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Horticulture B.S.

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  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 56 to 57
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
The BS in horticulture is a career-oriented program that combines science-based education, liberal arts education, and technical training. All horticulture students are introduced to botany, woody plants, entomology, plant pathology, and soil science as part of the program requirements. These courses together with liberal arts courses and program specific courses prepare students for careers in the green industry. Students select from three areas of emphasis: environmental landscaping, horticulture production, or urban forestry. Program outcomes for graduates: Demonstrate competency in identification of plant species, diseases, pests, and disorders of horticultural plants Understand the use of horticultural plants for aesthetic improvement and sustainability of the environment Apply principles of plant science, nutrition, soils, and pest management, and exhibit an awareness of environmental health and safety issues Demonstrate an awareness of the need for continuing professional development Demonstrate communication skills, ability to make sound decisions, and willingness to work as part of a team in providing leadership and accountability Use computer technology to effectively communicate, manage, and enhance business operations
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.
Program Requirements
Students must complete 40 upper division credits.
Program Requirements
A maximum of two D grades are allowed for core courses required in the program, subplan/emphasis, and technology requirements. This includes grades earned at UMC or transferred in from another institution. Required courses - 34 credits
AGRO 3230 - Introduction to Plant Pathology (3.0 cr)
BIOL 2022 - General Botany (3.0 cr)
HORT 1010 - Introduction to Horticulture (3.0 cr)
HORT 1021 - Woody Plant Materials (4.0 cr)
NATR 3899 - Pre-Internship Seminar (0.5 cr)
NATR 3900 - Internship (0.5-4.0 cr)
NATR 3901 - Post-Internship Seminar (0.5 cr)
NATR 4652 - Seminar (1.0 cr)
SOIL 1293 - Soil Science (3.0 cr)
SOIL 3414 - Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition (4.0 cr)
SPAN 1104 - Beginning Spanish I (4.0 cr)
COMM 3008 - Business Writing (3.0 cr)
or COMM 3431 - Persuasion (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession (3.0 cr)
AGRO 2573 - Entomology (3.0 cr)
or NATR 2573 - Entomology (3.0 cr)
Liberal Education Requirements
A minimum of 40 liberal education credits required. Students must complete the 10 goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum with the following specific liberal education courses required:
BIOL 1009 - General Biology [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1001 - Introductory Chemistry [PHYS SCI] (4.0 cr)
COMP 1011 - Composition I [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
COMP 1013 - Composition II [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
MATH 1031 - College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
or MATH 1150 - Elementary Statistics [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
Technology Requirements
Students must take 3 credits from the following courses.
AGEC 2310 - Agribusiness Financial Records (3.0 cr)
or CA 1xxx
or CA 2xxx
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Environmental Landscaping
Environmental landscaping includes courses in landscape design, planning and development of residential and commercial landscapes, and plant science. Reducing impact on the environment and sustainability are a major focus as well as appropriate use of plants and proper installation and management of landscape features. Many students include business courses in their elective curriculum to prepare them for all aspects of the industry. Graduates are prepared to be a landscape designer, installer, or contractor. They may also choose landscape supply sales, nursery management, land reclamation, or garden center management.
Environmental Landscaping Requirements
Required courses - 22 credits
HORT 3030 - Landscape Design (4.0 cr)
HORT 3031 - Herbaceous Perennial Plant Materials (2.0 cr)
HORT 3034 - Commercial Floriculture Crops-Spring (4.0 cr)
HORT 3036 - Plant Propagation (4.0 cr)
HORT 3040 - Landscape Installation and Maintenance (3.0 cr)
TURF 1072 - Principles of Turf Management (3.0 cr)
TURF 3077 - Turf and Landscape Irrigation Design and Installation (2.0 cr)
Environmental Landscaping Electives
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I (3.0 cr)
· AGRO 2640 - Applied Agriculture Chemicals (3.0 cr)
· ASM 1034 - Facility Maintenance and Safety (4.0 cr)
· ASM 1044 - Computer-Aided Drafting (3.0 cr)
· ASM 3009 - Surveying (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 3131 - Plant Physiology (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 1401 - Elementary Bioorganic Chemistry [PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (4.0 cr)
· ENTR 2200 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business (3.0 cr)
· HORT 1025 - Introduction to Arboriculture (2.0 cr)
· HORT 3025 - Applications in Arboriculture (3.0 cr)
· HORT 3033 - Commercial Floriculture Crops-Fall (4.0 cr)
· HORT 3045 - Urban Forestry Planning and Management (3.0 cr)
· HORT 3090 - Advanced Landscape Design (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3210 - Supervision and Leadership (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3220 - Human Resource Management (3.0 cr)
· MKTG 3300 - Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)
· NATR 2630 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3203 - Park and Recreation Management (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3344 - Land Use Planning (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3364 - Plant Taxonomy (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3374 - Ecology [BIOL SCI] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 1204 - Beginning Spanish II (4.0 cr)
· TURF 3074 - Turfgrass Pest Management (3.0 cr)
· TURF 3076 - Turfgrass Management Systems (3.0 cr)
Open Electives
Students must take enough open electives credits to meet the 120 credit graduation requirement. The number of credits needed will depend on liberal education course selections. Approximately 8 credits will be needed.
