Horticulture: Horticultural Business, BSAG

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. 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
ENGL 1213Composition II3
or ENGL 1413 Critical Analysis and Writing II
or ENGL 3323 Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
STAT 2023Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics (A)3
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 Communications3
BCOM 3113Written Communication3
Select one of the following:
Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S) 2
Introduction to Speech Communication (S)
Elements of Persuasion (S)
Hours Subtotal17
Major Requirements
Core Courses
ACCT 2103Financial Accounting3
ENTO 2993Introduction to Entomology (LN)3
HORT 2010Internship in Horticulture or Landscape Management (3 hours)3
HORT 3084Plant Propagation4
HORT 3113Greenhouse Management3
MGMT 3013Fundamentals of Management (S)3
MSIS 2103Business Data Science Technologies3
PLP 3343Principles of Plant Pathology3
SPAN (3 credits)3
Related Courses
Select one option15
Select 18 hours from HORT (15 hours must be upper-division) excluding HORT 2010 318
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
Plant Growth and Development
Horticulture Physiology
Sustainable Landscape Management
Hours Subtotal61
Select 0 or hours to complete required total for degree0
Total Hours120


Select one option

  1. the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources minor in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness or option
  2. the Spears School of Business minor in General Business or option
  3. the Spears School of Business minor in Entrepreneurship.

Option A

9 upper-division hours AGEC and 6 hours AGEC, excluding AGEC 3010, AGEC 3101, AGEC 3183, AGEC 3810, AGEC 3990, AGEC 4101, and AGEC 4990.

Option B

ACCT 2203Managerial Accounting3
ECON 2203Introduction to Macroeconomics3
FIN 3113Finance3
LSB 3213Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business3
MKTG 3213Marketing (S)3

Option C

EEE 2023Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
EEE 3023Introduction to Entrepreneurial Thinking and Behavior3
And 9 additional hours (6 must be upper-division hours)9

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 2026.