BABA General Studies Specialization: Horticultural Science

The Horticultural Science (HS) area of specialization offers students a generalized program, covering growth and development of all horticultural crops. This is a flexible option that can be tailored to individual students’ interests and career objectives. Career options include field and greenhouse (and other protected systems) management, crop production, biological research, agricultural extension, commodity marketing, retail and agricultural chemical sales, and produce brokering. For career information visit the UF Career Connections Center.


Students are required to have a minimum of four classes totaling 12 hours from any of the 3000-4000 level courses listed below and maintain a minimum 2.0 area of specialization GPA. Be sure to check course prerequisite requirements. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog Courses page to find more details for each course.

  • HOS 3020C Principles of Horticultural Crop Production*
  • FRC 3212 Introduction to Citrus Culture and Production
  • FRC 3252 Tropical and Subtropical Fruits
  • FRC 3274 Tree and Small Fruit Production
  • HOS 3281C Principles of Organic and Sustainable Crop Production
  • HOS 3222C Greenhouse and Protected Agriculture
  • HOS 3430C Nutrition of Horticultural Crops
  • FRC 3802 Viticulture for Table Grapes and Wine
  • VEC 3221C Commercial Vegetable Production

*Required course

Contact Information

You are always welcome to meet with an advisor in the Heavener School of Business, however, advising specifically related to Horticultural Science is available through the Horticultural Sciences Department in the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences. For registration, scheduling, and area-specific questions, please contact:

Dr. Xin Zhao
1235 Fifield Hall

Minor Option

A minor is available in this area of specialization. To complete the minor students must earn 15 credit hours with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. You can find out more about the Horticultural Science minor in the Undergraduate Catalog.