Pre-Turfgrass and Landscape Management - Preprofessional Program

The turfgrass and landscape management industry is part of one of the fastest growing segments of the nation’s agricultural economy, often experiencing growth and expansion even during recessionary periods. Career opportunities in turfgrass and landscape management are wide ranging and diverse. They include the establishment and management of turfgrasses and landscapes in residential and commercial lawns, sports fields, golf courses, parks, schools and cemeteries. Additional opportunities are in the production of seed, sod, and nursery stock, the development of private landscape management businesses, and employment in municipal and state positions, Other areas include golf course and landscape design, marketing, and urban and environmental planning.

The following list of courses are recommended for the first four semesters of a horticulture or turf/landscape management transfer program*.

*Additional courses (in areas such as business and science) are available at UNO that will transfer for specific options at UNL. R e quired and elective courses vary with option, so students should consult with their UNO adviser and the UNL Undergraduate Ca t alog to carefully plan their course selections while at UNO.

Degree Requirements

First Year

First Semester

ACE 7 Course (Arts) Elective

3 credits

BIOL 1450Biology I

5 credits

HORT 1300Introduction to Horticultural Sciences

3 credits

HORT 1310Introduction to Horticultural Sciences Laboratory

1 credit

And

MATH 1310Intermediate Algebra

3 credits

Or

MATH 1320College Algebra

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

**Required elective courses correlate to UNL Achievement-Centered Education Program categories; selected UNO courses in these categories should be verified for transfer approval prior to registration.

***MATH 1310 or MATH 1320. Hours earned in MATH 1310 or MATH 1320 will not count toward the mathematics requirements for UNL CASNR. Students are encouraged to use MATH 1310 or MATH 1320 as a free elective for their UNL CASNR program of study if they have an algebra deficiency. Students should complete their mathematics sequence at UNO. Since certain options require calculus, students are encouraged to review the UNL Undergraduate Bulletin for requirements in specific majors of interest.

First Year

Second Semester

CHEM 1010Chemistry in The Environment and Society

3 credits

CHEM 1014Chemistry in the Environment and Society Laboratory

1 credit

HORT 2210Plant Propagation

3 credits

SPCH 1110Public Speaking Fundamentals

3 credits

ACE 5 Course (History, Humanities) Elective

3 credits

And

ENGL 1150/ENGL 1154English Composition I

3 credits

Or

ENGL 1154/ENGL 1150English Composition I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

**Required elective courses correlate to UNL Achievement-Centered Education Program categories; selected UNO courses in these categories should be verified for transfer approval prior to registration.

Second Year - First Semester

Physics - select from

PHYS 1050Introduction to Physics

4 credits

PHYS 1054Introduction to Physics Laboratory

1 credit

Or

PHYS 1110General Physics

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:5

PHYS 1054 and PHYS 1154: not required for landscape design option

Second Year - First Semester

Math - select from

MATH 1950Calculus I

5 credits

Or

MATH 1930Calculus for the Managerial, Life and Social Sciences

3 credits

Or

MATH 1330Trigonometry

3 credits

Or

MATH 1530Introduction to Applied Probability and Statistics

3 credits

Or

MATH 2010Mathematics for Elementary Teachers ll

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16-18

If student selects MATH 1930, student must also select MATH 1530 for a total of 6 credits.

Second Year - First Semester

Required/elective courses (option dependent)

HORT 2000Landscape and Environmental Appreciation

3 credits

HORT 2120Landscape Plant I

3 credits

BIOL 2140Genetics

4 credits

HORT 2610Floral Design

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16-18

Second Year - Second Semester

ECON 2200Principles of Economics (Micro)

3 credits

ACE 8 Course (Ethics, Stewardship) Elective

3 credits

ACE 9 (Global Awareness) Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

**Required elective courses correlate to UNL Achievement-Centered Education Program categories; selected UNO courses in these categories should be verified for transfer approval prior to registration.

Required/elective courses

(option dependent)

HORT 2130Landscape Plants II

3 credits

HORT 2660Introduction to Landscape Design

3 credits

HORT 2670Introduction to Landscape Design Studio

1 credit

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:16-19