Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Horticulture is the science, business and art associated with the culture, production, preservation and processing of flowers, trees, shrubs, turfgrass, vegetables, fruits and nuts. It also includes the proper environmental use and maintenance of plants in the landscape. Horticulture is involved with the production and processing of a significant part of the nation’s food supply. It provides a major source of the beauty in and around homes, cities, parks, highways, golf courses and other public areas. Educational opportunities for study in horticulture cover a wide variety of plants and subjects and range from the cellular to the whole plant level. Factors such as nutrition, irrigation, genetics, propagation, control of flowering, and fruit and seed production are considered in their relationship to culture, production, conservation of resources, harvesting, processing and storage. Students can prepare themselves for careers in public garden management (arboreta, parks and zoos), golf course management, horticulture business, environment and sustainability areas, sales and marketing, production, teaching, extension and research.

Landscape Architecture is an environmental design discipline. It applies artistic and scientific principles to the design, planning, and management of both natural and built environments. Landscape architects work a wide variety of projects including garden design, residential design, community planning, urban design, parks and recreation, commercial /campus design, and sustainable site design. The design process involves creative expression that comes from an understanding of the context of site (or landscape), natural systems, cultural systems and social dynamics. It requires one to interpret, imagine, draw, conceptualize, synthesize, and construct project ideas that transform both the landscapes and the users of those landscapes. As issues of sustainability are becoming more critical, Landscape Architects are poised to address them, as they design the interface between humankind and the urban, suburban, and natural environment.

The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture offers undergraduate programs leading to the following degrees:

  • BS in Horticulture,
  • BS in Landscape Management and
  • BLA in Landscape Architecture

www.hortla.okstate.edu

Horticulture Science emphasis is on preparing students for science-based careers, including laboratory science or graduate study. This option provides the training and expertise for production, maintenance, and preservation of fruits, nuts, vegetables, nursery crops, flower crops, etc. Training can be general or be chosen to emphasize a particular commodity area of horticulture. Students learn plant care techniques and the role plants and landscape applications play in sustaining the environment.

Horticulture Business option features opportunity to combine horticulture with principles of running a business. A built-in requirement for a formal academic minor in a business area is a feature of this option.

Turf Management provides the training for turfgrass production and for management of turfgrass in golf courses, parks, athletic fields, home landscapes, airports and along highways.

Public Horticulture focuses on the people-plant interface, particularly in urban settings. Students may choose to specialize in either garden management or urban horticulture. The program is appropriate for those interested in careers in arboreta, botanic gardens, zoos, horticultural societies, park systems, museums, habitat creation and restoration (especially disturbed areas and/or wetlands) civic garden centers, and specialty crop production in developed areas. The option can also lead to graduate study. Students have the opportunity to be involved in The Botanic Garden at OSU and the department’s television show, Oklahoma Gardening.

Landscape Architecture is the study of artistic, scientific and technical principles as they are applied to landscape planning, design, and management services. Landscape architects develop detailed landscape plans to be aesthetically pleasing, functional, and compatible with the built and natural environment. Students will experience a strong landscape design curriculum that is supported with courses in art, construction, horticulture, ecology, environmental science, and social science. This five-year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) degree focuses on professional practice. This degree is nationally accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB). Study plans may be tailored to the individual with emphasis areas in Design, Environmental Planning, and Horticulture. Typical employers of landscape architects include landscape architecture firms, architectural/engineering firms and government agencies dealing with land planning, environmental and conservation applications, urban planning and parks/recreation.

Landscape Management emphasizes the construction and management phases of landscape development, including plants, environmental applications, and structures. This four-year program leads to a BS degree accredited by the National Association of Landcare Professionals (NALP). Courses includes basic landscape architectural design, construction technology, business and horticulture. Students may emphasize either landscape design or business management. Students emphasizing business management may complete a minor in Management through the OSU Spears School of Business. Graduates are employed by landscape contracting companies, design-build firms, landscape maintenance companies, landscape nurseries, and governmental agencies.

Minor in Horticulture

Additional formal training in horticulture can benefit students in career areas as diverse as education, interior design, or entrepreneurship. The minor includes 15 hours of core courses in soil science, plant biology, and horticultural science, along with advanced cross-commodity applications in plant propagation. The core provides the basic prerequisites for further study. Students then select at least eight hours of controlled electives in horticulture according to their areas of interest. A total of 23 hours is required for the minor.

