Description


Website: http://agronomy.unl.edu/plant-biology

The plant biology degree program provides flexible entry for undergraduate students that have an interest in the plant sciences. Once enrolled in the program, students will take a core of classes that will allow them to continue in the plant biology degree program or allow them to easily transfer to other Life Sciences programs. Students will have the opportunity to interact with the faculty of the Center for Plant Science Innovation as well as the above departments and schools for advising, internships and research opportunities.

Studying plant biology will allow students to explore their knowledge of plants at the:

  1. molecular (biotechnology option),
  2. cellular and organismal (biological, biochemical/chemical sciences),
  3. whole plant/applied physiological (horticulture and agronomy courses), and
  4. ecological levels (ecology and management option).

Students may select a bachelor of science track through the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources or a bachelor of science or arts track through the College of Arts and Sciences. Every student must complete a set of core courses that provide breadth in basic sciences. Introduction to plant biology should be taken during the first semester in the program. Students also must complete an emphasis to provide depth in one of the following options: Biotechnology or Ecology and Management.

The plant biology program includes a career experience/internship course (AGRO 295/RNGE 295/SOIL 295; BIOS 395; HORT 395/TLMT 395; NRES 497) which provides the opportunity to gain work experience in an off-campus setting related to a students academic and career objectives.

A research project initiated by the beginning of the junior year is required. Presentation of this work will be part of the Plant Biology Portfolio and Assessment course.

Students interested in plant biology through the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources are advised to make an initial appointment with the chief academic advisor, Dr. Don Lee, who will then assign them to a faculty member in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

College Requirements

College Admission

Requirements for admission into the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) are consistent with general University admission requirements (one unit equals one high school year): 4 units of English, 4 units of mathematics, 3 units of natural sciences, 3 units of social studies, and 2 units of foreign language. Students must also meet performance requirements (ACT composite of 20 or higher OR combined SAT score of 950 or higher OR rank in the top one-half of graduating class; transfer students must have a 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average and 2.0 on the most recent term of attendance. For students entering the PGA Golf Management degree program, a certified golf handicap of 12 or better (e.g., USGA handicap card) or written ability (MS Word file) equivalent to a 12 or better handicap by a PGA professional or high school golf coach is required. For more information, please visit: http://pgm.unl.edu/requirements.

Admission Deficiencies/Removal of Deficiencies

Students who are admitted to CASNR with core course deficiencies must remove these deficiencies within the first 30 credit hours at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, or within the first calendar year at Nebraska, whichever takes longer, excluding foreign languages. Students have up to 60 credit hours to remove foreign language deficiencies. College-level course work taken to remove deficiencies may be used to meet degree requirements in CASNR.

Deficiencies in the required entrance subjects can be removed by completion of specified courses in the University or by correspondence.

The Office of Admissions, Alexander Building (south entrance), City Campus, provides information to new students on how deficiencies can be removed.

College Degree Requirements

Curriculum Requirements

The curriculum requirements of the College consist of three areas: ACE (Achievement-Centered Education); College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Core; and Degree Program requirements and electives. All three areas of the College Curriculum Requirements are incorporated within the description of the Major/Degree Program sections of the catalog. The individual major/degree program listings of classes insures that a student will meet the minimum curriculum requirements of the College.

Foreign Languages/Language Requirement

Two units of a foreign language are required. This requirement is usually met with two years of high school language.

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation

The College grants the bachelors degree in programs associated with agricultural sciences, natural resources and related programs. Students working toward a degree must earn at least 120 semester hours of credit. A minimum cumulative grade point average of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) must be maintained throughout the course of studies and is required for graduation. Some degree programs have a higher cumulative grade point average required for graduation.  Please check the degree program on its graduation cumulative grade point average.

Grade Rules

Removal of C-, D and F Grades

Only the most recent letter grade received in a given course will be used in computing a student’s cumulative grade point average if the student has completed the course more than once and previously received a grade or grades below C in that course.

The previous grade (or grades) will not be used in the computation of the cumulative grade point average, but it will remain a part of the academic record and will appear on any transcript.

A student can remove from his/her cumulative average a course grade of C-, D+, D, D- or F if the student repeats the same course at the University of Nebraska and receives a grade other than P (pass), I (incomplete), N (no pass), W (withdrew), or NR (no report). If a course is no longer being offered, it is not eligible for the revised grade point average computation process.

For complete procedures and regulations, see the Office of the University Registrar website at http://www.unl.edu/regrec/course-repeats.

Pass/No Pass

Students in CASNR may take any course offered on a Pass/No Pass basis within the 24-hour limitation established by the Faculty Senate. However, a department may specify that the Pass/No Pass status of its courses be limited to non-majors or may choose to offer some courses for letter grades only.

GPA Requirements

A minimum cumulative grade point average of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) must be maintained throughout the course of studies and is required for graduation. Some degree programs have a higher cumulative grade point average required for graduation. Please check the degree program on its graduation cumulative grade point average.

Transfer Credit Rules

To be considered for admission, a transfer student, Nebraska resident or nonresident, must have an accumulated average of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum C average in the last semester of attendance at another college. Transfer students who have completed less than 12 credit hours of college study must submit either ACT or SAT scores.

Ordinarily, credits earned at an accredited college are accepted by the University. The College, however, will evaluate all hours submitted on an application for transfer and reserves the right to accept or reject any of them. Sixty (60) is the maximum number of hours the University will accept on transfer from a two-year college. Ninety (90) is the maximum number of hours the University will accept from a four-year college. Transfer credit in the degree program must be approved by the degree program advisor on a Request for Substitution Form to meet specific course requirements, group requirements, or course level requirements in the major. At least 9 hours in the major field, including the capstone course, must be completed at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln regardless of the number of hours transferred.

The College will accept no more than 10 semester hours of C-, D+, D and D- grades from other schools. The C-, D+, D and D- grades can only be applied to free electives. This policy does not apply to the transfer of grades from UNO or UNK to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Joint Academic Transfer Programs

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources has agreements with many institutions to support joint academic programs. The transfer programs include dual degree programs and cooperative degree programs. Dual degree programs offer students the opportunity to receive a degree from a participating institution and also to complete requirements for a bachelor of science degree in CASNR. Cooperative programs result in a single degree from either the University of Nebraska–Lincoln or the cooperating institution.

Dual Degree Programs

A to B Programs

The A to B Program, a joint academic program offered by the CASNR and participating community colleges, allows students to complete the first two years of a degree program at the participating community college and continue their education and study in a degree program leading toward a bachelor of science degree.

The A to B Program provides a basic knowledge plus specialized course work. Students transfer into CASNR with junior standing.

Depending on the community college, students enrolled in the A to B Program may complete the requirements for an associate of science at the community college, transfer to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and work toward a bachelor of science degree.
 

Participating community colleges include:

  • Central Community College
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Mid-Plains Community College
  • Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
  • Northeast Community College
  • Southeast Community College
  • Western Nebraska Community College
3+2 Programs

Two specialized degree programs in animal science and veterinary science are offered jointly with an accredited college or school of veterinary medicine. These two programs permit CASNR animal science or veterinary science students to receive a bachelor of science degree from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with a degree in animal science or veterinary science after successfully completing two years of the professional curriculum in veterinary medicine at an accredited veterinary school. Students who successfully complete the 3+2 Program, must complete the “Application for Degree” form and provide transcripts to the Credentials Clerk, Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building. Students should discuss these degree programs with their academic advisor.

Cooperative Degree Programs

Academic credit from the University and a cooperating institution is applied towards a four-year degree from either the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (University degree-granting program) or the cooperating institution (non University degree-granting program). All have approved programs of study.

UNL Degree-Granting Programs

A University of Nebraska–Lincoln degree-granting program is designed to provide students the opportunity to complete a two-year program of study at one of the four-year institutions listed below, transfer to CASNR and complete the requirements for a bachelor of science degree.
 

Chadron State College. Chadron State College offers a 2+2 program leading to a grassland ecology and management degree program and a transfer program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education in the teaching option.

Wayne State College. Wayne State College offers a 3+1 program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Plant Biology in the ecology and management option.

University of Nebraska at Kearney. Transfer programs are available for students pursuing degree programs leading to a bachelor of science degree.

University of Nebraska at Omaha. The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) cooperates with CASNR in providing four-semester pre-agricultural sciences, pre-natural resources, pre-food science and technology, pre-horticulture and pre-turfgrass and landscape management transfer programs.

