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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
AGSC 101--Intro to Ag and Env Resources 1
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
BIOO 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:
     BMGT 205--Professional Communication Fundamentals 3
     BMIS 211--Introduction to Business Decision Support 3
     WRIT 201--College Writing II 3
     WRIT 221--Intermediate Tech Writing 3
     SPNS 101--Elementary Spanish I 4
     AGED 312R--Communicating Agriculture to the Public 3
     AGED 482--Non Formal Teaching Methods in Agriculture 3
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
Take one of the following:
     BIOB 318--Biometry 3
     STAT 216Q--Introduction to Statistics 3
Take one of the following:
     ACTG 201--Principles of Financial Accounting 3
     BMGT 335--Management & Organzatn 3
     BMKT 325--Marketing 3
University Core and Electives 12
30
Senior Year Credits
BIOM 421--Concepts of Plant Pathology 3
HORT 447--Advanced Plant Propagation 3
HORT 485 --Horticulture Capstone I 1
HORT 486R --Horticulture Capstone II 2
BIOO 433--Plant Physiology 3
HORT 498--Internship 3
Take two of the following:
     BIOM 360--General Microbiology 5
     AGSC 450--Plant Disease Control 3
     BIOB 430--Plant Biotechnology 3
     HORT 337--Vegetable Production

3
     HORT 345--Organic Market Gardening

3
     BIOO 435--Plant Systematics

3
     AGSC 441--Crop Breeding

3
     BIOE 416--Alpine Ecology

3
     BIOM 423--Mycology

3
     BIOE 424--Ecology of Fungi

3
     HORT 490R--Undergraduate Research

1-4
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 151RA--Design Fundamentals I 4
BIOB 170IN--Principles of Biological Diversity 4
CHMY 121IN--Introduction to General Chemistry 4
WRIT 101W--College Writing I 3
M 145Q--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:
     MART 145RA--Web Design 3
     AGED 312R--Communicating Agriculture to the Public 3
     BMGT 205--Professional Communication Fundamentals 3
     BMIS 211 --Introduction to Business Decision Support 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 201--Principles of Financial Accounting 3
     ACTG 202--Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
     BMGT 335--Management & Organzatn 3
     BMKT 325--Principles of Marketing 3
     ECIV 308--Construction Practice 3
     BMGT 448--Entrepreneurship 3
University Core and Electives 10
30
Senior Year Credits
HORT 498 --Internship 3
HORT 432--Advanced Landscape Design 4
Take three of the following:
  Applied- Art/Design/Architecture
     ARTZ 105RA--Visual Language-Drawing 4
     ARTZ 106RA--Visual Language - 2-D Foundations 4
     ARTZ 108RA--Visual Language - 3-D Foundations 4
     ARTZ 211R--Drawing I 4
     GDSN 223--Design Principles 4
     GDSN 224--Form and Content 4
     ARCJ 152--Design Fundamentals II 4
     ARCH 450--Community Design Center 5
  History- Art/Design/Architecture
     ARTH 200IA--Art of World Civilization I 4
     ARTH 201IA--Art of World Civilization II 4
     ARTH 360--History of Asian Art and Architecture 3
     ARTH 410 - ARTH 440--Upper Division Art History 3
     ARCH 322IA--World Architecture I 3
     ARCH 323IA--World Architecture II 3
  Construction
     AGED 333--Construction Technology 3
     ARCH 241--Building Construction 4
     CE 210--Surveying 3
     ECIV 307--Construction Estimating & Bidding 3
  Plant, Water, & Land Ecology
     NRSM 101--Natural Resource Conservation 3
     NRSM 240--Natural Resource Ecology 3
     NRSM 330--Fire Ecology & Management 3
     NRSM 453--Habitat Inventory & Analysis 3
     BIOE 370--General Ecology 3
     BIOE 408--Rocky Mountain Vegetation 2
     BIOE 416--Alpine Ecology 3
     BIOE 421--Yellowstone Wildlife Ecology 3
     ENSC 272CS--Water Resources 3
     ENSC 370--Water Quality 3
     ENSC 444--Watershed Hydrology 3
     WILD 438--Wildlife Habitat Ecology 3
  Planning
     GPHY 111CS--Introduction to Physical Geography 4
     GPHY 121D--Human Geography 3
     GPHY 325--Cultural Geography 3
     GPHY 445--Regional Geography 3
  GIS/GPS
     GPHY 284--Introduction to GIS 3
     GPHY 384--Adv GIS and Spatial Analysis 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
BIOO 450--Plant Physiology
HORT 447--Advanced Plant Propagation

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