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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog


DEGREE: Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

MAJOR: Horticulture

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.

Requirements

Required Courses

BIOL 111GNatural History of Life

3 cr.

or

BIOL 211GCellular and Organismal Biology

3 cr.

 

 

CHEM 111GGeneral Chemistry I

4 cr. (3+3P)

and

CHEM 112GGeneral Chemistry II

4 cr. (3+3P)

or

CHEM 114General Chemistry for Engineers

4 cr. (3+3P)

and

CHEM 211Organic Chemistry

4 cr. (3+3P)

 

EPWS 303Economic Entomology

4 cr. (3+2P)

EPWS 310Plant Pathology

4 cr. (3+2P)

EPWS 314Plant Physiology

3 cr.

HORT 447Seminar

1 cr.

 

MATH 142GCalculus for the Biological and Management Sciences

3 cr. (2+2P)

or

MATH 121GCollege Algebra

3 cr.

 

SOIL 252Soils

3 cr.

At least 29 credits from horticulture courses with a grade of C- or above.

Choose from the following courses

HORT 100GIntroductory Plant Science

4 cr. (3+2P)

HORT 200Special Topics

1-4 cr.

HORT 205Introduction to Horticulture

3 cr.

HORT 210Ornamental Plants I

4 cr. (3+2P)

HORT 211Ornamental Plants II

4 cr. (3+2P)

HORT 240Floral Quality Evaluation and Design

2 cr. (1+2P)

HORT 241Floriculture Field Practicum

1 cr.

HORT 250Plant Propagation

3 cr. (2+2P)

HORT 300Special Topics

1-4 cr.

HORT 302VForestry and Society

3 cr.

HORT 305Principles of Genetics

3 cr.

HORT 307Landscape Design

3 cr. (1+4P)

HORT 310Medicinal Herbs

3 cr.

HORT 365Principles of Crop Production

4 cr. (3+3P)

HORT 377Introduction to Turfgrass Management

4 cr. (3+3P)

HORT 391Internship

1-6 cr.

HORT 447Seminar

1 cr.

HORT 449Special Problems

1-3 cr.

HORT 450Special Topics

1-4 cr.

HORT 462Plant Breeding

3 cr.

HORT 465Landscape Construction and Maintenance

4 cr. (3+2P)

HORT 471Plant Mineral Nutrition

3 cr.

HORT 485Vegetable Crop Management

4 cr. (3+2P)

HORT 488Greenhouse Management

4 cr. (3+3P)

HORT 492Diagnosing Plant Disorders

3 cr. (2+3P)

Five options are available in the horticulture major. In addition to the completion of the requirements of the major listed above, you must elect an option and complete the requirements for that 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 305, Genetics, and either BCHE 341, Biochemistry, or CHEM 211, Organic Chemistry. To deviate from the courses required within an option, you should develop a specific program of study in consultation with a departmental horticulture advisor.

OPTION: Crop Consulting

Four courses from the following:

HORT 365Principles of Crop Production

4 cr. (3+3P)

HORT 462Plant Breeding

3 cr.

HORT 471Plant Mineral Nutrition

3 cr.

HORT 485Vegetable Crop Management

4 cr. (3+2P)

HORT 492Diagnosing Plant Disorders

3 cr. (2+3P)

Eight courses from the following:

AG E 236Agribusiness Management Principles

3 cr.

AG E 250Technology and Communication for Business Management

3 cr. (2+2P)

AG E 315VWorld Agriculture and Food Problems

3 cr.

AG E 450Advanced Microcomputer Applications in Agriculture

3 cr. (2+2P)

AGRO 311Introduction to Weed Science

4 cr.

AGRO 483Sustainable Production of Agronomic Crops

4 cr. (3+2P)

BIOL 301Principles of Ecology

3 cr.

BIOL 313Structure and Function of Plants

3 cr. (2+3P)

EPWS 373Fungal Biology

3 cr. (2+2P)

EPWS 455Advanced Integrated Pest Management

3 cr.

EPWS 456Biological Control

3 cr.

