The Landscape Business concentration prepares individuals for careers in business management, production, operations, account management, entrepreneurship, landscape management, and project management opportunities in the green industry. This concentration focuses on both horticulture and business. Students will develop skills in estimating project costs, plant selection and care, as well as business management techniques. Students completing this concentration will also earn a minor in Business Administration through the College of Business. This concentration is fully accredited by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). Additionally, students are required to complete an internship, furthering their learning opportunities.

Effective Fall 2013

Freshman
AUCCCredits
AGRI 192 or 292Orientation to Agricultural Systems
Transfer Seminar
 1
BUS 150 or CS 110Business Computing Concepts and Applications
Personal Computing
 3-4
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)3A4
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
HORT 100Horticultural Science3A4
HORT 330Computers for Landscape Design 2
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 125Numerical Trigonometry (GT-MA1)1B1
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Electives 1-2
 Total Credits 28
Sophomore
 
ACT 205Fundamentals of Accounting 3
AREC 202 or ECON 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)
3C3
HORT 221Landscape Plants 4
HORT 331Landscape Design 2
HORT 487Internship 3
LSPA 100 or 106First-Year Spanish I
First-Year Spanish Review
 3-5
LSPA 101First-Year Spanish II 5
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science 4
Historical Perspectives3D3
 Total Credits 30-32
Junior
 
BUS 205Legal and Ethical Issues in Business 3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
FIN 305Fundamentals of Finance 3
HORT 310Greenhouse Management4B4
HORT 321Nursery Production and Management4A4
HORT 322Herbaceous Plants 3
HORT 370Landscape Irrigation 1
JTC 300Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)23
LSPA 200Second-Year Spanish I (GT-AH4)3B3
MGT 305Fundamentals of Management 3
SOCR 370Irrigation Principles 2
 Total Credits 32
Senior
 
AREC 328Small Agribusiness Management 3
Select one group from the following: 3
Group A:
  
Ecology and Management of Weeds  
Group B:
  
Applied and General Entomology  
Entomology Laboratory: Horticultural  
BUS 405AContemporary Business Topics: Entrepreneurship 3
HORT 341Turfgrass Management 3
HORT 464AArboriculture4C3
HORT 465Landscape Estimating 3
HORT 479Professional Landscape Practices 2
MKT 305Fundamentals of Marketing 3
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Electives 2-4
 Total Credits 28-30
 Program Total Credits: 120
Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   1
Orientation to Agricultural Systems    
Transfer Seminar    
Select one course from the following:   3-4
Business Computing Concepts and Applications    
Personal Computing    
HORT 100Horticultural Science  3A4
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 125Numerical Trigonometry (GT-MA1)X 1B1
Elective   2
 Total Credits   13
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)X 3A4
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)X 1A3
HORT 330Computers for Landscape Design   2
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 205Fundamentals of AccountingX  3
Select one course from the following:X  3
Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)  3C 
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)  3C 
HORT 221Landscape Plants   4
Select one course from the following:   3-5
First-Year Spanish I    
First-Year Spanish Review    
 Total Credits   13
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HORT 331Landscape Design   2
HORT 487Internship   3
LSPA 101First-Year Spanish IIX  5
SOCR 240Introductory Soil ScienceX  4
Historical Perspectives  3D3
 Total Credits   17
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 205Legal and Ethical Issues in Business   3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)  3C3
HORT 310Greenhouse Management  4B4
HORT 322Herbaceous Plants   3
LSPA 200Second-Year Spanish I (GT-AH4)  3B3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
FIN 305Fundamentals of FinanceX  3
HORT 321Nursery Production and Management  4A4
HORT 370Landscape Irrigation   1
JTC 300Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)  23
MGT 305Fundamentals of ManagementX  3
SOCR 370Irrigation Principles   2
HORT 221 must be completed by the end of Semester 6.X   
 Total Credits   16
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
AREC 328Small Agribusiness ManagementX  3
Select three credits from the following courses:X  3
Ecology and Management of Weeds    
Applied and General Entomology    
Entomology Laboratory: Horticultural    
HORT 341Turfgrass ManagementX  3
HORT 464AArboricultureX 4C3
HORT 465Landscape EstimatingX  3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 405AContemporary Business Topics: EntrepreneurshipX  3
HORT 479Professional Landscape PracticesX  2
MKT 305Fundamentals of MarketingX  3
Global and Cultural AwarenessX 3E3
ElectivesX  4
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120