A student enrolled in these programs may transfer all satisfactorily completed academic credits identified in the suggested program of study, and enter CASNR to study toward a degree program leading to a bachelor of science degree. The total program would require a minimum of four years or eight semesters (16 credit hours/semester or 120 credit hours).

Nebraska CASNR faculty teach horticulture and food science and technology courses at UNO to assist an urban population in better understanding the food processing, horticulture, and landscape horticulture industries.

For more information, contact the CASNR Dean’s Office, 800-472-8800, ext. 2541.

Non University of Nebraska–Lincoln Degree-Granting Programs

The CASNR cooperates with other institutions to provide course work that is applied towards a degree at the cooperating institution. Pre-professional programs offered by CASNR allow students to complete the first two or three years of a degree program at the University prior to transferring and completing a degree at the cooperating institution.
 

Chadron State College–Range Science. The 3+1 Program in range science allows Chadron State College students to pursue a range science degree through Chadron State College. Students complete three years of course work at Chadron State College and one year of specialized range science course work (32 credit hours) at CASNR.

Dordt College (Iowa) – Agricultural Education: Teaching Option. This program allows students to pursue an Agricultural Education Teaching Option degree leading toward a bachelor of science in agricultural education. Students at Dordt College will complete 90 credit hours in the Agricultural Education: Teaching Option Transfer Program.

Residency

Students must complete at least 30 of the total hours for their degree using University of Nebraska–Lincoln credits. At least 18 of the 30 credit hours must be in courses offered through CASNR1 (>299) including the appropriate ACE 10 degree requirement or an approved ACE 10 substitution offered through another Nebraska college and excluding independent study regardless of the number of hours transferred. Credit earned during education abroad may be used toward the residency requirement if students register through UNL and participate in prior-approved education abroad programs. University of Nebraska–Lincoln open enrollment and summer independent study courses count toward residence.

Online and Distance Education

There are many opportunities to earn college credit online through the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Some of these credits may be applicable not only as elective credits, but also toward the fulfillment of the College’s education requirements. Credits earned online may count toward residency. However, certain offerings may not be counted toward scholarship requirements or academic recognition criteria.

For further information, contact:

Office of Online and Distance Education
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
305 Brace Labs
Lincoln, NE 68588-0109
402-472-4681
http://online.unl.edu/

Independent Study Rules

Students wishing to take part in independent studies must obtain permission; complete and sign a contract form; and furnish copies of the contract to the instructor, advisor, departmental office, and the Dean’s Office. The contract should be completed before registration. Forms are available in 103 Agricultural Hall or online at the CASNR website.

Independent study projects include research, literature review or extension of course work under supervision and evaluation of a departmental faculty member.

Students may only count 12 hours of independent study toward their degrees and no more than 6 hours can be counted during their last 36 hours earned, excluding senior thesis, internships, and courses taught under an independent study number.

Other College Degree Requirements

Capstone Course Requirement

A capstone course is required for each CASNR degree program. A capstone course is defined as a course in which students are required to integrate diverse bodies of knowledge to solve a problem or formulate a policy of societal importance.

ACE Requirements

All students must fulfill the Achievement Centered Education (ACE) requirements. Information about the ACE program may be viewed at ace.unl.edu.

The minimum requirements of CASNR reflect the common core of courses that apply to students pursuing degrees in the college. Students should work with an advisor to satisfy ACE outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 10 with the college requirements.

Catalog Rule

Students must fulfill the requirements stated in the catalog for the academic year in which they are first admitted to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln or when they were first admitted to a Joint Academic Transfer Program. In consultation with advisors, a student may choose to follow a subsequent catalog for any academic year in which they are admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at Nebraska in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Students must complete all degree requirements from a single catalog year. The catalog which a student follows for degree requirements may not be more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.

Learning Outcomes

Majors in plant biology will be able to:

  1. Be confident in explaining how various plants grow and reproduce and predict how they will respond to their growing environment.
  2. Plan and conduct experiments that are designed to test hypotheses and then communicate their discoveries in formats designed for other scientists or for the public.
  3. Use the principles of ecology to analyze and interpret the interactions of the plant, animal, environmental, and economic aspects of grassland ecosystems. (Ecology and Management Option)
  4. Identify management strategies for grasslands that ensure sustained productivity and resilience. (Ecology and Management Option)
  5. Envision and design genetic and production improvements in plants to better meet the needs of people or changes in plant production environments. (Biotechnology Option)
  6. Be competitive applicants for graduate programs world wide in plant biology.

Major Requirements

The core requirements and one of the options must be completed.

Core Requirements

College Intregrative Courses
SCIL 101Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World3
Career Experience
Select one of the following:1
Internship in Agronomy
Internship
Career Experience
Career Experiences in Natural Resource Sciences
Independent Study/Current Project
Select one of the following:1
Independent Study
Independent Research in Biological Sciences
Current Projects and Topics in Horticulture
Independent Study
Independent Study
Independent Study
AGRO 92 / HORT 92 / NRES 92Plant Biology Portfolio and Assessment0
Credit Hours Subtotal: 5
Mathematical and Statistics (ACE 3)
MATH 106Calculus I5
STAT 218Introduction to Statistics3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 8
Communications
Written Communication (ACE 1)
Select one of the following:3
Writing and Inquiry
Writing and Argument
Writing and Communities
Basic Business Communication
Technical Communication I
Technical Communication II
Oral Communication (ACE 2)
Select one of the following:3
Public Speaking
Business and Professional Communication
Credit Hours Subtotal: 6
Natural Sciences
AGRO 153 / HORT 153 / SOIL 153Soil Resources4
BIOC 321
BIOC 321L
Elements of Biochemistry
and Laboratory for Elements of Biochemistry (or higher)
4
CHEM 109General Chemistry I (ACE 4)4
CHEM 110General Chemistry II4
CHEM 251
CHEM 253
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
4
PHYS 141Elementary General Physics I5
Credit Hours Subtotal: 25
Biological Sciences
AGRO 215 / HORT 215 / TLMT 215Genetics4
or BIOS 206 General Genetics
AGRO 325Introductory Plant Physiology4
Select one of the following:4
Botany
Plant Science
and Agronomic Plant Science Laboratory
Plant Science
and Horticultural Plant Science Laboratory
NRES 220
NRES 222
Principles of Ecology
and Ecology Laboratory
4
or BIOS 207 Ecology and Evolution
LIFE 120
LIFE 120L
Fundamentals of Biology I
and Fundamentals of Biology I laboratory
4
LIFE 121
LIFE 121L
Fundamentals of Biology II
and Fundamentals of Biology II Laboratory
4
Credit Hours Subtotal: 24
Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences
ECON 211Principles of Macroeconomics (ACE 6)3
or ECON 212 Principles of Microeconomics
Select one course each from ACE outcomes 5, 7, 8, and 912
Credit Hours Subtotal: 15
Option Requirements
Complete requirements37
Credit Hours Subtotal: 37
Total Credit Hours120

Ecology and Management Option

Within this option one course must be taken to fulfill the ACE 10 outcome. Suggested courses are:
 

ACE 10 Courses
Scientific Writing and Communication
Ecological Interactions
Ecosystem Ecology
Required Courses
AGRO 245 / NRES 245Introduction to Grassland Ecology and Management3-4
or NRES 310 Introduction to Forest Management
AGRO 444 / NRES 444 / RNGE 444Ecosystem Monitoring and Assessment3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 6-7
Earth Sciences
Water/Climate
Select one of the following:3-4
Weather and Climate
Applied Climate Sciences
Microclimate: The Biological Environment
Introduction to Water Science
Geospatial Information Sciences
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Introduction to Remote Sensing
Introduction to Geospatial Information Sciences
Credit Hours Subtotal: 6-8
Biology
Plant Identification
AGRO 442 / NRES 442 / RNGE 442Wildland Plants3
Plant-Animal-Organismal Interactions
Select one of the following:3-4
Range Management and Improvement
Soil Microbiology
The Biology of Plants
Avian Biology
Mammalogy
Insect Biology
and Insect Identification
Introduction to Conservation Biology
Wildlife Ecology and Management
Wildlife Damage Management
Credit Hours Subtotal: 6-7
Ecology and Management
Select two of the following:7-8
Resource-Efficient Crop Management
Forage Crop and Pasture Management
Great Plains Ecosystem
Ecological Interactions
Ecosystem Ecology
Prairie Ecology
Introduction to Forest Management
Agroforestry Systems in Sustainable Agriculture
Forest Ecology
Limnology
Wetlands
Credit Hours Subtotal: 7-8
Electives
Select 7-12 credits7-12
Credit Hours Subtotal: 7-12
Total Credit Hours32-42

