UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Majors & Minors

Horticulture Fruit and Vegetable Sustainable Systems Option

  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 115) - 4
General Education HW (P ED) - 1
HORT 169 Introduction 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 General Organic Chemistry - 3
General Education SL (CHEM 215) - 1
AGEC 230 Agricultural Economics I - 3

Total semester credits - 16

AGEN 150 Introduction 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 Horticulture Internship - 4

Junior
Year

HORT 310 Greenhouse Management - 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 Management - 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 Management - 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 Horticulture 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.