Horticulture: Horticultural Science, BSAG

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2017-2018. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865
American History Since 1865
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
Select one of the following:3
Applied Geometry and Trigonometry (A) 1
Trigonometry (A) 1
3 hours STAT1 designated (A)
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
BIOL 1114Introductory Biology (LN) 14
BOT 1404Plant Biology (LN) 14
CHEM 1314General Chemistry (LN) 14
or CHEM 1215 General Chemistry (LN)
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Course designated (S)3
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)6
Hours Subtotal42
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
AG 1011First Year Seminar1
AGEC 1113Introduction to Agricultural Economics (S) 23
or ECON 2103 Introduction to Microeconomics (S)
HORT 1013Principles of Horticultural Science (LN)3
SOIL 2124Fundamentals of Soil Science (N)4
Written and Oral Communications
ENGL 3323Technical Writing 33
Select one of the following:3
Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S) 2
Introduction to Speech Communication (S) 2
Elements of Persuasion (S) 2
Hours Subtotal17
Major Requirements
Core Courses
Select one of the following:3
Plant Physiology
Plant Growth and Development
Horticulture Physiology
CHEM 1225General Chemistry (LN)5
or CHEM 1515 General Chemistry (LN)
ENTO 2993Introduction to Entomology (LN)3
HORT 2010Internship in Horticulture or Landscape Management (3 hours)3
HORT 3084Plant Propagation4
HORT 3113Greenhouse Management3
PLP 3343Principles of Plant Pathology3
Select 3 hours of Genetics3
Select 3 hours of Organic Chemistry 43
Related Courses
Select 12 hours of 3000- or 4000- level courses in Botany or the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources12
Field Botany
Plant Diversity
Plant Taxonomy
Plant Anatomy
Turfgrass Integrated Pest Management
Ecological Methodology
Applications of Biotechnology in Pest Management
HORT upper-division
Principles of Weed Science
Plant-Environment Interactions
Plant Breeding
Soil Genesis, Morphology, and Classification
Sustainable Agriculture Concepts and Practice
Precision Agriculture
Soil Nutrient Management
Environmental Soil Science
Soil and Water Conservation
Soil Microbiology
Soil Chemistry and Environmental Quality
Select 18 hours of the following: 518
Herbaceous Plant Materials
Woody Plant Materials
Turf Management
Fruit and Nut Production
Commercial Vegetable Production
Landscape Irrigation
Bidding and Estimating
Urban Horticulture Production
International Experience in Horticulture (I)
Temperature Stress Physiology
Turfgrass Physiology and Ecology
Sustainable Nursery Production
Public Garden Management
Applied Landscape Planning
Horticulture in Controlled Environments Laboratory
Horticulture in Controlled Environments
Principles of Sustainable and Organic Horticulture
International Horticulture
Sustainable Landscape Management
Hours Subtotal60
Select 1 hour or hours to complete required total for degree1
Hours Subtotal1
Total Hours120

College & Departmental requirements that may be used to meet GE requirements.


If used as (S) course above, hours in this block are reduced by three.


If ENGL 3323 Technical Writing is substituted for ENGL 1213 Composition II above, then hours in this block are reduced by three.


CHEM 3013 The Chemistry of Organic Compounds or BIOC 2344 Chemistry and Applications of Biomolecules recommended.


12 hours must be upper-division.

Other Requirements

  • A minimum of 40 semester credit hours and 100 grade points must be earned in courses numbered 3000 or above.
  • A 2.00 GPA or higher in upper-division hours.
  • A 2.25 GPA or higher is required in courses listed in the Major Requirements column above.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2023.