May 23, 2022
The Horticultural Science degree program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for a career in the production and management of plants and soils for food, fiber, forage, oil, recreation, landscaping and the enhancement of the human environment. Graduates have the technical and scientific skills as well as the communication, computational, leadership, and interpersonal capabilities necessary to function effectively as professionals. Careers are as diverse as they are challenging. Both options prepare graduates for specific professional opportunities.
Students pursuing a Horticultural Science degree may choose from two Options:
- Horticultural Plant Production and Management
- Horticulture and Plant Science
Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours with at least 45 credit hours from courses at the 300 level or above. A 2.0 grade-point standing (on a 4.0 scale) is necessary and remedial courses may not be counted toward the total hours required for the degree. In addition to the UK Core and college requirements, students must select an Option with the assistance of an advisor and fulfill the area’s program requirements.
I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity
II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities
III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences
IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences
V. Composition and Communication I
VI. Composition and Communication II
VII. Quantitative Foundations
VIII. Statistical Inferential Reasoning
IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA
Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)
Subtotal: Graduation Composition and Communication hours (GCCR): 3
In addition, the student must submit a proposed plan of study for the junior and senior years.
Complete one sequence:
Subtotal: Premajor hours: 10-14
Students choose between the Horticulture Science option and the Horticultural Plant Production and Management option. All students take the same Major Core requirements listed below, but each option has a separate section of PLS 490 Topics in Plant and Soil Science.
*Students in the Horticulture and Plant Science Option take BIO 148 /BIO 152 .
Subtotal: Major hours: 31-34