Floriculture emphasizes greenhouse-grown flower crops. Students study propagation, production, utilization, and improvement of plants, and are prepared to grow quality greenhouse products. Courses include the production, use, and marketing of cut flowers, bedding, and potted plants, which give this concentration its focus. Students are also required to take a practicum and an internship in their junior and/or senior years. A number of opportunities exist in floriculture-related professions including greenhouse production, all phases of retail and wholesale floral business, greenhouse supply sales, greenhouse construction and computerized environmental control, plant breeding and plant research.

Effective Fall 2013

Freshman
AUCCCredits
AGRI 192 or 292Orientation to Agricultural Systems
Transfer Seminar
 1
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)3A4
Select one group from the following: 5-9
Group A:
  
Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)3A 
Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A 
Group B:
  
General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)3A 
General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)3A 
General Chemistry II  
General Chemistry Lab II  
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
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
Arts and Humanities3B3
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Electives 0-4
 Total Credits 30
Sophomore
 
AREC 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)3C3
BUS 150 or CS 110Business Computing Concepts and Applications
Personal Computing
 3-4
BZ 223Plant Identification 3
HORT 260Plant Propagation 4
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science 4
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Electives 3-4
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
BSPM 302Applied and General Entomology 2
BSPM 303BEntomology Laboratory: Horticultural 1
BSPM 361Elements of Plant Pathology 3
CHEM 245Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 4
HORT 310Greenhouse Management4B4
Select 3-4 credits from the following:1 3-4
Nursery Production and Management  
Landscape Design  
Turfgrass Management  
Medicinal and Value-Added Uses of Plants  
Turfgrass Science  
Horticulture Food Crops: Cool Season Vegetable Production  
Horticulture Food Crops: Warm Season Vegetable Production  
Horticulture Food Crops: Small Fruit Production  
Horticulture Food Crops: Tree Fruit Production  
Viticulture-Grape Production  
Plant Breeding  
Arboriculture  
Environmental Plant Stress Physiology  
HORT 322Herbaceous Plants 3
HORT 486A2Practicum: Floriculture 2
HORT 4873Internship 3
Advanced Writing 3
Electives 1-2
 Total Credits 30
Senior
 
BZ 440Plant Physiology 3
HORT 412Floriculture Crops 4
HORT 454Horticulture Crop Production and Management4A,4C2
HORT 486A4Practicum: Floriculture 2
MGT 305Fundamentals of Management 3
SOCR 330Principles of Genetics 3
Agricultural Economics5 3
Horticulture Electives6 3-4
Electives7 6-7
 Total Credits 30
 Program Total Credits: 120
1

HORT 571 may also be selected in this choice.

2

All junior-level floriculture majors are required to register for at least two credits of HORT 486A for one term.

3

For internship requirements, refer to departmental policy.

4

All senior-level floriculture majors are required to register for at least two credits of HORT 486A for one term.

5

Select from the list of courses taught in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

6

Select 3-4 credits not taken previously from the horticulture course selection in the junior year.

7

Select the number of credits to bring the program total to 120 credits. 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   1
Orientation to Agricultural Systems    
Transfer Seminar    
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)  3A4
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
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
Arts and Humanities  3B3
 Total Credits   14
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one group from the following:   4-5
Group A:    
Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)  3A 
Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)  3A 
Group B:    
General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)  3A 
General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)  3A 
Group C:    
General Chemistry II    
General Chemistry Lab II    
HORT 100Horticultural Science  3A4
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
Electives   4
CO 150, AUCC 1B (MATH), and BZ 120 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   16
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
AREC 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)  3C3
BZ 223Plant Identification   3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science   4
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3-4
Business Computing Concepts and Applications    
Personal Computing    
HORT 260Plant Propagation   4
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Elective   1
 Total Credits   14
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BSPM 302Applied and General Entomology   2
BSPM 303BEntomology Laboratory: Horticultural   1
HORT 310Greenhouse ManagementX 4B4
HORT 322Herbaceous Plants   3
HORT Elective (See Department List on Concentration Requirements tab)   3
Elective   2
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BSPM 361Elements of Plant Pathology   3
CHEM 245Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry   4
HORT 486APracticum: Floriculture   2
HORT 487Internship   3
Advanced Writing  23
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HORT 412Floriculture Crops   4
MGT 305Fundamentals of Management   3
SOCR 330Principles of Genetics   3
HORT Elective (See Department List on Concentration Requirements tab)   3
Elective   2
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BZ 440Plant PhysiologyX  3
HORT 454Horticulture Crop Production and ManagementX 4A,4C2
HORT 486APracticum: FloricultureX  2
AREC ElectiveX  3
ElectivesX  5
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