Horticultural Business Management provides the broadest horticultural background available. The curriculum consists of a core of business, computer, and economics courses. In horticulture, students choose a special emphasis, or take an array of courses that may lead to greater job opportunities. Graduates have the knowledge to manage a horticulture business or work in market-associated positions. Opportunities exist in the sale of facilities, plant material, equipment, and supplies involved in all aspects of horticulture, or as buyers of horticulture products in the U.S. or in international markets. With careful selection of business courses, horticulture graduates can complete a minor in business administration with one additional course.

Effective Fall 2016

Freshman
AUCCCredits
AGRI 192 or 292Orientation to Agricultural Systems
Transfer Seminar
 1
AREC 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)3C3
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)3A4
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)3A4
CHEM 108Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
HORT 100Horticultural Science3A4
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)1B1
Elective 3
 Total Credits 29
Sophomore
 
ACT 205Fundamentals of Accounting 3
BUS 150 or CS 110Business Computing Concepts and Applications
Personal Computing
 3-4
CHEM 245Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 4
HORT 260Plant Propagation 4
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science 4
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Advanced Writing23
Electives 5-6
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
AREC 375 or BUS 205Agricultural Law
Legal and Ethical Issues in Business
 3
AREC 408 or FIN 305Agricultural Finance
Fundamentals of Finance
 3
BZ 440Plant Physiology 3
MGT 305Fundamentals of Management 3
MKT 305Fundamentals of Marketing 3
STAT 204Statistics for Business Students 3
Horticulture, Upper-Division1 6
BSPM, Upper Division 5
 Total Credits 29
Senior
 
Select one from the following: 3-4
Greenhouse Management4B 
Plant Breeding4B 
HORT 454Horticulture Crop Production and Management4A,4C2
HORT 476Environmental Plant Stress Physiology 3
Horticulture, upper division1 6
Arts and Humanities3B6
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Upper-Division Agricultural Economics, Business, or Economics2 3
Electives3 3-4
 Total Credits 32
 Program Total Credits: 120
1

Select any upper-division (300- to 400-level) HORT course not required elsewhere in the program.

2

Select any upper-division (300- to 400-level) course not required or selected elsewhere in the program from the following subject codes:  ACT, AREC, BUS, CIS, FIN, MGT, MKT, REL; or ECON 335ECON 340ECON 346.

3

Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level). 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   1
Orientation to Agricultural Systems    
Transfer Seminar    
AREC 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)  3C3
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)  3A4
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)  1B1
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)  1B1
Elective   3
 Total Credits   14
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)X 3A4
CHEM 108Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)  3A1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)  3C3
HORT 100Horticultural Science  3A4
CO 150 and AUCC 1B (MATH) must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 205Fundamentals of Accounting   3
Select one course from the following:   3-4
Business Computing Concepts and Applications    
Personal Computing    
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science   4
Electives   6
BZ 120 must be completed by the end of Semester 3.X   
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 245Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry   4
HORT 260Plant Propagation   4
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
Advanced Writing  23
 Total Credits   14
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Agricultural Law    
Legal and Ethical Issues in Business    
BSPM Upper-Division   2
MGT 305Fundamentals of Management   3
STAT 204Statistics for Business Students   3
HORT Upper-Division   3
ACT 205 and ECON 204 must be completed by the end of Semester 5. X   
 Total Credits   14
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Agricultural Finance    
Fundamentals of Finance    
BSPM Upper-Division   3
BZ 440Plant PhysiologyX  3
MKT 305Fundamentals of Marketing   3
HORT Upper-Division   3
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3-4
Greenhouse Management  4B 
Plant Breeding  4B 
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
HORT Upper-Division   3
Agricultural Economics, Business or Economics Upper-Division    3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HORT 454Horticulture Crop Production and ManagementX 4A,4C2
HORT 476Environmental Plant Stress PhysiologyX  3
Arts and HumanitiesX 3B3
Historical PerspectivesX 3D3
HORT Upper-DivisionX  3
ElectiveX  3
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   17
 Program Total Credits:   120