Horticulture Minor


By completing the minor in horticulture, students will gain knowledge of several aspects of horticultural production systems. The required course provides theoretical and applied knowledge in plant science. Students will get more in-depth knowledge by taking additional coursework focused on botany, various crop production systems, or integrated pest management strategies.
Our horticulture students study the science and art of cultivating plants, and the many ways that plants enhance the human experience. The cultivation of fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants is key to solving many of the major challenges facing the world; such as producing food to meet the needs of an ever-growing population while conserving land, water, and soil resources. An understanding of these challenges and potential solutions can enhance any career. A minor in horticulture may complement any major field of study.

Interested students should contact Andrew Ogden in the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems, (603) 862-4893.

Required Core Course
SAFS 421Introductory Horticulture4
Select an 16 credits from the following courses:16
Green Life: Introducing the Botanical Sciences
Systematic Botany
Plant-Microbe Interactions
Green Thumb Workshop
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production
A Taste of the Tropics
Fruit Crop Production
Urban Agriculture
Plant Pathology
Food Production Field Experience I (4 cr each)
Food Production Field Experience II
Greenhouse Management and Operation
Insect Pest Management
Investigations (Horticulture related topics)
Total Credits20