The Bachelor of Science in Landscape Horticulture offers four concentrations; business, design, horticultural therapy and science. The concentrations provide students the opportunity to gain theoretical and practical knowledge in areas such as plant sciences, ornamental plant production and maintenance, landscape design, landscape management, professional practices, business management, horticultural therapy and other related areas. The program provides excellent training for the wide range of opportunities in the horticulture profession and provides a strong background for students interested in pursuing graduate education in areas ranging from landscape architecture to the many areas of plant science. The Landscape Horticulture program also offers an MS degree in Horticulture.
The Landscape Horticulture curriculum offers a challenging academic experience for the serious student; requiring both synthesis and application of learned concepts. Extensive use is made of laboratory and studio activities to illustrate hands-on applications of theoretical principles. Outside the classroom, there are additional opportunities for the student to gain valuable knowledge and experience.
The strong working relationship with state, national and international horticulture industry members with ties to the Landscape Horticulture Program, has been an important factor contributing to nearly a 100% employment record for our graduates. This Maine program has been ranked one of the best in the Northeast. Our web site is: www.umaine.edu/lhc.
Courses are arranged in the recommended sequence. Each semester serves as a prerequisite for the following semester. PSE 100 and all of the LHC courses must have a grade of C- or higher before any upper level LHC courses can be taken. LHC courses with a grade below a C- will not be counted towards graduation credits.