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B.S. in Agriculture: Tropical Horticulture Specialty Requirements

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Group 1. General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative Requirements

Students may choose to graduate under the General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative requirements and graduation requirements in force at the time they entered the UH System, when they entered UH Hilo, or when they graduate, provided there is no break in enrollment lasting longer than one semester.

Students should meet with their academic advisor to ensure that they enroll in courses that will enable them to meet these requirements as well as requirements for the major and for graduation. Some courses may meet both General Education requirements and major requirements.

The new GE basic, core, and integrative requirements and lists of certified courses are posted at hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/gened/.

Group 2. Major Requirements

  1. Agriscience Requirements (70 semester hours)
    • AG 200 Agro-Environmental Science Communication (3)
    • AG 291 Directed Work Experience (3)
    • AG 375 Introduction to Genetic Analysis (3)
    • AG 496 Senior Seminar (1)
    • AGBU 110 Introduction to Micro-computing for Agriculture (3)
    • AGEC 201 Agricultural Economics (3) or ECON 130 Introduction to Microeconomics (3)
    • AGEC 330 Farm Management (3) or AGBU 320 Agribusiness Management (3)
    • AGEN 231 Introduction to Agricultural Mechanization (3)
    • ANSC 141 Introduction to Animal Science (3)
    • ENTO 304 General Entomology (3)
    • HORT 262 Principles of Horticulture (3)
    • HORT 264 Plant Propagation (3)
    • HORT 481 Weed Science (3)
    • PPTH 301 Tropical Plant Pathology (3)
    • PPHY 310 Plant Growth and Development (3)
    • SOIL 304 Tropical Soils (3)
    • Choose six courses totaling 18–21 semester hours from the following Tropical Horticulture production courses:
      • HORT 263 Hydroponics (3)
      • HORT 266 Nursery Management (4)
      • HORT 303 Introduction to Plant Tissue Culture (3)
      • HORT 304 Plant Tissue Culture Acclimatization (3)
      • HORT 350 Tropical Landscape Horticulture (3)
      • HORT 351 Vegetable Crop Production (3)
      • HORT 352 Tropical Fruit Production (3)
      • HORT 354 Floriculture and Ornamental Production (4)
      • HORT 360 Orchid Culture (4)
      • HORT 450 Advanced Plant Tissue Culture (3)
    • Choose other Agricultural courses totaling 3–6 hours depending on total credit hours taken in Tropical Horticulture production courses.
  2. Supplemental Requirements (17–19 hours)
    • BIOL 175–175L Introductory Biology I with Lab (4)
    • Chemistry (Choose one of the following three sequences):
      • Sequence 1: CHEM 124–124L General Chemistry I with Lab (4), CHEM 125–125L General Chemistry II with Lab (4)
      • Sequence 2: CHEM 124–124L General Chemistry I with Lab (4), CHEM 141 Survey of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (3)
      • Sequence 3: CHEM 114–114L Introductory Chemistry with Lab (4), CHEM 141 Survey of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry(3)
    • ENG 225 Writing for Science and Technology (3)
    • MATH 104 Pre-calculus Math or higher (not 111) (3/4)

Total in Group 2: 87-89 Semester Hours

Group 3. Electives, To be determined

Elective hours will vary depending upon which GE courses are selected by the student

Minimum total credit hours required for the B.S. in Agriculture: Tropical Horticulture Specialty

123 credit hours