This curriculum prepares students for careers in the landscape industry. The program emphases include: ornamental horticulture (plant identification, production, utilization and management), business management techniques, and communication skills. Courses are reinforced with guest lecturers, laboratory exercises, and field trips emphasizing current information and techniques utilized in landscape management. Students will complete requirements for certification on pesticide applications. They will participate between the junior and senior year 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 supervisors and managers of landscape businesses, 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.
CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (71 Hours)
|Acct 201 or 300||3|
|Agric 420, 481||7|
|Ag Econ 210, 465, or Econ 202||3|
|Ag Econ 375||3|
|Ag ET 220||3|
|Mgt 301 or Ag Econ 471||3|
|Pl Sci 242, 260, 305, 321, 322, 324, 333, 334, 363, 462||30|
|Pl Sci 365 or 471||3|
|Soil Sci 412||3|