Biotechnology Option

Within this option one course must be taken to fulfill the ACE 10 outcome. Suggested courses are:
 

ACE 10 Courses
Scientific Writing and Communication
Ecological Interactions
Ecosystem Ecology
Required Courses
BIOS 312Microbiology3
BIOS 478Plant Anatomy4
Select one of the following:3-4
Applications of Bioinformatics
Computational Biology
Practical Bioinformatics Laboratory
Select at least 3 hours from each of the three categories below for a total of 17 hours or more: 17
Biological Sciences
Biological Invaders
Soil Microbiology
Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory
Cell Biology
The Biology of Plants
Biology of Cells and Organelles
Advanced Genetics
Molecular Genetics
Plant Biotechnology
Plant Systematics
Phylogenetic Biology
Bioinformatics and Molecular Evolution
Applied Plant Biology
Plant Science
and Agronomic Plant Science Laboratory
Horticultural Plant Science Laboratory
Microclimate: The Biological Environment
Crop Genetic Engineering
Crop and Weed Genetics
Plant Propagation
Plant Ecophysiology: Theory and Practice
Introductory Plant Pathology
Plant and Food System Management
Resource-Efficient Crop Management
Forage Crop and Pasture Management
Introductory Turfgrass Management
Crop Management Strategies (ACE 10)
Agroecology
Invasive Plants
Animal, Food and Industrial Uses of Grain
Producing Grain for Animal, Food and Industrial Uses
Insect Biology
and Insect Identification
Food Composition and Analysis
Greenhouse Practices and Management
Production and Physiology of Horticultural Crops
Perennial, Pot and Bedding Plant Production Laboratory
Nursery Management and Crop Production (ACE 10)
Credit Hours Subtotal: 27-28
Electives
Select 10 credits10
Credit Hours Subtotal: 10
Total Credit Hours37-38

Additional Major Requirements

Grade Rules

Pass/No Pass

Students in plant biology may not take any of the core or option courses required for the degree Pass/No Pass except for the Exploring Plant Biology and Career Experience courses.


Program Assessment. To gauge the effectiveness of this program, students will be required to start and maintain an experiential portfolio throughout their program and complete an assessment survey.

Requirement for Minor Offered by Department

Requirements for the minor include a minimum of 19 hours of course work with a minimum of 7 hours at the 300 level or above.
 

Requirements
Select one of the following:4
Plant Science
and Agronomic Plant Science Laboratory
Plant Science
and Horticultural Plant Science Laboratory
AGRO 325Introductory Plant Physiology4
AGRO 278Botany4
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Focus
Select one focus of the following:7-8
Biotechnology Focus
Genetics
General Genetics
Select any 300- or 400-level course listed under the Plant Biology Major–Biotechnology Option
Ecology and Management Focus
Principles of Ecology
Ecology Laboratory
Select any 300- or 400-level course listed under the Plant Biology Major–Ecology & Management Option
Credit Hours Subtotal: 7
Total Credit Hours19
AGRO100
Plants, Landscapes, & the EnvironmentCrosslisted with HORT 100, TLMT 100

Description: Introduction to a diverse range of plant and landscape systems and management strategies for balancing economic and environmental sustainability. Foundational principles of plant biology, landscape ecology, and environmental science using real-world case studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

AGRO107
Invasive Plant Species: Impacts on EcosystemsCrosslisted with NRES 107

Y

Description: The flora of the earth is constantly being re-distributed by natural and human forces. As plant species change locations, they affect ecosystems, but how? In this course, students will learn how invasive plants establish and spread in ecosystems and develop an understanding of the importance of invasive plants and their impacts on ecosystems from local to global scales.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

AGRO127
Survey of Turfgrass and Landscape ManagementCrosslisted with TLMT 127, HORT 127

Description: Introduction to careers, internships and co-curricular activities in turfgrass and landscape management.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO131
Plant ScienceCrosslisted with HORT 131

Description: Biology of plants grown for food, fiber, fun, or fuel. Plant life cycles in managed ecosystems and their role in global carbon and water cycles. Mechanisms plants use to drive and control their growth, propagate, and change to compete with other organisms in their environment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

AGRO132
Agronomic Plant Science Laboratory

Prerequisites: AGRO 131 or parallel

Description: Growth, development, morphology and staging of annual and perennial monocot and dicot plants produced for grain, forage and grazing. Evaluation of seed, grain and forage quality for plants of agronomic importance.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 278, HORT 278

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO134
Plant Sciences LaboratoryCrosslisted with HORT 134, TLMT 134

Prerequisites: Prior or concurrent enrollment in AGRO/HORT 131 required.

Y

Description: An exploration of plant morphology, physiology, and maturation with an emphasis on environmental, biotic, and human interactions within production and landscape systems. Not open to Agronomy or Horticulture majors or minors.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO153
Soil ResourcesCrosslisted with HORT 153, SOIL 153

Prerequisites: High school chemistry or one semester college chemistry.

Description: Characteristics of soils in relation to their appropriate uses and protection. Principles and practices using cooperative exercises including discussion, assessment, planning, problem-solving, writing, and presentation involving all aspects of soils.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

AGRO201
Agronomic Internship and Career Preparation

Description: Group activities to help formulate career goals, improve academic success skills, develop a resume and select an appropriate internship.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO204
Resource-Efficient Crop Management

Prerequisites: AGRO 131 and AGRO/SOIL 153, or equivalents.

Description: Integration of principles of crop and soil science, plant breeding, climatology and integrated pest management in the development and evaluation of crop management practices. Efficient use of solar radiation, water, nutrients, heat, carbon dioxide, and other resources in field crop management.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 431, AGRO 431, MSYM 431; AGRO 405

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO215
GeneticsCrosslisted with HORT 215, TLMT 215

Prerequisites: 3 hrs biological sciences.

Description: Discovery of the biology of genes and the application of genetics principles to understand the control and inheritance of traits in families and populations. Focus is on animals and plants that are important in medicine, agriculture and nature. Learning emphasis is problem solving via online, instant feedback assessments, group discussion, experimental data analysis and context-based exams.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 330; ASCI 486

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

AGRO216
Plant Breeding Principles and PracticeCrosslisted with HORT 216

Prerequisites: High school biology and chemistry. BIOS 101 and 101L or 102 or equivalent recommended.

Description: Plant breeding theory and technique. Application of genetic principles to plant improvement. Experience with breeding agronomic and horticultural plant species to illustrate plant mating systems and breeding principles.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

AGRO227
Introductory Turfgrass ManagementCrosslisted with HORT 227, PGAM 227, TLMT 227

Prerequisites: AGRO 131 or HORT 130 or BIOS 109.

Description: Introduction to turfgrasses, their management and use, and to the turfgrass industry.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 326, HORT 326, TLMT 326; AGRO 327, HORT 327, TLMT 327; TLMT 295; TLMT 395

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO228
Introduction to Landscape ManagementCrosslisted with HORT 228, TLMT 228

Prerequisites: AGRO 131 or BIOS 109

Y

Description: An overview of landscape management and landscape design. Principles and practices.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 326, HORT 326, TLMT 326; TLMT 295; TLMT 395

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO229
Introductory Turfgrass Management LaboratoryCrosslisted with TLMT 229, HORT 229

Description: Laboratory covering turfgrass identification and management. Concurrent enrollment with AGRO/HORT/TLMT 227 preferred. Required for Turfgrass Science majors, other students require instructor consent.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO240
Forage Crop and Pasture ManagementCrosslisted with RNGE 240

Prerequisites: AGRO 131 or BIOS 109 or equivalent

Description: Principles basic to the establishment, management, and utilization of forage crops and pastures. Plant identification and selection, seeding, fertilization, irrigation, forage quality and utilization, hay and silage preservation, and grazing management. The role of forages and ranges in developing a sustainable agriculture.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 340, RNGE 340; AGRO 445, AGRO 845, ASCI 451, ASCI 851, RNGE 445

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO242
North American Wildland PlantsCrosslisted with HORT 242, RNGE 242

Prerequisites: Permission.

Y

Description: Identification and description of two-hundred important wildland plants of North America. Characteristics of these plants evaluated in terms of management implications.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO245
Introduction to Grassland Ecology and ManagementCrosslisted with NRES 245

Prerequisites: AGRO 153

Description: Grassland ecology and management is relevant to students with education and career goals in managing natural resources in Nebraska and the Great Plains. About 50% of the land area in Nebraska is classified as grassland (or rangeland) and is the land type with the most opportunity for enhancing biodiversity and wildlife habitat. Applying ecological principles and social values to managing rangeland resources, students will develop a knowledge and appreciation for the various grassland management uses and techniques available to resource managers.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO269
Principles of Soil ManagementCrosslisted with SOIL 269

Prerequisites: AGRO 153.

