David Wright, Department Head
Brent Turnipseed, Assistant Department Head
Hani Ghosheh, Undergraduate Teaching Coordinator
Department of Agronomy, Horticulture, and Plant Science
Berg Agricultural Hall 244
605-688-5123 (Department Head, SAG 244)
605-688-4450 (Teaching Office, SNP 247)
The Horticulture minor is open to students of any major who desire the knowledge and skills for managing fruits, vegetables and landscape plants. Greenhouse facilities and extensive field plots in woody and herbaceous ornamentals, fruit, and vegetables provide students with the opportunity to experience all aspects of plant production and management. This flexible program allows students to plan of study based on career interests and goals.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Horticulture minor, students will:
- achieve a fundamental understanding of basic horticultural principles and practices: propagation, pest management, production, maintenance, and business practices;
- gain an understanding of the scope, activities, and nomenclature in the field of horticulture and Local Food Production;
- demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate (written, listening, and oral) with both scientific and non-scientific audiences;
- be an advocate for horticulture and agriculture in society; and
- be a lifelong learner.
The minor requires a 2.0 GPA or better in the program’s courses.
Course Delivery Format
Students learn through hands-on and face-to-face learning in lecture, laboratory, and field-based experiences.