Minor in Environmental Horticulture

The Minor in Environmental Horticulture is available to all undergraduate matriculating Temple University students. Students complete courses related to horticultural concepts and practices which allow them to develop an understanding of the science and practice of protecting, restoring, and managing existing and natural landscape resources.

The curriculum involves 18 credits, with two required courses and at least four elective courses. The required courses give students a solid basis for understanding the fundamentals of horticulture, botany, and plant identification. The electives allow students to explore their own interests in different facets of horticulture, including soils, plantscaping, and food crops. 

The coursework completed for the minor allows students the opportunity to consider pursuing a graduate-level degree in Landscape Architecture.

The majority of courses for the Minor in Environmental Horticulture are offered on the Ambler Campus.


Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in courses satisfying minor requirements and must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average in the required 18 credits to earn the minor.

  • A student may not double count any course for the Minor in Environmental Horticulture toward any other major, minor, or certificate.
  • At least half of the courses for the minor must be taken at Temple University.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation.
Note: The symbol after the course title indicates that the class is offered ONLY in the semester indicated.
(F) = offered fall only
(FE) = offered fall of even numbered years
(FO) = offered fall of odd numbered years
(S) = offered spring only
(SE) = offered spring of even numbered years
(SO) = offered spring of odd numbered years
(O) = offered occasionally
HORT 1001Fundamentals of Horticulture2
HORT 2324Plant Propagation (S)3
Select a minimum of 13 credit hours from the following:13
General Botany (F)
Plant Ecology (S)
Woody Plants I (F)
Woody Plants II (S)
Soils (S) 1
Herbaceous Plants I (F)
Herbaceous Plants II (S)
Interior Plantscaping (O)
Food Crops I (S)
Food Crops II (O)
Nursery Operation, Management, and Production Techniques (O) 1
Trees in the Urban Landscape (S)
Arboriculture (O) 1
Introduction to Public Horticulture (O)
Introduction to Horticultural Therapy (FO)
Applied Entomology (F) 1
Total Credit Hours18