Horticulture: Public Horticulture, 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
Select one of the following:3
Written Communications in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Written Communication
Technical Writing 3
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
ENTO 2993Introduction to Entomology (LN)3
HORT 2010Internship in Horticulture or Landscape Management (3 hours)3
HORT 2513Herbaceous Plant Materials3
HORT 2613Woody Plant Materials3
HORT 3084Plant Propagation4
HORT 3113Greenhouse Management3
HORT 3153Turf Management3
MGMT 3013Fundamentals of Management (S)3
PLP 3343Principles of Plant Pathology3
PLNT 4013Principles of Weed Science3
Related Courses
Select one alternative30
Hours Subtotal61
Select 0 hours or hours to complete required total for degree0
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.


Alternative 1: Public Garden Management

ACCT 2103Financial Accounting3
HORT 4713Public Garden Management3
PLNT 3554Plant Genetics and Biotechnology4
Select 20 hours of the following: 120
Select 5 HORT hours
Select 6 BOT or NREM hours
Select 3 AGED/AGLE/RMTR/PSYC hours
Select 6 MGMT hours

11 hours must be upper division.

Alternative 2: Urban Horticulture

HORT 3013Arboriculture3
HORT 3513Landscape Irrigation3
HORT 3713Urban Horticulture Production3
HORT 4773Applied Landscape Planning3
NREM 2013Ecology of Natural Resources3
SOIL 4363Environmental Soil Science3
or SOIL 4463 Soil and Water Conservation
Select one of the following:3
Racial and Ethnic Relations (DS)
Urban Sociology
Environmental Sociology (S)
Select 9 hours of the following:9
Fruit and Nut Production
Commercial Vegetable Production
Sustainable Nursery Production
Principles of Sustainable and Organic Horticulture
Sustainable Landscape Management

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.