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Regional College

Regional College

The Bachelor of Applied Horticulture provides students with the academic background and learning environment to further their education beyond an associate degree in applied science. The program aids students in the development of managerial expertise in areas of landscape design, turf grass management and urban forestry, as well as landscape design, golf courses, sports turf management, arboriculture, environmental sustainability, plant propogation and greenhouse and nursery operations. The program is offered at the Salem campus.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include positions in areas such as landscape design and architecture; landscape management; golf course, turf grass and sports field management; arboriculture and urban forestry; grounds maintenance; Federal and State governmental agencies and municipalities; botanical gardens; educational institutions and research; and private enterprises. 

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to students who have completed the Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture Technology.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 120 credit hours and 39 upper-division credit hours. Minimum 2.000 overall 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.