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majors_minors: Horticulture Science: Landscape Horticulture and Design


Horticulture Science: Landscape Horticulture and Design

Degree Level

Bachelor of Science

Minor Code


Advisor's Name

Michael N. Dana

Advisor's Phone

(765) 494-5923

Advisor's Email


Students selecting landscape horticulture and design are trained for careers in design, construction, installation, and maintenance of landscapes. Graduates of this Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture program may operate a landscape design/build, construction, or maintenance firm; work as a grounds manager; do small-scale landscape design; or be involved in the development, distribution, or sales of equipment, supplies, or plant materials in the landscape industry.

Credit Hours



Freshman Year

First Semester

(0.5) AGR 10100 (Introduction to the College of Agriculture and Purdue University)
(0.5) AGR 12000 (Introduction to Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Academic Programs)
(4) BTNY 11000 (Introduction to Plant Science)
(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition)
(3) HORT 10100 (Fundamentals of Horticulture)
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 18
Second Semester
(3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(1) HORT 11000 (Survey of Horticulture)
(3) HORT 20100 (Plant Propagation)
(3) Calculus selective
(3) Humanities selective
Total Credits: 16

Sophomore Year

Third Semester

(4) CHM 25700 (Organic Chemistry)
(4) HORT 21700 (Woody Landscape Plants)
(3) LA 11600 (Graphic Communication for Students of Landscape Architects and Design)
(3) Economics selective
(3) Statistics selective
Total Credits: 17
Fourth Semester
(3) AGEC 33000 (Management Methods for Agricultural Business)
(3) AGRY 25500 (Soil Science)
(3) ASM 21500 (Surveying)
(1) HORT 22200 (DynaSCAPE Applications in Horticulture)
(1) HORT 22300 (AutoCAD Applications in Horticulture)
(1) HORT 22400 (Photoshop Applications in Horticulture)
(3) Social science selective
Total Credits: 15

Junior Year

Fifth Semester

(3) AGEC 33100 (Principles of Selling in Agricultural Business)
(3) HORT 21800 (Herbaceous Landscape Plants)
(4) HORT 30100 (Plant Physiology)
(3) HORT 31500 (Landscape Design)
(3) Concentration selective
Total Credits: 16
Sixth Semester
(3) AGRY 21000 (Fundamentals of Turfgrass Culture)
(3) AGRY 32000 (Genetics)
(3) BTNY 30100 (Introductory Plant Pathology)
(3) HORT 31600 (Landscape Construction)
(3) Humanities selective
Total Credits: 15

Senior Year

Seventh Semester

(3) ENTM 44600 (Integrated Plant Health Management for Ornamental Plants)
(3) HORT 31700 (Landscape Contracting and Maintenance)
(3) HORT 42000 (Ornamental Plant Production)
(4) HORT 43500 (Principles of Marketing and Management for Horticultural Businesses)
(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)
Total Credits: 16
Eighth Semester
(3) BTNY 30400 (Introductory Weed Science)
(3) HORT 42500 (Landscape Horticulture Capstone Project)
(1) HORT 51300 (Nutrition of Horticulture Crops)
(3) Social science or humanities selective
(3) Supervision/personnel selective
(3) Written or oral communication selective
(1) Elective
Total Credits: 17

Additional Information

* A minimum of eight weeks (320 hours) of employment is required in a technical or research-oriented facility before graduation. Verification needs to be on file in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Student Services Office.




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Created at 9/26/2011 3:03 PM by Wilson, Kenneth N
Last modified at 2/25/2012 1:43 PM by Goecker, Allan D