Horticultural Science (BS): Landscape Design, Gardens, & Urban Environments (11HORTBS-11HORTTHL)

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 MA 114 Intro to Finite Math with Applications or
MA 121 Elements of Calculus or
MA 131 Calculus for Life and Management Sci or
ST 311 Introduction to Statistics
3
HS 290 Perspectives in Horticultural Science 1
MA 107 Precalculus I 3
16 13

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CH 101 Chemistry-A Molecular Science 3 Advised Elective 1 3
CH 102 General Chemistry Laboratory 1 ARE 201 Intro to Agricultural & Res Econ or
EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics or
EC 205 Fundamentals of Economics
3
GEP Humanities Requirement 2 3 HS 242 Introduction to Landscape Design 3
HS 303 Ornamental Plant Identification I 3 HS 304 Ornamental Plant Identification II 3
PB/AEC 360 Ecology 4 SSC 200 Soil Science 3
SSC 201 Soil Science Laboratory 1
14 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Business Elective 1 3 Advised Elective 1 3
HESF 1** Fitness and Wellness 1 AEC 380 Global Water Resources or
ES 200 Climate Change and Sustainability or
IDS 201 Environmental Ethics or
NR/IDS 303 Humans and the Environment
3
HS 272 Landscape Design/Build 6 Free Elective 3
HS 492 Horticulture Internship or
HS 493 Research Experience in Horticultural Science or
HS 494 Teaching Experience in Horticultural Science
3 GEP Social Science Requirement2 3
Plant Protection Elective 1 3 PB 321 Introduction to Whole Plant Physiology 3
16 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Advised Elective 1 4 Advised Elective 1 6
GEP Additional Breadth Requirement2 3 Plant Protection Elective 1 3
HS 301 Plant Propagation 4 Free Elective 3
HS 471 Tree and Ground Maintenance 4 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives Requirement2 2
HES_ 2** Physical Education/Healthy Living 1
15 15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120
Major/Program Footnotes (THL)
1 Students must choose a minimum of 6 hours from the Plant Protection Electives, 3 credits from Business Electives, and 12 hours from Advised Electives. Advised Electives can also include any HS 495 Experimental Courses in Horticultural Science or any 500-levcl HS course.

Plant Protection Electives
(6 credits Minimum)
CS 414 Weed Science (F)
CS 415 Integrated Pest Management (S)
ENT 425 General Entomology (F)
PP 315 Principles of Plant Pathology (F) or
PP 318 Forest Pathology
CS 414 Weed Science
Business Electives
(3 hours minimum)  
ACC 280 Survey of Financial and Managerial Accounting
ARE 215 Small Business Accounting
ARE 304 Agribusiness Management
ARE 306 Agriculture Law
ARE 309 Environmental Law and Economic Policy
ARE 312 Agribusiness Marketing
ARE 321 Agricultural Financial Management or
ARE 323 Agribusiness Finance
ARE 332 Human Resources Management for Agribusiness
HS 475 Horticultural Entrepreneurship

 

 

Advised Electives
(16 credits minimum: At least 3 credits from Broad-scope, Remaining 13 credits can come from Broad-scope, Landscape Design, or Gardens and Urban Environments Electives.)

Broad-Scope Electives

CS 200 Turfgrass Management
HS 280 Hands-On Horticulture
HS 420 Green Infrastructure
HS 432 Permaculture
HS 451 Plant Nutrition
HS 491 Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Study Abroad
SSC 341 Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management
SSC 342 Soil and Plant Nutrient Analysis
PB 215 Medicinal Plants or
PB 220 Local Flora

Landscape Design Electives

HS 252 Landscape Graphic Communication
HS 357 Landscape Grading and Drainage
HS 400 Residential Landscaping
HS 416 Planting Design
HS 418 Digital Media Graphics for Landscape Designers

Gardens and Urban Environments Electives

COM 289 Science Communication and Public Engagement
HS 400 Residential Landscaping
HS 401 Landscape Grading and Drainage
HS 418 Digital Media Graphics for Landscape Designers
HS 433 Public Garden Administration
NP 340 Grant Writing for Nonprofits
PS 203 Introduction to Nonprofits
HS 428 Service Learning in Urban Ag. Systems

2 Students will have at least one computer-aided design course. HS 418 gives an overview of AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. as applied to a single semester-long project. If a student plans on pursuing an MLA degree, they should take LAR 210 (Digital Drawing) and LAR 211 (Digital Design Media). Any one of these courses fulfills this requirement.

 

*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 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 or 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, ES 200, IDS 201, or NR/IDS 303
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) 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) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement:  AEC 380, ES 200, IDS 201, or NR/IDS 303
K. Foreign Language proficiency
Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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