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2008-09 Undergraduate Catalog

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Horticultural Science
Description of the Major
The horticultural science major prepares you for a career in plant science, including management, production, research, marketing and sales. You will gain knowledge ranging from commodity production and cropping systems to basic plant science and molecular biology. You will develop skills to describe how plant physiology and genetics relate to plant growth and development as well as developing knowledge of plant diseases and other factors that affect horticultural crops.

Additional information is available from your major's website.
Before Graduating You Must
  • Pass the horticultural sciences competency test, given in three parts. One part will be given in each of the following required courses:
    • HOS 3020 Principles of Horticultural Crop Production
    • HOS 4304 Horticultural Physiology
    • HOS 4341 Advanced Horticultural Physiology
  • Satisfy the Florida statutory requirements for CLAST.
  • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)
  1. Illustrate and describe basic plant physiology and plant genetics.
  2. Describe techniques, systems, soils and nutrition required for successful production of fruits and vegetables.
  3. Identify plant diseases, insect damage and weed species that can threaten the livelihood of horticultural crops.
  4. Describe how plant physiology and plant genetics relate to plant growth and development, and integrate structure and function of the whole plant.
  5. Create, interpret and analyze written text, oral messages and multimedia presentations used in agricultural and life sciences.

Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
AEE 3030C         X
AEE 3033C         X
AGR 3303 X     X  
ENY 3005 and 3005L     X    
HOS 3020   X   X  
HOS 3420   X      
HOS 3430C   X      
HOS 4304 X     X  
HOS 4341 X     X  
HOS 4933         X
PLP 3002C     X    
PLS 3221 and 3221L   X      
PLS 4601C     X    
SOS 3022 and 3022L   X      

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