Minor in Horticulture


The minor in horticulture introduces students to the various fields associated with horticultural science, including plant identification, growth, health, and reproduction.

Upon completion of the certificate or minor in horticulture, students will be able to:

  • Perform the fundamental practice and methods of horticultural science.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the roles of soil and nutrition in plant health.
  • Demonstrate the basic knowledge and skills to identify favorable conditions for native and cultivated plants.

Minors of 21-27 credit hours are offered for students interested in pursuing knowledge about various aspects of horticulture. Brief descriptions of each program are below.

Interested students must submit an application to the DAAP Student Affairs Office, Aronoff 5470. Fifty percent of the required courses completed in the certificate (1) must be taken after gaining admission to the program and (2) must be taught within the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP). Students must meet admission requirements for the BS Horticulture program.

Prospective students can click to view a sample curriculum below. (If the PDF does not open in your browser, check your Downloads folder.)

For more information about the Minor in Horticulture, please call 513-556-HORT.