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*This is a new program. When there is sufficient interest, we will offer the full program.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Horticulture provides opportunities for students to prepare for careers related to agriculture, horticulture, farming, agritourism, food production, research, and food science. In addition to the General Education outcomes, the student will be given the opportunity to:

  1. Identify types of plants used in horticulture;
  2. Describe the preparation needed to engage in sustainable agriculture;
  3. Explain why sustainability is important;
  4. Explain how sustainability impacts local and regional society;
  5. Identify major methods of growing plants in horticulture and agriculture;
  6. Describe food safety issues in sustainable agriculture and horticulture;
  7. Identify various diseases that impact agriculture and horticulture;
  8. Compare and contrast pest management techniques;
  9. Describe general safety issues when engaged in growing plants;
  10. Describe how to set-up and maintain a sustainable aquaponics/hydroponics system; and
  11. Use empirical data for the purpose of developing a thesis-driven paper. 
Course IDSubject AreaCredits
Area I: General Education Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree
GS 101 Introduction to College Studies: Technology, Leadership, and Success(5)
GS/SH 110 Environmental Science, Sustainability, and Health(5)
EN 104 English Composition and Writing(5)
EN 105 Mechanics and Research of Academic Writing(5)
EN 202 Introduction to Public Speaking, Communication, and Self-Awareness(5)
GS/IT 109 Technology in the Information Age(5)
MA 105 Introduction to College Algebra(5)
MA 205 Application of Math in Society(5)
MA 210 Applied Statistics(5)
PY 220 Introduction to Psychology: Development, Personality, and Motivation(5)
SO 202 Introduction to Sociology: Culture and Diversity in a Global Society(5)
SO 235 Local and Global Citizenship with Experiential Learning (See p. 14 for additional costs)(5)
Total General Education Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree(60)
Area II: Sustainable Agriculture and Horticulture Requirements
BI 105 General Biology I (Cellular and Molecular)(5)
BI 205 General Biology II (Organismal)(5)
SH 112 Global Sustainable Solutions and Ethical Stewardship(5)
SH 113 Introduction to Horticulture and Agriculture: Sustainable Aquaponics and Hydroponics(5)
BI 206 Sustainable Water Management and Food Safety(5)
SH 301 Introduction to Entomology: Pollinators(5)
SH 302 Sustainable Marine Ecology(5)
SH 310 Introduction to Aquatic Plants:  Plant Taxonomy, Pathology, and Pollinators(5)
SH 303 Aquatic Diseases and Parasites(5)
SH 304 Advanced Horticulture and Agriculture:  Sustainability, Soils, and Fertilizers(5)
SO/BE 306 Management(5)
SH 401 Business of Horticulture and Agriculture I(5)
SH 402 Business of Horticulture and Agriculture II(5)
SH 403 System Design and Experience(5)
SH 404 Sustainability in Local and Global Environmental Policy(5)
BS 402 Principles of Research Methodology(5)
BS 485 Application through Experiential Learning(5)
Total Horticulture Requirements(85)
Area III: Approved Horticulture Electives(30)
HE 302 Environmental Health, Climate Change and Health(5)
BI 307/ SH 306 Introduction to Fisheries Biology(5)
BI 302 Botany (5)
BI 303 Weather, Climate, and the Oceans(5)
SH 406 Economics of Fisheries and the Ocean(5)
  Other electives(5)
Total Approved Horticulture Electives(30)
Area IV: Capstone(5)
BS 490AUndergraduate Capstone Project I(2)
BS 490BUndergraduate Capstone Project II(3)
Total Credits Required for Graduation(180)