Graduate Courses

HORT 1010 INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE (1) LEC. 1 Introduces scientific and practical aspects of pomology, olericulture, floriculture and landscape horticulture. Also presents the broad scope of career opportunities in the field of horticultural science.  Fall.

HORT 2010 FRUIT AND NUT PRODUCTION (4) LEC. 3, LAB. 3 Introductory course in cultural practices and economics associated with commercial fruit and nut production.  Fall.

HORT 2020 HORTICULTURE CROP PRODUCTION (3) LEC. 2, LAB. 3 Pr., BIOL 1010 or BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037 Techniques of plant propagation and cultural methods for successful fruit and vegetable production.  Fall.

HORT 2030 VEGETABLE PRODUCTION (3) LEC. 3 Principles, practices, establishment, production, maintenance, harvesting, storage and marketing of commercial vegetable crops.

HORT 2040 ORGANIC GARDENING (3) LEC. 3 Principles, production practices, maintenance, harvesting and marketing of organically and traditionally home-grown vegetables.

HORT 2050 FOOD FOR THOUGHT (3) LEC. 3 Study of history of food plants, including their impact on world culture, variety of uses, economic botany, production systems, and impact on societies.  Fall.

HORT 2210 LANDSCAPE GARDENING (4) LEC. 2, LAB. 4 Principles of landscape gardening applied to residential and small-scale commercial grounds.  Involves plant identification and use, basic landscape design, and landscape installation and management concepts.  Fall and Summer.

HORT 2240 PLANT PROPAGATION (3) LEC. 2, LAB. 3 Pr., BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037 Basic principles and practices involved in the propagation of horticulture plants. ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITES: Or departmental approval.  Fall and Spring.

HORT 2250 INTERIOR PLANTS AND FLORAL DESIGN (3) LEC. 2, LAB. 2 Basic principles, practices and design with foliage plants and flowers in the  interior setting.  Summer and Fall.

HORT 3000 GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF HORTICULTURAL PLANTS (3) LEC. 3 Pr., (BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037) and CHEM 1030 Growth and development of plants with concepts applied to the practice of Horticultural Science.  Summer and Fall.

HORT 3110 PLANTS AND PEOPLE:  A HISTORY OF GARDENS IN CULTURAL CONTEXT (3) LEC. 3 Heritage and traditions influencing the development of public and private garden styles, context, and function including cultural expressions, plant use, and impact of noted designers and horticulturists throughout history.

HORT 3210 SMALL TREES, SHRUBS AND VINES (4) LEC. 2, LAB. 6 Pr., (BIOL 1020 or BIOL 1027) and (BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037) Identification, culture and landscape use of small trees, shrubs and vines.  Spring and Summer.

HORT 3220 ARBORICULTURE (4) LEC. 2, LAB. 6 Pr., BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037 Identification, culture and use of ornamental trees in landscape plantings. ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITES: Or departmental approval.  Fall.

HORT 3280 LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION (3) LEC. 3, LAB. 4 Principles and practices used in the interpretation and implementation of landscape construction and planting plans.  Fall.

HORT 3840 STUDY/TRAVEL IN HORTICULTURE (1-10) FLD. Study of horticultural or fruit and vegetable science, landscape design, nursery and greenhouse management in U.S. or international location.  May be repeated up to 10credit hours. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 10 credit hours.

HORT 3920 HORTICULTURE INTERNSHIP (4) INT. 4 Practical on-the-job training for selected commercial horticultural companies. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit hours. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit hours.

HORT 3950 CAREERS IN HORTICULTURE (1) LEC. 1  SU. Current developments and career opportunities in horticulture.  Fall.

HORT 4000 PESTICIDE MGT IN HORT (3) LEC. 3 Proper management of pesticides in horticulture; decision making skills in relation to control strategies; environmental issues relevant to horticulture; safety considerations; scouting and application techniques. Summer and Fall.