Production Horticulture
Production horticulture concentrates on crops produced in greenhouses and nurseries. Students experience plant propagation, identification of herbaceous plants, cultivation of indoor and outdoor plants, and floral design. In greenhouse production courses, students produce crops that are sold to industry. Graduates are employed as greenhouse or nursery growers, garden center managers, garden designers, floral designers, and floriculture extension specialists. Faculty work with students to develop a plan of study tailored to the individual.
Production Horticulture Requirements
Required courses - 23 credits
HORT 1091 - Indoor Flowering and Foliage Plants (2.0 cr)
HORT 3030 - Landscape Design (4.0 cr)
HORT 3031 - Herbaceous Perennial Plant Materials (2.0 cr)
HORT 3033 - Commercial Floriculture Crops-Fall (4.0 cr)
HORT 3034 - Commercial Floriculture Crops-Spring (4.0 cr)
HORT 3036 - Plant Propagation (4.0 cr)
NATR 3364 - Plant Taxonomy (3.0 cr)
Production Horticulture Electives
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I (3.0 cr)
· AGRO 2640 - Applied Agriculture Chemicals (3.0 cr)
· AGRO 3023 - Plant Breeding and Genetics (4.0 cr)
· ASM 1034 - Facility Maintenance and Safety (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 3022 - Principles of Genetics (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3131 - Plant Physiology (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 1401 - Elementary Bioorganic Chemistry [PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (4.0 cr)
· ENTR 2200 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business (3.0 cr)
· ENTR 3200 - Business Planning (3.0 cr)
· HORT 1092 - Floral Design (2.0 cr)
· HORT 3040 - Landscape Installation and Maintenance (3.0 cr)
· HORT 3090 - Advanced Landscape Design (3.0 cr)
· HORT 3093 - Advanced Floral Design and Florist Operations (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3210 - Supervision and Leadership (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3220 - Human Resource Management (3.0 cr)
· MKTG 2200 - Personal Selling (3.0 cr)
· MKTG 3300 - Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 1204 - Beginning Spanish II (4.0 cr)
· TURF 1072 - Principles of Turf Management (3.0 cr)
· TURF 3077 - Turf and Landscape Irrigation Design and Installation (2.0 cr)
Open Electives
Students must take enough open electives credits to meet the 120 credit graduation requirement. The number of credits needed will depend on liberal education course selections. Approximately 7 credits will be needed.
Urban Forestry
Urban forestry combines conservation and horticulture topics presented in an outdoor, applied setting. Different than focusing on large scale forests used for commercial purposes, urban forestry includes municipalities, park districts, utility companies, private homeowners, and commercial tree service companies; each utilizing trees for a different purpose. The tree care industry has grown extensively over the years and now includes conservation and management issues. Extensive employment opportunities are available nation-wide as society becomes more urbanized.