EPWS 481Plant Nematology

3 cr. (2+2P)

FSTE 320Food Microbiology

3 cr. (2+3P)

FSTE 421Food Chemistry

3 cr.

SOIL 312Soil Management and Fertility

3 cr.

SOIL 456Irrigation and Drainage

3 cr.

SOIL 476Soil Microbiology

3 cr.

SPAN 111Elementary Spanish I

4 cr.

SPAN 211Intermediate Spanish I

3 cr.

OPTION: General Horticulture

Four courses from the following:

A ST 311Statistical Applications

3 cr.

BCHE 341Survey of Biochemistry

4 cr. (3+3P)

CHEM 211Organic Chemistry

4 cr. (3+3P)

HORT 210Ornamental Plants I

4 cr. (3+2P)

HORT 211Ornamental Plants II

4 cr. (3+2P)

HORT 250Plant Propagation

3 cr. (2+2P)

HORT 305Principles of Genetics

3 cr.

HORT 307Landscape Design

3 cr. (1+4P)

HORT 315Crop Physiology

3 cr.

HORT 365Principles of Crop Production

4 cr. (3+3P)

HORT 462Plant Breeding

3 cr.

HORT 465Landscape Construction and Maintenance

4 cr. (3+2P)

HORT 471Plant Mineral Nutrition

3 cr.

HORT 485Vegetable Crop Management

4 cr. (3+2P)

HORT 488Greenhouse Management

4 cr. (3+3P)

HORT 492Diagnosing Plant Disorders

3 cr. (2+3P)

Eight courses from the following:

A ST 311Statistical Applications

3 cr.

ACCT 221Financial Accounting

3 cr.

ACCT 222Management Accounting

3 cr.

AG E 236Agribusiness Management Principles

3 cr.

AG E 250Technology and Communication for Business Management

3 cr. (2+2P)

AG E 305Marketing and Pricing Agricultural Products

3 cr.

AG E 315VWorld Agriculture and Food Problems

3 cr.

AG E 425Agribusiness Financial Management

3 cr.

AG E 450Advanced Microcomputer Applications in Agriculture

3 cr. (2+2P)

AGRO 303VGenetics and Society

3 cr.

AGRO 311Introduction to Weed Science

4 cr.

AGRO 483Sustainable Production of Agronomic Crops

4 cr. (3+2P)

ANSC 423Animal Breeding

3 cr. (2+2P)

 

ART 150Drawing I

3 cr. (2+4P)

or

ART 151Drawing II

3 cr. (2+4P)

 

AXED 331Agricultural Structures

3 cr. (2+3P)

BCHE 396Biochemistry II

3 cr.

BCHE 397Experimental Biochemistry Laboratory

3 cr.

BCHE 494Biochemical Genetics Laboratory

3 cr. (1.25+6P)

BIOL 301Principles of Ecology

3 cr.

BIOL 313Structure and Function of Plants

3 cr. (2+3P)

BIOL 467Evolution

3 cr.

BIOL 478Molecular Biology of Microorganisms

3 cr.

BLAW 316Legal Environment of Business

3 cr.

BLAW 385VConsumers and the Law

3 cr.

BUSA 111Business in a Global Society

3 cr.

ECON 251GPrinciples of Macroeconomics

3 cr.

ECON 252GPrinciples of Microeconomics

3 cr.

EPWS 301Agricultural Biotechnology

3 cr. (2+2P)

EPWS 373Fungal Biology

3 cr. (2+2P)

EPWS 455Advanced Integrated Pest Management

3 cr.

EPWS 456Biological Control

3 cr.

EPWS 481Plant Nematology

3 cr. (2+2P)

E T 106Drafting Concepts/Computer Drafting Fundamentals I

4 cr. (2+4P)

FSTE 320Food Microbiology

3 cr. (2+3P)

FSTE 421Food Chemistry

3 cr.

GENE 305 LGenetic Techniques

1 cr. (3P)

HORT 449Special Problems

1-3 cr.

HORT 462Plant Breeding

3 cr.

MGT 309Human Behavior in Organizations

3 cr.

MGT 315VHuman Relations in Organizations

3 cr.

MGT 332Human Resources Management

3 cr.

