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A.S. - Horticultural Science

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Program Description

The Associate in Science Degree in Horticultural Science is designed for individuals who have a strong interest in occupations that relate to horticulture, nursery production, landscape design, landscape maintenance, the production of organic fruits and vegetables, and similar agricultural endeavors. 

Students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university need some foundational knowledge of plant biology, chemistry, horticulture fundamentals, soil science, and greenhouse management.

At the completion of the program, students will be able to:
 
■ Demonstrate a working knowledge of business management principles as they apply to the field of horticulture, horticulture management, and related endeavors.
■ Categorize plants based on growth, morphological characteristics, taxonomic classifications, and habitat requirements.
■ Demonstrate proficiency in written communication, oral communication, computer applications and problem-solving.
■ Develop solutions for a wide variety of plant health issues.
■ Apply classroom theory and hands-on practice in real-world horticultural environments.
■ Describe and implement both conventional and organic methods of horticultural maintenance, such as fertilization and pest control.
■ Demonstrate proficiency in the selection and use of native plants in ecological restoration projects.

Program Requirements

CODE AREA OF STUDY CR.
COLL COLLEGE FOUNDATIONS (4 cr.)
COLL101 FOUNDATIONS FOR SUCCESS 3.00
COLL210 Capstone for Biological and Clinical Studies 1.00
GER COMMUNICATION (6 cr.)
 
 
ENGL101 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I 3.00
ENGL102 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II 3.00
GER HUMANITIES* [+] (3 cr.)
 
 
 
 
GER MATH and SCIENCE ELECTIVES (11 cr.)
 
 
BIOS110 BIOLOGY I 4.00
CHEM110 COLLEGE CHEMISTRY I 4.00
MATH110 PRE-CALCULUS I 3.00
GER TECHNOLOGY (3 cr.)
 
 
COMS110 COMPUTER CONCEPTS & APPLICATIONS 3.00
GER SOCIAL SCIENCE (6 cr.)
 
 
ECON101 MACROECONOMICS 3.00
ECON102 MICROECONOMICS 3.00
 
 
 
 
REQ REQUIRED COURSES (25 cr.)
 
 
AGSC101 Introduction to Agricultural Science 3.00
AGSC201 Agricultural Marketing 3.00
BIOS130 INTRODUCTION TO BOTANY 4.00
BUSA101 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3.00
HORT102 Plant Propagation 4.00
HORT201 Introduction to Soil Science 4.00
HORT204 Greenhouse Management 4.00
ELECT ELECTIVES (3/4 cr.)
  Choose from the following courses.  
AGSC107 Agriculture Pest Control and Management 4.00
BIOS112 BIOLOGY II 4.00
BIOS122 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 4.00
BIOS124 ECOLOGY 4.00
BIOS210 MICROBIOLOGY 4.00
  Total Degree Credits:   61/62
       

*Choose from the list of approved General Education courses in the College catalog.
Click the [+] to expand a list of courses for each area.


For additional information, contact: Dina Conde
973-300-2324
dconde@sussex.edu
Effective Date: July 1, 2016
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