Horticulture - BA

This degree blends traditional horticulture with the benefits derived from the human association with plants. This degree offers students the option of pairing a horticulture degree with electives in social sciences, business, education, art and design. Creative opportunities range from planning gala events, to designing tranquil gardens, to constructing educational programs for school gardens to pursuing advanced degrees. Graduates may find themselves working in exciting environments including botanical gardens, international flower markets or upscale resorts.

Horicultural Sciences Core Courses
HORT 201Horticultural Science and Practices3
HORT 203Floral Design3
HORT 281Horticulture as a Profession.1
HORT 315Issues in Horticulture 13
HORT 335Sociohorticulture3
HORT 481Seminar 22
High Impact Learning1
Select one of the following:
Field Studies in Horticulture
Internship
Directed Studies
Research
HORT Study Abroad
Principles of Design6
Select two of the following:
Plants for Sustainable Landscapes
Horticulture Landscape Graphics
Horticulture Landscape Design
Horticulture Landscape Design II
Retail Floristry
Floral Design: Weddings and Personal Flowers
Floral Art
Special Event Design and Production
Horticulture Management and Marketing3
Select one of the following:
Interior Plants
Landscape Maintenance and Construction
International Floriculture Marketing
Retail Floristry
Horticulture Elective3
Support Courses
ENGL 210Technical and Business Writing3
RENR 205Fundamentals of Ecology3
Art or Art History3
Select one of the following:
History of Landscape Architecture
Art History Survey I
Art History Survey II
The Arts of America
The History of Modern Art
Survey of World Architecture History I
Survey of World Architecture History II
History and Theory of Modern and Contemporary Architecture
Foreign Language 44
General Electives Include Required Minor or dual major (exclusive of Minor in Horticulture or B.S. in Horticulture) 518
Directed electives 619
University Core Curriculum
Select one of the following:4
Botany
Introductory Biology I
Essentials in Biology
CHEM 101
CHEM 111
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I
4
HORT 202Horticultural Science and Practices Laboratory1
American history6
Communication6
Creative arts3
Government/Political science6
Language, philosophy and culture3
Mathematics (MATH prefix required)6
Social and behavioral science3
Total Semester Credit Hours120
1

This course fulfills a writing requirement (see Requirements for a Baccalaureate Degree).

2

This course fulfills a communications requirement.

3

Hours to be selected based on the emphasis area chosen in consultation with the student's academic advisor.

4

Student must successfully compete a course of a foreign language beyond that required by the university in general.

5

Any university approved minor or major is acceptable, except a minor or major in Horticulture as the intent is to provide a concentration in a second field of expertise.

6

Hours to be selected with approval by the student's academic advisor and the associate department head from 100-400-level courses in ACCT, AGCJ, AGEC, AGLS, SCSC, ALEC, ANTH, ARTS, BESC, COMM, ECON, ENDS, ENTO, EPSY, FINC, ESSM, GENE, GEOG, HLTH, HORT, INST, ISYS, KINE, LAND, MEPS, MGMT, MKTG, NUTR, PSYC, RENR, RPTS, SAED, SCMT, SEFB, SOCI, SPAN, SPED, STAT, WFSC.