MKTG 303Principles of Marketing

3 cr.

MKTG 305Marketing Agricultural Products

3 cr.

MKTG 313Retail Management

3 cr.

SOIL 312Soil Management and Fertility

3 cr.

SOIL 350Soils and Land Use

3 cr. (2+2P)

SOIL 456Irrigation and Drainage

3 cr.

SOIL 476Soil Microbiology

3 cr.

SPAN 111Elementary Spanish I

4 cr.

SPAN 211Intermediate Spanish I

3 cr.

OPTION: Horticulture Business

Eight courses from the following:

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.

A ST 311Statistical Applications

3 cr.

ACCT 221Financial Accounting

3 cr.

ACCT 222Management Accounting

3 cr.

AG E 236Agribusiness Management Principles

3 cr.

AG E 250Technology and Communication for Business Management

3 cr. (2+2P)

AG E 425Agribusiness Financial Management

3 cr.

AG E 450Advanced Microcomputer Applications in Agriculture

3 cr. (2+2P)

BLAW 316Legal Environment of Business

3 cr.

BUSA 111Business in a Global Society

3 cr.

ECON 251GPrinciples of Macroeconomics

3 cr.

ECON 252GPrinciples of Microeconomics

3 cr.

MGT 309Human Behavior in Organizations

3 cr.

or

MGT 315VHuman Relations in Organizations

3 cr.

 

MGT 332Human Resources Management

3 cr.

MKTG 303Principles of Marketing

3 cr.

MKTG 305Marketing Agricultural Products

3 cr.

MKTG 313Retail Management

3 cr.

OPTION: Landscape Design

Required courses:

HORT 210Ornamental Plants I

4 cr. (3+2P)

HORT 211Ornamental Plants II

4 cr. (3+2P)

HORT 307Landscape Design

3 cr. (1+4P)

HORT 465Landscape Construction and Maintenance

4 cr. (3+2P)

Eight courses from the following:

AG E 236Agribusiness Management Principles

3 cr.

 

AG E 250Technology and Communication for Business Management

3 cr. (2+2P)

or

C S 110Computer Literacy

3 cr.

 

ART 150Drawing I

3 cr. (2+4P)

or

ART 151Drawing II

3 cr. (2+4P)

 

AXED 331Agricultural Structures

3 cr. (2+3P)

BLAW 316Legal Environment of Business

3 cr.

BLAW 385VConsumers and the Law

3 cr.

E T 106Drafting Concepts/Computer Drafting Fundamentals I

4 cr. (2+4P)

MGT 315VHuman Relations in Organizations

3 cr.

MKTG 303Principles of Marketing

3 cr.

SOIL 350Soils and Land Use

3 cr. (2+2P)

SOIL 456Irrigation and Drainage

3 cr.

SPAN 111Elementary Spanish I

4 cr.

OPTION: Ornamental Horticulture

Select four courses from the following list:

HORT 210Ornamental Plants I

4 cr. (3+2P)

or

HORT 211Ornamental Plants II

4 cr. (3+2P)

 

HORT 250Plant Propagation

3 cr. (2+2P)

HORT 365Principles of Crop Production

4 cr. (3+3P)

HORT 488Greenhouse Management

4 cr. (3+3P)

Eight courses from the following:

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

AG E 236Agribusiness Management Principles

3 cr.

AG E 250Technology and Communication for Business Management

3 cr. (2+2P)

AG E 305Marketing and Pricing Agricultural Products

3 cr.

AG E 425Agribusiness Financial Management

3 cr.

AGRO 311Introduction to Weed Science

4 cr.

 

BIOL 301Principles of Ecology

3 cr.

BIOL 313Structure and Function of Plants

3 cr. (2+3P)

 

BLAW 316Legal Environment of Business

3 cr.

 

C S 110Computer Literacy

3 cr.

 

EPWS 456Biological Control

3 cr.

 

MGT 315VHuman Relations in Organizations

3 cr.

 

MKTG 303Principles of Marketing

3 cr.

MKTG 313Retail Management

3 cr.

 

SOIL 312Soil Management and Fertility

3 cr.