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.

Requirements

The following list of courses are recommended for the first four semesters of a turf/landscape management transfer program:

Degree Requirements

Horticulture
BIOL 1450BIOLOGY I5
ENVN 2120SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE PLANTS4
ENVN 2000LANDSCAPE APPRECIATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY (ACE 7)3
Entomology
ENTO 115INSECT BIOLOGY (UNL Distance Course)3
Speech
CMST 1110PUBLIC SPEAKING FUNDS3
Physics
PHYS 1050INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS4
or PHYS 1110 GENERAL PHYSICS I WITH ALGEBRA
English
Select one of the following:3
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
ADVANCED COMPOSITION
Chemistry
Select one of the following:4-5
FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE CHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
Math
MATH 1330TRIGONOMETRY3
MATH 1530INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS3
ACE Electives
ACE 5 Course (History, Humanities) Elective3
ACE 8 Course (Ethics, Stewardship) Elective3
ACE 9 (Global Awareness) Elective3
Free electives7-8
Total Credits51-53

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 the UNL advisor, Anne Streich, and the UNL Undergraduate Catalog to carefully plan their course selections while at UNO.

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.

Total Credit Hours: 51-53