The Horticultural Therapy concentration combines horticulture courses with the study of therapy/human sciences, leading to careers in health care and human services. Horticultural therapy students gain the skills necessary to establish, manage, and work in a range of program types such as mental health, vocational, correctional, rehabilitative, wellness, educational, community-based and long term care.

Effective Fall 2015

Freshman
AUCCCredits
AGRI 192 or 292Orientation to Agricultural Systems
Transfer Seminar
 1
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)3A4
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)3A4
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
Select 3 credits from the following: 3
Individual and Family Development (GT-SS3)3C 
Developmental Psychology Across the Life Span  
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
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)3C3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Electives 3
 Total Credits 31
Sophomore
 
HORT 260Plant Propagation 4
HORT 270Fundamentals of Horticultural Therapy 2
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science 4
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Horticultural Science Courses (see list below) 4
Therapy/Human Science courses (see list below) 6
Arts and Humanities3B3
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
 Total Credits 29
Junior
 
Select 3 credits from the following: 3
Applied and General Entomology  
OR
  
Elements of Plant Pathology  
HORT 310Greenhouse Management4B4
HORT 421Horticultural Therapy Techniques 2
HORT 423Horticultural Therapy Programming 2
PSY 310Basic Counseling Skills 3
PSY 320Abnormal Psychology 3
Horticulture Science courses (see list below) 3
Therapy/Human Science Courses (see list below) 6
Advanced Writing23
Electives 2
 Total Credits 31
Senior
 
HORT 377Horticultural Methods for Therapy Programs 1
HORT 425Horticultural Therapy Management 3
HORT 454Horticulture Crop Production and Management4A,4C2
HORT 487Internship 3
SOWK 300 or STAT 311Research in Applied Professions
Statistics for Behavioral Sciences I
 3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Horticulture Science Courses (see list below) 5
Therapy/Human Science Courses (see list below) 6
Electives 3
 Total Credits 29
 Program Total Credits: 120

Horticultural Science Courses

HORT 221Landscape Plants4
HORT 310Greenhouse Management4
HORT 321Nursery Production and Management4
HORT 322Herbaceous Plants3
HORT 331Landscape Design2
HORT 344Organic Greenhouse Production1
HORT 401Medicinal and Value-Added Uses of Plants3
HORT 412Floriculture Crops4
HORT 450AHorticulture Food Crops: Cool Season Vegetable Production1
HORT 450BHorticulture Food Crops: Warm Season Vegetable Production1
HORT 450CHorticulture Food Crops: Small Fruit Production1
HORT 450DHorticulture Food Crops: Tree Fruit Production1

 Therapy/Human Science Courses

HDFS 201Perspectives in Gerontology3
HDFS 310Infant and Child Development in Context3
HDFS 311Adolescent/Early Adult Development in Context3
HDFS 332Death, Dying, and Grief3
OT 110Introduction to Occupational Therapy3
OT 215Medical Terminology1
OT 355The Disability Experience in Society2
PSY 315Social Psychology3
PSY 316Environmental Psychology3
PSY 460Child Exceptionality and Psychopathology3
PSY 465Adolescent Psychology3
SOC 342Leisure and Society3
SOC 352Criminology3
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Offered as nontraditional or online course.

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
HORT 100Horticultural Science X3A4
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
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)  3A4
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)  3C3
Select one course from the following:   3
Individual and Family Development (GT-SS3)  3C 
Developmental Psychology Across the Life Span    
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Elective   3
CO 150 and AUCC 1B (MATH) must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   16
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HORT 270Fundamentals of Horticultural Therapy   2
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
Horticultural Science Course (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   4
Therapy/Human Science Course (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
CHEM 107 and BZ 120 must be completed by the end of Semester 3.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HORT 260Plant Propagation   4
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science   4
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Therapy.Human Science Course (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
PSY 100 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   14
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HORT 310Greenhouse ManagementX 4B4
Select three credits from the following:   3
Applied and General Entomology    
OR    
Elements of Plant Pathology    
PSY 320Abnormal Psychology   3
Therapy/Human Science Course (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
Advanced Writing  23
HORT 270 must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HORT 421Horticultural Therapy Techniques   2
HORT 423Horticultural Therapy ProgrammingX  2
PSY 310Basic Counseling Skills   3
Horticultural Science Course (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
Therapy/Human Science Course (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
Elective   2
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Research in Applied Professions    
Statistics for Behavioral Sciences I    
HORT 425Horticultural Therapy ManagementX  3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Horticultural Science Courses (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   5
 Total Credits   14
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HORT 377Horticultural Methods for Therapy ProgramsX  1
HORT 454Horticulture Crop Production and ManagementX 4A,4C2
HORT 487InternshipX  3
Therapy/Human Science Courses (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  6
ElectiveX  3
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