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  Nov 21, 2017
 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Horticulture


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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: Susan Sullivan, Associate Director, 205 Rogers Hall, (207) 581-3029, susan.sullivan@umit.maine.edu


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.

Program Requirements:
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.

Required Courses in Suggested Sequence for B.S. in Environmental Horticulture/Horticultural Business Concentration with a BUA Minor


Second Year - Second Semester


Third Year - Second Semester


Summer


Fourth Year - First Semester


Fourth Year - Second Semester


  • ENG 317 - Business and Technical Writing Credits: 3
  • PSE 430 - Environmental Horticulture Credits: 3
  • General Education: Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives Credits: 3
  • General Education: Artistic and Creative Expression Credits: 3
  • General Education: Population and the Environment Credits: 3
  • or

  • Elective Credits: 0-3
  •  

    NOTE: The number of elective credits above depends on whether the Ethics course chosen satisfies the Population and Environment General Education Requirement as well.

Required Courses in Suggested Sequence for the B.S. in Environmental Horticulture/Landscape Design Concentration


First Year - Second Semester


Second Year - Second Semester


Third Year - First Semester


Third Year - Second Semester


Summer


Fourth Year - First Semester


Fourth Year - Second Semester


Required Courses in Suggested Sequence for the B.S. in Environmental Horticulture/Sustainable Horticulture Concentration


First Year - Second Semester


Second Year - Second Semester


Third Year - First Semester


Third Year - Second Semester


Summer


Fourth Year - First Semester


Fourth Year - Second Semester


  • ENG 317 - Business and Technical Writing Credits: 3
  • PSE 430 - Environmental Horticulture Credits: 3
  • General Education: Western Cultural Tradition Credits: 3
  • General Education: Population and the Environment Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 4 or 7
  • NOTE: The number of elective credits above depends on whether the Ethics course chosen satisfies the Population and the Environment General Education requirement as well.

Required Courses in Suggested Sequence for the B.S. in Environmental Horticulture/Turfgrass Management Concentration


First Year - Second Semester


Second Year - Second Semester


Third Year - First Semester


Summer


The following two semesters are taken at the University of Massachusetts


Fourth Year - First Semester


  • STOCKSCH 230 Introduction to Turfgrass Management Credits: 4
  • STOCKSCH 310 Principles of Weed Management Credits: 3
  • NRC 232 Principles of Arboriculture Credits: 3
  • Electives Credits: 6

Fourth Year - Second Semester


  • STOCKSCH 104 Plant Nutrients Credits: 1.5
  • STOCKSCH 107 Turfgrass Insects Credits: 2
  • STOCKSCH 112 Turfgrass Pathology Lab Credits: 2
  • STOCKSCH 232 Turfgrass Machinery Credits: 2
  • STOCKSCH 240 Applied Calculations in Turf Credits: 2
  • STOCKSCH 275 Turfgrass Physiology and Ecology Credits: 3
  • STOCKSCH 340 Advanced Turfgrass Credits: 2

 

NOTE:


NOTES:

An internship experience is required and may be met by taking either PSE 396 Field Experience in Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences (UMaine) or STOCKSCH 198T Turfgrass Internship (UMass).

Successful completion of the above sequence will result in a B.S. Degree in Environmental Horticulture with a concentration in Turfgrass Management from the University of Maine and an A.S. Degree in Turfgrass Management from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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