THE DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE
 

FACULTY

Full-time: 26
Part-time: 9
Ph.D. Degree: 27
M.S. Degree: 6
Bachelor's Degree: 2

@Full-Time

@@Professors

Yuan-Tay Shyu: Ph.D., North Carolina State Univ.(Chairman)
Cheng-Yung Cheng: Ph.D., Justus Liebig Univ.
Doris C.N. Chang: Ph.D., Utah State Univ.
Nean Lee: M.S., Cornell Univ.
Wei-Chin Chang: Ph.D., UC Riverside
Chou-Tou Shii: Ph.D., Oregon State Univ.
Tzong-Shyan Lin: Ph.D., UC Davis
Yann-Jou Lin: Ph.D., Northwestern Univ.
Fu-Wen Liu: Ph.D., Cornell Univ.
Pung-Ling Huang: Ph.D., Koeln Univ.
Yu-Sen Chang: Ph.D., NTU

@@Associate Professors

Ming-Jen Sheu: Ph.D., Univ. of Maryland
Tsu-Tsuen Wang: Ph.D., UC Davis
Tsu-Liang Chang: Ph.D., NTU
Loong-Sheng Chang: Ph.D., Michigan State Univ.
Wendy Wen-Ju Yang: Ph.D., Purdue Univ.
Iou-Zen Chen: Ph.D., NTU
Jocelyn Shing-Jy Tsao: Ph.D., Univ. of Hawaii
Der-Ming Yeh: Ph.D., Nottingham Univ.

@@Assistant Professors

Hou-Nan Tsai: Ph.D., NTU
Yi-Yin Do: Ph.D., NTU
Fu Sheu: Ph.D., NTU

@@Lecturer

Jung-Huei Hsu: M.S., NTU

@Part-Time

@@Professors

Tzuu-Tar Fang: B.S., NTU
Der-Lin Ling: B.S., NTU
Albert C. Tsao: Ph.D., Univ. of Wisconsin
Ching-Lung Lee: Ph.D., Hannover Univ.
Hsiao-Lin Wang: Ph.D., Univ. of London

@@Associate Professors

Tsui-Hsing Hou: M.S., Oklahoma State Univ.
Sz-Reng Chen: Ph.D., Michigan State Univ.
Min-Tze Wu: Ph.D., Colorado State Univ.
Chung Chen: Ph.D., NTU

@@Lecturer

Her-Ching Wang: M.S., UC Berkeley

FACILITIES

The Department (and Graduate Institute) of Horticulture occupies four buildings, namely: Horticultural Science Hall, Floriculture Hall, Horticultural Crops Processing Building, and Landscape Horticulture Hall. In addition, the Department has two laboratories located in the Isotope Research Building and the green-house annex. Major teaching and research laboratories cover various specialized fields including horticultural crop physiology, genetics, breeding, electron microscopy, tissue culture, molecular biology, isotope technique, postharvest physiology, processing, and landscape horticulture. Besides these laboratories, the Department also has a landscape design studio, refrigerated storage, pilot processing plant, common and automatic greenhouses, experimental farms, etc. for teaching and research. All laboratories are equipped with up-to-date scientific instruments. The larger instruments include a scanning electron microscope, gas chro-matograph, HPLC, ultrafiltration, liquid scintillation spectrometer, ultra-centrifuge/ Beckman photosynthesis system, several sets of tissue culture facilities, fruit juice concentration and flavor compound recovery system, microscope and projector set, HR 2500 hybrid recorder, etc.

