The Tropical Horticulture curriculum is designed to provide students a well rounded background in horticultural science with special emphasis on the production of tropical and subtropical crops. The program offers a wide selection of courses, each providing the student with both the theoretical and the hands-on approach to learning the subject matter. The program also offers the student elective courses which utilizes state-of-art technology in areas such as aseptic micro-propagation (plant tissue culture), scanning electron microscopy and hormonal manipulation of plant growth. In addition to these speciality areas, the Tropical Horticulture curriculum is based on a solid core of traditional horticultural courses where students learn basic horticultural techniques such as grafting, pruning, pest management, and cultivating crops that are of economic interest in the tropics. Graduates from this program are highly skilled in managing, producing and marketing of horticultural crops of plants. Graduates take positions in production, management and marketing of horticultural crops.
A. AgriScience Core (61/62 semester hours): 1. Tropical Horticulture Foundation (9 semester hours): Hort 262, Hort 264, Hort 481 2. Required courses in Hort & AnSc Prod. (12/13 semester hours): Hort 263/266/350/351/352/354/403/460 and Ag 304 AnSc 342/351/353/354/355 3. AgriScience Foundation (22 semester hours): Ag 299, Ag 497, AgEng 231, AnSc 141/Aqua 262, Ento 304, PlPath 301, PlPhys 310, Soils 304 4. Elective Agriculture courses (18/19 semester hours). B. General Education Core (61/62 semester hours) 1. Natural Science (24/25 semester hours) Biol 150, Biol 153, Chem 124, Chem 125, AgBus 110, Math 104 or above. Description of courses: Agriculture Other Specializations: Agribuiness | Aquaculture | Crop Protection| Agro-Ecology | General Agriculture | Tropical Horticulture
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