Urban Forestry Requirements
Required courses - 22 credits
ENTR 2200 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business (3.0 cr)
HORT 1025 - Introduction to Arboriculture (2.0 cr)
HORT 3025 - Applications in Arboriculture (3.0 cr)
HORT 3030 - Landscape Design (4.0 cr)
HORT 3040 - Landscape Installation and Maintenance (3.0 cr)
HORT 3045 - Urban Forestry Planning and Management (3.0 cr)
NATR 1244 - Elements of Forestry (4.0 cr)
Urban Forestry Electives
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I (3.0 cr)
· AGRO 2640 - Applied Agriculture Chemicals (3.0 cr)
· ASM 1034 - Facility Maintenance and Safety (4.0 cr)
· ASM 1044 - Computer-Aided Drafting (3.0 cr)
· ASM 3009 - Surveying (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 3131 - Plant Physiology (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 1401 - Elementary Bioorganic Chemistry [PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (4.0 cr)
· HORT 3034 - Commercial Floriculture Crops-Spring (4.0 cr)
· HORT 3036 - Plant Propagation (4.0 cr)
· HORT 3090 - Advanced Landscape Design (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3210 - Supervision and Leadership (3.0 cr)
· NATR 2630 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3203 - Park and Recreation Management (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3344 - Land Use Planning (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3374 - Ecology [BIOL SCI] (4.0 cr)
· NATR 3699 - Integrated Resource Management (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 1204 - Beginning Spanish II (4.0 cr)
· TURF 1072 - Principles of Turf Management (3.0 cr)
Open Electives
Students must take enough open electives credits to meet the 120 credit graduation requirement. The number of credits needed will depend on liberal education course selections. Approximately 9 credits will be needed.
 
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AGRO 3230 - Introduction to Plant Pathology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Nature, diagnosis, and management of plant diseases. Identification, control, and life cycles of representative plant diseases significant in the Upper Midwest that illustrate plant pathology principles. prereq: Agro 1183 or Hort 1010, Biol 1009
BIOL 2022 - General Botany
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles of plant biology. Organization, function, growth/development, and reproductive biology of plants and plant-like organisms. Lab included. prereq: 1009 or 1009H
HORT 1010 - Introduction to Horticulture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Environmental considerations, planting, propagation, pruning, and protection of horticultural crops. Greenhouse/field experience.
HORT 1021 - Woody Plant Materials
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Identification, ecology, and use of deciduous and evergreen trees, shrubs, and vines. prereq: 1010 or instructor consent
NATR 3899 - Pre-Internship Seminar
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Expectations/responsibilities of internship. Preparing for a job search. Presentations about internship experiences by those who have recently completed internship. Discussion between students, staff, and invited guests.
NATR 3900 - Internship
Credits: 0.5 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised professional work experience in natural resource agencies, private companies, and businesses. Report/consultation with faculty adviser/employer. prereq: 3899
NATR 3901 - Post-Internship Seminar
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students who have recently completed internships, prepare/deliver a PowerPoint presentation of experience/knowledge gained. Discussions between post/pre-internship students, staff, and invited guests. prereq: 3900
NATR 4652 - Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of current literature in horticulture, aviation, golf and turf, and natural resources. Preparation/delivery of special topics. Preparation of abstracts. Evaluation of seminars. Use of library and other resources, including computer information searches. prereq: Jr or sr
SOIL 1293 - Soil Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Formation, classification, and composition of soils, with emphasis on environmental quality, chemical and physical properties affecting growth and nutrition of plants, management principles and practices used to increase productivity and conserve soil and water resources for agronomic crops. prereq: Chem 1001
SOIL 3414 - Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Soil fertility management and its effect on crop growth. Uptake and use of specific important nutrients; use of fertilizers, their composition and characteristics; importance of residue management to maintain high productivity; environmental impact of certain agronomic practices. prereq: Soil 1293, soph, or instructor consent
SPAN 1104 - Beginning Spanish I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Conversational Spanish centered on day-to-day experiences. Emphasis on verb conjugation, rules of grammar, and vocabulary building. Cultural awareness and appreciation.
