OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120
Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0
Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: A “C-” or better is required for courses with the PSE course designator for students in all horticulture concentrations.
Students in the Turfgrass Management Concentration have slightly different minimum grade requirements. These students receive an Associate of Science degree in Turfgrass Management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Stockbridge School of Agriculture and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental horticulture with a concentration in Turfgrass ma from the University of Maine. To receive both degrees, students in this concentration must receive a ‘C’ or better in the following courses: BIO 327, PSE 100, ENG 101, MAT 115 or MAT 122, ECO 120, PSE 221, PSE 396, PSE 457, and EES 140/141 prior to transferring to UMass.
Other GPA requirements to graduate: None.
Students in the Turfgrass Concentration must have at least a 2.5 GPA prior to transferring to the Stockbridge School of Agriculture.
Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience: PSE 430.
Contact Information: Jaina Young, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, 117 Deering Hall, (207) 581-2948, firstname.lastname@example.org
The School of Food and Agriculture is the home of the Environmental Horticulture Program. Student interested in a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Horticulture may choose from one of four concentrations: horticultural business, landscape design, sustainable horticulture, and turfgrass management. This program combines theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience working with plants. Students will study a variety of course materials including landscape design, landscape management, sustainable plant production and maintenance, greenhouse management, plant and soil sciences, turfgrass management, business management, and other related areas. The program provides excellent training for a wide-range of professional opportunities in the green industry and provides a strong background for students interested in pursuing graduate education in areas such as business administration and horticultural science. Students pursuing the horticultural business concentration have the opportunity to work towards a possible 5th year Masters Degree in Business Administration after taking a few extra courses.
The Environmental Horticulture curriculum, requiring both synthesis and application of learned concepts, offers a challenging academic experience for the serious student. 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 Environmental 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, see our website for more details.
Courses are arranged in the recommended sequence. Each semester serves as a prerequisite for the following semester. PSE courses with a grade below a “C-” will not count towards graduation credits. Students who wish to transfer into the undergraduate program in Environmental Horticulture from other programs or institutions must have a 2.0 grade point average or above.