Description: Principles of soil management under dryland and irrigated conditions. Relationships of soil and climate resources to soil erosion, movement and storage of soil water, soil organic matter, and irrigation practice. Special problem topics such as acidity, alkali, drainage, and soil testing.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 405

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO270
Biological InvadersCrosslisted with HORT 270, NRES 270, PLPT 270

Prerequisites: 3 hrs biological sciences.

Description: Impact of exotic species and invasive organisms: agricultural and medical emerging disease; predicting biological invasions; biological control; regulatory, monitoring, and control efforts; ecological impact.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO275
Agribusiness Entrepreneurial FinanceCrosslisted with AECN 275, EAEP 275, ENTR 275, HORT 275

Description: Overview of financial issues for agribusiness start-ups. Business funding specific to new enterprises. Case studies on financial practices for start-up firms.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO278
BotanyCrosslisted with HORT 278

Prerequisites: BIOS 101 and 101L or LIFE 120 and LIFE 120L or AGRO/HORT 131 and AGRO 132 or HORT 133.

Description: Introduction to the plant kingdom and to plants as biological organisms; structure and function of cells, tissues, and organs with emphasis on seed plants; the important processes and concepts of life cycles, evolution, and physiology.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

AGRO279
Soil EvaluationCrosslisted with NRES 279, SOIL 279
Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO295
Internship in AgronomyCrosslisted with RNGE 295, SOIL 295

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and completion of internship approval form. The internship proposal is subject to approval by the department.

Description: Participation in agronomic applications and in agronomy-related areas of agribusiness; agronomic research in lab, greenhouse, or field; participation in farming practices other than those in which the student has had previous experience; or preparation of teaching materials.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

AGRO325
Introductory Plant Physiology

Prerequisites: Chemistry through organic or higher-level course in cell biology.

Y

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 441, AGRO 841, HORT 441, HORT 841, RNGE 441

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

AGRO326
Landscape SolutionsCrosslisted with HORT 326, TLMT 326

Prerequisites: TLMT/AGRO/HORT 227 or 228

Description: Using processes and problem-solving approach to identify and analyze common landscape management situations in commercial, public, and residential landscapes. Integrate design, environment, function, pest and disease, and existing management practices to produce recommendations.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 470, HORT 470, TLMT 470

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO327
Turfgrass Science and ManagementCrosslisted with HORT 327, TLMT 327

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; CHEM 105 or 109; and TLMT 227

Description: Scientific principles of turf species adaptation, turf and/or soil relationships, establishment, fertility, mowing, irrigation, and pest control of turf species.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO330
Pruning OrnamentalsCrosslisted with HORT 330, TLMT 330

Description: Why, when and how to prune ornamental landscape plants. Demonstrations and field opportunities on how to choose and how to use pruning tools correctly.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO340
Range Management and ImprovementCrosslisted with RNGE 340

Prerequisites: AGRO 240.

Description: The principles of range management within the ecosystem framework. Range improvement practices and grazing systems; plant control using biological, chemical and mechanical factors; prescribed burning; range seeding; range fertilization; and the integration of range with other forage resources.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 445, AGRO 845, ASCI 451, ASCI 851, RNGE 445

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO361
Soils, Environment and Water QualityCrosslisted with GEOL 361, NRES 361, SOIL 361, WATS 361

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; MATH 102 or 103; two semesters chemistry (CHEM 105, 106 or CHEM 109,110) and WATS/GEOG/NRES 281

Description: Chemical and physical processes that influence the fate and transport of contaminants (inorganic, organic, microbial) in soil-water environments. Extent, fate, mitigation and impact of various sources of pollution. Remedial technologies used for environmental restoration of contaminated environments.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 458, AGRO 858, NRES 458, NRES 858, SOIL 458

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO366
Soil Nutrient RelationshipsCrosslisted with SOIL 366

Prerequisites: AGRO 153.

Description: Use of fertilizers as plant nutrient sources to produce healthy and nutritious plants, improve profit, insure enterprise sustainability, fulfill legal requirements, and protect soil and water quality. Addresses issues from production agriculture, natural resource utilization and preservation, and ornamental plant culture.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

AGRO375
Innovations for AgricultureCrosslisted with HORT 375, AGRI 375, EAEP 375, TLMT 375

Description: Explore sustainability challenges in plant and animal agricultural systems, assess current solutions, and identify opportunities for innovation. Research, develop, prototype, test, and pitch an innovative product, service, or technology for agriculture.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO388
Agribusiness EntrepreneurshipCrosslisted with HORT 388, ENTR 388, EAEP 388, ABUS 388

Description: Overview of types of agricultural enterprises. Basic accounting principles as they relate to agricultural businesses. Requires completion of a marketing plan specific to agricultural enterprises based on a business idea. Student team projects with emphasis on marketing.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 301

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO403
Scientific Writing and CommunicationCrosslisted with AGRO 803, HORT 403, HORT 803

Prerequisites: Senior standing or higher, an ACE 1 written communication course, an ACE 2 oral communication course, and permission of instructor.

Description: Reading and critiquing, writing, and presenting scientific information. Use research data to compose a manuscript in standard scientific format, and prepare and present a poster to a general audience. Ethical issues in research and writing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

AGRO405
Crop Management Strategies

Prerequisites: Senior standing; AGRO 204, AGRO/SOIL 269; and permission.

Y

Description: Application, expansion, and integration of principles from agricultural, biological, and physical sciences into the development and management of cropping systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

AGRO406
Plant Ecophysiology: Theory and PracticeCrosslisted with AGRO 806, HORT 406, HORT 806, NRES 406, NRES 806

Prerequisites: Junior standing; 4 hrs ecology; and 4 hrs botany or plant physiology.

Description: Principles of plant physiology which underlie the relationship between plants and their physical, chemical and biotic environments. An introduction to the ecological niche, limiting factors and adaptation. An overview of the seed germination and ecology, plant and soil water relations, nutrients, plant energy budgets, photosynthesis, carbon balance and plant-animal interactions. An introduction to various field equipment used in ecophysiological studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

AGRO408
Microclimate: The Biological EnvironmentCrosslisted with GEOG 408, HORT 408, METR 408, NRES 408, WATS 408, AGRO 808, GEOG 808, HORT 808, METR 808, NRES 808

Prerequisites: Junior standing, MATH 106 or equivalent, 5 hrs physics, major in any of the physical or biological sciences or engineering.

Description: Physical factors that create the biological environment. Radiation and energy balances of earth's surfaces, terrestrial and marine. Temperature, humidity, and wind regimes near the surface. Control of the physical environment through irrigation, windbreaks, frost protection, manipulation of light, and radiation. Applications to air pollution research. Instruments for measuring environmental conditions and remote sensing of the environment.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 907, HORT 907, METR 907, NRES 907; BSEN 954, NRES 954

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Physical Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO409A
Case studies in plant breeding: Breeding for Disease ResistanceCrosslisted with AGRO 809A, HORT 409A, HORT 809A

Description: The application of fundamental genetics principles in inheritance, gene mapping and DNA analysis to decision making by plant breeders with the goal of improving disease resistance in crop cultivars. Learning is structured by the genetics discovery story told in published research articles and the thinking process of plant breeders who will use these discoveries in their work.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO409B
Case Studies in plant breeding: Transgenic strategies for disease resistanceCrosslisted with AGRO 809B, HORT 409B, HORT 809B

Description: The application of basic science and technology by plant genetic engineering experts with the goal of teaming with plant breeders to improve disease resistance in crop cultivars. Learning is structured by the genetics discovery story told in published research articles and the thinking process of genetic engineers and plant breeders who will use these discoveries in their work.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO411
Crop Genetic EngineeringCrosslisted with AGRO 811

Description: Basic steps required to produce genetically engineered crops. Genetic engineering procedures used to develop current crops and innovations that will lead to future products. Genetic engineering process and predicting how changes in different steps of the process influence the final crop. Application of genetic engineering technology to plan the development of new genetically engineered crops.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

AGRO412
Crop and Weed GeneticsCrosslisted with AGRO 812

Y

Description: Application of classical and molecular genetic principles to the explanation of variation observed in plant families and populations. Interpretation of information gathered from whole plant trait observation and from molecular analysis. Relationships between crops and weeds. Examples from genetic studies on both crop and weed species are the basis of course.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

AGRO414
Turfgrass Disease ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 814, HORT 414, HORT 814, PLPT 414, PLPT 814, TLMT 414, TLMT 814

Prerequisites: BIOS/PLPT 369 or one semester of introductory plant pathology.