COMM 3008 - Business Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical application of writing effective business letters, memos, e-mails, faxes. Tables, other graphics. Informal/formal informational/analytical reports. Professional oral/Web presentations. Development of personal writing style. Practice of appropriate business tone, etiquette. prereq: Comp 1013, Spch 1101
COMM 3431 - Persuasion
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Persuasion in interpersonal, organizational, intra-/inter-cultural relationships. Contemporary persuasion with historical segments. Argumentative claims, how to analyze/respond coherently to them. prereq: SPCH 1101
WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Comp 1011, 1013
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Writing about subjects related to students' academic disciplines and future professions. Developing persuasive writing skills for academic, personal, and professional purposes. Effective communication principles, audiences, formats, and technologies. prereq: Comp 1011, 1013
AGRO 2573 - Entomology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01679 - AGRO2573/NATR2573
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Insect taxonomy, anatomy, and physiology. Emphasis on insects of economic importance, especially in the Upper Midwest. Control methods, including integrated pest management. prereq: Agro 1183 or Hort 1010
NATR 2573 - Entomology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01679 - AGRO2573/NATR2573
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Insect taxonomy, anatomy, and physiology. Emphasis on insects of economic importance, especially in the Upper Midwest. Control methods, including integrated pest management. prereq: Hort 1010 or Agro 1183
BIOL 1009 - General Biology (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Major concepts of modern biology. Molecular structure of living things. Energy recruitment/utilization. Flow of genetic information through organisms/populations. Principles of inheritance, ecology, and evolution. Lab. prereq: High school science courses
CHEM 1001 - Introductory Chemistry (PHYS SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
For students who do not need professional-level general chemistry. Atomic and molecular structure, inorganic nomenclature, chemical equations, quantitative relationships, behavior of gases, phases of matter, solution chemistry, chemical dynamics, acid/base chemistry, oxidation-reduction process, nuclear processes, introduction to organic and biochemistry. prereq: High school algebra, high school chem
COMP 1011 - Composition I (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Process of clear, concrete, and convincing writing. Generation and discovery of subjects, revisions, editing.
COMP 1013 - Composition II (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Writing a research paper/s. Formulating/answering a research question. Developing an organizational/argument strategy for topic/audience. Supporting research question/argument with scholarly sources. prereq: 1011
SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topic selection, research, organization, rehearsal, and extemporaneous delivery of informative and persuasive speeches.
MATH 1031 - College Algebra (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic algebraic operations, linear/quadratic equations/inequalities, variation. Functions/graphs. Theory of equations. Exponential/logarithmic functions. Systems of equations. Mathmatical modeling/applications. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
MATH 1150 - Elementary Statistics (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Descriptive statistics, elementary probability, normal distribution, binomial distribution, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, correlation, regression, chi-square, ANOVA. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
AGEC 2310 - Agribusiness Financial Records
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Applied course in record keeping. Use of computerized system to record business transactions; manage agricultural inventories, receivables, payables, and payroll; and generate coordinated financial statements.
HORT 3030 - Landscape Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of aesthetic, environmental, and functional design principles to creative planning/development of residential/commercial landscapes. Emphasizes low impact and sustainability. prereq: 1021
HORT 3031 - Herbaceous Perennial Plant Materials
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Identification, classification, ecology, and landscape uses of perennial flowers, bulbs, ground covers, and wildflowers.
HORT 3034 - Commercial Floriculture Crops-Spring
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamentals of greenhouse structure and management. Heating and cooling requirements, lighting photoperiod control, soil sterilization, production of winter grown greenhouse crops such as mums, azaleas, cineraria. Identification and culture of annual bedding plants. Wholesale production, use of annual flowers in residential and commercial landscape design. prereq: 1010
HORT 3036 - Plant Propagation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Plant propagation techniques for the commercial and home propagator. Mist system construction and operation. Propagation of plants by tissue culture, seed, cutting, layering, grafting, and division. prereq: 1010, Biol 2022
HORT 3040 - Landscape Installation and Maintenance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Applied horticulture practices in planting landscape materials, installing hardscapes, and maintaining residential/commercial landscapes. Proper use/maintenance of equipment. Emphasizes environmental/sustainability considerations.
TURF 1072 - Principles of Turf Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Species identification. Cultural requirements/principles for establishing, producing, and maintaining turf. Golf course turf care/maintenance.
TURF 3077 - Turf and Landscape Irrigation Design and Installation
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic irrigation design, including pipe sizing/selection, pressure loss, sprinkler types/selection. Installation equipment, techniques. Lab.
ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts of accounting cycle, cash, accounts receivable, inventories, plant assets, payroll. prereq: Math 1031
AGRO 2640 - Applied Agriculture Chemicals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Applied use of agriculture chemicals. Safety, toxicity, efficacy, phytotoxicity, recommendations, environmental interactions. prereq: 1030
ASM 1034 - Facility Maintenance and Safety
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Safe operation, working environment for power equipment, structures, utilities, metal fabrication.