HORT 1003 Home Horticulture

Description: Offered by correspondence only. An introduction to horticultural practices for the home gardener. Planning and care of home grounds, home orchards and vegetable gardens; selection, use and care of indoor plants. Non-majors only. Credit will not substitute for required courses.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 1013 Principles of Horticultural Science (LN)

Description: Basic physical and physiological processes responsible for plant dormancy, growth, flowering, fruiting, and senescence with respect to the science and art of production, cultivation, utilization, and/or storage of horticultural plants. Current research associated with various horticultural commodity groups. Additional flat fee of $12.00 applies.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

General Education and other Course Attributes: Scientific Investigation, Natural Sciences

HORT 2010 Internship in Horticulture or Landscape Management

Prerequisites: 24 credit hours and consent of adviser.

Description: Supervised work experience with approved public and private employers in horticulture, landscape management, or related fields. Credit will not substitute for required courses. Graded on a pass-fail basis. Additional fee of $24.00 per credit hour applies. Offered for variable credit, 1-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-6

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 2123 Environmental Issues in Horticultural Science

Description: Impact of urban and suburban development on the environment and a study of horticultural solutions to limit or reverse environmental damage. Emphasis on horticultural design, construction, and maintenance techniques as they relate to the conservation of water, soil, native species, and ecosystems.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 2513 Herbaceous Plant Materials

Description: Identification, cultural requirements, and use of ornamental garden and indoor herbaceous plants. Additional fee of $12.00 per credit hour applies

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 2613 Woody Plant Materials

Description: Identification, cultural requirements, and use of ornamental woody plants including deciduous and evergreen trees, shrubs and vines. Additional fee of $12.00 per credit hour applies

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 2652 Basic Floral Design

Description: Fundamentals of floral arrangement and design for the home and the retail shop; basic skills useful to flower shop employment and operation.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lecture: 1 Lab: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 3013 Arboriculture

Prerequisites: HORT 2613 or NREM 2134 and SOIL 2124.

Description: Theory and practice of selecting, planting and maintaining trees, shrubs and vines in the landscape. Previously offered as HORT 3014.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 3084 Plant Propagation

Prerequisites: HORT 1013 or PLNT 1213, BIOL 1404 and SOIL 2124.

Description: Principles and practices involved in propagation of plants. Anatomical, morphological and physiological aspects of sexual and asexual methods of regeneration and their importance.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Lecture: 3 Lab: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 3113 Greenhouse Management

Prerequisites: HORT 1013, BIOL 1404, MATH 1483 or MATH 1513 or above.

Description: Commercial greenhouse operation with emphasis on floricultural plant production aspects; environment, growing media, fertilizers and application methods, watering, pest and disease control, chemical growth regulators, production costs. Additional fee of $12.00 per credit hour applies

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 3153 Turf Management

Prerequisites: HORT 1013, SOIL 2124 and 2 hours plant science.

Description: Selection, establishment and maintenance of grass species and other plant materials for special use areas. Additional fee of $12.00 per credit hour applies.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3 Lab: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 3213 Fruit and Nut Production

Prerequisites: BIOL 1403.

Description: Commercial production of fruits and nuts, with emphasis on pecan, apple, peach, strawberry, blackberry and blueberry. A two-day field trip is required.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 3253 Personnel and Financial Management for Horticulture

Prerequisites: HORT 1013 or LA 1013 and one upper division HORT or LA course.

Description: Preparing and executing an operational budget in a horticultural service industry and methods for maintaining an effective work force.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 3433 Commercial Vegetable Production

Prerequisites: HORT 1013, SOIL 2124 and BIOL 1404.

Description: Commercial production and marketing of vegetable crops.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 3513 Landscape Irrigation

Prerequisites: HORT 1013 or LA 1013.

Description: Basics of landscape irrigation with an emphasis on residential irrigation design, maintenance and installation.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 3612 Bidding and Estimating

Prerequisites: HORT 1013 or LA 1013 or NREM 1114 or PLNT 1213.

