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majors_minors: Horticulture Science: Horticulture Production and Marketing


Horticulture Science: Horticulture Production and Marketing

Degree Level

Bachelor of Science

Minor Code


Advisor's Name

Michael N. Dana

Advisor's Phone

(765) 494-5923

Advisor's Email


Horticultural production and marketing prepares students in the production of horticultural crops or management of horticultural enterprises. Graduates may manage greenhouses or nurseries, floral or plant shops, garden centers, orchards, vegetable farms, and farm markets. They may be involved with development, distribution, or sales of equipment, chemicals, or plant materials. This curriculum is offered by the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture.

Credit Hours



Freshman Year

First Semester

(0.5) AGR 10100 (Introduction to the College of Agriculture and Purdue University)
(0.5) AGR 12000 (Introduction to Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Academic Programs)
(4) BTNY 11000 (Introduction to Plant Science)
(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition)
(3) HORT 10100 (Fundamentals of Horticulture)
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 18
Second Semester
(3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(1) HORT 11000 (Survey of Horticulture)
(3) HORT 20100 (Plant Propagation)
(3) Calculus selective
(3) Humanities selective
Total Credits: 16

Sophomore Year

Third Semester

(3) AGEC 20300 (Introductory Microeconomics for Food and Agribusiness)
(3) AGRY 25500 (Soil Science)
(4) CHM 25700 (Organic Chemistry)
(3) Social science selective
(3) Statistics selective
(2) Elective
Total Credits: 18
Fourth Semester
(3) BCHM 30700 (Biochemistry)
(1) BCHM 30900 (Biochemistry Laboratory)
(3) BTNY 30100 (Introductory Plant Pathology)
(2) ENTM 20600 (General Entomology)
(1) ENTM 20700 (General Entomology Laboratory)
(3) Concentration selective
(3) Humanities selective
Total Credits: 16

Junior Year

Fifth Semester

(3) AGEC 31100 (Accounting for Farm Business Planning) or (3) MGMT 20000 (Introductory Accounting)
(3) AGEC 33000 (Management Methods for Agricultural Business)
(4) HORT 30100 (Plant Physiology)
(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)
(3) Written or oral communication selective
Total Credits: 16
Sixth Semester
(3) AGEC 33100 (Principles of Selling in Agricultural Business)
(3) AGRY 32000 (Genetics)
(3) BTNY 30400 (Introductory Weed Science)
(3) BTNY 35000 (Biotechnology in Agriculture)
(3) Horticultural production selective
Total Credits: 15

Senior Year

Seventh Semester

(4) HORT 43500 (Principles of Marketing and Management for Horticultural Businesses)
(3) Business selective
(3) Concentration selective
(3) Horticultural production selective
(3) Social science or humanities selective
Total Credits: 16
Eighth Semester
(1) HORT 44500 (Strategic Analysis of Horticulture Production and Marketing)
(1) HORT 51300 (Nutrition of Horticultural Crops)
(1) HORT 54100 (Postharvest Technology of Fruits and Vegetables)
(6) Concentration selectives
(6) Electives
Total Credits: 15

Additional Information

* A minimum of eight weeks (320 hours) of employment is required in a technical or research-oriented facility before graduation. Verification needs to be on file in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Student Services Office.




Horticulture Science


Major: Concentration




Created at 9/26/2011 3:03 PM by Wilson, Kenneth N
Last modified at 10/23/2012 9:35 AM by Lough, Kelly S