In the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences .
Derived from the Latin word “hortus,” meaning garden, horticulture is a blend of science and culture involving knowledge of plants grown on farms and in gardens, parks, and athletic and recreational facilities; indoor plants; greenhouse and nursery plant production; and crops used for consumption and medicinal purposes, and coffee and teas. The knowledge and skills essential to grow, maintain, process and market horticultural plants are in high demand in a world increasingly concerned with environmental quality, recreation and health. Our faculty, staff and students are working to shape the food systems and landscapes of today and for the future. We serve professionals, students and citizens of New York State, the nation, and the world. We generate and extend knowledge about fruits, vegetables and landscape plants for the purpose of sustaining the environment, enhancing economic vitality, and improving the quality of life for individuals and communities.
S. Reiners, chair (134 Plant Science, (607) 255-4283); N. L. Bassuk, T. Bates, T. L. Bauerle, T. N. Björkman, L. J. Brewer, M. P. Bridgen, S. K. Brown, C. T. Chao, L. Cheng, L. E. Drinkwater, C. Dunn, M. Eames-Sheavly, G. Fazio, P. D. Griffiths, J. T. Kao-Kniffin, J. Labate, E. M. Lamb, S. Lighthall, J. Londo, T. E. Martinson, N. S. Mattson, M. Mazourek, W. B. Miller, G. M. Peck, M. P. Pritts, D. A. Rakow, A. Rangarajan, B. I. Reisch, T. L. Robinson, F. S. Rossi, R. Scott, S. M. Skelly, L. B. Smart, A. G. Taylor, J. E. Vanden Heuvel, J. Wallace, C. B. Watkins, C. A. Weber, D. W. Wolfe, X. Kenong
Minor in Horticulture
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 PLSCI 1101 and PLHRT 1115 (7 credits) and 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 may enroll in the minor.
Students should contact the Faculty Advisor for the minor program, Frank Rossi (firstname.lastname@example.org), to enroll in the program.
Minor in Horticulture with a Focus in the Botanical Arts
Horticulture is the art and science of cultivating plants. The Minor Program of Study in Horticulture with a special focus in the botanical arts aims to increase students’ knowledge and skills in the intersection between horticulture and art for the purpose of improving the quality of life for individuals and communities, and for strengthening the student’s command of the creative process. A Minor in Horticulture with this special focus can complement numerous areas of study. It can provide a creative balance to other study, as well as prepare the student from a distinctive interdisciplinary perspective. Creative insight is the cornerstone of advancement in science and as such, students with this minor study will be uniquely prepared for inspired and original thinking.
To satisfy the requirements for the minor in horticulture with a special focus in plant-based art, the minor candidate must successfully complete PLSCI 1101 and PLHRT 1115 (7 credits), plus eight additional credits in PLHRT 2010 : The Art of Horticulture (including the Tuesday afternoon studio); PLHRT 3250 : Intensive Study in Botanical Illustration, taught via three robust auto-tutorial courses with occasional meetings, in one concentrated semester; and PLHRT 4970 : Individual Study for a creative capstone project that integrates the student’s learnings and offers the chance to produce original work. This could include, but is not limited to, further expansion on the portfolio created during the intensive study in botanical illustration; preparation for a gallery exhibition; exhibition of living sculpture; deep exploration of another facet of art and horticulture not examined thus far.
All courses must be taken for a letter grade, and a grade of “C” or better must be received to count toward the minor.
Students should contact the Faculty Advisor for the minor program, Marcia Eames-Sheavly (me14), to enroll in the program.