Environmental Horticulture

Associate of Applied Science Degree
EH13

Program Description
The horticulture degree prepares students for careers in landscape design, installation, and management as well as tree care, small scale urban farming, greenhouse and nursery production, golf course management, floriculture, and interiorscaping. The program emphasizes a combination of horticulture theory and hands-on practical application necessary for successful employment.

The program also prepares students to become certified by various green industry professional associations. Students may become a Georgia Certified Plant Professional (by the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture); a Georgia Certified Landscape Professional (by the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture); a Commercial Pesticide Applicator (by the Georgia Department of Agriculture); a Certified Arborist (by the International Society of Arboriculture); a Certified Professional Landscape Designer (by the Association of Professional Landscape Designers); or choose from many others.

The associate of applied science degree program includes courses in horticulture and college-level general education courses. (Program Length: 5 Semesters Minimum)

Note: Some courses in this program may be subject to a livework/supply reimbursement charge; specifically in the floral design curriculum. HORT 1720 and 1730 have a $150 supply fee. HORT 2249 has a $75 supply fee.

Employment Opportunities
Landscape contractor, landscape designer, floral designer, landscape manager, urban farmer, arborist, greenskeeper, groundskeeper, lawn service technician, nursery worker, greenhouse manager, garden center manager, interior landscaper, arborist, golf course superintendent


GENERAL HORTICULTURE – 8GH3

1st SEMESTER
12 Hours

HORT 1000 Horticulture Science

HORT 1020 Herbaceous Plant Identif

HORT xxxx Elective

General Education Area I – ENGL 1101

2nd SEMESTER
12 Hours

HORT 1010 Woody Ornamental Plant Identif

HORT 1080 Pest Management

HORT xxxx Elective

General Education Area II *


3rd SEMESTER
12 Hours

HORT xxxx Elective

HORT xxxx Elective

HORT xxxx Elective

General Education Area III – MATH 1111, MATH 1100, or MATH 1101

4th SEMESTER
9 Hours

HORT 1150 Environmental Hort Internship

HORT xxxx Elective

General Education Area IV *


5th SEMESTER
12 Hours

HORT xxxx Elective

HORT xxxx Elective

HORT xxxx Elective

General Education Class (any Gen Ed Area)


Elective(s): any HORT course not required for program completion; EMSP 1010, HRTM 1150, INDS 1100, MGMT 1100, MKTG 1100, MKTG 2010. Recommended Elective(s): HORT 1040, HORT 1060, HORT 1120, HORT 1310, HORT 1410, HORT 1440, HORT 1690, HORT 1720


LANDSCAPE – 8L13

1st SEMESTER
12 Hours

HORT 1000 Horticulture Science

HORT 1020 Herbaceous Plant Identif

HORT xxxx Elective

General Education Area I – ENGL 1101

2nd SEMESTER
12 Hours

HORT 1010 Woody Ornamental Plant Identif

HORT 1080 Pest Management

HORT 1120 Landscape Management

General Education Area II *


3rd SEMESTER
12 Hours

HORT 1040 Landscape Installation

HORT 1060 Landscape Design

HORT xxxx Elective

General Education Area III – MATH 1111, MATH 1100, or MATH 1101

4th SEMESTER
9 Hours

HORT 1150 Environmental Hort Internship

HORT xxxx Elective

General Education Area IV *


5th SEMESTER
12 Hours

HORT 1330 Turfgrass Management

HORT 1310 Irrigation

HORT xxxx Elective

General Education Class (any Gen Ed Area)


Elective(s): Any HORT course not required for program completion; EMSP 1010, HRTM 1150, INDS 1100, MGMT 1100, MKTG 1100, MKTG 2010. Recommended Elective(s): HORT 1050, HORT 1160, HORT 1200, HORT 1410, HORT 1440, HORT 1500, HORT 1690, HORT 1720


FLORAL MANAGEMENT – 8FM3

1st SEMESTER
12 Hours

HORT 1000 Horticulture Science

HORT 1020 Herbaceous Plant Identif

HORT 1720 Introductory Floral Design

General Education Area I – ENGL 1101

2nd SEMESTER
12 Hours

HORT 1010 Woody Ornamental Plant Identif

HORT 1080 Pest Management

HORT 1730 Advanced Floral Design

General Education Area II *


3rd SEMESTER
12 Hours

HORT xxxx Elective

HORT xxxx Elective

HORT xxxx Elective

General Education Area III – MATH 1111, MATH 1100, or MATH 1101

4th SEMESTER
9 Hours

HORT 1150 Environmental Hort Internship

HORT xxxx Elective

General Education Area IV *


5th SEMESTER
12 Hours

HORT 2249 Flower Shop Management

HORT 1750 Interiorscaping

HORT xxxx Elective

General Education Class (any Gen Ed Area)



59 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

The First Year Experience course (FYES 1000) is required for students entering in this program with less than 30 semester hours of college credit.

Elective(s): any HORT course not required for program completion; EMSP 1010, HRTM 1150, INDS 1100, MGMT 1100, MKTG 1100, MKTG 2010. Recommended Elective(s): HORT 1030, HORT 1060, HORT 1140, HORT 1430, HORT 1560, HORT 1680, HORT 1690

For the general educational courses noted with an (*), students can select from classes listed on pages 89-90. All associate's degree students are required to take a minimum of 15 general educational course credits. A minimum of one course must be selected from course Area I, Area II, Area III and Area IV.