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.

Required Courses
BIOL 111GNatural History of Life3
or BIOL 211G Cellular and Organismal Biology
Select one from the following:8
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
8
EPWS 303Economic Entomology3
EPWS 310Plant Pathology4
EPWS 314Plant Physiology3
HORT 447Seminar1
MATH 142GCalculus for the Biological and Management Sciences3
or MATH 121G College Algebra
SOIL 252Soils3
Horticulture Courses
Select at least 29 credits from the following: 129
Introductory Plant Science4
Special Topics1-4
Introduction to Horticulture3
Ornamental Plants I4
Ornamental Plants II4
Floral Quality Evaluation and Design2
Floriculture Field Practicum1
Plant Propagation3
Special Topics1-4
Forestry and Society3
Principles of Genetics3
Landscape Design3
Medicinal Herbs3
Principles of Crop Production4
Introduction to Turfgrass Management4
Internship1-6
Seminar1
Special Problems1-3
Special Topics1-4
Plant Breeding3
Landscape Construction and Maintenance4
Plant Mineral Nutrition3
Vegetable Crop Management4
Greenhouse Management4
Diagnosing Plant Disorders3
Program Concentrations/Options 2
Select one from the following concentrations/options:24-44
Crop Consulting
General Horticulture
Horticulture Business
Landscape Design
Ornamental Horticulture
Total Credits81-101
1

requires a grade of C- or above in horticulture courses

2

Four concentrations and one option are available in the horticulture major. In addition to the completion of the requirements of the major listed above, you must elect a concentration or an option and complete the requirements for that option. You should develop a specific program of study in consultation with a departmental horticulture advisor. To deviate from the courses required within a concentration or an option, you should develop a specific program of study in consultation with a departmental horticulture advisor.

If you want to apply for certification as a professional horticulturist, you should also complete:

HORT 305Principles of Genetics3
BCHE 341Survey of Biochemistry4
or CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry
Total Credits7

Concentration: Crop Consulting

Required Courses
Select 13-14 credits from the following:13-14
Principles of Crop Production4
Plant Breeding3
Plant Mineral Nutrition3
Vegetable Crop Management4
Diagnosing Plant Disorders3
Select 24-27 credits from the following:24-27
Principles of Food and Agribusiness Management3
Technology and Communication for Business Management3
World Agriculture and Food Problems3
Spreadsheet Applications in Food and Agriculture3
Introduction to Weed Science4
Sustainable Production of Agronomic Crops4
Small Business Enterprise3
Principles of Ecology3
Structure and Function of Plants3
Fungal Biology3
Advanced Integrated Pest Management3
Plant Nematology3
Food Microbiology4
Food Chemistry3
Soil Management and Fertility3
Irrigation and Drainage3
Soil Microbiology3
Elementary Spanish I4
Intermediate Spanish I3
Total Credits37-41

Option: General Horticulture

Required Courses
Select 12-16 credits from the following:12-16
Statistical Applications3
Survey of Biochemistry4
Organic Chemistry4
Ornamental Plants I4
Ornamental Plants II4
Plant Propagation3
Principles of Genetics3
Landscape Design3
Crop Physiology3
Principles of Crop Production4
Plant Breeding3
Landscape Construction and Maintenance4
Plant Mineral Nutrition3
Vegetable Crop Management4
Greenhouse Management4
Diagnosing Plant Disorders3
Select 20-28 credits from the following:20-28
Statistical Applications3
Statistical Methods and Data Analysis3
Financial Accounting3
Management Accounting3
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
Spreadsheet Applications in Food and Agriculture3
Genetics and Society3
Introduction to Weed Science4
Sustainable Production of Agronomic Crops4
Animal Breeding3
Drawing I3
Drawing II
Agricultural Structures3
Biochemistry II3
Experimental Biochemistry Laboratory3
Biochemical Genetics Laboratory3
Principles of Ecology3
Structure and Function of Plants3
Evolution3
Molecular Biology of Microorganisms3
Legal Environment of Business3
Consumers and the Law3
Business in a Global Society3
Principles of Macroeconomics3
Principles of Microeconomics3
Agricultural Biotechnology3
Fungal Biology3
Advanced Integrated Pest Management3
Plant Nematology3
Drafting Concepts/Computer Drafting Fundamentals I4
Food Microbiology4
Food Chemistry3
Genetic Techniques1
Special Problems1-3
Plant Breeding3
Human Behavior in Organizations3
Human Relations in Organizations3
Human Resources Management3
Principles of Marketing3
Marketing Food and Agricultural Products3
Retail Management3
Soil Management and Fertility3
Soils and Land Use3
Irrigation and Drainage3
Soil Microbiology3
Elementary Spanish I4
Intermediate Spanish I3
Total Credits32-44

Concentration: Horticulture Business

For this option to satisfy the minor in Business Administration, nine credits must be upper division and nine credits must have one of the following prefixes: ACCT, BUSA, ECON, FIN, MGT, MKTG.

Required Courses
Select 8 from the following:24
Statistical Applications3
Financial Accounting3
Management Accounting3
Principles of Food and Agribusiness Management3
Technology and Communication for Business Management3
Food and Agribusiness Financial Management3
Spreadsheet Applications in Food and Agriculture3
Legal Environment of Business3
Business in a Global Society3
Principles of Macroeconomics3
Principles of Microeconomics3
Human Behavior in Organizations3
Human Relations in Organizations
Human Resources Management3
Principles of Marketing3
Marketing Food and Agricultural Products3
Retail Management3
Total Credits24

Concentration: Landscape Design

Required Courses
HORT 210Ornamental Plants I4
HORT 211Ornamental Plants II4
HORT 307Landscape Design3
HORT 465Landscape Construction and Maintenance4
Select 24-26 credits from the following:24-26
Principles of Food and Agribusiness Management3
Technology and Communication for Business Management3
Computer Literacy
Drawing I3
Drawing II
Agricultural Structures3
Legal Environment of Business3
Consumers and the Law3
Drafting Concepts/Computer Drafting Fundamentals I4
Human Relations in Organizations3
Principles of Marketing3
Soils and Land Use3
Irrigation and Drainage3
Elementary Spanish I4
Total Credits39-41

Concentration: Ornamental Horticulture

Required Courses
HORT 210Ornamental Plants I4
or HORT 211 Ornamental Plants II
HORT 250Plant Propagation3
HORT 365Principles of Crop Production4
HORT 488Greenhouse Management4
Select 24-25 credits from the following: 324-25
Principles of Food and Agribusiness Management3
Technology and Communication for Business Management3
Marketing and Food Agricultural Products3
Food and Agribusiness Financial Management3
Introduction to Weed Science4
Small Business Enterprise3
Principles of Ecology3
Structure and Function of Plants3
Business Law3
Legal Environment of Business3
Computer Literacy3
Internship1-6
Human Behavior in Organizations3
Human Relations in Organizations3
Principles of Marketing3
Retail Management3
Soil Management and Fertility3
Total Credits39-40
3

or similar alternative courses with same prefix and level after consultation with advisor