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Horticulture Concentration

The Horticulture concentration focuses on core courses to prepare a student for a career in the landscape/nursery field.  A custom program can be developed to meet the needs of the student who would like a career in greenhouse production, vegetables, or fruits.

Sample 4 year degree path

Advisors: Dr. Martin Stone and Mr. Roger Dennis

Colonnade Requirements 39 hours

Basic Agriculture Requirements 29 hours - effective Fall 2016

  • AGRO 110 Intro to Plant Science (3 hrs)
  • ANSC 140 Intro to Animal Science (3 hrs)
  • AGMC 170/171 Ag Mech/Lab (2/1 hrs)
  • AGRI 175 University Experience for Ag Majors (1 hr)
  • AGRI 291 Intro Data Analysis (3 hrs) OR
    • AGRI 491 Data Analysis & Interpretation (3 hrs)
  • AGRO 320 Crop Physiology OR
    • ANSC 345 Animal Nutrition (3 hrs)
  • AGRO 350 Soils (3 hrs)
  • AGEC 360 Agricultural Economics (3 hrs)
  • AGRI 397 Agriculture Career Planning (1 hr)
  • AGRI 398 Seminar (1 hr)
  • AGRI 494 Contemporary Agriculture Issues (3 hrs) Must be senior
    standing to enroll in this course

Biology Requirements 8 hours

  • BIOL 122/123 Biological Concepts: Evolution, Diversity, and Ecology
  • BIOL 348 Plant Taxonomy

 Horticulture Requirements 20 hours

  • HORT 301/302 Intro to Landscape Plants/Laboratory
  • HORT 316/317 Greenhouse Production/Laboratory
  • AGRO 350/351 Soils/Laboratory
  • AGRI 369 Coop-Education in Agriculture II
  • HORT 407/408 Plant Propagation/Laboratory
  • HORT 313 Turfgrass Management
  • AGRO 111 Plant Science Laboratory

Recommended Electives 12 hours

  • AGMC 172/173 Lawn & Garden Equipment/Laboratory
  • HORT 209 Introduction to Floral Design
  • HORT 304/305 Landscape Maintenance/Laboratory
  • HORT 309 Advanced Floral Design
  • AGRO 310 Pest Management
  • HORT 312 Introduction to Horticulture
  • AGRO 352 Soil Fertility and Fertilizers
  • AGMC 392/393 Turf Irrigation/Laboratory
  • HORT 401/402 Landscape Plants II/Laboratory
  • HORT 403/404 Landscape Design and Construction/Lab
  • HORT 405/406 Nursery Management/Laboratory
  • AGRO 409/410 Weed Science/Laboratory
  • HORT 412 Modern Fruit Production
  • HORT 419 Vegetable Production

 

Electives to complete 120 hours selected by student and advisor

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