Environmental Horticulture (Minor)

Environmental Horticulture (Minor)

Natural Resources Environmental Conservation

What is environmental horticulture?

Environmental horticulture explores the science and art of cultivating plants and the many ways that plants enhance the human experience. The cultivation of fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants is key to solving many of the major challenges facing the world, such as producing food to meet the needs of an ever-growing population while conserving land, water and soil resources. An understanding of these challenges and potential solutions can enhance any career.

Why study environmental horticulture at UNH?

The environmental horticulture minor will give you knowledge and experience in modern horticulture techniques and approaches. You’ll be exposed to cutting-edge research in areas such as horticultural cropping systems, plant pathology, integrated pest management and plant breeding. You’ll also be able to gain hands-on experience in the Macfarlane Research Greenhouses,and at the Kingman and Woodman horticultural research farms.

Potential career areas

  • Business management
  • Extension education and outreach
  • Fundamental and applied research in plant biology
  • Greenhouse management
  • Horticultural crop production
  • Landscape design

Contact

Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems
University of New Hampshire
Kendall Hall
129 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-2130

Curriculum & Requirements

By completing the minor in Environmental Horticulture, students will gain knowledge of several aspects of horticultural production systems. The required course provides theoretical and applied knowledge in plant science. Students will get more in-depth knowledge by taking additional coursework focused on botany, various crop production systems, or integrated pest management strategies.
 
Our environmental horticulture students study the science and art of cultivating plants, and the many ways that plants enhance the human experience. The cultivation of fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants is key to solving many of the major challenges facing the world; such as producing food to meet the needs of an ever-growing population while conserving land, water, and soil resources. An understanding of these challenges and potential solutions can enhance any career. A minor in environmental horticulture may complement any major field of study.
 

Interested students should contact Andrew Ogden in the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems, (603) 862-4893.

Required Core
SAFS 421Introductory Horticulture4
Electives
Select an additional 16 credits of the following:16
BIOL 409
Green Life: Introducing the Botanical Sciences
BIOL 566
Systematic Botany
SAFS 405
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production
SAFS 410
A Taste of the Tropics
SAFS 601
Fruit Crop Production
SAFS 632
Urban Agriculture
SAFS 651
Plant Pathology
SAFS 679
Food Production Field Experience I (4 cr each)
or SAFS 680
Food Production Field Experience II
SAFS 689
Greenhouse Management and Operation
SAFS 760
Insect Pest Management
SAFS 795
Investigations (Horticulture related topics)
Total Credits20

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