AGEC 230 Ag Economics I - 3

Total semester credits - 16

AGEN 150 Intro to Ag Engineering - 3
HORT 255 Turfgrass Management - 3
SCTA 116 Business Communications - 3
or Foreign Language
General Education CA (ENGL 200) - 3
General Education HW (PE activity course) - .5
General Education HF - 3

Total semester credits - 15.5

Summer Session

HORT 270/370 Hort Internship - 4

Junior
Year

HORT 310 Greenhouse Mgmt - 3
BIOL 314 Plant Pathology - 3
HORT 347 Fruit Science
CROP 257 Genetics - 3
General Education SB - 3


Total semester credits - 16

Global Perspectives course - 3
SOIL 311 Soil Fertility - 4
HORT 327 Vegetable Science
Directed elective course - 3 or 4

Total semester credits - 14 or 15

Senior
Year

AGEC 361 Horticultural Business Mgmt - 3
or AGBI 251 Ag Biochemistry - 3
Crop 368 Sustainable Agriculture - 3
or ESM 220 Environmental Sustainability - 3
General Education MD - 3
AFES 310 Human Resource Mgmt - 3
or SOCI 245 Environmental Sociology - 3

Total semester credits - 15

CROP 435 Crop Physiology - 4
AGEC/ESM 445 Land Use and Sustainable Ag Law - 3
Diversity course (Mngt 330) - 3
HORT 485 Hort Senior Seminar - 1
Directed elective course - 3 or 4

Total semester credits - 14 or 15

Summary of Degree Requirements

General Education - 41-44 cr.
Foundation Courses in CAFES - 12 cr.
Core Horticulture Courses - 16 cr.
Fruit Vegetable Sustainable Systems Courses - 27-28 cr.
Required Supporting Courses - 20 cr.
Electives - 0-4 cr.
Credits to Degree - 120 cr.