Description: Bid preparation and job cost estimation for landscape related projects including quantity take-offs, plant material and hardscape estimates, budgeting and pricing.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lecture: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 3713 Urban Horticulture Production

Prerequisites: HORT 1013.

Description: Principles and production of crops for public or community practices with emphasis on production associated with hydroponics, raised beds, containers, controlled environments, roof tops, high tunnels, and farmers markets.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 4053 International Experience in Horticulture (I)

Description: Participation in international travel to develop an understanding of different horticultural systems and technologies used outside the U.S.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

General Education and other Course Attributes: International Dimension

HORT 4133 Temperature Stress Physiology

Prerequisites: BIOC 3653 and BOT 3463 or HORT 4963.

Description: Effects of heat, chilling and freezing stress on plants. Responses to temperature extremes at the molecular to whole plant levels with emphasis on mechanisms of injury and resistance. Same course as PLNT 4133. May not be used for degree credit with HORT 5133 and PLNT 5133.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 4313 Commercial Flower Production and Marketing

Prerequisites: HORT 3113.

Description: Commercial production of cut flower, pot plant and bedding plant crops. Application of plant physiological principles to crop culture, crop production costs and marketing.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3 Lab: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 4453 Turfgrass Physiology and Ecology

Prerequisites: HORT 3153, BOT 1404.

Description: A study of the relationship between turf physiology and modern turf management practices. Concepts of stand ecology with emphasis on species dominance in stressful environments.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 4493 Athletic Field Management

Prerequisites: HORT 3153.

Description: Principles, practices and challenges associated with natural turf- covered athletic field management; field construction, maintenance and evaluation of playing surface quality; soil physical properties influencing management and field use, construction and maintenance materials specification, and traction, hardness and ball response factors. Offered in combination with HORT 5493. No credit for both HORT 4493 and HORT 5493.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 4543 Sustainable Nursery Production

Prerequisites: HORT 2613 and SOIL 2124.

Description: Sustainable commercial production of field- and container-grown woody ornamental crops. Previously offered as HORT 3544. No credit for both HORT 4543 and HORT 5543.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 4713 Public Garden Management

Prerequisites: HORT 1013.

Description: Issues and methods in public garden management, including database management of collections, conservation of native species, grant writing, volunteer coordination, computerized mapping systems, master planning, and other topics pertaining to a career in public horticulture. Field trips required.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3 Lab: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 4773 Applied Landscape Planning

Prerequisites: HORT 2313 or HORT 2413.

Description: Concepts of landscape contracting, design and planning. Preparation of plans, and cost estimates with an emphasis on residential landscapes and use of plant materials. No credit for students in the landscape architecture or landscape contracting programs. Previously offered as HORT 4774.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 4901 Horticulture in Controlled Environments Laboratory

Prerequisites: HORT 4903 or concurrent enrollment.

Description: Hands-on experiences and virtual field trips designed to reinforce principles discussed in HORT 4903, and to develop skill sets important to successful implementation of horticultural practices in controlled environments. Offered through web-based instruction.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 4903 Horticulture in Controlled Environments

Prerequisites: CHEM 1215 and HORT 3113.

Description: Designing, constructing, monitoring, and manipulating controlled environments for efficient horticultural production. Offered through web-based instruction. May not be used for degree credit with HORT 5903.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 4933 Principles of Sustainable and Organic Horticulture

Prerequisites: HORT 1013.

Description: Principles and practices of sustainable, organic, and alternative horticultural management systems. Offered through web-based instruction.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 4943 International Horticulture

Prerequisites: HORT 1013.

Description: Overview of the horticulture industry worldwide. Export, marketing, and international trade issues in a global horticulture context. Individual country analyses of specific fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops. Offered through web-based instruction.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 4953 Plant Growth and Development

Prerequisites: HORT 1013 and BOT 1404.

Description: Plant embryogenesis and organogenesis; growth and development of shoots and reproductive structures; plant developmental processes including shoot expansion and dormancy as influenced by temperature, light, and other environmental factors. No credit for HORT 4953 and HORT 5953.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 4963 Horticulture Physiology

Prerequisites: CHEM 1215 and BIOL 1114.

