Plant & Soil Systems

 

 MEDICINAL PLANT SCIENCES 

Students selecting the Medicinal Plant Sciences area of concentration are prepared to grow a variety of plant species in highly controlled environments for medicinal uses. This science-based education will encompass courses focused on plant identification, propagation, growth, processing, as well as courses in entomology, plant pathology, and chemistry. Careers within this area would include owning or working for intensive plant growing operations, professional employment by the urban agricultural products industry, or prepares students for graduate education. 

Career Possibilities: crop scientist, consultant, extension and state regulatory agencies, farm manager, landscape manager, nursery manager, plant breeder, soil scientist, public health, graduate or professional school. 


 

Semester 1

 

CRITICAL: ENGL 1001, MATH 1021. 

ENGL 1001 English Composition (3) 

MATH 1021 College Algebra (3) 

HORT 2525 Organic Gardening and Sustainable Crop Prod. (4) 

General Education course - Arts (3) 

General Education course – Humanities (3) 

 

Total Semester Hours: 16 

Semester 2 

 

CRITICAL: CHEM 1201, MATH 1022. 

BIOL 1201 Biology for Science Majors I (3) 

BIOL 1208 Biology Laboratory for Science Majors I (1) 

CHEM 1201 General Chemistry I (3) 

MATH 1022 Plane Trigonometry (3) 

HORT 2050 General Horticulture (3) 

General Education course - Humanities (3) 

 

Total Semester Hours: 16 

 

Semester 3

 

CRITICAL: BIOL 1201, HORT 2050. 

BIOL 1202 Biology for Science Majors II (3) 

CHEM 1202 General Chemistry II (3) 

CHEM 1212 General Chemistry II Lab (2) 

CMST 2060 Public Speaking (3) 

General Education course – Social Sciences (3) 

 

Total Semester Hours: 14

Semester 4

 

CRITICAL: HORT 2061. 

RNR 2018 or HORT 2018 Introduction to Medicinal Plants (3) 

HORT 2061 Plant Propagation (3) 

HORT 2070 Horticulture Lab (1) 

HORT 2860 Growth and Development of Agricultural Crops (3) or 

PLHL 3060 Introductory Plant Physiology (4) 

ENGL 2000 English Composition (3) 

 

Total Semester Hours: 13-14 

 

Semester 5 

 

ENGL 2000 

ENTM 2001 Insects in the Environment (3) 

CHEM 2060 Survey of Organic Chemistry (3) 

AGRO 2051 Soil Science (4) 

HORT 3000 Horticulture Internship (3) or 

HORT 3010 Research Problems (3) 

Approved Electives (3) 1 

 

Total Semester Hours: 16 

Semester 6 

 

ANSC 2072 Introduction to Agricultural Genetics (3) 

HORT 3050 Plant Natural Products Chemistry (3) 

RNR 2900 or HORT 2900 Horticultural Botany (3) 

AGEC 2003 Introduction to Agricultural Economics (3) or 

ECON 2030 Economic Principles (3) 

Approved Electives (2) 1 

 

Total Semester Hours: 14 

 

Semester 7

 

PLHL 4000 General Plant Pathology (4) 

HORT 4071 Nursery Management (3) 

HORT 4020 Greenhouse Management and Controlled Environment Agriculture (4) 

Approved Electives (4-5) 1 

 

Total Semester Hours: 15-16 

Semester 8 

 

AGRO 4052 Soil Fertility and Soil Management (4) 

HORT 4061 Advanced Plant Propagation (4) 

HORT 4021 Advanced Controlled Environmental Production (4) 

Approved Electives (3) 1 

 

Total Semester Hours: 15 

 

 120 TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS


 

 
 1 - A list of approved electives is available in the School of Plant, Environmental & Soil Sciences.