HORT 4100 HERBACEOUS ORNAMENTALS (4) LEC. 2, LAB. 4 Pr., (BIOL 1020 or BIOL 1027) and (BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037) Identification, culture, and use of herbaceous annuals and perennials, bulbs, herbs, and ornamental grasses. Consideration of flower bed and border preparation, care and maintenance.  Spring and Summer.

HORT 4150 RETAIL GARDEN CENTER MANAGEMENT (3) LEC. 3, LAB. 4 Pr., HORT 3210 or HORT 3220 The following objectives will be covered: financing, location, design, stocking, selling, personnel management, advertising and maintaining plants.  Summer.

HORT 4250 INTERMEDIATE FRUIT & VEG PROD (3) LEC. 3 Pr., HORT 2040 or HORT 2030 Intermediate horticulture course in which students apply knowledge gained in the classroom to hands-on fruit and vegetable gardening practices.

HORT 4270 INTERMEDIATE LANDSCAPE DESIGN (3) LEC. 2, LAB. 4 Pr., HORT 3210 or HORT 3220 or HORT 4100 Human nature, art and technology and their influence on landscape design.  Fall and Spring.

HORT 4280 ADVANCED LANDSCAPE DESIGN (3) LEC. 1, LAB. 4 Pr., HORT 4270 Continuation of HORT 4270 with an emphasis on design projects.  Fall.

HORT 4300 COMP AIDED PLANTING DESIGN (3) LEC. 3 Graphic concepts relating to spatial visualization and communication and project cost estimation using computer-aided drafting and project management software developed for landscape professionals.  Fall and Spring.

HORT 4930 DIRECTED STUDIES (1-3) IND. Directed Studies related to research, teaching or outreach educational programs in Horticulture. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.  ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITES:  Departmental approval. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

HORT 4967 HONORS SPECIAL PROBLEMS (1-3) LEC. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours. ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITES: Departmental approval. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

HORT 4997 HONORS THESIS (1-3) LEC. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours. ADDITIONAL PREREQUISTES: Departmental approval. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

HORT 5110 TREE FRUIT CULTURE (2) LEC. 2 Pr., HORT 3000 Manipulation of growth and development of tree fruit crops by cultural methods. ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITES: Or departmental approval.  Summer, odd years.

HORT 5120 SMALL FRUIT AND PECAN CULTURE (3) LEC. 2, LAB. 2 Pr., BIOL 3100 and BIOL 3101 Principles and practices involved in the production and marketing of small fruits and pecans. ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITES: Or departmental approval.  Spring, even years.

HORT 5130 SUSTAINABLE VEGETABLE CROP PRODUCTION (3) LEC. 2, LAB. 3 Pr., (BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037) and HORT 3000 Best management practices and quality of vegetable crops. ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITES: Or departmental approval.  Fall.

HORT 5140 POST-HARVEST BIOLOGY AND TECHNOLOGY (3) LEC. 2, LAB. 3 Pr., PLPA 3000 and HORT 3000 Physiological changes occurring in fruits, vegetables and other horticultural products after harvest. ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITES: Or departmental approval. Spring.

HORT 5210 LANDSCAPE BIDDING, INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE (4) LEC. 3, LAB. 3 Pr., AGRN 2040 and PLPA 3000 Principles and practices of the bidding, installation and maintenance of commercial and residential landscapes. Spring.

HORT 5220 GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT SCIENCE (4) LEC. 3, LAB. 2 Pr., HORT 3000 and CHEM 1030 and HORT 2240 and AGRN 2040Management, culture and economics of commercial greenhouse production.  Fall.

HORT 5230 NURSERY MANAGEMENT (3) LEC. 2, LAB. 3 Pr., HORT 2240 and HORT 3000 Factors affecting plant production.  Environmental issues related to facilities design and pesticide and nutrient management. ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITES: Or departmental approval.  Fall.

HORT 6110 TREE FRUIT CULTURE (2) LEC. 2 Pr., HORT 3000 Manipulation of growth and development of tree fruit crops by cultural methods. ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITES: Or departmental approval.  Summer, odd years.

