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
Professional & Technical Communication3
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1220GCollege Algebra 2, 33
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences 11
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective
AGRO 1110G/HORT 1115GIntroduction to Plant Science (Lecture & Lab)4
Viewing A Wider World 3, 46
Departmental/College Requirements
EPWS 303Economic Entomology3
EPWS 310Plant Pathology4
EPWS 314Plant Physiology3
HORT 2160Plant Propagation3
HORT 365Principles of Crop Production4
HORT 447Seminar1
SOIL 2110Introduction to Soil Science3
Choose 21 credits from the following: 321
Ornamental Plants I4
Ornamental Plants II4
Floral Quality Evaluation and Design2
Floriculture Field Practicum1
Special Topics1-4
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
Principles of Accounting I3
Principles of Accounting II3
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
Principles of Ecology3
Structure and Function of Plants3
Legal Environment of Business3
Consumers and the Law3
Intro to Business3
Survey of Organic Chemistry and Laboratory4
Drafting Concepts/Computer Drafting Fundamentals I4
Macroeconomic Principles3
Microeconomics Principles3
Agricultural Biotechnology3
Fungal Biology3
Plant Nematology3
Food Microbiology4
Food Chemistry3
Genetic Techniques1
Molecular Genetics3
Hereditary and Population Genetics3
Human Behavior in Organizations3
Human Resources Management3
Principles of Marketing3
Retail Management3
Introduction to Soil Science Laboratory1
Soil Management and Fertility3
Soil Management and Fertility Lab1
Irrigation and Drainage3
Soil Microbiology3
Spanish I4
Spanish III3
Spanish IV3
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
BIOL 2110GPrinciples of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology3
Electives to bring the total credit to 120 57
Total Credits120

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1220G College Algebra and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 1110G Composition I 1 4
MATH 1220G College Algebra 1 3
HORT 1115G Introductory Plant Science 4
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science Course 2 3
ACES 1120 Freshman Orientation 1
 Credits15
Semester 2
ENGL 2210G Professional & Technical Communication 1 3
CHEM 1215G General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 1 4
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
HORT Elective Course 3
HORT Elective Course 3
 Credits16
Second Year
Semester 1
AXED 2120G
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture
or Introduction to Communication
3
CHEM 1225G General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 1 4
BIOL 2110G Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology 3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 2 3
HORT Elective Course 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
SOIL 2110 Introduction to Soil Science 1 3
EPWS 303 Economic Entomology (Spring Only) 1 3
HORT 2160 Plant Propagation 3
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
HORT Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Third Year
Semester 1
EPWS 310 Plant Pathology (Fall Only) 1 4
HORT Prefix Course 3
HORT Prefix Course 3
HORT Prefix Course 3
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
EPWS 314 Plant Physiology 3
HORT Upper-Division Prefix Course 3
HORT Upper-Division Prefix Course 3
HORT Upper-Division Elective Course 3
HORT Upper-Division Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Semester 1
HORT 365 Principles of Crop Production 4
HORT Elective Course 3
HORT Upper-Division Prefix Course 3
HORT Upper-Division Prefix Course 3
Upper-Division Elective Course 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
HORT 447 Seminar 1
HORT Upper-Division Elective Course 4
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits11
 Total Credits120