Description: Physiology of horticultural plants, including water relations, respiration, photosynthesis, and growth and development. Offered in combination with HORT 5963. No credit for both HORT 4963 and HORT 5963. Offered through web-based instruction. May not be used for degree credit with HORT 5963.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 4973 Sustainable Landscape Management

Prerequisites: HORT 1013 or LA 1013.

Description: The ecological principles and landscape resources supporting decision-making for sustainable landscape management. Retrofits of existing development for enhanced sustainability, including equipment selection, stormwater management, use of successional landscapes, permaculture, and organic methods. No credit for both HORT 4973 and HORT 5973.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 4990 Horticultural Problems

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Description: Problems related to pomology, olericulture, nursery production, landscape design, or the culture, sales and arrangement of flowers. Additional fee of $12.00 per credit hour applies. Offered for variable credit, 1-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-6

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 5000 Master's Research and Thesis

Description: Research on thesis problems required of master's degree candidates. Additional fee of $12.00 per credit hour applies. Offered for variable credit, 1-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-6

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 5020 Graduate Seminar

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Proposal and results seminars for graduate programs. Additional fee of $12.00 per credit hour applies. Offered for fixed credit, 1 credit hour, maximum of 2 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 5110 Advanced Horticultural Problems

Description: Selected research problems in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design; nursery production, olericulture and pomology. Additional fee of $12.00 per credit hour applies. Offered for variable credit, 1-12 credit hours, maximum of 20 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-12

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 5133 Temperature Stress Physiology

Prerequisites: BIOC 3653 and BOT 3463 or HORT 4963.

Description: Effects of heat, chilling and freezing stress on plants. Responses to temperature extremes at the molecular to whole plant levels with emphasis on mechanisms of injury and resistance. Same course as PLNT 5133. Offered in combination with HORT 4133 and PLNT 4133. Same course as PLNT 5133. May not be used for degree credit with PLNT 4133 and HORT 4133.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 5233 Experimental Horticulture

Description: Methods of conducting research with horticultural crops, including organization and plans, field plot techniques and analysis of data.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 5293 Plant Response to Water Stress

Prerequisites: BlOC 3653 and BOT 3463.

Description: Physiological ramifications of water deficit stress on cells, tissues, plants and canopies. Discussion of the soil/plant/atmosphere continuum, and avoidance and tolerance mechanisms leading to drought resistance. Photosynthesis, transpiration, and water-use efficiency and their relationship to biomass accumulation and crop yield. Same course as PLNT 5293.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 5422 Flowering and Fruiting in Horticultural Crops

Prerequisites: BOT 3463.

Description: Environmental, chemical and cultural factors affecting the flowering and fruiting of horticultural crops.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lecture: 2

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 5433 Postharvest Physiology

Prerequisites: BOT 3463 and BOT 3460.

Description: Physiological causes for post-harvest changes in horticultural crops (ripening and senescence) and the basis for certain postharvest treatments (precooling at harvest, controlled atmosphere storage, refrigeration, and packaging techniques). Commodity-specific postharvest phenomena. Additional fee of $12.00 per credit hour applies.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 5443 Basic Laboratory Experimentation

Description: Principles and theory of safe laboratory practice and experimentation. Techniques for developing and optimizing plant sample acquisition, extraction and analysis protocols. Theory of operation and maintenance of common laboratory instrumentation (pH measurement, solid and liquid analytical measurement, temperature measurement, spectrophotometry, HPLC, GC). Laboratory provides hands-on experience for integrated protocol development and instrument use.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 5493 Athletic Field Management

Prerequisites: HORT 3153.

Description: Principles, practices and challenges associated with natural turf- covered athletic field management; field construction, maintenance and evaluation of playing surface quality; soil physical properties influencing management and field use, construction and maintenance materials specification, and traction, hardness and ball response factors. Offered in combination with HORT 4493. No credit for both HORT 4493 and HORT 5493.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 5543 Sustainable Nursery Production

Prerequisites: HORT 2613 and SOIL 2124.

Description: Sustainable commercial production of field and container grown woody ornamental crops. No credit for both HORT 4543 and HORT 5543.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 5903 Horticulture in Controlled Environments

Prerequisites: CHEM 1215 and HORT 3113.

