Can Hort 6002 credits apply to the Hort core? Here's one case:
I recently received an email from a student who has completed Hort 6001 and has an approved project. She needs to complete Hort 6002 and also needs one additional credit to fulfill the requirement for 15 core horticulture courses. Her question was whether she could set aside her project and take the problem solving version of Hort 6002 for 3 credits. This would allow her to complete 6002 and also pick up the the additional credit she needs to complete the Horticulture core.
My response was yes, I will approve that change to her program. In the past, the three credit 6001/6002 sequence was taken in addition to the 15 core horticulture credits, but in this case because she is completing the new problem solving version of the course (which is really 4 credits worth of effort) I will allow her to register for 3 credits and apply one of those credits toward her Horticulture core.
This flexibility in Hort 6002 credits applies only to students who entered the program prior to Fall '09 and who are navigating their way through the transition from the old program to the new program. New students who begin the program in Fall '09 are required to complete Hort 6002 for 4 credits, and in addition are required to complete 15 credits of Horticulture core, as well as 11 credits in related fields.
If you have similar or other questions, be sure to post comments to this blog or email me directly and we can work out a solution for your particular situation.
Make sure that you officially request changes to your program on a program revision form. You can obtain these forms from Evonne.