Horticulture - B.A.H.
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, turfgrass management and urban forestry, as well as landscape design, golf courses, sports turf management, arboriculture, environmental sustainability, plant propagation and greenhouse and nursery operations.
Example of Possible Careers and Salaries*
Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers
- -6.5% decline
- 952,300 number of jobs
- $68,090 potential earnings
First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers
- 4.8% about as fast as the average
- 685,000 number of jobs
- $67,840 potential earnings
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers
- 10.1% much faster than the average
- 1,188,000 number of jobs
- $31,730 potential earnings
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.
First-Year Students on the Kent Campus: First-year admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon cumulative grade point average, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. Students not admissible to the Kent Campus may be administratively referred to one of the seven regional campuses to begin their college coursework. For more information, visit the admissions website for first-year students.
First-Year Students on the Regional Campuses: First-year admission to Kent State’s campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Twinsburg Academic Center, is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent. For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.
International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency unless they meet specific exceptions. For more information, visit the admissions website for international students.
Transfer Students: Students who have attended any other educational institution after graduating from high school must apply as undergraduate transfer students. For more information, visit the admissions website for transfer students.
Former Students: Former Kent State students or graduates who have not attended another college or university since Kent State may complete the reenrollment or reinstatement form on the University Registrar’s website.
Admission policies for undergraduate students may be found in the University Catalog.
Some programs may require that students meet certain requirements before progressing through the program. For programs with progression requirements, the information is shown on the Coursework tab.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of plant characteristics, use, identification, and taxonomy.
- Develop knowledge of the proper safety procedures and their application in the workplace.
- Develop proper business protocol and specific horticulture concentration applications in the work place.
- Interpret soil test results, analyze and determine the best corrective course of action.
- Demonstrate knowledge of pest identification, taxonomy, integrated pest management, and control strategies.
Course List Code Title Credit Hours Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA) BSCI 16001 HORTICULTURAL BOTANY 3 BSCI 26002 ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES OF PEST MANAGEMENT 3 BSCI 26003 PLANT IDENTIFICATION AND SELECTION I 3 BSCI 26004 PLANT IDENTIFICATION AND SELECTION II 3 GEOG 16001 SOIL AND HORTICULTURAL MANAGEMENT 3 HORT 16001 INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE 1 HORT 26001 OCCUPATIONAL REGULATIONS AND SAFETY 2 HORT 26016 IRRIGATION DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE 3 HORT 26018 LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION 3 HORT 36014 PLANT PROPAGATION AND GREENHOUSE PRODUCTION 3 HORT 36018 LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION II 3 HORT 36025 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN HORTICULTURE (WIC) 1 3 HORT 36046 LANDSCAPE DESIGN II 3 HORT 36092 INTERNSHIP IN HORTICULTURE (ELR) 4 HORT 46014 GARDEN CENTER AND NURSERY PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT 3 Cooperative Work Experience, choose from the following: 6HORT 26011 COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IN TREE CAREHORT 26021 COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IN LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENTHORT 26031 COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IN TURF GRASS MANAGEMENT Technical Electives, choose from the following: 6HORT 26010
& HORT 26012
and URBAN FORESTRYHORT 26020
& HORT 26046
and LANDSCAPE DESIGN IHORT 26030
& HORT 26032
TURF GRASS MANAGEMENT
and GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT
Major Electives, choose from the following: 6GEOG 31062 FUNDAMENTALS OF METEOROLOGYGEOG 31080 GEOGRAPHY OF WINEHORT 36034 SPORTS TURF MANAGEMENTHORT 41096 INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN HORTICULTURE Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA) ARTH 22007 ART HISTORY: RENAISSANCE TO MODERN ART (KFA) 3 BMRT 11000 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3 CHEM 10030 CHEMISTRY IN OUR WORLD (KBS) 3 CHEM 10031 CHEMISTRY IN OUR WORLD LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1 COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3 GEOG 17064 GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA (DIVD) (KSS) 3 GEOG 31070 POPULATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT 3 GEOG 37010 GEOGRAPHY OF OHIO 3 ESCI 21062 ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE (KBS) 3 ESCI 41073 GEOLOGY OF OHIO 3 PHIL 21001 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS (DIVG) (KHUM) 3 UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1 Foreign Language 2 4-8 Kent Core Composition 6 Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3 Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 3 Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 3 Kent Core Additional 3 General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credits hour, including 39 upper-division credit hours) 3 5 Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120
Minimum C grade is required to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.
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.
Students are recommended to complete another internship (e.g., HORT 46092).
Graduation Requirements Summary Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA 2.000 2.000
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 One Credits ! 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 10001 FLASHES 101 1 Kent Core Requirement 3 Credit Hours 12 Semester Two BMRT 11000 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3 BSCI 26003 PLANT IDENTIFICATION AND SELECTION I 3 HORT 26018 LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION 3 ! Technical Elective 3 Kent Core Requirement 3 Credit Hours 15 First Summer Term Cooperative Work Experience 3 Credit Hours 3 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 Hours 14 Semester Four ! BSCI 26002 ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES OF PEST MANAGEMENT 3 ! Major Elective 3 ESCI 21062 ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE (KBS) 3 ! Technical Elective 3 Kent Core Requirement 3 Credit Hours 15 Second Summer Term HORT 36018 LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION II 3 Cooperative Work Experience 3 Credit Hours 6 Semester Five ARTH 22007 ART HISTORY: RENAISSANCE TO MODERN ART (KFA) 3 GEOG 17064 GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA (DIVD) (KSS) 3 ESCI 41073 GEOLOGY OF OHIO 3 ! HORT 36025 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN HORTICULTURE (WIC) 3 ! HORT 36046 LANDSCAPE DESIGN II 3 Credit Hours 15 Semester Six PHIL 21001 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS (DIVG) (KHUM) 3 Kent Core Requirement 3 Kent Core Requirement 3 Kent Core Requirement 3 General Electives 3 Credit Hours 15 Third Summer Term HORT 36092 INTERNSHIP IN HORTICULTURE (ELR) 4 Credit Hours 4 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 Hours 15 Semester Eight GEOG 31070 POPULATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT 3 ! HORT 46014 GARDEN CENTER AND NURSERY PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT 3 Foreign Language 0-4 Credit Hours 6 Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120
- In person
- Salem Campus