Environmental Horticultural Science

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Environmental Horticultural Science Information and Course Requirements

The Environmental Horticultural Science concentration offers students a comprehensive preparation for positions in the nursery, turf, greenhouse, landscape, and floriculture industries, including public horticulture. Graduates are employed as business owners, growers, managers, researchers, educators, arboreta and botanical garden directors, landscape contractors and designers, landscape management professionals, pest control advisors, and park, sports field and golf course superintendents. The curriculum stresses production and marketing of nursery plants, fresh flowers, and flowering and foliage plants, landscape contracting, design, installation and management, turf installation and management, integrated pest management, and horticultural education, native plant restoration, green roofs and walls, and the public display of plants.

Environmental Horticultural Science Concentration: 2019-20

Required Courses Units
PLSC 123 Landscape Installation and Maintenance 4
PLSC 127 Horticulture and Landscape Design 4
PLSC 233 Plant Materials I 4
PLSC 234 Plant Materials II 4
PLSC 245 Horticultural Production Techniques 3
PLSC 350 Abiotic Plant Problems 4
PLSC 427 Diseases and Pest Control Systems for Ornamental Plants 4
Total: 27
Approved Electives: 16
Total Units in Concentration: 43
Approved Electives: Consultation with advisor is recommended prior to selecting approved electives; bear in mind your selections may impact pursuit of post-baccalaureate studies and/or goals. At least 8 units must be upper-division. 16
PLSC 126 Landscape Construction 3
PLSC 200 Special Problems for Undergraduates 1-4
PLSC 212 Enterprise Project I
or PLSC 312 Enterprise Project II
PLSC 215 Floral Design I 4
PLSC 225 Floral Design II 4
PLSC 301 Principles of Landscape Design 4
PLSC 327 Vertebrate Pest Management 4
PLSC 332 Landscape Contracting 4
PLSC 333 Greenhouse Vegetable Production 2
PLSC 339 Internship in Horticulture and Crop Science 1-4
PLSC 340 Principles of Greenhouse Environment 4
PLSC 341 Cut Flower Production 4
PLSC 342 Potted Plant Production 4
PLSC 343 Turfgrass Management 4
PLSC 381 Native Plants for California Landscapes 4
PLSC 400 Special Problems for Advanced Undergraduates 1-4
PLSC 421 Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops 4
PLSC 424 Nursery Crop Production 4
PLSC 425 Arboriculture 4
PLSC 432 Specialized Operations for Golf Courses and Athletic Fields 4
PLSC 434 Landscape Management 4
PLSC 435 Advanced Landscape Design 4
PLSC 437 Park and Public Space Management 4
PLSC 441 Biological Control for Pest Management 4
BRAE 337 Landscape Irrigation 4
BUS 346 Principles of Marketing 4

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