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 2019

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
CHEM 245Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 4
HORT 260Plant Propagation 4
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science 4
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Select one course from the following:  3-4
Business Computing Concepts and Applications  
Personal Computing  
Advanced Writing23
Electives 5-6
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
BZ 440Plant Physiology 3
MGT 305Fundamentals of Management 3
MKT 305Fundamentals of Marketing 3
STAT 204Statistics With Business Applications (GT-MA1)1B3
Select one course from the following: 3
Agricultural Law  
Legal and Ethical Issues in Business  
Select one course from the following: 3
Agricultural Finance  
Fundamentals of Finance  
BSPM 3XX or BSPM 4XX 5
HORT 3XX or HORT 4XX 6
 Total Credits 29
Senior
 
HORT 310Greenhouse Management4B4
HORT 454Horticulture Crop Production and Management4A,4C2
HORT 476Environmental Plant Stress Physiology 3
Agricultural Economics, Business, or Economics Upper-Division1  3
HORT 3XX or HORT 4XX 6
Arts and Humanities3B6
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Electives2 2
 Total Credits 32
 Program Total Credits: 120
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 (Quantitative Reasoning) must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 205Fundamentals of Accounting   3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science   4
Select one course from the following:   3-4
Business Computing Concepts and Applications    
Personal Computing    
Electives   5-6
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
MGT 305Fundamentals of Management   3
STAT 204Statistics With Business Applications (GT-MA1)  1B3
Select one course from the following:   3
Agricultural Law    
Legal and Ethical Issues in Business    
BSPM 3XX or 4XX   2
HORT 3XX or 4XX   3
ACT 205 and ECON 204 must be completed by the end of Semester 5. X   
 Total Credits   14
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BZ 440Plant PhysiologyX  3
MKT 305Fundamentals of Marketing   3
Select one course from the following:   3
Agricultural Finance    
Fundamentals of Finance    
BSPM 3XX or 4XX   3
HORT 3XX or 4XX   3
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HORT 310Greenhouse Management  4B4
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Diversity and Global Awareness  3E3
Agricultural Economics, Business or Economics Upper-Division    3
HORT 3XX or 4XX   3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HORT 454Horticulture Crop Production and ManagementX 4A,4C2
HORT 476Environmental Plant Stress PhysiologyX  3
HORT 3XX or 4XXX  3
Arts and HumanitiesX 3B3
Historical PerspectivesX 3D3
ElectiveX  2
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   16
 Program Total Credits:   120