Pre-Horticulture - Transfer Program

Horticulture students find exciting career opportunities as managers or owners of horticultural businesses in retail or wholesale nurseries, floral shops and greenhouses, landscape contracting businesses, and in fruit and vegetable enterprises. Graduates in horticulture may also enter the horticulture industry in horticultural journalism, extension, teaching and research. The degree curriculum allows for specialization in the following options: entrepreneurship, landscape design, organic, plant science, and production. The curriculum includes a balance of courses in horticulture, biological and physical sciences, social sciences and humanities. Students are required to participate in an internship program that provides employment in various horticultural enterprises.

 

The following list of courses are recommended for the first four semesters of a horticulture transfer program:

Degree Requirements

First Year

 First Semester

BIOL 1450Biology I

5 credits

MATH 1330Trigonometry

3 credits

Or

MATH 1950Calculus I

5 credits

ENT 115Insect Biology (UNL Distance Course)

3 credits

ENVN 2000Landscape Appreciation and Environmental Sustainability

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14-16

ENVN 2000 is an ACE 9 (Arts) Elective.


First Year

Second Semester

CHEM 1010Chemistry in The Environment and Society

3 credits

And

CHEM 1014Chemistry in the Environment and Society Laboratory

1 credit

Or

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 credits

And

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

CMST 1110Public Speaking Fundamentals

3 credits

ACE 5 Course (History, Humanities) Elective

3 credits

ENGL 1150/ENGL 1154English Composition I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Second Year

First Semester

PHYS 1050Introduction to Physics

4 credits

Or

PHYS 1110General Physics I with Algebra

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

ENVN 2120Sustainable Landscape Plants

4 credits

ACE 8 Course (Ethics, Stewardship) Elective

3 credits

Option Electives

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14-15

Second Year

Second Semester
ECON 2200Principles of Economics (Micro)

3 credits

ACE 9 (Global Awareness) Elective

3 credits

MATH 1530Introduction to Applied Probability and Statistics

3 credits

Option Electives

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12
ECON-2200 is an ACE 6 Elective.

 

 

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.

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.

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.

Option electives could be:  ECON 2220 for entrepreneurship option, BIOL 1750 or BIOL 3340, and CHEM 1190 and CHEM 1194. Please check with advisor for specific recommendations. In addition, HORT 153 is taught via distance in the summer. 

Total Credit Hours: 53-56