Description: Designing, constructing, monitoring, and manipulating controlled environments for efficient horticultural production. May not be used for degree credit for HORT 4903. Offered through web-based instruction.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 5953 Plant Growth and Development

Prerequisites: HORT 1013 and BOT 1404.

Description: Plant embryogenesis and organogeneseis; growth and development of shoots and reproductive structures; plant development processes including shoot expansion and dormancy as influenced by temperature, light, and other environmental factors. Additional fee of $12.00 per credit hour applies. No credit for both HORT 4953 and HORT 5953.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 5963 Horticulture Physiology

Prerequisites: CHEM 1215 and BIOL 1114.

Description: Physiology of horticultural plants, including water relations, respiration, photosynthesis, and growth and development. Offered in combination with HORT 4963. May not be used for degree credit with HORT 4963. Offered through web-based instruction.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 5973 Sustainable Landscape Management

Prerequisites: HORT 1013 and LA 1013.

Description: The ecological principles and landscape resources supporting decision-making for sustainable landscape management. Retrofits of existing development for enhanced sustainability, including equipment selection, stormwater management, use of successional landscapes, permaculture, and organic methods. No credit for both HORT 4973 and HORT 5973.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

HORT 6000 Doctoral Rsch & Dissertation

Description: Research on dissertation problems required of PhD candidates in multidisciplinary programs. Additional fee of $12.00 per credit hour applies. Offered for variable credit, 1-12 credit hours, maximum of 30 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-12

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

LA 1013 Introduction to Landscape Architecture and Landscape Management

Description: An overview of the field of landscape architecture and landscape management with an emphasis on the application of artistic and scientific principles of design, planning and management of natural and built environments. Additional fee of $12.00 per credit hour applies.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

LA 2213 Visual Communication I for Landscape Architecture

Description: The practice and application of drafting, freehand sketching, design vocabulary, and design concepts to explore, communicate, and represent built and imagined landscapes. Additional fee of $12.00 per credit hour applies. Previously offered as LA 2002.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

LA 2223 Visual Communication II for Landscape Architecture

Description: Visual journaling and communication. The practice and application of delineation techniques and computer based multimedia for conveying information and conceptual ideas about landscape through the development of understandable graphic presentations. Previously offered as LA 3002.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

LA 2323 Computer-Aided Design

Description: Introduction to computer operating systems. Principles of electronic drafting and visual communication techniques related to the landscape for two-dimensional and three-dimensional systems. Previously offered as LA 1122.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

LA 2513 Native American Symbolism in Landscape Design (D)

Description: Study of cultural diversity through Native American symbolism and application of these symbols as design elements relating to functional and aesthetic qualities in landscape design.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

General Education and other Course Attributes: Diversity

LA 2523 Garden Design in Harmony with Local Ecology

Description: History, theory, and practice of creating gardens in harmony with local ecology to express aesthetic and cultural values of individuals and societies. Environmental aspects of place related to design form and expression.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

LA 3010 Internship in Landscape Architecture

Prerequisites: 45 credit hours and consent of internship chairperson.

Description: Supervised work experience with approved public or private employers in landscape architecture or related fields. May not be substituted for other required courses. Graded on a pass-fail basis. Additional fee of $12.00 per credit hour applies. Offered for variable credit, 1-7 credit hours, maximum of 10 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-7

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

LA 3112 Landscape Architecture National Survey

Prerequisites: LA 3315.

Description: Examination and exposure to the state of landscape architecture practice and issues critical to profession. Includes 4- to 6-day out-of-state field trip component to the city hosting the American Society of Landscape Architects National Convention, observation of nationally recognized built works, participation in the convention and networking with professionals from across the country. Includes pre-trip research and post-trip documentation. Required for third-year landscape architecture students.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lecture: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

LA 3315 Studio I: Principles and Theory of Design

Prerequisites: LA 1013, LA 2223 and concurrent enrollment in LA 2323.

Description: Introduction to basic elements, principles, and theory of design. Exploration of design process, both 2D and 3D form, spatial organization, and temporal nature of landscape. Applied projects in small scale landscape design. Previously offered as LA 3314 and LA 3773.

Credit hours: 5

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

LA 3325 Studio 2: Site Design

Prerequisites: LA 3315.

