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College of Arts and Sciences
The Bachelor of Applied Horticulture provides a course of study for students who have completed the Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture Technology and wish to complete a bachelor's degree in their chosen field. The program builds upon the knowledge acquired in the associate's degree and aid students in the development of managerial level expertise in such areas as landscape architecture, urban ecology, sports turf management, landscape design, plant propagation and nursery operations. This degree is designed to increase the student's potential by emphasizing technical application and theory, while the liberal education requirements will increase the student's ability to understand the environment in which he or she is working. Expanded internship offerings and specific targeted practicum areas for student exploration are promoted. The program is offered at the Salem campus.
Landscape architects held about 28,000 jobs in 2006. More than 1 out of 2 landscape architects were employed in architectural, engineering, and related services. State and local governments employed approximately 6 percent of all landscape architects. About 2 out of 10 landscape architects were self-employed.
Admission is open to students who have completed the Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture Technology.
Minimum 125 credit hours. Minimum 2.000 cumulative and major GPA.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
1. Interpret soil test results, analyze and determine ways to amend soils.
2. Demonstrate the knowledge of plant characteristics, culture, use, propagation, identification, and taxonomy.
3. Demonstrate the knowledge of pest characteristics, damage, control strategies, IPM, identification and taxonomy.
4. Demonstrate problem solving, critical thinking, antecedent consequence and hypothetical reasoning.
5. Work and demonstrate successfully their skills in the work place.
6. Develop business, communication, computer, math skills and their application.
7. Develop knowledge of the proper safety procedures used in the workplace.
Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive
*Courses in one foreign language or American Sign Language or equivalent 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 course at the Elementary II level or above.
Special Major Note:
Students who pass 15 credits of non-remedial academic coursework each fall and spring semester and the 1-credit First Year Experience course will accumulate 121 credits in four years. This major requires 125 credits for graduation. Students can stay on track for graduation by:
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