ASM 1044 - Computer-Aided Drafting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Sketching/dimensioning architectural/landscape projects. Use of CAD program to develop plan views, floor plans, elevations, pictorials, mechanical drawings.
ASM 3009 - Surveying
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles, statistical methods, theory, applications. Measurement of distance, angles, directions using theodolites, electronic distance measurement, transits, total stations. Exercises in leveling, profiling, topographic mapping, traversing, land/construction surveying. Introduction to photogrammetry, GPS, GIS.
BIOL 3131 - Plant Physiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2022, Chem 1401
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Plant functions with emphasis on higher plants. Growth and development, mineral nutrition, translocation, water relations, photosynthesis, and nitrogen metabolism. prereq: 2022, Chem 1401
CHEM 1401 - Elementary Bioorganic Chemistry (PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Organic chemistry as applied to important biochemical molecules. prereq: 1001 or 1022
ENTR 2200 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Entrepreneurship/economy. Traits/skills of entrepreneurs, opportunities in entrepreneurship, legal forms of business establishment, self-analysis/fitness for entrepreneurship.
HORT 1025 - Introduction to Arboriculture
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Applications in arboriculture. Tree biology, tree/soil/water relations, planting, pruning, worker safety, trees/urban interfaces, electrical hazards, plant health care, golf course tree maintenance. Climbing/felling techniques.
HORT 3025 - Applications in Arboriculture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of knowledge/techniques learned in introduction course. Students perform climbing, tree pruning, rigging applications, and tree felling. Safe work practices. Advanced pruning, fruit tree care. Disease/pest identification/management, cabling/bracing, lightning protection. prereq: 1025
HORT 3033 - Commercial Floriculture Crops-Fall
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Identification and culture of holiday pot plants and major cut flower crops. Soil preparation, artificial mixes, soil testing, applying soil test results; greenhouse pests, life cycle, control and management. prereq: 1010
HORT 3045 - Urban Forestry Planning and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Tree management for municipal forester. Tree planning/planting for city streets. Right of way pruning, management techniques, electrical hazard awareness, risk assessment/removals. Research papers, group exercises. prereq: 3025
HORT 3090 - Advanced Landscape Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of aesthetic, environmental, functional design principles to creative planning/development of commercial, interior, parklands, residential landscapes. Create computer generated designs using Auto CAD, SketchUp/other current design programs. prereq: 3030
MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Terminology, theories, concepts, and skills of managing. Basic functions of managing including, planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Additional topics include decision making, business ethics, and social responsibility. prereq: Psy 1001 or instructor consent
MGMT 3210 - Supervision and Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Emphasis on organizational environment/human behavior. Human resource systems, motivating employees, leadership, managing change, job satisfaction, communication, group processes, interpersonal/group dynamics within organization.
MGMT 3220 - Human Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Management of people at work. Recruitment, selection, training, compensation, evaluation. Changing nature of world of work, labor market, labor relations, emerging legal issues, discrimination in pay and employment, effects of technological change on jobs/employment performance. prereq: Mgmt 3200
MKTG 3300 - Principles of Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to marketing/strategic marketing process. Team development of marketing plan that implements product, pricing, distribution, promotional strategies. prereq: [Econ 2101 or 2102], [Psy 1001 or instructor consent]
NATR 2630 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application/use of computer-based information systems, data delivery, and geographic information systems in natural resource management and regional planning. Labs focus on developing basic competence using current suite of ArcGIS software and finding, retrieving and utilizing data currently available from public resource management agencies. prereq: 1244, MATH 1031
NATR 3203 - Park and Recreation Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of park and recreational area management. The recreationist; federal and state legislation; the roles of federal, state, local, and private sector recreation managers; and management techniques as they affect the private and public recreational area manager. prereq: NatR 1233
NATR 3344 - Land Use Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Ecological, economic, and legal principles applied to land use planning in relation to agricultural, industrial, residential, wild land, forestry, recreational, and transportation needs. Legislative, agency, and citizen involvement in environmental law formulation and enforcement. Case studies. prereq: Jr or Sr status
NATR 3364 - Plant Taxonomy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of plant taxonomy with emphasis on higher vascular plants of the Upper Midwest: family characteristics, floral structure, ecology, evolutionary relationships, values to human life, and importance as wildlife food and cover. Methods of field study and collection. prereq: Biol 2022 or instructor consent
NATR 3374 - Ecology (BIOL SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Interactions among plants, animals, and the physical environment; structure and function of ecosystems; population dynamics, biotic communities; principles of biotic succession and ecosystem management. prereq: Biol 1009, Soil 1293
SPAN 1204 - Beginning Spanish II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Emphasis on verb conjugation with the addition of compound tenses, indicative and subjective moods. Vocabulary building; dialogue concerning sports, travel, service information. Cultural and political dimensions of Spanish-speaking countries. prereq: Span 1104 or 2 years high school Spanish
TURF 3074 - Turfgrass Pest Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Identification/control of turfgrass diseases, weeds, and insects. Emphasizes integrated cultural/chemical management methods. prereq: 3072 or instructor approval
TURF 3076 - Turfgrass Management Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced skills for establishment, maintenance, and renovation. Strategies for developing turfgrass management systems. Decision-making and problem-solving in applied-business context. Professional skills development. prereq: 3074
HORT 1091 - Indoor Flowering and Foliage Plants
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Identification, culture, and propagation of foliage plants used in interior decoration.