Description: Pathogens, epidemiology, and control of diseases specific to turfgrass.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO419
Applications of Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Natural ResourcesCrosslisted with GEOG 419, GEOL 419, NRES 420, AGRO 819, GEOG 819, GEOL 819, NRES 820

Y

Description: Introduction to the practical uses of remote electromagnetic sensing in dealing with agricultural and water-resources issues.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Techniques

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

AGRO420
Bioinformatics Applications in AgricultureCrosslisted with AGRO 820

Prerequisites: AGRO 215 Genetics or equivalent. Undergraduate students must be at the senior class level standing.

Description: Introduction to applied computational methods to analyze biological data, efficiently manipulate large data sets, and automate workflows using Perl and Shell scripting. Learn strategies for assembling and analyzing data generated by modern high throughput sequencing platforms.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO426
Invasive PlantsCrosslisted with AGRO 826, HORT 426, HORT 826, NRES 426, NRES 826

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; BIOS 109.

Description: Identification, biology and ecology of weedy and invasive plants. Principles of invasive plant management by preventative, cultural, biological, mechanical and chemical means using an adaptive management framework. Herbicide terminology and classification, plant-herbicide and soil-herbicide interactions, equipment calibration and dosage calculations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO427
Turfgrass Systems ManagementCrosslisted with HORT 427, TLMT 427, AGRO 827, HORT 827, TLMT 827

Prerequisites: TLMT 227 and TLMT 327

Description: Critical evaluation of turfgrass settings to create economical and environmentally friendly management systems for professionally managed turf areas.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

AGRO429A
Food Security: A Global PerspectiveCrosslisted with ANTH 429A, ANTH 829A, AGRO 829A, HORT 429A, HORT 829A, NRES 429A, NRES 829A, NUTR 429A, NUTR 829A

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Overview of the technical and sociocultural dimensions of global food insecurity.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO431
Site-specific Crop ManagementCrosslisted with AGEN 431, MSYM 431

Prerequisites: Senior standing; AGRO/SOIL 153;AGRO 204.

Description: Principles and concepts of site-specific management. Evaluation of geographic information systems for crop production practices. Practical experience with hardware and software necessary for successful application of information affecting crop management.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO434
Plant BiochemistryCrosslisted with BIOC 434, BIOS 434, CHEM 434, AGRO 834, BIOC 834, BIOS 834, CHEM 834

Prerequisites: BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 431/831.

Description: Biochemical metabolism unique to plants. Relationships of topics previously acquired in general biochemistry to biochemical processes unique to plants. Biochemical mechanisms behind physiological processes discussed in plant or crop physiology.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO435
AgroecologyCrosslisted with AGRO 835, HORT 435, NRES 435, NRES 835

Prerequisites: For AGRO/HORT/NRES 435: Senior standing. For AGRO/NRES 835: 12 hrs biological or agricultural sciences.

Description: Integration of principles of ecology, plant and animal sciences, crop protection, and rural landscape planning and management for sustainable agriculture. Includes natural and cultivated ecosystems, population and community ecology, nutrient cycling, pest management, hydrologic cycles, cropping and grazing systems, landscape ecology, biodiversity, and socioeconomic evaluation of systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

AGRO436
Agroecosystems AnalysisCrosslisted with AGRO 836, HORT 436, HORT 836

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Y

Description: Analysis of production, economics, environmental impacts, and social integration aspects of farms and farming systems

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO437
Animal, Food and Industrial Uses of GrainCrosslisted with AGRO 837

Prerequisites: CHEM 105 or 109, and one of the following: AGRO 204 or ASCI 250.

Description: Identification and comparison of grain quality characteristics desired by livestock feeders, human food processors and industrial users, and methods used to measure these characteristics.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

AGRO438
Producing Grain for Animal, Food and Industrial UsesCrosslisted with AGRO 838

Prerequisites: CHEM 109 and one of the following: AGRO 204 or ASCI 250.

Y

Description: Genetic development, production practices, and grain handling and storage procedures to deliver quality grain to livestock feeders, human food processors and industrial uses.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO439
Organic Farming and Food SystemsCrosslisted with AGRO 839, HORT 439, HORT 839

Prerequisites: 12 credits of agricultural or biological science, economics, or natural resources

Description: History of organic farming and horticultural systems, organic certification, nutrient and pest management in organic systems, planning organic enterprises including production and marketing, resilience of organic systems in ecological, economic, and social terms; future issues and potentials of organic food systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO440
Great Plains EcosystemCrosslisted with AGRO 840, NRES 840, RNGE 440, NRES 440

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Y

Description: Characteristics of Great Plains ecosystems, interrelationships of ecological factors and processes, and their application in the management of grasslands. Interactions of fire, vegetation, grazing animals and wildlife.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO441
Perennial Plant Function, Growth, and DevelopmentCrosslisted with AGRO 841, HORT 441, HORT 841, RNGE 441

Prerequisites: AGRO 325 or equivalent.

Description: Principles of crop physiology and developmental morphology in relation to function, growth, development, and survival of perennial forage, range, and turf plants. The relationship of physiology and morphological development on plant use and management.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO442
Wildland PlantsCrosslisted with AGRO 842, NRES 842, RNGE 442, NRES 442

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Y

Description: Wildland plants that are important to grassland and shrubland ecosystem management and production. Distribution, utilization, classification, identification (including identification by vegetative parts), uses by Native Americans, and recognition of grasses, fords, shrubs, exotic and wetland plants.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO444
Ecosystem Monitoring and AssessmentCrosslisted with AGRO 844, NRES 844, RNGE 444, NRES 444

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Y

Description: Measurement and monitoring of the important vegetation and environmental factors used to develop management guidelines in grasslands, savannas, woodlands, and wetlands. Emphasis on using ecosystem monitoring protocols for assessment of wildlife habitat, fuels management for wild-land fire, livestock production, and watershed function. Requires field sampling and travel to local field sites.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO445
Livestock Management on Range and PastureCrosslisted with AGRO 845, ASCI 451, ASCI 851, RNGE 445

Prerequisites: ASCI 250 and AGRO 240 or 340; AECN 201 recommended.

Y

Description: Analyzing the plant and animal resources and economic aspects of pasturage. Management of pasture and range for continued high production emphasized.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

AGRO450
Climate and SocietyCrosslisted with GEOG 450, METR 450, NRES 452, AGRO 850, GEOG 850, METR 850, NRES 852

Prerequisites: Junior standing or above.

Y

Description: Impact of climate and extreme climatic events on society and societal responses to those events. Global in scope and interdisciplinary.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:SPRING
Groups:Physical Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO452
Irrigation Systems ManagementCrosslisted with MSYM 452, MSYM 852, WATS 452

Prerequisites: MSYM 109 or PHYS 141 or PHYS 151 or PHYS 211

Y

Description: Irrigation management and the selection, evaluation, and improvement of irrigation systems. Includes soil-water measurement, crop water use, irrigation scheduling, irrigation efficiency, measurement of water flow, irrigation systems, groundwater and wells, pumping systems, applying chemicals with irrigation systems, and environmental and water resource considerations.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 854, MSYM 854; AGEN 955, AGRO 955, CIVE 955, GEOL 985; MSYM 855

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO453
Urban Soil Properties and ManagementCrosslisted with HORT 453, LARC 453, SOIL 453

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153.

Description: Characteristics of soils in urban settings. Evaluation of soils intended for intensive human uses. Manipulation and remediation of soils subject to construction and other stresses.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO455
Soil Chemistry and MineralogyCrosslisted with AGRO 855, NRES 455, NRES 855, SOIL 455

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153 or GEOL 101; CHEM 109 and 110; CHEM 221 or 251; or equivalent.

Description: Chemical and mineralogical properties of soil components. Inorganic colloidal fraction. Structures of soil minerals as a means of understanding properties, such as ion exchange and equilibria; release and supply of nutrient and toxic materials; and soil acidity and alkalinity.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO458
Soil Physical DeterminationsCrosslisted with AGRO 858, NRES 458, NRES 858, SOIL 458

Prerequisites: SOIL/AGRO/GEOL/WATS 361; PHYS 141 or equivalent; MATH 102 or 103.

