Core Courses (7 courses required, 24-26 credits)

Biological Sciences:
  STOCKSCH 108 Introductory Botany
  STOCKSCH 105 Introductory Soil Science

Ecosystem Studies -- select one of the following courses:
  STOCKSCH 115 Environmental Biology (SI)
  ENVIRSCI 214 Principles of Environmental Biology
  NRC 100 Society and Environment (SI)
  BIOLOGY 287 Introductory Ecology
  STOCKSCH 398P Permaculture

Math, Statistics, and Reasoning:
  Basic math--R1 (MATH 101/102 or MATH 104)
  Analytical reasoning--R2 (RES-ECON 211, STATISTIC 111, or STATISTIC 240)

Chemistry – select one of the following:
  CHEM 110 General Chemistry
  CHEM 111 General Chemistry

Junior Writing – select one of the following:
  NATSCI 397A CNS Junior Writing
  STOCKSCH 382 Writing for Sustainability

Other Required Courses (6-7 courses required, 19-22 credits)

Horticulture Courses (select two):
  STOCKSCH 200 Plant Propagation
  STOCKSCH 230 Introduction to Turf Management
  STOCKSCH 315 Greenhouse Management
  STOCKSCH 340 Advanced Turf Management

Plant Physiology:
  STOCKSCH 397PP Introductory Plant Physiology

Plant Nutrition (select one):
  STOCKSCH 530 Plant Nutrition
  STOCKSCH 580 Soil Fertility

Pest Management :
  STOCKSCH 505 General Plant Pathology
  Select three credits:
   STOCKSCH 326 Insect Biology
   STOCKSCH 101 Insects and Related Forms
   STOCKSCH 109 Insects of Ornamentals
   STOCKSCH 397F Turf Insects

Restricted Elective Courses (5 courses required, 15 credits)
Select at least 15 credits from those listed below. Of the 15 credits, 6 must be at or above the 500 level, and no more than 6 can be taken outside the Department. The courses are listed in specialty areas for guidance, but students are not required to take Restricted Electives from any one area. Credits taken to satisfy concentration requirements in other areas of the Core and for other Concentration Requirements cannot be counted as Restricted Electives.

Commercial Floriculture and Garden Center Management:
  BIOLOGY 426 New England Flora
  ENVIRDES 335 Plants in the Landscape I
  STOCKSCH 321 Environmental Physiology/Biology of Fall Greenhouse Crops
  STOCKSCH 335 Environmental Physiology/Biology of Spring Greenhouse Crops
  STOCKSCH 255 Herbaceous Plants
  STOCKSCH 315 Greenhouse Management

Landscape Horticulture and Nursery Management:
  BIOLOGY 426 New England Flora
  ENVIRDES 335 Plants in the Landscape I
  NRC 232 Principles of Arboriculture
  STOCKSCH 255 Herbaceous Plants
  STOCKSCH 310 Weed Management

Turf Management:
  STOCKSCH 230 Introduction to Turf Management
  STOCKSCH 234 Irrigation and Drainage
  STOCKSCH 240 Turf Calculations
  STOCKSCH 275 Turfgrass Physiology and Ecology
  STOCKSCH 310 Weed Management

Food Crops:
  STOCKSCH 120 Organic Farming and Gardening
  STOCKSCH 300 Deciduous Orchard Science
  STOCKSCH 305 Small Fruit Production
  STOCKSCH 310 Weed Management
  STOCKSCH 325 Vegetable Crop Production
  STOCKSCH 350 Soil & Crop Management

Breeding and Propagation:
  BIOLOGY 283 Genetics
  STOCKSCH 597G Plant Biotechnology
  STOCKSCH 200 Plant Propagation

Crop Physiology:
  BIOLOGY 510 Plant Physiology
  PLNTSOIL 545 Postharvest Physiology
  PLNTSOIL 590A Plant Stress Physiology
  STOCKSCH 520 Physiology of Crop Yields
  STOCKSCH 550 Plant Growth Regulators

Plant Nutrition and Soils:
  STOCKSCH 515 Soil Microbiology
  STOCKSCH 530 Plant Nutrition
  STOCKSCH 565 Soil Formation and Classification
  STOCKSCH 570 Soil Physics
  STOCKSCH 576 Environmental Soil Chemistry
  STOCKSCH 580 Soil Fertility
  STOCKSCH 585 Inorganic Contaminants in Soil, Water, and Sediment
  STOCKSCH 830 Advanced Soil Chemistry

Pest Management:
  STOCKSCH 397K Insect Ecology and Management
  STOCKSCH 510 Management and Ecology of Plant Diseases
  STOCKSCH 535 Diagnostic Plant Pathology
  STOCKSCH 555 Urban Environment and Plant Growth
  STOCKSCH 597A Phyto-bioremediation
  STOCKSCH 107 Turf Insects
  STOCKSCH 109 Insects of Ornamentals
  STOCKSCH 397F Pest Management for Greenhouse Crops
  STOCKSCH560 Advanced Weed Science
  STOCKSCH597V Integrated Turf Management

Science or Business Courses (4 courses required, 12-15 credits)
A focus area is not a formal designation in the University, but students in Sustainable Horticulture must complete a focus area of either Science or Business within this concentration selection. For the Business Focus, the student must complete any four business, management, or economics courses one each from 4 of the 5 categories listed below. Students completing the Science Focus must select four courses in science, one from each of the four categories below.

Science Option:
  General Chemistry:
      CHEM 112 General Chemistry II (PS)
  Calculus:
      MATH 127 or 131 Calculus I
  Organic Chemistry (select one of the following):
      CHEM 250 Organic Chemistry
      CHEM 261 Organic Chemistry I
      BIOCHEM 285 Cell and Molecular Biology
  Biology (select one of the following):
      BIOLOGY 100 General Biology
   BIOLOGY 103 Plant Biology

Business Option:
  Principles of Management:
      MANAGMNT 301 Business Management
  Managing Human Resources:
      MANAGMNT 314 Personnel Management
      RESECON 142 People in Organizations
  Marketing:
      MARKETNG 301 Marketing
      RESECON 241 Introduction to Food Marketing
  Financial Management:
    RESECON 324 Small Business Finance
      ACCOUNTG 221 Accounting I
  Economics:
      RESECON 102 Introduction to Resource Economics
   ECON 103 Microeconomics
      ECON 104 Macroeconomics

Advanced Elective Courses (2 courses required, 6-8 credits)
STOCKSCH 500+ Students must select two additional courses at the 500‐level or higher including those that have being used to satisfy a previously listed requirement.  Courses not from STOCKSCH must be approved by the Academic Adviser.

General Education (10 courses required, 36 credits)
Writing--6 credits
Arts and Humanities, including Literature and Foreign Languages--8 credits
Mathematics and the Natural and Physical Sciences--6 credits
Biological and Physical Sciences--8 credits
Social Sciences--8 credits