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Graduate Courses

In general, no two graduate programs are alike. A distinctive feature of graduate training is that it can be structured for the individual student's needs. A listing of Horticultural Science courses follows. One hour of HS 601 (Seminar Techniques and Technology) is required for MHS and MS students, and 4 (MS) or 3 (PhD) hours of the core courses (HS 701-707, HS 717) are required of all students, except those in the Interdisciplinary Plant Physiology Program.

Learn more about the Horticultural Science Graduate Program.

The courses offered at the 500, 600, 700, and 800-level are as follows:

Course # Title Units Semester
HS 502 Plant Disease: Methods & Diagnosis 2 Fall
HS 523 Viticulture 3 Spring, Odd Years
HS 532 Introduction to Permaculture 3 Fall, Spring
HS 541 Plant Breeding Methods 3 Fall
HS 543 Food Production in Greenhouses and High Tunnels 3
HS 550 Environmental Nursery Production 3 Spring, Odd Years
HS 562 Postharvest Physiology 3 Spring
HS 583 Advanced Floral Crop Production and Handling 3 Spring, Odd Years
HS 590 Special Topics: Plant Breeding for non-Majors 1 Fall - odd years
HS 590 Specal Topics: Physiology and Culture of Temperate Zone Tree Fruits 3 Spring - odd years
HS 590 Special Problems in Horticultural Science 1-6 Fall, Spring, Summer
HS 601 Professional Presentation Skills in Horticultural Science 2 Fall
HS 610 Special Topics in Horticultural Science 1-6 Fall, Spring, Summer
HS 615 Advanced Special Topics 1-6 Fall, Spring, Summer
HS 685 Master's Supervised Teaching 1-3 Fall, Spring, Summer
HS 688 Non-Thesis Masters Continuous Registration - Half Time Registration 1 Fall, Spring, Summer
HS 689 Non-Thesis Master Continuous Registration - Full Time Registration 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
HS 693 Master's Supervised Research 1-9 Fall, Spring, Summer
HS 695 Master's Thesis Research 1-9 Fall, Spring, Summer
HS 699 Master's Thesis Preparation 1-3 Fall, Spring, Summer
HS 701 Plant Metabolism 1 Fall, Even Years
HS 702 Biology of Plant Hormones 1 Fall
HS 703 Breeding Asexually Propagated Crops 1 Fall
HS 704 Plant Nomenclature 1 Spring
HS 705 Physiology Of Flowering 1 Fall
HS 706 Fruit Development and Postharvest Physiology 1 Fall
HS 707 Environmental Stress Physiology 1 Fall, Odd Years
HS 717 Weed Management Systems 1 Fall
HS 720 Molecular Biology In Plant Breeding 3 Spring, Alternate Years
HS 725 Pesticide Chemistry 1 Fall
HS 727 Pesticide Behavior and Fate In the Environment 2 Fall
HS 729 Herbicide Behavior In Plants 2 Spring
HS 745 Quantitative Genetics In Plant Breeding 1 Spring, Alternate Years
HS 746 Breeding Methods 2 Spring, Alternate Years
HS 790 Special Topics: Diagnostic Criteria for Plant Nutrition 3
HS 815 Advanced Special Topics 1-6 Fall, Spring, Summer
HS 860 Plant Breeding Laboratory 1 Spring, Even Years
HS 861 Plant Breeding Laboratory 1 Fall, Even Years
HS 885 Plant Breeding Laboratory 1 Fall, Even Years
HS 893 Doctoral Supervised Research 1-9 Fall, Spring, Summer
HS 895 Doctoral Dissertation Research 1-9 Fall, Spring, Summer
HS 896 Summer Dissertation Research 1 Summer
HS 899 Summer Dissertation Research 1-3 Fall, Spring, Summer

Courses that cannot be listed on MHS, MS or PhD Plans of Graduate Work:

  • HS 690
  • HS 696
  • HS 890
  • HS 896

If you register for HS 699 or HS 899, you cannot register for any other courses.  The Graduate School rules prohibit registration in HS 699 or HS 899 if currently registered for any other course and vice versa.