Description: Survey of measurement techniques and principles used in characterizing the physical properties of soils. Includes analysis of experimental design and sources of experimental error. Techniques include: particle size analysis, soil water content, pore size analysis, field sampling techniques, soil strength, and saturated hydraulic conductivity.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

AGRO460
Soil MicrobiologyCrosslisted with BIOS 460, NRES 460, SOIL 460, AGRO 860, BIOS 860, NRES 860

Prerequisites: One semester microbiology; one semester biochemistry or organic chemistry.

Description: Soil from a microbe's perspective-growth, activity and survival strategies; principles governing methods to study microorganisms and biochemical processes in soil; mechanisms controlling organic matter cycling and stabilization with reference to C, N, S, and P; microbial interactions with plants and animals; and agronomic and environmental applications of soil microorganisms.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO461

Prerequisites: AGRO/SOIL 153; PHYS 141 or equivalent, one semester of calculus.

Description: Principles of soil physics. Movement of water, air, heat, and solutes in soils. Water retention and movement, including infiltration and field water regime. Movement of chemicals in soils.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 955, AGRO 955, CIVE 955, GEOL 985

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO469
Bio-Atmospheric InstrumentationCrosslisted with GEOG 469, HORT 407, METR 469, MSYM 469, NRES 469, AGRO 869, GEOG 869, HORT 807, METR 869, MSYM 869, NRES 869

Prerequisites: Junior standing; MATH 106; 4 hrs physics; physical or biological science major.

Description: Discussion and practical application of principles and practices of measuring meteorological and related variables near the earth's surface including temperature, humidity, precipitation, pressure, radiation and wind. Performance characteristics of sensors and modern data collection methods are discussed and evaluated.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Physical Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO470
Critical Thinking in Landscape ManagementCrosslisted with HORT 470, TLMT 470

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/PGMP/TLMT 326.

Description: Using processes and strategies to identify and compare issues, make recommendations, demonstrate proficiency in field application as skills and techniques, and prepare cost estimates in the development of landscape management plans.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

AGRO472
Applied Soil PhysicsCrosslisted with AGRO 872, NRES 472, NRES 872, SOIL 472, WATS 472

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153 or equivalent; MATH 104 or MATH 106 or equivalent.

Description: Emphasis on applied soil physics. Discussion of theoretical principles followed by field and laboratory exercises and applications. Fluxes of water, solutes, air, and heat through the soil. Emphasis on water infiltration, water retention, other soil hydraulic properties. Components of soil water balance. Management of soil water.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Y

Description: Holistic approach to the selection and analysis of planning strategies for protecting water quality from nonpoint sources of contamination. Introduction to the use of methods of analyzing the impact of strategies on whole systems and subsystems; for selecting strategies; and for evaluating present strategies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

AGRO477
Great Plains Field PedologyCrosslisted with GEOG 467, NRES 477, SOIL 477, GEOG 867, NRES 877

Prerequisites: AGRO/SOIL 153.

Description: Spatial relationship of soil properties on various parts of landscape typical of the Plains, causal factors, and predictions of such relationships on other landscapes. Grouping these properties into classes, naming the classes, and the taxonomy that results from this grouping. Application of a taxonomy to a real situation through making a field soil survey in a region representative of the Plains border, predicting land use response of various mapped units as it affects the ecosystem, and evaluating the effectiveness of the taxonomic system used in the region surveyed.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Physical Geography

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

AGRO478
Plant AnatomyCrosslisted with BIOS 478, BIOS 878, AGRO 878, HORT 478, HORT 878

Prerequisites: 8 hrs biological sciences

Y

Description: Development, structure, and function of tissues and organs of the higher plants. Relationships of structure to physiology and ecology of plants.

This course is a prerequisite for: BIOS 879

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

AGRO480
Modified RootzonesCrosslisted with HORT 480, TLMT 480, TLMT 880, AGRO 880, HORT 880

Y

Description: Modified rootzones and their applications in the turfgrass and landscape management industry. Correct applications and construction techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO484
Water Resources SeminarCrosslisted with GEOG 484, GEOL 484, NRES 484, WATS 484, NRES 884, AGRO 884, GEOG 884, GEOL 884, WATS 884

Prerequisites: Junior or above standing

Description: Seminar on current water resources research and issues in Nebraska and the region.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO488
Business Management for Agricultural EnterprisesCrosslisted with HORT 488, HORT 888, EAEP 488, ENTR 488, EAEP 888, AGRO 888, ENTR 888, ABUS 488

Description: Research a specific agricultural enterprise. Develop and present a business plan using materials from the primary area of interest. Requires the completion of a shadowing assignment and the analysis of case studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

AGRO489
Urbanization of Rural LandscapesCrosslisted with AGRO 889, CRPL 489, HORT 489, HORT 889, CRPL 889

Prerequisites: Senior standing or graduate standing.

Description: Development converts rural landscapes into housing, roads, malls, parks, and commercial uses. This process fragments landscapes and changes ecosystem functions, drives up land prices, and pushes agriculture into more marginal areas.This multi-disciplinary, experiential course guides students in learning about the urbanization process, the impacts on landscapes, people, and the community, and the choices that are available to informed citizens.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO495
Grasslands SeminarCrosslisted with ENTO 495, GRAS 495, HORT 495, NRES 495, RNGE 495, SOIL 495

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Topic varies and deals with different aspects of forage and/or range and/or livestock, turf and/or landscape grasses, natural habitats, and wetlands.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-2

ACE:

AGRO496
Independent StudyCrosslisted with AGRO 896, RNGE 496, SOIL 496
Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

AGRO498
Senior ProjectCrosslisted with SOIL 498

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Y

Description: Carry out and report on a research project.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

AGRO499H
Honors ThesisCrosslisted with RNGE 499H, SOIL 499H

Prerequisites: Admission to the University Honors Program and permission.

Y

Description: Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3-6

ACE:

HORT100
Plants, Landscapes, & the EnvironmentCrosslisted with AGRO 100, TLMT 100

Description: Introduction to a diverse range of plant and landscape systems and management strategies for balancing economic and environmental sustainability. Foundational principles of plant biology, landscape ecology, and environmental science using real-world case studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

HORT127
Survey of Turfgrass and Landscape ManagementCrosslisted with TLMT 127, AGRO 127

Description: Introduction to careers, internships and co-curricular activities in turfgrass and landscape management.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT130
Introduction to Horticulture Science

Description: Introduction to the scientific concepts and practical skills involved in horticultural science.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 227, HORT 227, PGAM 227, TLMT 227; HORT 325; HORT 354

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

HORT131
Plant ScienceCrosslisted with AGRO 131

Description: Biology of plants grown for food, fiber, fun, or fuel. Plant life cycles in managed ecosystems and their role in global carbon and water cycles. Mechanisms plants use to drive and control their growth, propagate, and change to compete with other organisms in their environment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

HORT133
Horticultural Plant Science Laboratory

Prerequisites: AGRO 131 or parallel

Description: Growth, anatomy, morphology and physiology of fruits, vegetables, woody plants, ornamentals and turf. Emphasis on both field and greenhouse grown horticultural plants.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 278, HORT 278; HORT 355

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT134
Plant Sciences LaboratoryCrosslisted with AGRO 134, TLMT 134

Prerequisites: Prior or concurrent enrollment in AGRO/HORT 131 required

Y

Description: An exploration of plant morphology, physiology, and maturation with an emphasis on environmental, biotic, and human interactions within production and landscape systems. Not open to Agronomy or Horticulture majors or minors.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT153
Soil ResourcesCrosslisted with AGRO 153, SOIL 153

Prerequisites: High school chemistry or one semester college chemistry.

Description: Characteristics of soils in relation to their appropriate uses and protection. Principles and practices using cooperative exercises including discussion, assessment, planning, problem-solving, writing, and presentation involving all aspects of soils.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

HORT170
Residential Landscape Design

Description: Introductory course in home landscaping focusing on basic design elements and processes. Students prepare a program, analyze a dwelling and site, determine a phased budget, conceptualize a layout, and select detailed elements and techniques to implement a design for an actual residence.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

HORT200
Landscape and Environmental AppreciationCrosslisted with GEOG 200, LARC 200

Description: Values and processes in human landscapes and natural environments. Concepts and tools to understand the context of local and global environments and significant historical landscapes. Landscape as an indicator of aesthetic quality, design principles and processes as integrators of humans and nature, and the garden as a model for creating sustainable landscapes.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 265; HORT 267

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Human-Economic Geography
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 7 Arts

HORT201
Dendrology: Study and Identification of Trees and ShrubsCrosslisted with NRES 201

Description: An introduction to the naming, identification, and natural history of woody trees and shrubs in North American with emphasis on trees common to Nebraska. Covers morphology, natural site conditions, wildlife and human uses of woody trees and shrubs.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT212
Landscape Plants ICrosslisted with NRES 212, LARC 212

Prerequisites: HORT 131

Y

Description: Identification using botanical and common names for herbaceous annuals, perennials, grasses, ground covers, vines, trees, and shrubs commonly found in Great Plains gardens, parks, and landscapes is stressed through field visits.

