Horticultural Science (BS): Production Systems and Entrepreneurship in Horticulture (11HORTBS-11HORTTHG)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ALS 103 Freshman Transitions and Diversity in Agriculture & Life Sciences or
ALS 303 Transfer Transitions and Diversity in Agriculture & Life Sciences
1 BIO 183 Intro Biology: Cellular & Molecular Bio
or PB 200 Plant Life
4
BIO 181 Intro Biology: Ecol, Evol, Biodiversity 4 COM 110 Public Speaking or
COM 112 Interpersonal Communication or
COM 202 Small Group Communication
3
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research 4 GEP Humanities Requirement 2 3
HS 201 The World of Horticulture: Principles and Practices 3 HESF 1** Fitness and Wellness 1
HS 290 Perspectives in Horticultural Science 1 MA 114 Intro to Finite Math with Applications or
MA 121 Elements of Calculus or
MA 131 Calculus for Life and Management Sci A or ST 311 Introduction to Statistics
3
MA 107 Precalculus I 3
16 14

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Advised Elective 1 3  Advised Elective 1 3
AEC 380 Global Water Resources or
CS 224 Seed, Biotechnology & Society or          ES 200 Climate Change and Sustainability or  IDS 201 Environmental Ethics
3 ARE 201 Intro to Agricultural & Res Economics or
EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics or
EC 205 Fundamentals of Economics
3
ANS/HS 215 Basic Agricultural Genetics or
CS 211 Plant Genetics
3 CH 220 Introductory to Organic Chemistry 3
 CH 101 Chemistry-A Molecular Science 3 CH 222 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1
CH 102 General Chemistry Laboratory 1 HESX 2** Physical Education/ Healthy Living 1
SSC 200 Soil Science 3
SSC 201 Soil Science Lab 1
13 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Advised Elective 1 3 Advised Elective 1 3
GEP Additional Breadth Requirement 2 3 ARE/BUS Elective 1 3
HS 301 Plant Propagation 4 HS 451 Plant Nutrition 3
HS 492 Horticulture Internship or
HS 493 Research Experience in Horticultural Science or
HS 494 Teaching Experience in Horticultural Science
3 PB 321 Introduction to Whole Plant Physiology 3
Plant Protection Elective 1 3 Plant Protection Elective 1 3
16 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Advised Elective 1 3 Advised Elective 1 4
ARE/BUS Elective 1 3 ARE/BUS Elective 1 3
Free Elective 3 Free Elective 3
GEP Social Science Requirement 2 3 GEP Humanities Requirement 2 3
PB/AEC 360 Ecology 4 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives Requirement 2 2
16 15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*: 120
Major/Program Footnotes
1 Students must choose a minimum of 6 hours from Plant Protection Electives, 9 hours from Business Electives, and 19 hours from Advised Electives. One course from must be selected from each Business Electives group (Entrepreneurship Electives and Management Electives). Advised Electives can also include any HS 495 Experimental Courses in Horticultural Science or any 500-level HS course.

Plant Protection Electives
(6 credits minimum)
Business Electives (9 credits minimum, at least one from each list)
CS 414 Weed Science
CS 415 Integrated Pest Management
ENT 425 General Entomology
PP 315 Principles of Plant Pathology or PP 318 Forest Pathology

Entrepreneurship Electives

ACC 280 Survey of Financial and Managerial Accounting
ARE 215 Small Business Accounting
ARE 321 Agriculture Financial Management
BUS 370 Operation Management
HS 475 Horticultural Entrepreneurship
MIE 201 Introduction to Business Processes
MIE 310 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
MIE 413 New Venture Planning

Management Electives

ARE 303 Farm Management
ARE 304 Agribusiness Management
ARE 306 Agriculture Law
ARE 309 Environmental Law and Economic Policy
ARE 311 Agriculture Markets
ARE 312 Agribusiness Marketing
ARE 332 Human Resource Management for Agribusiness
BUS 360 Marketing Methods

 

Advised Electives
(19 credits minimum; At least 3 credits from Broad Scope; Remaining 16 credits from can be from Broad-Scope, Ornamental, or Edible Plant Electives)

Broad-Scope Electives
ENT 203 An Introduction to Honey Bee and
Beekeeping
ENT 401 Honey Bee Biology and Management
HS 242 Introduction to Small Scale Landscape Design
HS 280 Hands-On Horticulture
HS 471 Landscape Ecosystem Management
HS 440 Greenhouse Management
HS 476 Crop Physiology and Production in Controlled Environments
HS 491 Sustainable Agriculture
SSC 341 Soil Fertility and Fertilizers
SSC 342 Soil and Plant Nutrient Analysis SSC 461 Soil Physical Properties and Plant
Growth
PY 211 College Physics I
PY 212 College Physics II
Ornamental Plant Electives
CS 200 Introduction to Turfgrass Management
HS 302 Gardening with Herbaceous Perennials
HS 303 Ornamental Plant ID I
HS 304 Ornamental Plant ID I
HS 411 Nursery Management
HS 442 Floriculture Crop Production
PB 220 Local Flora
Edible Plant Electives
BAE 435 Precision Agriculture Technology
CS 230 Introduction to Agroecology
CS 430 Advanced Agroecology
FS 250 Basic Food Safety
HS 421 Temp-Zone Tree Fruits: Phys & Cult
HS 422 Small Fruit Production
HS 423 Viticulture
HS 431 Vegetable Production
HS 462 Postharvest Physiology
PB 215 Medicinal Plants
PB 325 Culinary Botany
   

 

2 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 http://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/. 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 or ST 311
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:  BIO 181, BIO 183 or PB 200, CH 101, CH 102
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list.
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 201or EC 205
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: AEC 380, CS 224, ES 200, or IDS 201
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:  ALS 103 or 303
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:  CS 224, AEC 380, ES 200, or IDS 201
K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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