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 2019

Freshman
AUCCCredits
AGRI 192 or 292Orientation to Agricultural Systems
Transfer Seminar
 1
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)3A4
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
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  
Arts and Humanities3B3
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
Electives 0-4
 Total Credits 30
Sophomore
 
AREC 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)3C3
BZ 223Plant Identification 3
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  
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
HORT 322Herbaceous Plants 3
HORT 486A1Practicum: Floriculture 2
HORT 4872Internship 3
Horticulture Electives (see list below) 3-4
Advanced Writing23
 Total Credits 28-29
Senior
 
BZ 440Plant Physiology 3
HORT 412Floriculture Crops 4
HORT 454Horticulture Crop Production and Management4A,4C2
HORT 486A3Practicum: Floriculture 2
MGT 305Fundamentals of Management 3
SOCR 330Principles of Genetics 3
AREC 3XX or AREC 4XX 3
Horticulture Electives (see list below) 3-4
Electives4 7-9
 Total Credits 31-32
 Program Total Credits: 120

Horticulture Electives  

HORT 321Nursery Production and Management4
HORT 331Landscape Design2
HORT 341Turfgrass Management3
HORT 401Medicinal and Value-Added Uses of Plants3
HORT 441Turfgrass Science3
HORT 451Vegetable Crop Management3
HORT 452Viticulture-Grape Production1
HORT 453Principles of Fruit Crop Management3
HORT 460/SOCR 460Plant Breeding3
HORT 464AArboriculture3
HORT 476Environmental Plant Stress Physiology3
HORT 571Soil-Plant-Water Relations/Water Stress3
Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
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
Select one course from the following:   1
Orientation to Agricultural Systems    
Transfer Seminar    
Select one group from the following:   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 
 Total Credits   16
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HORT 100Horticultural Science  3A4
Select one group from the following:   4
Group A:    
Electives (If CHEM 107 and CHEM 108 selected in Semester 1.)
    
Group B:    
General Chemistry II    
General Chemistry Lab II    
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Diversity and Global Awareness  3E3
CO 150, AUCC 1B (Quantitative Reasoning), and BZ 120 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   14
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
AREC 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)  3C3
BZ 223Plant Identification   3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science   4
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HORT 260Plant Propagation   4
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
Select one course from the following:   3-4
Business Computing Concepts and Applications    
Personal Computing    
Electives   3-4
 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
Horticulture Elective (See Department List on Concentration Requirements tab)   3-4
 Total Credits   13-14
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
Horticulture Elective (See Department List on Concentration Requirements tab)   3-4
Elective   3
 Total Credits   16-17
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BZ 440Plant PhysiologyX  3
HORT 454Horticulture Crop Production and ManagementX 4A,4C2
HORT 486APracticum: FloricultureX  2
AREC 3XX or AREC 4XXX  3
ElectivesX  4-6
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   14-16
 Program Total Credits:   120