HORT Courses

The Department of Horticultural Science offers a wide variety of courses, some every semester and others only once every other year. For a printable guide to the classes available through the department, see our comprehensive PDF guide or view our course website for more information about courses being offered this semester. For descriptions, information on classes offered in the near future, or instructor information, please refer to the U of M Class Search.

Number Title Prerequisites Offered
HORT 1001 Plant Propagation None Fall/Spring semester
HORT 1003 Organic Gardening: From Balconies to Backyards None Spring semester
HORT 1013 Floral Design None Fall semester
HORT 1014 The Edible Landscape None Spring semester
HORT 1015 Woody and Herbaceous Plants None Fall semester
HORT 1031 Vines and Wines: Introduction to Viticulture and Enology Must be 21 years of age by the first meeting. Fall/Spring semester
HORT 1061 The Sustainable Lawn None Fall semester
HORT 1090 Directed Studies PSEO Fall/Spring semester
HORT 1901 Freshman Seminar: 10 Plants That Changed Minnesota Freshman Fall semester
HORT 1942 Freshman Seminar Freshman Fall semester
HORT 2031 Organic Food: How to Grow It, Where to Buy It, Can It Feed the World? None Fall semester
HORT 2100 Agricultural Biochemistry CHEM 1011 or CHEM 1021 or instructor consent Fall semester
HORT 3000 Horticulture Global Seminar None Summer semester
HORT 3005W Environmental Effects on Horticultural Crops HORT 1001 or CHEM 1011, or instructor consent Spring semester
HORT 3090 Directed Studies None; 6 repeats allowed Every semester
HORT 3131 Student Organic Farm Planning, Growing and Marketing HORT 1001 or AGRO 1101 or AGRO 1103 or BIOL 1009 or instructor consent Spring semester
HORT 3480 Topics in Turfgrass None Fall semester
HORT 4000 Successful School Gardens None Spring semester
HORT 4015 Advanced Woody and Herbaceous Plant Topics HORT 1015 or instructor consent Various terms
HORT 4061W Turfgrass Management HORT 1001 or instructor consent Fall semester
HORT 4062 Turfgrass and Weed Disease Science HORT 4061 or PlPA 2001 or instructor consent Fall semester, odd years
HORT 4063 Turfgrass Science HORT 4061 or instructor consent Spring semester, even years
HORT 4071W Applications of Biotechnology to Plant Improvement CHEM 1011, BIOL 1009 or equivalent AND instructor consent Fall semester
HORT 4096 Professional Experience Program: Internship CFANS Undergrad, S/N only Every semester
HORT 4096W Professional Experience Program: Internship CFANS Undergrad, S/N only Every semester
HORT 4141W Plant Production I HORT 1001 or HORT 1015 or instructor consent Fall semester
HORT 4401 Plant Genetics and Breeding  BIOL 1009 or equivalent, or instructor consent Spring semester
HORT 4461 Horticultural Marketing APEC 1101 or ECON 1101 Fall semester
HORT 4601 Aquaponics: Integrated Fish and Plant Food Systems BIOL 1001 or 1009, (CHEM 1015 & 1017, or CHEM 1061 & 1065 or CHEM 1061 & 1066), or instructor consent Spring semester
HORT 4850 Pollinator Protection in Managed Landscapes HORT 1001 or AGRO 1101 or BIOL 1009 or BIOL 1001 or ENT 1001 or PLPA 1005. At least 30 credits completed (non-freshman status) Spring semester
HORT 5007 Advanced Plant Propagation HORT 1001 Spring semester, even years
HORT 5011 Common Chinese Medicinal Plants: Classification, Identification, and Application HORT 1001 or BIOL 1009 Fall semester, odd years
HORT 5012 Common Chinese Medicinal Plants: Growing and Processing (HORT 1001 or BIOL 1009) and CHEM 1015 and HORT 5011 Fall semester, even years
HORT 5023 Public Garden Management Exclude Freshmen or Sophomores, instructor consent; qualified students may register for graduate credit at the University of Minnesota Spring semester
HORT 5031 Fruit Production and Viticulture for Local and Organic Markets HORT 1001 and HORT 3005 or instructor consent Fall semester, odd years
HORT 5032 Organic Vegetable Production HORT 3005 or ENT 1005 or PLPA 2001 or SOILS 2125, or instructor consent Spring semester, odd years
HORT 5051 Plant Production II HORT 1001 and HORT 1015, or instructor consent Spring semester
HORT 5058 Plant Cytogenetics (HORT 4401 or AGRO 4401), BIOL 4004 Spring semester
HORT 5059 Plant Cytogenetics Lab (HORT 4401 or AGRO 4401), BIOL 4004 Spring semester
HORT 5071 Ecological Restoration One college course in ecology and one class in plant science or botany, or instructor consent Fall semester
HORT 5090 Directed Studies 8 credits of upper division HORT courses Every semester