Description: Design process, site inventory and analysis as it relates to physical and social site design. Place making, experiential, behavioral, and environmental considerations among several issues to be examined. Applied projects will focus on residential design, site design and design development. Additional fee of $12.00 per credit hour applies. Previously offered as LA 3324 and LA 4013.

Credit hours: 5

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

LA 3673 History and Theory of Landscape Architecture (H)

Description: Introduction to the history of the built environment from ancient to contemporary time that has created the styles of historical significance in landscape architecture. Examination of the social, philosophical, cultural, economic, political, and environmental conditions of the built environment within design theory.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

General Education and other Course Attributes: Humanities

LA 3682 Professional Practice and Office Procedure

Description: Ethics, office practice and procedure. Contract documents and specifications relating to landscape architecture. Previously offered as HORT 3682.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lecture: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

LA 3884 Architectural Construction 1: Site Grading

Prerequisites: LA 2323 and MCAG 2313.

Description: Review mechanical drafting and lettering techniques, understanding contours, principles of stormwater runoff, site grading and earthwork calculations, methods of managing stormwater runoff, erosion control, introduction to paving and drainage construction materials, specifications, cost estimating. Computer applications and hand graphics used for projects. Previously offered as LA 3883. Additional fee of $12.00 per credit hour applies.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

LA 3894 Landscape Architectural Construction II: Sustainable Applications

Prerequisites: LA 2323 and LA 3884.

Description: Sustainable stormwater management practices, including green roofs, rain gardens, pervious paving, bioretention, bioswales, riparian buffers, infiltration trenches, water conservation, and green streets. Introduction to sustainable materials and their applications. Computer applications and hand graphics used for projects. Previously offered as LA 3893.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

LA 4034 Landscape Planting Design

Prerequisites: LA 3324, HORT 2313 and HORT 2413.

Description: Plants in the landscape as aesthetic and functional elements. Environmental enhancement by and for plants. Preparation of planting sketches, plans and specifications. Previously offered as LA 4033.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

LA 4053 International Experience in Landscape Achitecture - Asia (I)

Prerequisites: Consent of appropriate faculty member.

Description: Participation in a formal or informal educational experience related with landscape architecture in Asia.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

General Education and other Course Attributes: International Dimension

LA 4063 International Experience in Landscape Architecture - Peru (I)

Prerequisites: Consent of appropriate faculty member.

Description: Participation in a formal or informal educational experience related with landscape architecture in Peru.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

General Education and other Course Attributes: International Dimension

LA 4112 Landscape Architecture Career Survey

Prerequisites: LA 4415.

Description: Examination and exposure to built works and landscape architecture professional offices with diverse practices and market niches. Targeted networking and career exploration opportunities for students. Includes a 4- to 6- day out-of-state regional field trip component, pre-trip research, and post-trip documentation. Required for fourth-year landscape architecture students.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Other: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

LA 4415 Studio III: Recreation and Open Space Design

Prerequisites: LA 3325, LA 3884.

Description: Recreation and play, the interface of nature, human-kind and land ethic. Applied projects will address structured and nature play, active and passive parks, open space planning, and natural landscapes. Previously offered as LA 4414 and LA 4023.

Credit hours: 5

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

LA 4423 Sustainable Planning and Design

Prerequisites: For LA students, LA 3894. For all other students, NREM 3013 or NREM 2013 and SOIL 2124.

Description: Explore the origins of sustainability as a basis for understanding how to improve the planning and design of natural and cultural environments in the practice of landscape architecture.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

LA 4425 Ecological Planning and Community Design

Prerequisites: LA 4415.

Description: Introduction to the principles of landscape ecology applied to the analysis of the designed environment. Projects on community design will address ecological and sustainable issues and provide ecologically sound and aesthetically appealing creative solutions. Additional fee of $12.00 per credit hour applies.

Credit hours: 5

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

LA 4433 Land Use and City Planning

Description: Historical survey of land use and city planning as it has informed the discipline of landscape architecture. Contemporary municipal framework of comprehensive plan, zoning, planned use development and subdivision regulations to land use, new urbanism, and designed communities.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

LA 4453 Principles of Landscape Analysis for Site Design

Prerequisites: LA 2323, LA 3325.