This course is a prerequisite for: ARCH 467, ARCH 567, ARCH 867, LARC 467, HORT 467; HORT 213, NRES 213, LARC 213

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT213
Landscape Plants IICrosslisted with NRES 213, LARC 213

Prerequisites: HORT/LARC/NRES 212.

Y

Description: Site requirements, landscape use, natural history, and specific needs of herbaceous ornamentals, grasses, ground covers, vines, trees, and shrubs commonly found in Great Plains gardens, parks, and landscapes. Common cultivars and additional species not covered in HORT/LARC/NRES 212.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT214
Herbaceous Landscape PlantsCrosslisted with NRES 214

Description: Identification of herbaceous plants with ornamental value in the landscape including native and introduced annuals, perennials, grasses and cultivars. Typical ecological associations, environmental tolerances and/or intolerance, cultural requirements, and design characteristics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT215
GeneticsCrosslisted with AGRO 215, TLMT 215

Prerequisites: 3 hrs biological sciences

Description: Discovery of the biology of genes and the application of genetics principles to understand the control and inheritance of traits in families and populations. Focus is on animals and plants that are important in medicine, agriculture and nature. Learning emphasis is problem solving via online, instant feedback assessments, group discussion, experimental data analysis and context-based exams.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 330; ASCI 486

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

HORT216
Plant Breeding Principles and PracticeCrosslisted with AGRO 216

Prerequisites: High school biology and chemistry. BIOS 101 and 101L or 102 or equivalent recommended.

Description: Plant breeding theory and technique. Application of genetic principles to plant improvement. Experience with breeding agronomic and horticultural plant species to illustrate plant mating systems and breeding principles.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

HORT221
Plant Propagation

Prerequisites: BIOS 109.

Description: Principles and practices involved in sexual and asexual propagation of herbaceous and woody plants. Laboratory work includes actual practice to gain skill and experience on the different methods of propagating plants.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 325; HORT 462

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT227
Introductory Turfgrass ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 227, PGAM 227, TLMT 227

Prerequisites: AGRO 131 or HORT 130 or BIOS 109.

Description: Introduction to turfgrasses, their management and use, and to the turfgrass industry.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 326, HORT 326, TLMT 326; AGRO 327, HORT 327, TLMT 327; TLMT 295; TLMT 395

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT228
Introduction to Landscape ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 228, TLMT 228

Prerequisites: AGRO 131 or BIOS 109

Y

Description: An overview of landscape management and landscape design. Principles and practices.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 326, HORT 326, TLMT 326; TLMT 295; TLMT 395

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT229
Introductory Turfgrass Management LaboratoryCrosslisted with TLMT 229, AGRO 229

Description: Laboratory covering turfgrass identification and management. Concurrent enrollment with AGRO/HORT/TLMT 227 preferred. Required for Turfgrass Science majors, other students require instructor consent.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT242
North American Wildland PlantsCrosslisted with AGRO 242, RNGE 242

Prerequisites: Permission.

Y

Description: Identification and description of two-hundred important wildland plants of North America. Characteristics of these plants evaluated in terms of management implications.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT261
Floral Design I

Description: Principles of floral design and retail florist shop management, while offering practical experience in all aspects of flower arranging. Includes identification, care and handling, marketing and critiquing of floral designs.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 262

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts

HORT262
Floral Design II

Prerequisites: HORT 261 or permission.

Description: Advanced styles of floral design, foliage plant care and retail shop layout, as well as practical business knowledge in managing a small business. Topics include personnel, advertising, sales and floral marketing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT265
Visual Communication for Landscape Design

Prerequisites: HORT 200.

Description: Graphic and oral presentation techniques for landscape design; sketching; introduction to use of various media and computers for visual communication and landscape analysis.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 267

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT267
Introduction to Landscape Design Studio

Prerequisites: HORT 200, HORT 265 or permission

Y

Description: Introduction to the process and elements of landscape design.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 300; HORT 301

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO
Groups:Techniques

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT270
Biological InvadersCrosslisted with AGRO 270, NRES 270, PLPT 270

Prerequisites: 3 hrs biological sciences.

Description: Impact of exotic species and invasive organisms: agricultural and medical emerging disease; predicting biological invasions; biological control; regulatory, monitoring, and control efforts; ecological impact.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT275
Agribusiness Entrepreneurial FinanceCrosslisted with AECN 275, EAEP 275, ENTR 275, AGRO 275

Description: Overview of financial issues for agribusiness start-ups. Business funding specific to new enterprises. Case studies on financial practices for start-up firms.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT278
BotanyCrosslisted with AGRO 278

Prerequisites: BIOS 101 and 101L or LIFE 120 and LIFE 120L or AGRO/HORT 131 and AGRO 132 or HORT 133.

Description: Introduction to the plant kingdom and to plants as biological organisms; structure and function of cells, tissues, and organs with emphasis on seed plants; the important processes and concepts of life cycles, evolution, and physiology.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

HORT300
Introduction to Landscape Construction

Prerequisites: HORT 267 or concurrent

Y

Description: Materials, systems, and methods for constructing landscapes.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT301
Introduction to Landscape Contracting

Prerequisites: HORT 267 and HORT 388 or concurrent

Y

Description: Overview of the landscape contracting business and administration of contracts, cost estimation and bidding.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:SPRING
Groups:Techniques

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT302
Tree BiologyCrosslisted with NRES 302

Prerequisites: BIOS 101, LIFE 120, HORT 131

Description: The study of the structure and function of woody plants, with a focus on trees growing in temperate climates. Covers the basics of wood physiology in terms of the biological, physical, and chemical processes utilized by tree to function. The anatomy and morphology of trees with a focus on the impacts of tree maintenance to the structure and function of landscape trees.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT321
Arboriculture: Maintenance & Selection of Landscape TreesCrosslisted with NRES 321

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Covers practical application of the science of tree growth, development, and management in human dominated landscapes. Tree selection for varying landscapes and objectives, proper planting and pruning, identification and correction of tree defects, and working with tree pest issues.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
Offered:SPRING
Groups:Laboratory and Field Training

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

HORT325
Greenhouse Practices and Management

Prerequisites: HORT 130, 221

Description: Principles underlying the management of the greenhouse.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

HORT326
Landscape SolutionsCrosslisted with AGRO 326, TLMT 326

Prerequisites: TLMT/AGRO/HORT 227 or 228

Description: Using processes and problem-solving approach to identify and analyze common landscape management situations in commercial, public, and residential landscapes. Integrate design, environment, function, pest and disease, and existing management practices to produce recommendations.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 470, HORT 470, TLMT 470

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT327
Turfgrass Science and ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 327, TLMT 327

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; CHEM 105 or 109; and TLMT 227

Description: Scientific principles of turf species adaptation, turf and/or soil relationships, establishment, fertility, mowing, irrigation, and pest control of turf species.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT330
Pruning OrnamentalsCrosslisted with AGRO 330, TLMT 330

Description: Why, when and how to prune ornamental landscape plants. Demonstrations and field opportunities on how to choose and how to use pruning tools correctly.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT352
Production and Physiology of Horticultural Crops

Prerequisites: HORT 130 or AGRO 131; parallel HORT 353 or 354.

Description: Principles underlying the management and production of floricultural, fruit and vegetable crops.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

HORT353
Vegetable Crop Production Laboratory

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131.

Y

Description: Vegetable crop production principles and practices, both locally and from a global perspective. Experience with seeding, transplant production, and growing of vegetables in field and greenhouse.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

HORT354
Fruit Production Laboratory

Prerequisites: HORT 130 or AGRO 131.

