Environmental Horticulture & Urban Forestry

(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Faculty. http://www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/plantsciences/databases/directory/faculty.aspx

The Major Program. Students majoring in Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry learn how plants improve the environment and the quality of our lives. The major focuses on the biological and physical concepts and horticultural principles of plant production, management of plants and plant ecosystems in landscape settings and sociological aspects of plant/people interactions in the urban environment. Plants are used to revegetate and restore disturbed landscapes, control erosion and reduce energy and water consumption. The ornamental use of plants to improve the aesthetic quality of urban and rural landscapes, recreational areas, interiorscapes and commercial sites is an important aspect of this major. Students may select one or more of the following three areas of specialization: Floriculture/Nursery, Plant Biodiversity/Restoration, or Urban Landscape Management.

Internships and Career Opportunities. Students are encouraged to develop internships on or off campus to augment their activities in the classroom and laboratory. Internships are available with the department's greenhouse facility, the UC Davis Arboretum, landscape designers, local nurseries, government agencies, regional non-profits, and restoration firms. Career opportunities in this field include growing and/or managing plants in a variety of settings, including nurseries and arboreta, consulting as an arborist, or as an urban, landscape, or restoration horticulturist; business ownership; park management and landscape contracting; working in the public or private sector, or for non-profit organizations.

Major Advisor. T.P. Young

Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 56-62
Communications 1 recommended as part of the College English Composition Requirement or the Words and Images Core Literacy Component.
 
ENH 001
Introduction to Environmental Horticulture/Urban Forestry (Active)
3
ENH 006
Introduction to Environmental Plants (Active)
4
LDA 030
History of Environmental Design (Active)
4
BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth (Active)
5
BIS 002B
Introduction to Biology: Principles of Ecology and Evolution (Active)
5
PLS 002
Botany and Physiology of Cultivated Plants (Active)
4
CHE 002A
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002B
General Chemistry (Active)
5
Choose one:
3-4
ESP 001
Environmental Analysis (Active)
4
ESP 010
Current Issues in the Environment (Active)
3
ESP 030
World Ecosystems & Geography (Active)
3
PHY 001A
Principles of Physics (Active)
3
PHY 001B
Principles of Physics (Active)
3
PLS 021
Application of Computers in Technology (Active)
3
MAT 016A
Short Calculus (Active)
3
or
STA 013
Elementary Statistics (Active)
4
Choose one:
3-4
UWP 102B
Writing in the Disciplines: Biology (Active)
4
UWP 102G
Writing in the Disciplines: Environmental Writing (Active)
4
UWP 104E
Writing in the Professions: Science (Active)
4
Other upper division composition course. May overlap with college composition requirement; may be satisfied by passing the English Composition Exam.
 
Lower division restricted electives
6
Choose one lower division resource science course and one lower division social science/humanities course in consultation with adviser; minimum six units.
 
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 39-43
ENH 102
Physiological Principles in Environmental Horticulture (Active)
4
or
PLS 100A
Metabolic Processes of Cultivated Plants (Active)
3
Choose one:
4-5
ENH 105
Taxonomy and Ecology of Environmental Plant Families (Active)
4
PLS 102
California Floristics (Active)
5
PLB 108
Systematics and Evolution of Angiosperms (Active)
5
PLB 117
Plant Ecology (Active)
4
or
PLS 150
Sustainability and Agroecosystem Management (Active)
4
PLS 171
Principles and Practices of Plant Propagation (Active)
4
SSC 100
Principles of Soil Science (Active)
5
Choose two:
7-9
ENT 110
Arthropod Pest Management (Active)
5
NEM 100
General Plant Nematology (Active)
4
PLP 120
Introduction to Plant Pathology (Active)
4
PLS 105
Concepts in Pest Management (Active)
3
PLS 176
Introduction to Weed Science (Active)
4
Internship or research; must be approved by major advisor.
3
Upper division restricted electives
9
In consultation with an advisor, choose three upper division courses in the areas of resource sciences and social sciences/humanities; at least one course must come from each of these two areas; minimum nine units.
 
Areas of Specialization (choose one)
16-22
No course may be used to satisfy more than one requirement.
 
Floriculture/Nursery Option
18
ENH 120
Management of Container Media (Active)
3
ENH 125
Greenhouse and Nursery Crop Production (Active)
5
ABT 165
Irrigation Practices for an Urban Environment (Active)
2
ENT 135
Introduction to Biological Control (Active)
4
Choose one:
3-5
PLS 100C
Environmental Interactions of Cultivated Plants (Active)
3
PLS 158
Mineral Nutrition of Plants (Active)
4
SSC 109
Sustainable Nutrient Management (Active)
4
Plant Biodiversity/Restoration Option
16-22
ENH 160
Restoration Ecology (Active)
3
ENH 160L
Restoration Ecology Laboratory (Active)
1
Choose one:
3-5
ENH 150
Genetics and Plant Conservation: The Biodiversity Crisis (Active)
3
EVE 100
Introduction to Evolution (Active)
4
PLB 116
Plant Morphology and Evolution (Active)
5
(a) Choose one:
3-4
ESM 141
Role of Fire in Natural Ecosystems (Active)
4
ESP 127
Plant Conservation Biology (Active)
4
ESP 155L
Wetland Ecology Laboratory (Active)
3
PLS 130
Rangelands: Ecology, Conservation and Restoration (Active)
3
PLS 150
Sustainability and Agroecosystem Management (Active)
4
WFC 155
Habitat Conservation and Restoration (Active)
3
(b) Choose one:
3-5
ESP 155
Wetland Ecology (Active)
4
PLB 108
Systematics and Evolution of Angiosperms (Active)
5
PLB 117
Plant Ecology (Active)
4
PLB 119
Population Biology of Invasive Plants and Weeds (Active)
3
PLS 102
California Floristics (Active)
5
PLS 144
Trees and Forests (Active)
4
PLS 147
California Plant Communities (Active)
3
and
PLS 147L
California Plant Communities Field Study (Active)
1
PLS 163
Ecosystem and Landscape Ecology (Active)
4
PLS 176
Introduction to Weed Science (Active)
4
WFC 156
Plant Geography (Active)
4
WFC 157
Coastal Ecosystems (Active)
4
Choose one additional class from section a or b.
3-5
Urban Landscape Management Option
16-17
ENH 100
Urban Forestry (Active)
4
ENH 133
Woody Plants in the Landscape: Growth, Ecology and Management (Active)
4
ABT 165
Irrigation Practices for an Urban Environment (Active)
2
PLS 162
Urban Ecology (Active)
3
SAS 018
GIS and Society (Active)
3
or
LDA 150
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (Active)
4
Total: 111-127