Description: Analysis of landscapes for design and management decision-making using real-world projects integrating computer-aided design (CAD) and geographic information systems (GIS), aerial photography, and global positioning system (GPS) technologies. Applications will be related to landscape architecture and site design. Additional fee of $12.00 per credit hour applies.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 1 Lab: 1

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

LA 4515 Studio 5: Urban Design

Prerequisites: LA 4425, LA 4894.

Description: Contemporary urban issues affecting the design process, site master planning, and multi-disciplinary problem solving. Applied project will address influences on urban design, from regional influences to user behavior. Additional fee of $12.00 per credit hour applies. Previously offered as LA 4514 and LA 5024.

Credit hours: 5

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

LA 4525 Studio 6: Collaborative

Prerequisites: LA 4515.

Description: Exploration of the dynamics of design teams, professional office environments, and community involvement. This capstone course will apply collaborative comprehensive solutions to community based projects while addressing environmental, social, and economic dynamics. Previously offered as LA 4524 and LA 5025.

Credit hours: 5

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

LA 4573 Recreation Planning

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Description: Theory and methods for small and large scale area planning with emphasis on natural and cultural resources.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

LA 4583 Landscape Environmental Planning

Prerequisites: LA 3325.

Description: Development of landscape architectural projects in the context of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and state and local government environmental regulations affecting planned projects encountered by the landscape architect. Previously offered as LA 4584.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

LA 4894 Landscape Architectural Construction 3: Materials and Methods

Prerequisites: LA 2323 and LA 3884.

Description: A capstone course using design techniques, computer skills, construction materials, methods and applications for the landscape industry. Detailed computerized construction drawings of pavement, fences, walls, wood structures, and water features. Comprehensive construction documents using computer drafting, design and calculation applications.. Previously offered as LA 4893. Additional fee of $12.00 per credit hour applies.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Honors College

LA 4990 Landscape Architecture Special Problems

Prerequisites: Consent of appropriate faculty member.

Description: Landscape architectural related problems. Additional fee of $12.00 per credit hour applies. Offered for variable credit, 1-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-6

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

LA 5110 Advanced Special Problems

Prerequisites: Consent of appropriate faculty member.

Description: Specific landscape architectural problems. Additional fee of $12.00 per credit hour applies. Offered for variable credit, 1-12credit hours, maximum of 20 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-12

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Hort & Landscape Arch

The department offers programs of study leading to the degrees of Master of Science in Horticulture (with areas of specialization including Horticultural Science, Sustainable Landscape Design and Management, Phytochemistry and Turfgrass Science). Doctoral students can participate in multidisciplinary PhD programs in Crop Science, Environmental Science, Food Science, and Plant Science. Areas of study include floriculture crops, fruit and nut crops, vegetables, ornamental nursery crops, and turf. In addition to commodity-oriented specialties, students may emphasize food processing, environmental applications, plant extraction applications, postharvest physiology, or stress physiology disciplines. Applicants should indicate their interest area(s). Research opportunities range from whole plant production/management studies to fundamental cellular studies. Additional information on programs, application procedures, and financial assistance is available at: http://www.hortla.okstate.edu/students/graduate-program/.

Prerequisites

Admission requires a bachelor's degree in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, or a related field with at least a 3.00 ("B") grade-point average. Students with course work deficiencies in fundamental areas may be required to take remedial courses to attain proficiency in accordance with the advisory committee's guidance. In addition to Graduate College requirements, applicants must submit official GRE scores, a statement of research and career interests, and three letters of reference.

Admission to the program requires approval by the graduate committee, a departmental adviser on the Graduate Faculty, the department head, and Graduate College. The program of study and research will be directed by the student's graduate adviser and advisory committee.

Janet C. Cole, PhD, —Regents Professor and Head
Professors: Louis Anella, PhD; Lynn Brandenberger, PhD;  Niels Maness, PhD; William McGlynn, PhD; Dennis Martin, PhD; Michael A. Schnelle, PhD
Associate Professors: Bruce Dunn, PhD; Michael Holmes, MLA; Justin Moss, PhD
Assistant Professors: Qing Luo, MLA; Cheryl Mihalko, MLA; Bo Zhang, PhD
Assistant Extension Specialists: Casey Hentges, MS; David Hillock, MS; Shelley Mitchell, PhD