Purdue Courses


The goal of the Purdue Arboretum is to be a resource for learning for many different fields of study at Purdue.  The campus landscape currently serves as an important living laboratory and classroom for numerous courses taught in the life science fields such as horticulture, botany, forestry, plant pathology, and entomology.  Our campus landscape is also important for engineering and the liberal arts, in areas such as drawing, sculpture, landscape architecture, and hydrology, just to name a few.  Besides teachers and students in formal classes, it is common to see researchers on the campus exploring topics as diverse as plant taxonomy and physiology, plant-insect and plant-pathogen interactions, microclimatology, urban ecology, and issues in environmental sustainability, among others.

The following is a selection of courses offered at Purdue that actively use the campus landscape:

  • AD 114 Drawing II
  • AGRY 349 Soil Ecology
  • ASM 215 Surveying
  • BTNY 210 Introduction to Plant Science
  • BTNY 301 Introduction to Plant Pathology
  • BTNY 320 Plant Ecology
  • BTNY/ENTM 446 Integrated Plant Health Management for Ornamental Plants
  • FNR 225 Dendrology
  • FNR 444 Arboricultural Practices
  • FNR 445 Urban Forestry Topics
  • FNR 498 Native Shrubs of Indiana
  • HORT 101 Fundamentals of Horticulture
  • HORT 201 Plant Propagation
  • HORT 217 Woody Landscape Plants
  • HORT 218 Herbaceous Landscape Plants
  • HORT 315 Landscape Design and Construction I
  • HORT 317 Landscape Contracting and Management
  • LA 227 Planting Design I
  • LA 246 Site Systems I
  • LA 325 Planting Design II