University Catalog 2023-2024

Horticultural Science Management (AAS): Small Scale Farming 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 small-scale farming and ornamentals and landscape technology.

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 201Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics3
ARE 115Agribusiness Accounting3
SOC 203ACurrent Social Problems3
or SOC 241A Sociology of Agriculture and Rural Society
GEP US Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion3
AGI 191
AGI 192
Professional Development
and AGI External Learning Experience
Physical Education
GEP Health and Exercise Studies1
Concentration Electives
Select one of the following ANS/PO Electives:3
Beef Production
Swine Production and Management
Poultry Management
Select one of the following BAE Electives:3
Light Equipment Technology
Agricultural Tractors and Machinery
Select one of the following ENT Electives:3
General Entomology
Pesticides and Their Utilization
Select one of the following HS Electives:3
Pesticides and Their Utilization
Fruit & Vegetable Production
Major Field of Study
HS 115Plant Growth and Development3
SSC 112Principles of Soil Science4
HS 121Plant Propagation4
HS 144Weeds & Diseases of Ornamentals3
CS 152Weed Control in Field Crops3
HS 141Greenhouse Crop Production4
Free Electives
Free Electives 26
Total Hours67

Semester Sequence

This is a sample.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman 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 115 Plant Growth and Development 4
SOC 203A
Current Social Problems
or Sociology of Agriculture and Rural Society
SSC 112 Principles of Soil Science 4
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
BAE Elective 3
HS Elective 3
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester
ARE 201A Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics 3
HS 144 Weeds & Diseases of Ornamentals 3
CS 152 Weed Control in Field Crops 3
ENT Elective 3
ANS/PO Elective 3
Spring Semester
ARE 115 Agribusiness Accounting 3
GEP US Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 3
HS 141 Greenhouse Crop Production 3
Free Electives 6
 Total Hours64