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Environmental Horticulture

The department participates in MSUís Genetics Minor and recommends this minor to students particularly interested in genetics.

Note: MSU's programs in the biological sciences are distributed across multiple departments.  MSU does not have a single Department of Biology.  For additional options see   Biological Sciences at MSU.

Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology

http://plantsciences.montana.edu/

The curriculum in Environmental Horticulture is administered by the Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology. Options are available in Environmental Horticulture Science, and Landscape Design.

Faculty members who advise students and teach courses are also active researchers in their disciplines. Students learn current knowledge and technology through formal coursework and gain valuable first-hand experience in departmental laboratories, greenhouses, and at field research farms. Students are encouraged to seek additional learning experiences outside the classroom by working in summer jobs and internship with private industry and government agencies.

Each student works closely with a faculty advisor to formulate a program of study which is appropriate with the student's career goals and also fits into one of the following options.

Environmental Horticulture Science Option

Horticulture is the science and art of growing and maintaining plants for food and for the enjoyment and improvement of the human environment. Its application through research has led to improved varieties of plants to benefit our daily lives. Students studying horticulture take fundamental courses in biology and chemistry prior to taking specialized courses such as plant materials, plant physiology, commercial plant production, plant propagation, turfgrass management and horticulture capstone. and landscape management.

Graduates of this program are prepared for careers in such area as nursery crop production; landscape nurseries; greenhouse businesses; botanic gardens; golf courses; grounds maintenance; cooperative extension service; and research with private companies, public agencies or institutions of higher learning.

Landscape Design Option

The Landscape Design option will prepare students to solve aesthetic and functional landscape problems. Students learn written, oral and graphic communication skills which are necessary to convey creative solutions for landscape planning. This blend of art and science which utilizes both technical and creative studies leads to problem-solving skills for beautiful, functional and efficient landscape design solutions. Emphasis is placed on utilization of plant materials to solve specific site problems. Graduates are employed by landscape nurseries, landscape contractors, and planning agencies; others become self-employed as landscape designers and contractors. Many students have chosen to continue advanced studies in programs of landscape architecture.


Curricula in Environmental Horticulture


ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURE SCIENCE OPTION

Freshman Year Credits
BIOB 170IN--Principles of Biological Diversity 4
BIOB 160--Principles of Living Systems 4
BIOB 110CS--Introduction to Plant Biology 3
HORT 105--Miracle Growing 3
CHMY 121IN--Intro to General Chemistry I 4
WRIT 101W--College Writing I 3
M 145Q--Math for Liberal Arts 3
University Core and Electives 5
30
Sophomore Year Credits
CHMY 123--Intro to Organic & Biochem 4
BIO0 260--Introduction to Entomology 3
ENSC 245IN--Soils 3
HORT 231--Woody Ornamentals 3
HORT 232--Herbaceous Ornamentals 3
HORT 245--Plant Propagation 3
BIOO 220--General Botany 4
Take two of the following:
     BUS 201--Managerial Communication 3
     CAPP 120--Introduction to Computers 3
     WRIT 201--College Writing II 3
     WRIT 221--Intermediate Tech Writing 3
     SPNS 101--Elementary Spanish I 4
University Core and Electives 4-5
30
Junior Year Credits
ENSC 351--Nutrient Cycling 3
BIOB 377--Practical Genetics 3
HORT 310--Turfgrass Management 3
HORT 343--Commercial Plant Production 3
HORT 431--Tough Plants in Tough Places 3
Take one of the following:
     ACTG 220--Principles of Mang Acct 3
     BUS 301--Management & Organzatn 3
     BUS 341--Marketing 3
     MKTG 241--Sales 3
University Core and Electives 12
30
Senior Year Credits
BIOM 421--Concepts of Plant Pathology 3
HORT 447--Advanced Plant Propagation 3
HORT 425R--Horticulture Capstone I 1
HORT 427R--Horticulture Capstone II 2
BIOO 433--Plant Physiology 3
BIOB 498--Internship 3
Take one of the following:
     BIOM 360--General Microbiology 5
     BIOB 318--Biometry 3
     AGSC 450--Plant Disease Control 3
     BIOB 430--Plant Biotechnology 3
     HORT 337--Vegetable Production

3
     HORT 345--Organic Market Gardening

3
University Core & Elective 11-12
30

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.


LANDSCAPE DESIGN OPTION

Freshman Year Credits
ARCH 151--Design Fundamentals I 4
BIOB 170IN--Principles of Biological Diversity 4
CHMY 121IN--Intro to General Chemistry 4
WRIT 101W--College Writing I 3
M 145--Math for Liberal Arts 3
BIOB 110CS--Introduction to Plant Biology 3
HORT 131--Landscape Design,Hist/Theory 3
HORT 105--Miracle Growing 3
University Core and Electives 7
30
Sophomore Year Credits
ENSC 245IN--Soils 3
HORT 231--Woody Ornamentals 3
HORT 232--Herbaceous Ornamentals 3
EGEN 115--Engineering Graphics 1
EGEN 116-- Engineering Graphics Lab 1
HORT 225--Landscape Graphics I 3
HORT 226--Landscape Graphics II 3
Take two of the following:
     BUS 201--Manage Communication 3
     CAPP 120--Introduction to Computers 3
     WRIT 201--College Writing II 3
     WRIT 221--Intermediate Tech Writing 3
     SPNS 101--Spanish I 4
University Core & Electives 6-7
30
Junior Year Credits
HORT 310--Turfgrass Management 3
HORT 331--Planting Design 3
HORT 335--Site Development 4
HORT 336--Landscape Construction 4
Take two of the following:
     ACTG 220--Principles of Mang Acct 3
     BUS 301--Management & Organzatn 3
     BUS 341--Marketing 3
     MKTG 241--Sales 3
     MGMT 462--Entrepreneurship 3
University Core and Electives 10
30
Senior Year Credits
HORT 431--Tough Plants in Tough Places 3
HORT 432--Advanced Landscape Design 4
Take three of the following:
     AGED 333--Construction Technology 3
     ARCH 241--Building Construction 4
     NRSM 101--Natural Resource Conservation 3
     BIOE 370--General Ecology 3
     BIOE 416--Alpine Ecology 3
     GPHY 111CS--Intro to Physical Geography 4
     GPHY 365--Geographical Planning 3
     GPHY 384--Adv GIS and Spatial Analysis 3
     GPHY 357--Fund/Applications in Mapping 3
     NRSM 421--Holistic Thought/Management 3
Take two of the following:
     HORT 345--Organic Market Gardening 3
     HORT 245--Plant Propagation 3
     HORT 343--Commercial Plant Production 3
University Core & Elective 2-4
30

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.


ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURE MINOR (NON-TEACHING)

Required courses:
BIOB 170IN--Principles of Biological Diversity
CHMY 121IN--Intro to General Chemistry I
HORT 105--Miracle Growing
HORT 231--Woody Ornamentals
HORT 232--Herbaceous Ornamentals
HORT 245--Plant Propagation
Elective courses (take 4 of the following):
HORT 310--Turfgrass Management
HORT 337--Vegetable Production
HORT 343--Commercial Plant Production
HORT 345--Organic Market Gardening
BIOM 421--Concepts of Plant Pathology
HORT 431--Tough Plants in Tough Places
BIOO 450--Plant Physiology
HORT 447--Advanced Plant Propagation

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