Educational Policies Committee

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Program Proposal

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For 20-plus years, the Plants, Soils, and Climate Department (PSC) offered a Bachelor degree in Horticulture both on the Logan campus and along the Wasatch Front through USU’s regional campuses. While every attempt was made to ensure regional campus students get the same training and experience as those on the Logan campus, their classes were unavailable at the regional campuses or could not be taught in the same way due to a lack of facilities. Recently the department changed the BS degree in Horticulture to a BS in Plant Science and with that change, the disparities between the regional campus course offerings and those offered ay the Logan campus increased, making it problematic that USU regional campuses offer the Plant Science degree. Therefore, this is a proposal to modify the existing Plant Science BS degree so that it is, once again, a BS degree in Horticulture, but offered solely by USU’s regional campuses. The degree’s name “Horticulture” will more clearly reflect the applied nature of the program’s curriculum and will best utilize the faculty and facilities available at the regional campuses.