HORT 3030 - Landscape Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of aesthetic, environmental, and functional design principles to creative planning/development of residential/commercial landscapes. Emphasizes low impact and sustainability. prereq: 1021
HORT 3031 - Herbaceous Perennial Plant Materials
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Identification, classification, ecology, and landscape uses of perennial flowers, bulbs, ground covers, and wildflowers.
HORT 3033 - Commercial Floriculture Crops-Fall
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Identification and culture of holiday pot plants and major cut flower crops. Soil preparation, artificial mixes, soil testing, applying soil test results; greenhouse pests, life cycle, control and management. prereq: 1010
HORT 3034 - Commercial Floriculture Crops-Spring
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamentals of greenhouse structure and management. Heating and cooling requirements, lighting photoperiod control, soil sterilization, production of winter grown greenhouse crops such as mums, azaleas, cineraria. Identification and culture of annual bedding plants. Wholesale production, use of annual flowers in residential and commercial landscape design. prereq: 1010
HORT 3036 - Plant Propagation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Plant propagation techniques for the commercial and home propagator. Mist system construction and operation. Propagation of plants by tissue culture, seed, cutting, layering, grafting, and division. prereq: 1010, Biol 2022
NATR 3364 - Plant Taxonomy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of plant taxonomy with emphasis on higher vascular plants of the Upper Midwest: family characteristics, floral structure, ecology, evolutionary relationships, values to human life, and importance as wildlife food and cover. Methods of field study and collection. prereq: Biol 2022 or instructor consent
ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts of accounting cycle, cash, accounts receivable, inventories, plant assets, payroll. prereq: Math 1031
AGRO 2640 - Applied Agriculture Chemicals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Applied use of agriculture chemicals. Safety, toxicity, efficacy, phytotoxicity, recommendations, environmental interactions. prereq: 1030
AGRO 3023 - Plant Breeding and Genetics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of plant breeding. Emphasizes application of genetic principles to plant breeding. Genetic variation, selection methods, cultivar development. Examples from common field/horticultural crops. prereq: BIOL 1009
ASM 1034 - Facility Maintenance and Safety
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Safe operation, working environment for power equipment, structures, utilities, metal fabrication.
BIOL 3022 - Principles of Genetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic principles of Mendelian, molecular, and population genetics. Computer simulations/models used to study aberrations and their implications. prereq: Biol 1009, Chem 1021 or 1401, Math 1031 or 1131 or 1150
BIOL 3131 - Plant Physiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2022, Chem 1401
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Plant functions with emphasis on higher plants. Growth and development, mineral nutrition, translocation, water relations, photosynthesis, and nitrogen metabolism. prereq: 2022, Chem 1401
CHEM 1401 - Elementary Bioorganic Chemistry (PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Organic chemistry as applied to important biochemical molecules. prereq: 1001 or 1022
ENTR 2200 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Entrepreneurship/economy. Traits/skills of entrepreneurs, opportunities in entrepreneurship, legal forms of business establishment, self-analysis/fitness for entrepreneurship.
