PROFESSIONAL GROUNDS MANAGEMENT

This curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in Professional Grounds Management and related industries. Program emphases include ornamental horticulture (plant identification, production, utilization and management), business management techniques, and communication skills. The program is reinforced with guest lecturers, laboratory exercises, and field trips emphasizing current information and techniques utilized in grounds management. Students will complete requirements for certification on pesticide applications and, between the junior and senior year, will participate in a supervised field experience program that provides on-the-job instruction in field applications of management principles. Elective courses will allow students to pursue areas of special interest in greater depth.

The broad program enables graduates to qualify for careers in industry such as managers of estates, parks, gardens, golf courses, and arboretums, and in support industries as representatives in sales, service, communications and public relations. Also governmental agencies at the city, county, state and federal levels provide career opportunities for graduates.

Freshman Year
Ag Econ 110 3 Hours
Biol 110-120 8 Hours
Comm 200 or 210 3 Hours
Eng 111-112 6 Hours
Math 140, 210 6 Hours
Pl Sci 110 3 Hours
Ag ET electives 3 Hours
Total Hours 32

Sophomore Year
Ag Econ 210, 365, or Econ 202 3 Hours
Ag ET 220 3 Hours
Chem 121-122 8 Hours
Comm 230 3 Hours
Comp Sci 201 3 Hours
Econ 201 3 Hours
Pl Sci 261, 305 6 Hours
Soil Sc 210 4 Hours
Total Hours 33

Junior Year
Acct 300 3 Hours
Ag Econ 375 3 Hours
Pl Sci 262, 321, 322, 333 12 Hours
Pl Sci 361, 362, or 471 3 Hours
Zool 325 3 Hours
Electives 9 Hours
Total Hours 33

Senior Year
Agric 420, 481, 482 8 Hours
Bot 421 3 Hours
Mgt 301 3 Hours
Pl Sci 334, 442, 462 9 Hours
Soil Sc 412 3 Hours
Social Science/Humanities electives 6 Hours
Electives 2 Hours
Total Hours 34


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