Horticulture Major

Horticulture is the study of plant growth and development as it relates to landscaping, food and ornamental purposes. Horticulture majors benefit from small faculty to student ratio, hands on laboratory experiences and plentiful job opportunities. Course offerings vary from cutting edge molecular techniques to applied organic vegetable production and plant propagation and management. Numerous opportunities exist for students to gain real world experience with UConn faculty and the green industry. The Horticulture major affords considerable flexibility in meeting degree requirements and majors may concentrate coursework in the area of environmental science or sustainable agriculture.

Major requirements

Beginning with 2014-2015 catalog year:

All of: 
     BIOL 1110: Botany (BIOL 1108 may be substituted)
     CHEM 1122: Chemical Principles and Applications (or CHEM 1124Q or 1127Q)
     HORT 2560W: Written Communications in Horticulture
     HORT 3640: Plant Propagation
     PLSC 3840: Integrated Pest Management
     PLSC 4210: Plant Physiology: How Plants Work
     PLSC 4215: Plant Physiology Investigations
     SOIL 2120: Environmental Soil Science
     SOIL 2125: Soils Lab
Two of:
     PLSC 3810: Fundamentals of Plant Pathology
     PLSC 3820: Ecology and Control of Weeds
     PLSC 3830: Insect Pest of Ornamentals and Turf  
Two of:    
     HORT 2430: Herbaceous Ornamental Plants
     HORT 3410: Woody Plants: Common Trees, Shrubs, & Vines
     HORT 3560: Indoor Plants and Interiorscaping
 
Environmental and Landscape Horticulture Concentration
(in addition to major requirements):SAPL students in the greenhouse

All of:
     TURF 1100: Turfgrass Management
     HORT 2750: Landscape Plant Maintenance
     ARE 1150: Principles of Agricultural and Resource Economics
One of:
     ANTH 3523: The Origins of Agriculture
     ARE 1110: Populations, Food, & the Environment
     PLSC 1150: Agricultural Technology & Society
One of:
     HORT 3765: Phytotechnology: Use of Plants for Ecosystem Services
     SOIL 3620: Soil Fertility 
Three of:
     HORT 3660: Nursery Production
     HORT 3670: Greenhouse Technology & Operations
     HORT 4650: Plant Tissue Culture
     PLSC 3990: Field Study Internship
 
Sustainable Agriculture Concentration (in addition to major requirements)

All of: 
     HORT 3620: Vegetable Production
     PLSC 1150: Agricultural Technology & Society
     PLSC 3990: Field Study Internship
     SOIL 3620: Soil Fertility
One of: 
     HORT 3670: Greenhouse Technology & Operations
     HORT 3765: Phytotechnology: Use of Plants for Ecosystem Services  
One of:
     ARE 1110: Populations, Food, & the Environment
     ARE 1150: Principles of Agricultural and Resource Economics
     ANTH 3523: The Origins of Agriculture 
 

**For more detailed information, refer to the Horticulture major plan of study form**