Horticulture: Horticultural Business, BSAG

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. 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
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)
MATH 1483Mathematical Functions and Their Uses (A)3
or MATH 1513 College Algebra (A)
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
Select from one of the following:4
Introductory Biology (LN) 1
Introductory Biology (N)
and Introductory Biology Laboratory (LN) 1
Plant Biology (LN) 1
HORT 1013Principles of Horticultural Science (LN)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Course designated (S)
AGEC 1113Introduction to Agricultural Economics (S) 13
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)9
Hours Subtotal40
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
AG 1011First Year Seminar1
CHEM 1215Chemical Principles I (LN)5
SOIL 2124Fundamentals of Soil Science (N)4
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
ENTO 2993Introduction to Entomology (LN)3
HORT 2010Internship in Horticulture or Landscape Management (1 hour)1
HORT 2513Herbaceous Plant Materials3
or HORT 2613 Woody Plant Materials
HORT 3153Turf Management3
or HORT 3833 Hydroponics and Soilless Crop Production
HORT 3084Plant Propagation4
HORT 3513Landscape Irrigation3
PLP 3343Principles of Plant Pathology3
Hours Subtotal36
Major Requirements
ACCT 2003Survey of Accounting3
or ACCT 2103 Financial Accounting
HORT 3113Greenhouse Management3
MGMT 3013Fundamentals of Management (S)3
SPAN (3 credits)3
Select 12 hours (9 must be upper division) from HORT12
Select 5 hours from HORT or Ferguson College of Agriculture5
Select 15 hours (9 must be upper division) from AGEC or the Spears School of Business. Student should consult advisor about using these credits toward a Minor.15
Hours Subtotal44
Select 0 or hours to complete required total for degree0
Total Hours120

College & Departmental requirements that may be used to meet General Education 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 reduced by three.

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 2029.