HORT 6120 SMALL FRUIT AND PECAN CULTURE (3) LEC. 2, LAB. 2 Pr., BIOL 3100 and BIOL 3101 Principles and practices involved in the production and marketing of small fruits and pecans. ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITES: Or departmental approval.  Spring, even years.

HORT 6130 SUSTAINABLE VEGETABLE CROP PRODUCTION (3) LEC. 2, LAB. 2 Pr., HORT 3000 Advanced course in best management practices and quality of vegetable crops. ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITES: Or departmental approval.

HORT 6140 POST-HARVEST BIOLOGY AND TECHNOLOGY (3) LEC. 2, LAB. 2 Pr., PLPA 3000 and HORT 3000 Physiological changes occurring in fruits, vegetables and other horticultural products after harvest.  Spring.

HORT 6210 LANDSCAPE BIDDING, INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE (4) LEC. 3, LAB. 3 Pr., AGRN 2040 and PLPA 3000 Principles and practices of the bidding, installation and maintenance of commercial and residential landscapes. Spring.

HORT 6220 GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT SCIENCE (4) LEC. 3, LAB. 2 Pr., HORT 3000 and CHEM 1030 and HORT 2240 and AGRN 2040Management, culture and economics of commercial greenhouse production.

HORT 6230 NURSERY MANAGEMENT (3) LEC. 2, LAB. 3 Pr., HORT 2240 and HORT 3000 Factors affecting plant production.  Environmental issues related to facilities design and pesticide and nutrient management. ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITES: Or departmental approval.  Fall.

HORT 7010 EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN HORTICULTURE (4) LEC. 2, LAB. 4 Co-Req., STAT 7000 Principles and methodologies of horticultural research, experimental design, preparation of project and grant proposals, and development of publication skills. ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITES: Or departmental approval.  Fall.

HORT 7040 ADVANCED GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF HORTICULTURAL PLANTS (3) LEC. 3 Pr., (HORT 3000 or BIOL 3100) and BIOL 3101 Plant growth and development from seed germination, through maturity and senescence.  Summer, even years.

HORT 7050 NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF HORTICULTURAL PLANTS (3) LEC. 3, LAB. 2 Pr., HORT 3000 Nutritional requirements of horticulture crops and factors affecting these requirements. ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITES: Or departmental approval.  Summer, odd years.

HORT 7070 PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY (4) LEC. 2, LAB. 4 Pr., BIOL 3000 Plant biotechnology, including plant tissue culture technologies and genetic transformation and applications to horticultural crop improvement. ADDITIONALPREREQUISITES: Or departmental approval.  Spring, odd years.

HORT 7080 ENVIRONMENTAL PLANT STRESS (3) LEC. 4 Pr., HORT 3000 Mechanisms related to adaptation of plants to environmental stresses. ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITES: Or departmental approval.

HORT 7850 URBAN FORESTRY SEMINAR (1) LEC. 3  SU. Presentation and discussion of research, scientific papers and issues related to urban forestry establishment, care and planning. Credit will not be given  for HORT 7850 and FORY 7850.

HORT 7950 SEMINAR (1) SEM.  SU. Graduate students are required to attend all seminars. Course may be repeated with change in topic. Course may be repeated with change in topics.

HORT 7960 SPECIAL PROBLEMS (1-3) IND. Conferences, problems and assigned readings in horticulture. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

HORT 7970 ADVANCED SPEICAL PROBLEMS IN HORTICULTURE (1-3) LEC. Principles, methods and techniques involved in gaining an understanding of different horticultural disciplines. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

HORT 7990 RESEARCH AND THESIS (1-10) MST. Course may be repeated with change in topic. Course may be repeated with change in topics.

HORT 8990 RESEARCH AND DISSERTATION (1-10) DSR. Course may be repeated with a change in topic. Course may be repeated with change in topics.