Horticulture Minor

Minimum 15 credits in Horticulture (PLHRT and PLSCI) coursework.

The Horticulture Minor aims to increase students’ knowledge and skills for managing fruits, vegetables and landscape plants for the purpose of improving the quality of life for individuals and communities. A minor in horticulture can complement many areas of study, from art history to biological engineering to hotel management.

Advisor: Frank Rossi
Academic Surge A106 (Ag Quad)
fsr3 [at] cornell.edu (fsr3[at]cornell[dot]edu)


Required Courses

  • PLSCI 1101 - Plant Science and Systems (Fall, 4 credits)
  • PLSCI 1115 - The Nature of Plants (Spring, 3 credits)

Another eight credits in 2000-level or higher PLHRT courses. Special topic courses, seminar courses, and courses without regular instruction cannot be counted toward the credit requirement. All courses must be taken for a letter grade, and a grade of "C" or better must be received to count toward the minor.

Accommodations for transfer students (course substitution per advisor):

Students who matriculate with AP credit in biology are still expected to take PLSCI 1101 and PLSCI 1115. Transfer students must verify with the minor advisor that they have taken the equivalent of PLSCI 1101 and PLSCI 1115 for those courses to count towards the horticulture minor. Students are expected to take a minimum of 15 credits to complete the minor program.

To learn more about these courses,  visit the Courses of Study website.

How to Apply

Visit the Plant Science undergraduate minors webpage for more information about how to apply for this and related minors.