Horticulture - B.A.H.

Regional College
Dean's Office
384 Library
Kent Campus
330-672-2279
rcdean@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/regional-college


Description

The Bachelor of Applied Horticulture degree provides students with the academic background and learning environment to further their education beyond an associate degree. The program aids students in the development of managerial expertise in areas of landscape design, turf grass management and urban forestry, as well as landscape design, golf courses, sports turf management, arboriculture, environmental sustainability, plant propogation and greenhouse and nursery operations.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Salem Campus

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven Regional Campuses of Kent State University. For more information on admissions, including additional requirements for some academic programs, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:  Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Transfer, Transitioning and Former Students: For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

Additional Admission Requirements: Students must have completed the Associate of Applied Science degree in Horticulture Technology.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of plant characteristics, use, identification, and taxonomy.
  2. Develop knowledge of the proper safety procedures and their application in the workplace.
  3. Develop proper business protocol and specific horticulture concentration applications in the work place.
  4. Interpret soil test results, analyze and determine the best corrective course of action.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of pest identification, taxonomy, integrated pest management, and control strategies .

University Requirements 

All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE:  University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Diversity Domestic/Global (DIVD/DIVG) 2 courses
Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core.
Experiental Learning Requirement (ELR) varies
Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience.
Kent Core (see table below) 36-37
Writing-Intensive Course (WIC) 1 course
Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course.
Upper-Division Requirement 39 (or 42)
Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and/or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours.
Total Credit Hour Requirement 120
Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 9
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Additional (KADL) 6
Total Credit Hours: 36-37

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

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Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
BSCI 16001HORTICULTURAL BOTANY 3
BSCI 26002ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES OF PEST MANAGEMENT 3
BSCI 26003PLANT IDENTIFICATION AND SELECTION I 3
BSCI 26004PLANT IDENTIFICATION AND SELECTION II 3
GEOG 16001SOIL AND HORTICULTURAL MANAGEMENT 3
HORT 16001INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE 1
HORT 26001OCCUPATIONAL REGULATIONS AND SAFETY 2
HORT 26016IRRIGATION DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE 3
HORT 26018LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION 3
HORT 36014PLANT PROPAGATION AND GREENHOUSE PRODUCTION 3
HORT 36018LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION II 3
HORT 36025PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN HORTICULTURE (WIC) 13
HORT 36046LANDSCAPE DESIGN II 3
HORT 36092INTERNSHIP IN HORTICULTURE (ELR) 4
HORT 46014GARDEN CENTER AND NURSERY PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT 3
Cooperative Work Experience, choose from the following:6
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IN TREE CARE
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IN LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IN TURF GRASS MANAGEMENT
Technical Electives, choose from the following:6
ARBORICULTURE
and URBAN FORESTRY
LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT
and LANDSCAPE DESIGN I
TURF GRASS MANAGEMENT
and GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT
Major Electives, choose from the following:6
FUNDAMENTALS OF METEOROLOGY
GEOGRAPHY OF WINE
SPORTS TURF MANAGEMENT
INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN HORTICULTURE
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
ARTH 22007ART HISTORY: RENAISSANCE TO MODERN ART (KFA) 3
BMRT 11000INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
CHEM 10030CHEMISTRY IN OUR WORLD (KBS) 3
CHEM 10031CHEMISTRY IN OUR WORLD LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
COMM 15000INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
GEOG 17064GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA (DIVD) (KSS) 3
GEOG 31070POPULATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT 3
GEOG 37010GEOGRAPHY OF OHIO 3
GEOL 21062ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE (KBS) 3
GEOL 41073GEOLOGY OF OHIO 3
PHIL 21001INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Foreign Language 24-8
Kent Core Composition6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts3
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)3
Kent Core Additional3
General Electives (total ctedit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39-upper-division credit hours) 35
Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
1

Minimum C grade is required to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

2

Courses in one foreign language or American Sign Language in proficiency required. This requirement may be fulfilled by one of the following two conditions: (1) passing the first two semesters of any foreign language or American Sign Language, or (2) passing a foreign language course at the Elementary II level or above.

3

Students are recommended to complete another internship (e.g., HORT 46092).

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!BSCI 16001 HORTICULTURAL BOTANY 3
CHEM 10030 CHEMISTRY IN OUR WORLD (KBS) 3
CHEM 10031 CHEMISTRY IN OUR WORLD LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
!HORT 16001 INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE 1
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours12
Semester Two
BMRT 11000 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
BSCI 26003 PLANT IDENTIFICATION AND SELECTION I 3
!Technical Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
First Summer Term
HORT 26018 LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION 3
Cooperative Work Experience 3
 Credit Hours6
Semester Three
!BSCI 26004 PLANT IDENTIFICATION AND SELECTION II 3
COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
!GEOG 16001 SOIL AND HORTICULTURAL MANAGEMENT 3
!HORT 26001 OCCUPATIONAL REGULATIONS AND SAFETY 2
HORT 26016 IRRIGATION DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Four
!BSCI 26002 ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES OF PEST MANAGEMENT 3
GEOL 21062 ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE (KBS) 3
!Major Elective 3
!Technical Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Summer Term
HORT 36018 LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION II 3
Cooperative Work Experience 3
 Credit Hours6
Semester Five
ARTH 22007 ART HISTORY: RENAISSANCE TO MODERN ART (KFA) 3
GEOG 17064 GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA (DIVD) (KSS) 3
GEOL 41073 GEOLOGY OF OHIO 3
!HORT 36025 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN HORTICULTURE (WIC) 3
!HORT 36046 LANDSCAPE DESIGN II 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
PHIL 21001 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Electives 3
 Credit Hours12
Third Summer Term
HORT 36092 INTERNSHIP IN HORTICULTURE (ELR) 4
 Credit Hours4
Semester Seven
GEOG 37010 GEOGRAPHY OF OHIO 3
!HORT 36014 PLANT PROPAGATION AND GREENHOUSE PRODUCTION 3
!Major Elective 3
Foreign Language 4
General Elective 2
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
GEOG 31070 POPULATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT 3
!HORT 46014 GARDEN CENTER AND NURSERY PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT 3
Foreign Language 0-4
 Credit Hours6
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120