Horticulture: Horticultural Science, BSAG

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2018-2019. 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
CHEM 1314Chemistry I (LN) 14
or CHEM 1215 Chemical Principles I (LN)
PBIO 1404Plant Biology (LN)4
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 Growth and Development
Horticulture Physiology
Plant Physiology
CHEM 1225Chemical Principles II (LN)5
or CHEM 1515 Chemistry II (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
ANSI 3423Animal Genetics3
or BIOL 3023 General Genetics
Select 3 hours of Organic Chemistry (CHEM 3013 or BIOC 2344 recommended) 43
Related Courses
Select 12 upper-division hours from:12
BIOC, ENTO, HORT, NREM, PBIO, PLNT, PLP, or SOIL
Select 18 hours from HORT (12 hours must be upper division) excluding HORT 2010: 518
Hours Subtotal60
Electives
Select 1 hour to complete required total for degree1
Hours Subtotal1
Total Hours120

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 2024.