ENTR 3200 - Business Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00892 - AGEC 4760/ENTR 3200
Prerequisites: 2200, ACCT 2101
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Business start-up/development phase. Planning related to opportunity recognition, product development, marketing, financing. Students research/write basic business plan. prereq: 2200, ACCT 2101
HORT 1092 - Floral Design
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles for design related to floral arrangement, identification, use, and care of cut flowers common to florist industry.
HORT 3040 - Landscape Installation and Maintenance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Applied horticulture practices in planting landscape materials, installing hardscapes, and maintaining residential/commercial landscapes. Proper use/maintenance of equipment. Emphasizes environmental/sustainability considerations.
HORT 3090 - Advanced Landscape Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of aesthetic, environmental, functional design principles to creative planning/development of commercial, interior, parklands, residential landscapes. Create computer generated designs using Auto CAD, SketchUp/other current design programs. prereq: 3030
HORT 3093 - Advanced Floral Design and Florist Operations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Advanced floral design. Management/business issues unique to floral industry. prereq: 1092
MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Terminology, theories, concepts, and skills of managing. Basic functions of managing including, planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Additional topics include decision making, business ethics, and social responsibility. prereq: Psy 1001 or instructor consent
MGMT 3210 - Supervision and Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Emphasis on organizational environment/human behavior. Human resource systems, motivating employees, leadership, managing change, job satisfaction, communication, group processes, interpersonal/group dynamics within organization.
MGMT 3220 - Human Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Management of people at work. Recruitment, selection, training, compensation, evaluation. Changing nature of world of work, labor market, labor relations, emerging legal issues, discrimination in pay and employment, effects of technological change on jobs/employment performance. prereq: Mgmt 3200
MKTG 2200 - Personal Selling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to selling principles/processes. B2B vs B2C selling. Persuasive communication. Selling vs. buying. Time management. Emphasizes developing long-term buying/selling relationships.
MKTG 3300 - Principles of Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to marketing/strategic marketing process. Team development of marketing plan that implements product, pricing, distribution, promotional strategies. prereq: [Econ 2101 or 2102], [Psy 1001 or instructor consent]
SPAN 1204 - Beginning Spanish II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Emphasis on verb conjugation with the addition of compound tenses, indicative and subjective moods. Vocabulary building; dialogue concerning sports, travel, service information. Cultural and political dimensions of Spanish-speaking countries. prereq: Span 1104 or 2 years high school Spanish
TURF 1072 - Principles of Turf Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Species identification. Cultural requirements/principles for establishing, producing, and maintaining turf. Golf course turf care/maintenance.
TURF 3077 - Turf and Landscape Irrigation Design and Installation
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic irrigation design, including pipe sizing/selection, pressure loss, sprinkler types/selection. Installation equipment, techniques. Lab.
ENTR 2200 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Entrepreneurship/economy. Traits/skills of entrepreneurs, opportunities in entrepreneurship, legal forms of business establishment, self-analysis/fitness for entrepreneurship.
HORT 1025 - Introduction to Arboriculture
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Applications in arboriculture. Tree biology, tree/soil/water relations, planting, pruning, worker safety, trees/urban interfaces, electrical hazards, plant health care, golf course tree maintenance. Climbing/felling techniques.
HORT 3025 - Applications in Arboriculture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of knowledge/techniques learned in introduction course. Students perform climbing, tree pruning, rigging applications, and tree felling. Safe work practices. Advanced pruning, fruit tree care. Disease/pest identification/management, cabling/bracing, lightning protection. prereq: 1025
HORT 3030 - Landscape Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of aesthetic, environmental, and functional design principles to creative planning/development of residential/commercial landscapes. Emphasizes low impact and sustainability. prereq: 1021
HORT 3040 - Landscape Installation and Maintenance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Applied horticulture practices in planting landscape materials, installing hardscapes, and maintaining residential/commercial landscapes. Proper use/maintenance of equipment. Emphasizes environmental/sustainability considerations.
