Nov 30, 2021  
2021-2022 General Catalog 
  
2021-2022 General Catalog

Horticulture - BS


College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Department of Plants, Soils and Climate

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  • For more information about Horticulture, see the department website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and log on to Degree Works  to check student-specific program progress.

 

  • Only available at the Wasatch sites (Salt Lake, Kaysville, Orem)

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: The highest math requirement for this degree is MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL) 

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.75 GPA

 

First Year

 Fall Semester-Even

 

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Spring Semester-Odd

 

General Education Info and Notes:

  Summer Semester-Odd   General Education Info and Notes:
BIOL 1610: Biology I /BIOL 1615: Biology I Laboratory  

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USU Classes in Tooele or Brigham City or take through SLCC must be admitted to SLCC WILD 2200: Ecology of Our Changing World (BLS)   3     PSC 2600: Herbaceous Plant Materials   3    
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     PSC 2900: Special Problems in Plant Science   1-4   Kaysville odd years; elective for credit
PSC 1050: Plants, Soils, and Climate Orientation   1-2     MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)   4     Breadth Social Sciences (BSS) Course   3  
PSC 1800: Introduction to Horticulture (BLS)   3   Breadth Life Sciences PSC 2200: Pest Management Principles and Practices   3          
PSC 2620: Woody Plant Materials: Trees and Shrubs for the Landscape   3   SLC* PSC 2900: Special Problems in Plant Science   1-4   Elective for credit      
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*”SLC” refers to Salt Lake Center

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Second Year

 Fall Semester-Odd

 

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Spring Semester-Even

 

General Education Info and Notes:

  Summer Semester-Even   General Education Info and Notes:
CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I (BPS)   4   Breadth Physical Sciences PSC 2900 : Spring Pruning  1 Elective for credit PSC 3500: Structure and Function of Plants   3   SLC
Breadth Social Sciences (BSS) Course   3   PSC 2900 : Special Problems in Horticulture 1-4   Elective for credit PSC 4900 : Plant Diseases 3 Kaysville even years
Elective 3 Elective for credit Breadth Humanities (BHU) Course   3   PSC 4900 : Native Plants 2 Kaysville even years; elective for credit
Elective 3 Elective for credit Elective 3 Elective for credit      
      Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Course    3        
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Third Year

 Fall Semester-Even

 

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Spring Semester-Odd

 

General Education Info and Notes:

  Summer Semester-Odd   General Education Info and Notes:
PSC 3000: Fundamentals of Soil Science   4     PSC 3400: Arboriculture   3   SLC BIOL 4500: Applied Entomology   3   Kaysville odd years
PSC 4250: Internship in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate   1-4   1 credit required PSC 4500: Urban Soil Management   3     PSC 3600: An Introduction to Plant Breeding and Heredity   2   Kaysville odd years
PSC 4400: Modern Vegetable Production   3   Kaysville even years PSC 4050: Greenhouse Management and Crop Production   4   SLC      
PSC 4420: Landscape Irrigation Design (QI)  or PSC 4810: Climate and Climate Change (DSC/QI)   2  or 3   Quantitative Intensive Depth Social Sciences (DSS) Course          
PSC 4550: Integrated Weed Management   3   Kaysville Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) /Communications Intensive (CI)   3        
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester-Odd

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Spring Semester-Even

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

PSC 3700: Plant Propagation   4   SLC odd years PSC 2900: Special Problems in Plant Science    1-4   Elective for credit
PSC 3810: Turfgrass Management   3   SLC odd years PSC 4100: Professional Turf and Urban Landscape Water Management    3   Elective for credit
PSC 4200: Temperate Zone Fruit Production   3   Kaysville odd years ASTE 3050: Technical and Professional Communication Principles (CI)  (suggested) 3   Communications Intensive
Elective  3 Elective for credit Elective  3 Elective for credit
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Elective Credits


These courses may be used to obtain additional credits if needed to complete the student’s degree. Courses should be taken for a letter grade, not pass/fail.