Horticultural Science (BS): Technology, General Horticulture (11HORTBS-11HORTTHG)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ALS 103 Introductory Topics in ALS 1 BIO 183 Intro Biology: Cellular & Molecular Bio 4
BIO 181 Intro Biology: Ecol, Evol, Biodiversity 4 HS 290 Perspectives in Horticultural Science 1
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research 4 MA 114 Intro to Finite Math with Applications or
MA 121 Elements of Calculus or
MA 131 Calculus for Life and Management Sci A
3
HS 201 Principles of Horticulture 3 GEP Humanities Requirement* 3
MA 107 Precalculus I 3 COM 110 Public Speaking or
COM 112 Interpersonal Communication
3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course* 1
16 14

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ANS/HS 215 Basic Agricultural Genetics (F) or
CS 211 Plant Genetics (S)
3  ARE 201 Intro to Agricultural & Res Economics or
EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics
3
CH 101 Chemistry-A Molecular Science 3 CH 220 Introductory to Organic Chemistry 4
CH 102 General Chemistry Laboratory 1 Departmental Elective 1 3
Foundation Elective 1 3 Foundation Elective 1 3
Foundation Elective 1 3 SSC 200 Soil Science 3
GEP Humanities Requirement* 3 SSC 201 Soil Science Lab 1
16 17

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ARE/BUS Elective I 2 3 PB 321 Introduction to Whole Plant Physiology 3
Foundation Elective 1 4 Free Elective 3
Departmental Elective 1 3 GEP Additional Breadth Requirement* 3
GEP Social Science Requirement* 3 Plant Protection Elective 1 3
Plant Protection Elective 1 3 Specialization Elective 1 3
16 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ARE/BUS Elective II 2 3 Departmental Elective1 6
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives Requirement * 3 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives Requirement* 2-3
Specialization Elective 1 3 Specialization Elective 1 3
Specialization Elective 1 3 HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course* 1
Free Elective 3 Free Elective 4
15 16-17

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*: 125
Major/Program Footnotes (THG)
1 Students must choose a minimum of 13 hours from the Foundations Electives column, 6 hours from the Plant Protection Electives column, 12 hours from the Specialization Electives column, and an additional 12 hours of Departmental Electives. The 12 hours of Departmental Electives can be selected from any course in any column below not already taken as a Foundation, Plant Protection, or Specialization requirement. Departmental Electives can also include any HS 495 Special Topics in Horticultural Science or any 500-level HS course as well as up to 6 hours (combined) of HS 492 External Learning Experience and HS 493 Special Problems in Horticultural Science. All students are strongly encouraged to participate in a learning experience as part of their undergraduate course work.

Courses listed for Program Elective groups
Foundation Electives
(13 hours minimum)
Plant Protection Electives
(6 hours minimum)
Specialization Electives
(12 hours minimum)
PB 360 Introduction to Ecology (3,F,SU)
365 Ecology Laboratory (1,F,SU)
HS 211 Ornamental Plants I (3,F)
HS 212 Ornamental Plants II (3,S)
HS 301 Plant Propagation (4,F)
HS 451 Plant Nutrition (3,S,alt even)
SSC 341 Soil Fertility and Fertilizers (3,F)
SSC 342 Soil Fertility Laboratory (1,F)
SSC 461 Soil Physical Prop & Plant Growth (3,F)
PY 211 College Physics I (4,F,S,SU)
PY 212 College Physics II (4,F,S,SU)
CS 414 Weed Science (4,F)
CS 415 Integrated Pest Management (3,F)
ENT 425 General Entomology (3,F,SU)
PP 315 Principles of Plant Pathology (4,F)
or PP 318 Forest Pathology (3,S)Departmental Electives
(12 hours minimum)
CS 200 Introduction to Turfgrass Management (4,F)PB
HS 302 Gardening with Herbaceous Perennials (3,S,odd)
HS 342 Landscape Horticulture (3,F,S)
HS 371 Interior Plantscapes (3,S,alt odd)
HS 411 Nursery Management (3,F)
HS 421 Phys & Cult Temp-Zone Tree Fruits (3,S,alt odd)
HS 422 Small Fruit Production (3,S,alt even)
HS 431 Vegetable Production (4,F)
HS 440 Greenhouse Management (3,F)
HS 442 Production of Floricultural Crops (3,S)
HS 462 Postharvest Physiology (3,S)
HS 471 Tree and Grounds Management (4,S)

2 Students are required to take a minimum of 9 hours of course work in Economics and Business, one course in economic principles, one course in management or marketing (ARE/BUS Elective I), and one course from a set of business and economic courses (ARE/BUS Elective II). Students may choose from the following:

Note: 300-level BUS courses are restricted to students in the BUS minor or major.

 

ARE/BUS Elective I List (Select 1)
ARE 303 Farm Management (3,F,S)
ARE 304 Agribusiness Management (3,S)
ARE 311 Agricultural Markets (3,F)
ARE 312 Agribusiness Marketing (3,S)
ARE/BUS Elective II List (Select 1)
ACC 200 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3,F,S,SU)
ARE 303 Farm Management (3,F,S)
ARE 304 Agribusiness Management (3,S)
ARE 306 Agricultural Law (3,F,S)
ARE 309 Environmental Law and Economic Policy (3,F,S)
ARE 311 Agricultural Markets (3,F)
ARE 312 Agribusiness Marketing (3,S)
ARE 321 Agricultural Financial Management (3,F)
BUS 320 Financial Management (3,F,S)
BUS 330 Human Resource Management (3,F,S)
BUS 360 Marketing Methods (3,F,S)

 

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.
*Courses/groupings in the above display with an asterisk may fulfill all or part of a GEP requirement. See categories below.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  MA 107, MA 121 or MA 114 or MA 131
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  CH 101, CH 102, CH 220
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  None
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  ARE 201 or EC 201
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Health & Exercise Studies Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.
F. Additional Breadth  – (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
X   Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts or        Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  None
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. The following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement:  None
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. The following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement:  None
K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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