HORT 3045 - Urban Forestry Planning and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Tree management for municipal forester. Tree planning/planting for city streets. Right of way pruning, management techniques, electrical hazard awareness, risk assessment/removals. Research papers, group exercises. prereq: 3025
NATR 1244 - Elements of Forestry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Forest management: ecology, silviculture, protection, and multiple-use decision-making processes. Woody forest plants: identification, growth requirements, and management techniques. Compass use and map reading. Survey of the lake states forest products industry. prereq: 1233
ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts of accounting cycle, cash, accounts receivable, inventories, plant assets, payroll. prereq: Math 1031
AGRO 2640 - Applied Agriculture Chemicals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Applied use of agriculture chemicals. Safety, toxicity, efficacy, phytotoxicity, recommendations, environmental interactions. prereq: 1030
ASM 1034 - Facility Maintenance and Safety
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Safe operation, working environment for power equipment, structures, utilities, metal fabrication.
ASM 1044 - Computer-Aided Drafting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Sketching/dimensioning architectural/landscape projects. Use of CAD program to develop plan views, floor plans, elevations, pictorials, mechanical drawings.
ASM 3009 - Surveying
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles, statistical methods, theory, applications. Measurement of distance, angles, directions using theodolites, electronic distance measurement, transits, total stations. Exercises in leveling, profiling, topographic mapping, traversing, land/construction surveying. Introduction to photogrammetry, GPS, GIS.
BIOL 3131 - Plant Physiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2022, Chem 1401
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Plant functions with emphasis on higher plants. Growth and development, mineral nutrition, translocation, water relations, photosynthesis, and nitrogen metabolism. prereq: 2022, Chem 1401
CHEM 1401 - Elementary Bioorganic Chemistry (PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Organic chemistry as applied to important biochemical molecules. prereq: 1001 or 1022
HORT 3034 - Commercial Floriculture Crops-Spring
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamentals of greenhouse structure and management. Heating and cooling requirements, lighting photoperiod control, soil sterilization, production of winter grown greenhouse crops such as mums, azaleas, cineraria. Identification and culture of annual bedding plants. Wholesale production, use of annual flowers in residential and commercial landscape design. prereq: 1010
HORT 3036 - Plant Propagation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Plant propagation techniques for the commercial and home propagator. Mist system construction and operation. Propagation of plants by tissue culture, seed, cutting, layering, grafting, and division. prereq: 1010, Biol 2022
HORT 3090 - Advanced Landscape Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of aesthetic, environmental, functional design principles to creative planning/development of commercial, interior, parklands, residential landscapes. Create computer generated designs using Auto CAD, SketchUp/other current design programs. prereq: 3030
MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Terminology, theories, concepts, and skills of managing. Basic functions of managing including, planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Additional topics include decision making, business ethics, and social responsibility. prereq: Psy 1001 or instructor consent
MGMT 3210 - Supervision and Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Emphasis on organizational environment/human behavior. Human resource systems, motivating employees, leadership, managing change, job satisfaction, communication, group processes, interpersonal/group dynamics within organization.
NATR 2630 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application/use of computer-based information systems, data delivery, and geographic information systems in natural resource management and regional planning. Labs focus on developing basic competence using current suite of ArcGIS software and finding, retrieving and utilizing data currently available from public resource management agencies. prereq: 1244, MATH 1031
NATR 3203 - Park and Recreation Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of park and recreational area management. The recreationist; federal and state legislation; the roles of federal, state, local, and private sector recreation managers; and management techniques as they affect the private and public recreational area manager. prereq: NatR 1233
NATR 3344 - Land Use Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Ecological, economic, and legal principles applied to land use planning in relation to agricultural, industrial, residential, wild land, forestry, recreational, and transportation needs. Legislative, agency, and citizen involvement in environmental law formulation and enforcement. Case studies. prereq: Jr or Sr status
NATR 3374 - Ecology (BIOL SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Interactions among plants, animals, and the physical environment; structure and function of ecosystems; population dynamics, biotic communities; principles of biotic succession and ecosystem management. prereq: Biol 1009, Soil 1293
NATR 3699 - Integrated Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Team study exploring synthesis of environmental, technical, economic, political, and administrative principles as applied to case studies and current management situations. Emphasis on decision-making process. prereq: Sr or instructor consent
SPAN 1204 - Beginning Spanish II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Emphasis on verb conjugation with the addition of compound tenses, indicative and subjective moods. Vocabulary building; dialogue concerning sports, travel, service information. Cultural and political dimensions of Spanish-speaking countries. prereq: Span 1104 or 2 years high school Spanish
TURF 1072 - Principles of Turf Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Species identification. Cultural requirements/principles for establishing, producing, and maintaining turf. Golf course turf care/maintenance.