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Landscape Contracting/Management

Manage design, installation, and maintenance of residential, commercial, corporate, municipal, and institutional landscapes. Technological, business, and communication skills developed to successfully manage personal to large corporate landscape firms.
Highlighted Courses:

  • Principles of Landscape Horticulture. The scientific basis for all techniques used in ornamental landscapes. (HORT 4090)
  • Residential Landscape Design. Design principles, drafting skills, color theory, site analysis, client interaction. (HORT 3460)
  • Horticultural Professional Practices – Starting a Business, Budgeting, Marketing, Bidding, Personnel Management (HORT 4091)
  • Woody Plant Identification and Use. (HORT 3720)
  • Herbaceous Plant Identification (HORT 3520)
  • Global Positioning Applications to Horticulture. Mapping, data gathering for landscapes and urban forests. (HORT 4095)
  • Principles of Turf Management (CRSS 3270)
  • History of the Built Environment (LAND 2510)
  • Landscape Construction Procedures and Materials (LAND 2320)
  • Landscape Engineering Procedures and Materials (LAND 3330)
  • Art and Garden Tour of Italy, France, and the British Isles. (LAND 3900)

Community Gardening (Foodie)

Ride the "Foodie" wave and received a Certificate in Local Food Systems as you learn about organizing, funding, design, planting, and maintaining community gardens that provide locally grown, fresh produce to neighboring communities, food kitchens, restaurants, CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) members, and other regional markets.

Highlighted Coursework:

  • Community Food Production (HORT 4030)
  • Reflections on Fighting Hunger (ALDR 3820)
  • Industrial Agrofood system and its Alternatives (GEOG 4860)
  • Herbs and Medicinal Plants (HORT 3440)
  • Fertilizer and Pest Management in Organic Agriculture (HORT 3126)
  • Athens Urban Food Collective (GEOG 4890)
  • Organic Agriculture Systems (HORT 3125)
  • Conservation Aquaculture (FISH 4550)

Greenhouse/Nursery Management

Manage plants, materials, people, and money while producing interior plants, vegetable transplants, cut flowers, potted plants, and landscape ornamentals.

Highlighted coursework:

  • Greenhouse Management (HORT 4060)
  • Nursery Management (HORT 3630)
  • Woody Plant Identification and Use (HORT 3720)
  • Plant Propagation and Breeding (HORT 3620)
  • Herbaceous Identification (HORT 3500 and 3510)
  • Horticultural Professional Practices – Starting
  • Business, Budgeting, Marketing, Bidding, Personnel Management (HORT 4091)
  • Interior Plant Identification and Management (HORT 3140)
  • Ornamental Diseases, Insects, and Weeds (HORT 4360)
     

Public Garden Management

Manage botanical gardens, arboreta, and parks.

  • Principles of Landscape Horticulture. The scientific basis for all techniques used in ornamental landscapes. (HORT 4090)
  • Horticultural Professional Practices – Starting a
  • Business, Budgeting, Marketing, Bidding, Personnel Management (HORT 4091)
  • Woody Plant Identification and Use (HORT 3720)
    Interior Plant Identification and Management (HORT 3140)
  • Herbs and Medicinal Plants (HORT 3440)
    Global Positioning Applications to Horticulture.
  • Mapping, data gathering for landscapes and urban forests. (HORT 4095)
  • History of the Built Environment (LAND 2510)
  • Conserving Native Plants (HORT 3333S)
  • axonomy (PBIO 4650)

Organic Gardening

Earn in a Certificate in Organic Agriculture while working on the University Organic Farm. Through internships and coursework establish a science-based foundation of understanding how to garden and farm organically in the Southeast.

Highlighted Coursework:

  • Organic Gardening (HORT 3300)
  • Organic Agriculture Systems (HORT 3125)
  • Fertilizer and Pest Management in Organic Agriculture (HORT 3126)
  • Undergraduate Research in Organic Agriculture (HORT 4095)
  • Organic Agriculture Seminar (HORT 4096)
    Herbs and Medicinal Plants (HORT 3440)

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Horticultural Sales

Retail and wholesale sales of fruits, vegetables, cut flowers, potted plants, ornamental plants, horticultural equipment, pesticides, and fertilizers.

Highlighted coursework:

  • Greenhouse Management (HORT 4060)
  • Nursery Management (HORT 3630)
  • Principles of Landscape Horticulture. The scientific basis for all techniques used in ornamental landscapes. (HORT 4090)
  • Horticultural Professional Practices – Starting a Business, Budgeting, Marketing, Bidding, Personnel Management (HORT 4091)
  • Principles of Turfgrass Management (CRSS 3720)
  • Ornamental Diseases, Insects, and Weeds (HORT 4360)
  • Weed Science (CRSS 4340)
  • Pesticide Management and Use (CRSS 4250)

Horticultural Research

Conduct research for universities and private corporations such as fertilizer, seed, and chemical companies.

  • Greenhouse Management (HORT 4060)
  • Plant Propagation (HORT 3620)
  • Plant Taxonomy (PBIO 4650)
  • Elementary Organic chemistry (CHEM 2100)
  • Introduction of Physics (PHYS 1111 or 1112)
  • Introduction to Biochemistry (BCMB 3100)
  • Introduction to Statistics (STAT 2000)