Horticulture (Turfgrass Science and Management) - Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

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 300/3000 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 and Technical Communication Honors3
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
HORT 377Introduction to Turfgrass Management4
HORT 378Turfgrass Science4
HORT 391Internship (taken twice for a total of 6 credits)6
HORT 479Advanced Turfgrass Science3
SOIL 2110Introduction to Soil Science3
Choose 4 credits from the following: 33
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
Special Problems1-3
Special Topics1-4
Plant Breeding3
Plant Mineral Nutrition3
Advanced Turfgrass Science (required)3
Greenhouse Management4
Diagnosing Plant Disorders3
Concentration Courses
AGRO 311Introduction to Weed Science4
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 Management0,3
Marketing and Food Agricultural Products3
World Agriculture and Food Problems3
Food and Agribusiness Financial Management3
Genetics and Society3
Advanced Sustainable Crop Production4
Drawing I3
Drawing II3
Introduction to Finance3
Financial Analysis and Markets3
Principles of Ecology3
Structure and Function of Plants3
Sports and the Law3
Legal Environment of Business3
Employment and Consumer Law3
Intro to Business3
Survey of Organic Chemistry and Laboratory4
Macroeconomic Principles3
Principles of Microeconomics 3
Natural Resource Economics3
Water Resource Economics3
Agricultural Biotechnology3
Fungal Biology3
Environmental Behavior of Pesticides3
Food Microbiology4
Food Chemistry3
Genetic Techniques1
Molecular Genetics3
Hereditary and Population Genetics3
Human Behavior in Organizations3
Training and Development3
Supply Chain Management3
Principles of Marketing3
Retail Management3
Individual Sport: (Golf (Beginning and/or Intermediate))1
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 54
Total Credits120

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses


MATH 1220G College Algebra is required for the degree but students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter MATH 1220G first.


Requires a grade of C- or above in horticulture courses.


See the Viewing a Wider World Section of the catalog for a full list of courses.


Elective credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However, students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.

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
Semester 2
ENGL 2210G Professional and Technical Communication Honors 1 3
CHEM 1215G General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 4
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
HORT Elective Course 3
HORT Elective Course 3
Second Year
Semester 1
ACOM 1130G
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture
or Introduction to Communication
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
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 377 Introduction to Turfgrass Management 4
Third Year
Semester 1
EPWS 310 Plant Pathology (Fall Only) 1 4
HORT 378 Turfgrass Science 4
AGRO 311 Introduction to Weed Science 4
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
Semester 2
EPWS 314 Plant Physiology 3
HORT 479 Advanced Turfgrass Science 3
HORT Upper-Division Prefix Course 3
HORT Upper-Division Prefix Course 3
HORT Upper-Division Elective Course 3
Fourth Year
Semester 1
HORT 365 Principles of Crop Production 4
HORT 391 Internship 3
HORT Upper-Division Prefix Course 3
HORT Upper-Division Prefix Course 3
Upper-Division Elective Course 3
Semester 2
HORT 447 Seminar 1
HORT 391 Internship 3
HORT Upper-Division Elective Course 4
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 1
 Total Credits120

These courses have prerequisites and it is the students responsibility to check and fulfill all course prerequisites listed for these courses.


See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.


HORT Elective Courses:


See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses.