Pre-Turfgrass and Landscape Management - Transfer 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 turfgrass and landscapes in 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 turf/landscape management transfer program:

Degree Requirements

Horticulture

HORT 1300Introduction to Horticultural Sciences

3 credits

HORT 1310Introduction to Horticultural Sciences Laboratory

1 credit

HORT 2120Landscape Plants I

3 credits

HORT 2130Landscape Plants II

3 credits

Entomology

ENT 115Insect Biology (UNL Distance Course)

3 credits

Speech

SPCH 1110Public Speaking Fundamentals

3 credits

Physics

Select one:
PHYS 1050Introduction to Physics

4 credits

Or

PHYS 1110General Physics I with Algebra

4 credits

And

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

English

Select one:
ENGL 1150/ENGL 1154English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1160/ENGL 1164English Composition II

3 credits

ENGL 1200Autobiographical Reading and Writing

3 credits

ENGL 2400Advanced Composition

3 credits

Chemistry

CHEM 1140Fundamentals of College Chemistry

4 credits

And

CHEM 1144Fundamentals of College Chemistry Laboratory

1 credit

Or

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 credits

And

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

Or

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3 credits

And

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

Math

MATH 1310Intermediate Algebra

3 credits

MATH 1330Trigonometry

3 credits

And

MATH 1530Introduction to Applied Probability and Statistics

3 credits

Or

MATH 1930Calculus for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences

3 credits

ACE Electives

ACE 5 Course (History, Humanities) Elective

3 credits

ACE 7 Course (Arts) Elective

3 credits

ACE 8 Course (Ethics, Stewardship) Elective

3 credits

Or

ACE 9 (Global Awareness) Elective

3 credits

Free Electives

7 credits

HORT-2000 recommended as ACE 9 (Global Awareness) Elective.

 

Total Credit Hours: 52-54

 

Additional Information:

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

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.

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.