Horticulture - Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Horticulture includes a wide variety of topics that relate to fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops. Careers range from production management to processing and marketing, retail and wholesale management, greenhouse and nursery production, floriculture, landscaping, turf management, research and development, various service activities and positions with local, state and federal agencies.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2
Technical and Scientific Communication3
Advanced Composition
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics3
College Algebra 2, 33
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences 11
General Chemistry I4
General Chemistry II4
Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective4
Introductory Plant Science
Viewing A Wider World 3, 46
Departmental/College Requirements
EPWS 303Economic Entomology3
EPWS 310Plant Pathology4
EPWS 314Plant Physiology3
HORT 250Plant Propagation3
HORT 365Principles of Crop Production4
HORT 447Seminar1
SOIL 252Soils3
Choose 21 credits from the following: 321
Special Topics1-4
Ornamental Plants I4
Ornamental Plants II4
Floral Quality Evaluation and Design2
Floriculture Field Practicum1
Special Topics1-4
Forestry and Society3
Principles of Genetics3
Landscape Design3
Medicinal Herbs3
Crop Physiology3
Introduction to Turfgrass Management4
Turfgrass Science4
Internship1-6
Special Problems1-3
Special Topics1-4
Plant Breeding3
Plant Mineral Nutrition3
Advanced Turfgrass Science3
Vegetable Crop Management4
Greenhouse Management4
Diagnosing Plant Disorders3
Choose 28 credits from the following:28
Statistical Applications3
Statistical Methods and Data Analysis3
Principles of Accounting I (Financial)3
Principles of Accounting II (Managerial)3
Principles of Food and Agribusiness Management3
Technology and Communication for Business Management3
Marketing and Food Agricultural Products3
World Agriculture and Food Problems3
Food and Agribusiness Financial Management3
Genetics and Society3
Introduction to Weed Science4
Sustainable Production of Agronomic Crops4
Drawing I3
Drawing II3
Small Engine Technology3
Agricultural Structures3
Survey of Biochemistry4
Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory1
Principles of Ecology3
Structure and Function of Plants3
Legal Environment of Business3
Consumers and the Law3
Introduction to Business3
Organic Chemistry4
Drafting Concepts/Computer Drafting Fundamentals I4
Principles of Macroeconomics3
Principles of Microeconomics3
Agricultural Biotechnology3
Fungal Biology3
Plant Nematology3
Food Microbiology4
Food Chemistry3
Genetic Techniques1
Molecular Genetics3
Hereditary and Population Genetics3
Human Behavior in Organizations3
Human Relations in Organizations3
Human Resources Management3
Principles of Marketing3
Retail Management3
Soils Laboratory1
Soil Management and Fertility3
Soil Management and Fertility Lab1
Irrigation and Drainage3
Soil Microbiology3
Elementary Spanish I4
Intermediate Spanish I3
Intermediate Spanish II3
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
BIOL 211GCellular and Organismal Biology3
Electives to bring the total credit to 120 57
Total Credits120