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Option Therapeutic Horticulture Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Horticulture - College of Agricultural Sciences



Horticultural therapy is a rapidly growing area of horticulture. The therapeutic benefits of garden environments have been understood and applied since ancient times. Horticultural therapy is recognized as a practical and effective treatment with wide-ranging benefits for people in therapeutic, vocational, and wellness programs. It is now taught and practiced throughout the world in a wide diversity of settings and cultures including mental health, physical rehabilitation, vocational services, corrections, long-term care and hospice, special education, and youth and community services. Horticultural therapists design garden spaces that accommodate people with a wide range of abilities and assist people with physical, emotional or mental disabilities in gaining skills, adaptations, and coping methods that enhance their lives.

Students in the Therapeutic Horticulture option graduate with a strong foundation in horticultural science and practices. In addition, they acquire the skills and knowledge needed to design healing and adapted gardens and to provide therapy programs used to improve the quality of people’s lives.



The Therapeutic Horticulture option uses the new horticulture major core.

Option Requirements


Plant Materials

Select 2 courses from the following:
HORT 226. Landscape Plant Materials I: Deciduous Hardwoods and Conifers (4)
HORT 228. Landscape Plant Materials II: Spring Flowering Trees and Shrubs (4)
HORT 251. Temperate Tree Fruit, Berries, Grapes, and Nuts (2)
HORT 255. Herbaceous Ornamental Plant Materials (3)
HORT/CROP 433. Systematics and Adaptation of Vegetable Crops (4)

Ecology

HORT 318. ^Applied Ecology of Managed Ecosystems (3)

Technology

HORT 380. Sustainable Landscape Design (3)

Horticultural Communication

HORT 318. ^Applied Ecology of Managed Ecosystems (3)
HORT 407. Seminar (1)
HORT 411. Horticulture Book Club (1)

Capstone

HORT 495. Horticultural Management Plans (3)

Horticultural Science and Technology

Select 2 of the following courses:
ENT 322. Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping (3)
HORT 260. Organic Farming and Gardening (3)
HORT 285. Permaculture Design and Theory: Certificate Course (4)
HORT 314. Principles of Turfgrass Maintenance (4)
HORT 315. Sustainable Landscapes: Maintenance, Conservation, Restore (4)
HORT/FES 350. Urban Forestry (3)
+HORT 351. Floriculture and Greenhouse Systems (4)
HORT 358. Landscape Construction Techniques (4)
HORT 360. Irrigation and Drainage (4)
+HORT 361. Plant Nursery Systems (4)

Horticultural and Social Sciences

HORT 270. Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture (2)
HORT 271. Techniques & Adaptive Strategies in Therapeutic Horticulture (2)
HORT 272. Basic Therapeutic Skills I (2)
HORT 273. Basic Therapeutic Skills II (2)
HORT 274. Therapeutic Horticultural Programs for Older Adults/Children (2)
HORT 275. Therapeutic Garden Design, Maintenance, and Programming (2)
PSY 201. *General Psychology (3)
PSY 202. *General Psychology (3)
SOC 204. *Introduction to Sociology (3)

Select 3 of the following courses:
HDFS 311. Infant and Child Development (4)
HDFS 313. Adolescent Development (4)
+HDFS 314. Adult Development and Aging (4)
PSY 330. Brain and Behavior (4)
+PSY 350. Human Lifespan Development (4)
+PSY 381. Abnormal Psychology (4)
PSY 432. Physiological Psychology (4)
PSY 433. Psychopharmacology (4)
PSY 485. Behavior Modification (4)
PSY 498. Health Psychology (4)
SOC 350. Health, Illness and Society (4)
SOC 432. Sociology of Aging (3)
SOC 439. Welfare and Social Services (4)
SOC 440. Juvenile Delinquency (4)
SOC 442. Sociology of Drug Use and Abuse (4)


Ecology and Sustainability Ecosystems Courses

Meets Synthesis requirements. Each course must be from a different department.

Contemporary Global Issues

Select 1 of the following courses:
AEC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (3)
AEC/ECON 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
BI 301. *Human Impacts on Ecosystems (3)
BI 306. *^Environmental Ecology (3)
CROP 330. *World Food Crops (3)
FES 365. *Issues in Natural Resources Conservation (3)
FW 325. *Global Crises in Resource Ecology (3)
GEOG 300. *Sustainability for the Common Good (3)
GEOG 330. *^Geography of International Development and Globalization (3)
HORT/ENT 331. *Pollinators in Peril (3)
SUS 350. *Sustainable Communities (4)
Z 349. *Biodiversity: Causes, Consequences, and Conservation (3)

Science, Technology and Society

Select 1 of the following courses:
ANS 315. *Contentious Social Issues in Animal Agriculture (3)
ATS 320. *The Changing Climate (3) [Terminated fall 2017]
BI 348. *Human Ecology (3)
BOT 324. *Fungi in Society (3)
CH 374. *Technology, Energy, and Risk (3)
ENGR 350. *Sustainable Engineering (3)
ENGR 363. *Energy Matters (3)
ENSC 479. *^Environmental Case Studies (3)
FES/TOX 435. *Genes and Chemicals in Agriculture: Value and Risk (3)
FES/NR/RNG 477. *Agroforestry (3)
FES 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
FST 421. *Food Law (3)
FW/HSTS 470. *Ecology and History: Landscapes of the Columbia Basin (3)
GEOG 300. *Sustainability for the Common Good (3)
GEOG 340. *Introduction to Water Science and Policy (3)
HORT 330/ENT 300. *Plagues, Pests and Politics (3)
HST 481. *Environmental History of the United States (4)
HSTS 421. *Technology and Change (4)
NUTR 312. *Issues in Nutrition and Health (3)
PH 313. *Energy Alternatives (3)
PHL 325. *Scientific Reasoning (4)
PS 476. *Science and Politics (4)
SOIL 395. *World Soil Resources (3)
SUS 304. *Sustainability Assessment (4)

Total credits=54–60


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)


Option Code: 632




 
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