University Catalog 2023-2024

Horticultural Science Management (AAS): Ornamentals and Landscape Technology Concentration

To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!

The horticultural science management major is for students interested in growing, installing, and/or maintaining ornamentals, landscape plants and edibles. This program provides a foundation of science-based horticultural knowledge while emphasizing artistic and nutritional principles of plant use. Internships are required to reinforce classroom principles and vary based on the individual. The horticultural science management major offers concentrations in ornamentals and landscape technology and small-scale farming.

With this major, graduates can pursue careers in:

  • Production Manager
  • Horticulture Entrepreneur
  • Landscape Foreman
  • Pest Management Technician
  • Small Farm Manager

To learn more about this major, including contact information, please visit our website.


Mr. Lee Ivy
Program Coordinator

Plan Requirements

HS 101Introduction to Ornamentals and Landscape Technology1
WRT 111Expository Writing 13
WRT 114Professional Writing, Research and Reporting 13
MAA 102Mathematics in Agriculture and Related Sciences 13
MA 103Topics in Contemporary Mathematics3
HSM Degree Requirements
ARE 115Agribusiness Accounting3
ARE 201AIntroduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics3
SOC 203ACurrent Social Problems3
or SOC 241A Sociology of Agriculture and Rural Society
Humanities/VPA Elective3
AGI 191
AGI 192
Professional Development
and AGI External Learning Experience
Physical Education
GEP Health and Exercise Studies1
Major Field of Study
HS 111Plant Identification3
HS 115Plant Growth and Development3
HS 121Plant Propagation3
HS 144Weeds & Diseases of Ornamentals3
HS 162Landscape Maintenance3
SSC 112Principles of Soil Science4
BAE 123Light Equipment Technology3
ENT 163Ornamental & Turf Insects3
HS Advised Courses
HS 141Greenhouse Crop Production3
or HS 151 Nursery Production
HS 131Fruit & Vegetable Production3
or HS 171 Landscape Construction
Free Electives
Free Electives 26
Total Hours65

A grade of C- or higher is required.


Students should consult their academic advisors to determine which courses fill this requirement.

Semester Sequence

This is a sample.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
WRT 111 Expository Writing 3
MAA 102 Mathematics in Agriculture and Related Sciences 3
HS 101 Introduction to Ornamentals and Landscape Technology 1
HS 111 Plant Identification 3
HS 115 Plant Growth and Development 3
SOC 203A Current Social Problems 3
Spring Semester
WRT 114 Professional Writing, Research and Reporting 3
MA 103A Topics in Contemporary Mathematics 3
HS 121 Plant Propagation 3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
HS Advised Courses 1
Free Elective 3
AGI 191 Professional Development 1
Second Year
Fall Semester
ARE 201A Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics 3
HS 144 Weeds & Diseases of Ornamentals 3
HS 162 Landscape Maintenance 3
SSC 112 Principles of Soil Science 4
GEP HUM/VPA Elective 3
AGI 192 AGI External Learning Experience 1
Spring Semester
ARE 115 Agribusiness Accounting 3
BAE 123 Light Equipment Technology 3
ENT 163 Ornamental & Turf Insects 3
HS Advised Courses 3
Free Elective 3
 Total Hours63