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New minor in horticulture

Undergraduates can now add a passion for plants to their Cornell credentials by minoring in horticulture.

The Minor Program of Study in Horticulture aims to increase students’ knowledge and skills for managing fruits, vegetables and landscape plants for the purpose of improving the quality of life for individuals and communities. A minor in horticulture can complement many areas of study, from art history to biological engineering to hotel management.

To satisfy the requirements for the Minor in Horticulture, the minor candidate must successfully complete these two courses from the Horticulture Sciences Core (7 credits):

  • HORT 1101: Horticultural Science and Systems (fall, 4 credits)
  • HORT 1115: The Nature of Plants (spring, 3 credits)

Plus a minimum of eight additional credits at the 2000-level and up, for a minimum requirement of 15 credits in horticulture coursework.

Special topic courses, seminar courses, and courses without regular instruction cannot be counted toward the credit requirement without prior written approval of the program advisor. All courses must be taken for a letter grade, and a grade of “C” or better must be received to count toward the minor.

Any undergraduate student, except those majoring in Plant Sciences, may enroll in the minor. Transfer students are encouraged to apply for a minor in horticulture.

Interested students should visit the Minor in Horticulture webpage for more details, instructions and an application form.

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