PROGRAMS OF STUDY

The goals of undergraduate and graduate education of the Department include training top quality research horticulturists, extension horticulturists, horticultural teachers and administrators, and production and management specialists for the horticultural industry. Typical undergraduate students complete a B.S. degree in four years with a minimum of 128 credits. Graduate students are divided into three divisions, namely: horticultural crops science division, postharvest horticulture and processing division, and landscape horticulture division. M.S. students complete the degree in two to four years with a minimum of 24 credits of courses and 6 credits of thesis research. Ph.D students complete the degree in 3 to 7 years with a minimum of 18 credits of courses and 12 credits of thesis research. Completion and successful defense of a thesis is also required for an M.S. or Ph.D. degree.
The minimum 128 credits of under-graduate course includes 30 credits of general science and humanity, 36 credits of basic plant and horticultural sciences, 29 to 38 credits of specialized courses and 19 to 28 credits of elected courses reuqired by the "Concentration group". There are five concentration groups; horticultural crops group, biotechnological group, horicultural crops processing group, landscape horticultural group and combination group, for students to choose according to their special interest. Each student has to complete required courses in at least one concentration group for graduation. Besides those required courses, students are free to take many elective courses offered by the Department, or in other departments within or outside of the College of Bioresources and Agriculture.
General science and horticultural courses (with number of credits in parenthesis following each course name) required for all horticulture students are listed as follows:
The General Courses:
Courses Credits
Chinese (6)
Foreign Language (6)
History (4)
Constitution of ROC or Civic Education (2)
Basic Literacy (12)
Total (30)
The Required Courses:
Courses Credits
General Botany & Lab. (B) (4)
Genenal Chemistry & Lab. (c) (4)
Statistics (3)
Principles of Horticulture (3)
Pomology (3)
Olericulture (3)
Floriculture (3)
Landscape Gardening & Lab. (3)
Postharvest Technology of Horticultural (3)
Crop with Lab. Processing of Horticultural Crops & Lab. (3)
Horticultural Techniques (4)
Total (36)
The Required Courses and Elected Courses of Horticultural Crops Group :
Courses Credit
I. The Required Courses of Concentration
Group (26)
Seminar (2)
Organic Chemistry (4)
Onganic Chemistny Lab. (2)
Biochemistry (4)
Biochemistry Lab. (2)
Genetics (3)
Genefics Lab. (1)
Plant Physiology & Lab. (4)
Horticultural Plant Breeding & Lab. (4)
II. The Elected Courses of Concentration
Group (11-12)
Horticultural Field Practice and Management (2)
Texonomy of Horticultural Plants and Lab. (3)
Plant Propagation and Lab. (3)
Evergreen Fruits and Lab. (3)
Deciduous Fruits and Lab. (3)
Vegetable Crops and Lab. (3)
Floricultural Crops and Lab. (3)
Plant Pathology and Lab. (3)
Agricultural Entomology and Lab. (3)
Soils and Lab. (3)
III. Total (37-38)
The Required Courses and Elected Courses of Biotechnology Group :
Courses Credits
I. The Required Courses of Concentration
Group (26)
Seminar (2)
Organic Chemistry (4)
Organic Chemistry and Lab. (2)
Biochemistry (4)
Biochemistry Lab. (2)
Genetics (3)
Genetics Lab. (1)
Plant Physiology & Lab. (4)
Horticultural Plant Breeding & Lab (4)
II. The Elected Courses of Concentration
Group (9)
Plant Anatomy and Lab. (3)
Analytical Chemistry and Lab. (3)
General Microbiology or Microbiology and Lab. (4)
Plant Gene Transfer (3)
Fundamentals of Molecular Biology (3)
Horticultural Biotechnology (2)
Cytology (3)
Physiology of Horticultural Crops (3)
Growth and Differentiation (2)
III. Total 35
The Required Courses and Elected Courses of Horticultural Crops Processing Group :
Courses Credits
I. The Required Courses of Concentration Group (23)
Biochemistry (4)
Biochemistry Lab. (2)
Physical and Chemical Analysis for Horticultural Products and Lab. (3)
Processing of Horticultural Crops and Lab. (3)
Microbiology of Horticultural Products Processing (3)
Priciples of Enzymology for Horticultural Products (3)
Food Chemistry (3)
Seminar (2)
II. The Elected Courses of Concentration Group (6)
Organic Chemistry & Lab. (6)
Analytical Chemistry & Lab. (6)
General Physics & Lab. (6)
III. Total (29)
The Required Courses and Elected Courses of Landscape Honticultural Group :
Courses Credits
I.The Required Courses of Concentration Group (26)
Landscape Basic Design and Lab. (2)
Landscape Drawing & Rendering (2)
Landscape Design and Practice (6)
Landscape Planning & Lab. (2)
Graduation Design (2)
Landscape Ecology (2)
Landscape Material and Construction (3)
The History and Development of Landscape Architecture (2)
Landscape Engineering and Practice (3)
Landscape Profession Practice (2)
II. The Elected Courses of Concentration Group (11-12)
Landscape Management and Maintenance (3)
Principles of Nursery Management (3)
Woody Ornamental Plants (3)
Planting Design and Lab. (3)
Computer Application in Landscape Architecture (3)
Intern-ship (2)
Site Planning (2)
Structures in Garden (3)
III. Total (37-38)
The Required Courses and Elected Courses of Combination Group :
Courses Credits
I.The Required Courses of Concentration Group (15-30)
Any Two Courses in the Required Courses of Horticultural Crops group (6-12)
Any Two Courses in the Required Courses of Horticultural Crops Processing Group (5-9)
Any Two Courses in the Required Courses of Landscape Horticultural Group (4-9)
II. The Elected Courses of Concentration Group (8-23)
Any Courses in Required Courses and Elected Couses of Other Four Concentration Groups (8-23)
III. Total (38)

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

The Department frequently sponsors seminars on various topics relevant to horticultural sciences. Scholars and experts on or off campus are often invited as speakers. Undergraduate and graduate student associations of horticulture often sponsor educational activities such as "horticultural week," horticultural camp, and horticultural study tours, either domestic or abroad. Faculty members are actively engaged in research, extension, and consulting activities and in organizing national and international seminars of workshops. Students are often involved in those activities. Extramural grants for those activities most often come from the National Science Council, Council of Agriculture, and Environmental Protection Agency.