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Plant Studies

Website: School of Theoretical and Applied Science

About the Minor

Agriculture is one of the largest industries in New Jersey. Leading NJ agriculture sectors include nursery and greenhouse plants ($444.8 million), fruits and vegetables ($462.9 million), and field crops ($31.6 million). This minor in Plant Studies prepares students for further study or career in the areas of food production, ornamental plant care, landscape design, sustainable agriculture 9farm, nursery, garden, park, golf course, etc.) management, and plant science education.

Requirements of the Minor
  1. Students are required to take 5 courses (lecture and lab co-requisites count as one course) to complete this minor.
  2. At least 1/2 of the courses fulfilling a minor must be distinct from the student’s major. That is, three of the five courses  (lecture and lab co-requisites count as one course) required for a minor cannot be used towards fulfillment of major requirements. A school core does not need to be completed for a minor. Minors are open to students regardless of school affiliation.
  3. Not all courses are offered each semester. Please check the current Schedule of Classes for semester course offerings.