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.

Requirements

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

Degree Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredits
BIOL 1450 BIOLOGY I 5
MATH 1330
TRIGONOMETRY
or CALCULUS I
3-5
ENTO 115 INSECT BIOLOGY (UNL Distance Course)3
ENVN 2000 LANDSCAPE APPRECIATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY 1 3
 Credits14-16
Second Semester
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
 
CMST 1110 PUBLIC SPEAKING FUNDS 3
ACE 5 Course (History, Humanities) Elective 3
ENGL 1150
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
or ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
3
 Credits13-14
Second Year
First Semester
PHYS 1050
INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS
or GENERAL PHYSICS I WITH ALGEBRA
4
PHYS 1154 GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I 1
ENVN 2120 SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE PLANTS 4
ACE 8 Course (Ethics, Stewardship) Elective 3
Option Electives 3
 Credits15
Second Semester
ECON 2200 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MICRO) 2 3
ACE 9 (Global Awareness) Elective 3
MATH 1530 INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS 3
Option Electives 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits54-57

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.

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.