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. Pairing the horticulture degree with a required minor of the student's choosing from outside of horticulture provides an opportunity for a secondary area of emphasis. Creative opportunities range from planning gala events, operating floral shops, and constructing educational programs for school gardens to pursuing advanced degrees. Graduates may find themselves working in exciting environments including wedding venues, international flower markets, or upscale resorts.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
BIOL 101
Botany
or Introductory Biology I
4
HORT 281 Horticulture as a Profession. 1
Language, philosophy and culture 1 3
Mathematics (MATH or STAT prefix required) 3
Social and behavioral sciences 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
HORT 201 Horticultural Science and Practices 3
HORT 202 Horticultural Science and Practices Laboratory 1
Creative arts 1 3
Foreign Language 2 4
Government/Political science 3
Mathematics (MATH or STAT prefix required) 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Second Year
Fall
CHEM 119 Fundamentals of Chemistry I 4
HORT 203 Floral Design 3
Art or Art History 3
Select one of the following:
 
Survey of World Architecture History I  
Survey of World Architecture History II  
History and Theory of Modern and Contemporary Architecture  
Art History Survey I  
Art History Survey II  
The Arts of America  
The History of Modern Art  
History of Landscape Architecture  
Communication 3
Government/Political science 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
ENGL 210 Technical and Business Writing 3
RENR 205 Fundamentals of Ecology 3
Principles of Design 3
Select one 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  
American history 3
General elective 1,3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
HORT 315 Issues in Horticulture 4 3
HORT 335 Sociohorticulture 3
Principles of Design 3
Select one 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  
General elective 1,3 6
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Horticulture Management and Marketing 3
Select one of the following:
 
Landscape Maintenance and Construction  
International Floriculture Marketing  
Retail Floristry  
Landscape Estimating, Bidding, and Operations  
Communication 3
Directed electives 1,5 3
General electives 1,3 6
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
High Impact Learning 1
Select one of the following:
 
Field Studies in Horticulture  
Internship  
Directed Studies  
Research  
HORT Study Abroad
 
Horticulture Elective 3
 
Directed elective 1,5 10
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
HORT 481 Seminar 7 2
American history 3
Directed elective 1,5 6
General elective 1,3 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours120