Environmental Horticulture Minor

A minor in environmental horticulture is designed to provide a flexible and broad selection of applied horticulture courses to complement any other major area of study. A MINIMUM OF 20 CREDITS IS REQUIRED. A minimum grade of C- is required for all minor courses

SAFS 421, Introductory Horticulture (4 cr) is the core course required.  

An additional 16 credits should be selected from the courses listed below:

BIOL 409, Introductory Botany (4 cr)
BIOL 566, Systematic Botany (4 cr)
SAFS 405, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production (4 cr)
SAFS 410, Taste of the Tropics (4 cr)
SAFS 601, Fruit Crop Production (4 cr)
SAFS 632, Urban Agriculture (4 cr)
SAFS 651, Plant Pathology (4 cr)
SAFS 679 or 680, Food Production Field Experience (4 cr each)
SAFS 689, Greenhouse Management and Operation (4 cr)
SAFS 760, Insect Pest Management (4 cr)
SAFS 795, Investigations (Horticuture related topics)

Up to 8 of the 16 credits may be fulfilled by the following TSAS (Thompson School of Applied Sciences) Horticultural Technology classes:
HT 404, Plant Propagation (4 cr)
HT 427, Greenhouse Operation and Design (4 cr)*
HT 454, Irrigation Design (4 cr)
HT 460,  Sustainable Plant Management (4 cr)
HT 565, Turf Management (4 cr)
HT 572, Landscape Design Studio (4 cr)
HT 576, Greenhouse Crop Production (4 cr)*

*HT 427 and HT 576 can only be used to satisfy minor requirements if SAFS 689 is not used as part of the minor.

Other electives can count toward the minor based on agreement with adviser or chair. Students are encouraged to discuss their intent to minor with the minor adviser as early as possible, typically no later than the end of the junior year. Not all classes are offered every year.

Certification of Minor
During the student's final semester, an application should be made to the COLSA dean's office to have the minor shown on the academic transcript. The student should fill out a Certification of Completion of Minor form and obtain the signatures of the student's major adviser, minor adviser, and the COLSA dean's office.

Questions? Contact:

Cathy Neal, Ph.D.

Extension Professor/Specialist, Nursery and Landscape Horticulture
Spaulding Hall
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 
603-862-3208

Celeste F. Dietterle

Administrative Assistant III
Kendall Hall, Room 225
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 
603-862-2130