Description: Fruit crop production principles and practices, both locally and from a global perspective. Experience with planting, pruning and layout of orchard, vineyard and small fruit crops, greenhouse propagation, and production practices.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

HORT355
Perennial, Pot and Bedding Plant Production Laboratory

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131 and HORT 133

Y

Description: Growing conditions of specific perennial, annual, pot plants, cut flowers. How to schedule and cost account plant production. Care of post-production plants. Experience propagating and growing perennial, pot and bedding plants and cut flowers in the greenhouse.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

HORT375
Innovations for AgricultureCrosslisted with AGRI 375, AGRO 375, EAEP 375, TLMT 375

Description: Explore sustainability challenges in plant and animal agricultural systems, assess current solutions, and identify opportunities for innovation. Research, develop, prototype, test, and pitch an innovative product, service, or technology for agriculture.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT388
Agribusiness EntrepreneurshipCrosslisted with AGRO 388, ENTR 388, EAEP 388, ABUS 388

Description: Overview of types of agricultural enterprises. Basic accounting principles as they relate to agricultural businesses. Requires completion of a marketing plan specific to agricultural enterprises based on a business idea. Student team projects with emphasis on marketing.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 301

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT395
Career Experience

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; HORT major.

Y

Description: Participation in a horticulture enterprise (other than in one of those in which the student has had previous experience).

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

HORT396
Current Projects and Topics in Horticulture

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; 12 hours in subject areas dealing with plant sciences; and permission.

Y

Description: Independent or group projects, readings, or research focusing on current aspects of horticulture.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

HORT399
Independent Study

Prerequisites: Junior standing; 12 hrs plant science; and permission.

Y

Description: Individual or group projects in research, literature review, or extension of course work.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

HORT403
Scientific Writing and CommunicationCrosslisted with AGRO 403, AGRO 803, HORT 803

Prerequisites: Senior standing or higher, an ACE 1 written communication course, an ACE 2 oral communication course, and permission of instructor

Description: Reading and critiquing, writing, and presenting scientific information. Use research data to compose a manuscript in standard scientific format, and prepare and present a poster to a general audience. Ethical issues in research and writing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

HORT406
Plant Ecophysiology: Theory and PracticeCrosslisted with AGRO 806, HORT 806, NRES 406, NRES 806, AGRO 406

Prerequisites: Junior standing; 4 hrs ecology; and 4 hrs botany or plant physiology.

Description: Principles of plant physiology which underlie the relationship between plants and their physical, chemical and biotic environments. An introduction to the ecological niche, limiting factors and adaptation. An overview of the seed germination and ecology, plant and soil water relations, nutrients, plant energy budgets, photosynthesis, carbon balance and plant-animal interactions. An introduction to various field equipment used in ecophysiological studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

HORT407
Bio-Atmospheric InstrumentationCrosslisted with AGRO 469, GEOG 469, METR 469, MSYM 469, NRES 469, AGRO 869, GEOG 869, HORT 807, METR 869, MSYM 869, NRES 869

Prerequisites: Junior standing; MATH 106; 4 hrs physics; physical or biological science major.

Description: Discussion and practical application of principles and practices of measuring meteorological and related variables near the earth's surface including temperature, humidity, precipitation, pressure, radiation and wind. Performance characteristics of sensors and modern data collection methods are discussed and evaluated.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Physical Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT408
Microclimate: The Biological EnvironmentCrosslisted with AGRO 408, GEOG 408, METR 408, NRES 408, WATS 408, AGRO 808, GEOG 808, HORT 808, METR 808, NRES 808

Prerequisites: Junior standing, MATH 106 or equivalent, 5 hrs physics, major in any of the physical or biological sciences or engineering.

Description: Physical factors that create the biological environment. Radiation and energy balances of earth's surfaces, terrestrial and marine. Temperature, humidity, and wind regimes near the surface. Control of the physical environment through irrigation, windbreaks, frost protection, manipulation of light, and radiation. Applications to air pollution research. Instruments for measuring environmental conditions and remote sensing of the environment.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 907, HORT 907, METR 907, NRES 907; BSEN 954, NRES 954

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Physical Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT409A
Case studies in plant breeding: Breeding for Disease ResistanceCrosslisted with AGRO 409A, AGRO 809A, HORT 809A

Description: The application of fundamental genetics principles in inheritance, gene mapping and DNA analysis to decision making by plant breeders with the goal of improving disease resistance in crop cultivars. Learning is structured by the genetics discovery story told in published research articles and the thinking process of plant breeders who will use these discoveries in their work.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT409B
Case Studies in plant breeding: Transgenic strategies for disease resistanceCrosslisted with AGRO 409B, AGRO 809B, HORT 809B

Description: The application of basic science and technology by plant genetic engineering experts with the goal of teaming with plant breeders to improve disease resistance in crop cultivars. Learning is structured by the genetics discovery story told in published research articles and the thinking process of genetic engineers and plant breeders who will use these discoveries in their work.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT414
Turfgrass Disease ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 414, AGRO 814, HORT 814, PLPT 414, PLPT 814, TLMT 414, TLMT 814

Prerequisites: BIOS/PLPT 369 or one semester of introductory plant pathology.

Description: Pathogens, epidemiology, and control of diseases specific to turfgrass.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT418
Agroforestry Systems in Sustainable AgricultureCrosslisted with HORT 818, NRES 417, NRES 817

Prerequisites: 12 hours biological or agricultural sciences.

Description: The roles of woody plants in sustainable agricultural systems of temperate regions. Emphasis on the ecological and economic benefits of trees and shrubs in the agricultural landscape. Topics include: habitat diversity and biological control; shelterbelts structure, function, benefits and design; intercropping systems; silvopastoral systems; riparian systems; and production of timber and specialty crops. Comparison of temperate agroforestry systems to those of tropical areas.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT426
Invasive PlantsCrosslisted with AGRO 426, AGRO 826, HORT 826, NRES 426, NRES 826

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; BIOS 109.

Description: Identification, biology and ecology of weedy and invasive plants. Principles of invasive plant management by preventative, cultural, biological, mechanical and chemical means using an adaptive management framework. Herbicide terminology and classification, plant-herbicide and soil-herbicide interactions, equipment calibration and dosage calculations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT427
Turfgrass Systems ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 427, TLMT 427, AGRO 827, HORT 827, TLMT 827

Prerequisites: TLMT 227 and TLMT 327

Description: Critical evaluation of turfgrass settings to create economical and environmentally friendly management systems for professionally managed turf areas.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

HORT429A
Food Security: A Global PerspectiveCrosslisted with ANTH 429A, ANTH 829A, AGRO 429A, AGRO 829A, HORT 829A, NRES 429A, NRES 829A, NUTR 429A, NUTR 829A

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Overview of the technical and sociocultural dimensions of global food insecurity.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT435
AgroecologyCrosslisted with AGRO 435, AGRO 835, NRES 435, NRES 835

Prerequisites: For AGRO/HORT/NRES 435: Senior standing. For AGRO/NRES 835: 12 hrs biological or agricultural sciences.

Description: Integration of principles of ecology, plant and animal sciences, crop protection, and rural landscape planning and management for sustainable agriculture. Includes natural and cultivated ecosystems, population and community ecology, nutrient cycling, pest management, hydrologic cycles, cropping and grazing systems, landscape ecology, biodiversity, and socioeconomic evaluation of systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

HORT436
Agroecosystems AnalysisCrosslisted with AGRO 436, AGRO 836, HORT 836

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Y

Description: Analysis of production, economics, environmental impacts, and social integration aspects of farms and farming systems

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT439
Organic Farming and Food SystemsCrosslisted with AGRO 839, AGRO 439, HORT 839

Prerequisites: 12 credits of agricultural or biological science, economics, or natural resources

Description: History of organic farming and horticultural systems, organic certification, nutrient and pest management in organic systems, planning organic enterprises including production and marketing, resilience of organic systems in ecological, economic, and social terms; future issues and potentials of organic food systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT441
Perennial Plant Function, Growth, and DevelopmentCrosslisted with AGRO 441, AGRO 841, HORT 841, RNGE 441

Prerequisites: AGRO 325 or equivalent.

Description: Principles of crop physiology and developmental morphology in relation to function, growth, development, and survival of perennial forage, range, and turf plants. The relationship of physiology and morphological development on plant use and management.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT453
Urban Soil Properties and ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 453, LARC 453, SOIL 453

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153.

Description: Characteristics of soils in urban settings. Evaluation of soils intended for intensive human uses. Manipulation and remediation of soils subject to construction and other stresses.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT457
Green Space and Urban Forestry ManagementCrosslisted with NRES 457, NRES 857

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, Graduate student.

Description: A focus on the management of trees, parks, and green infrastructure in rural and urban communities. Perspectives from community planning, landscape architecture, urban forestry, natural resources, horticulture, and environmental policy. Development and implementation of green space and forest management plans encompassing societal needs and biological limitations in rural and urban communities.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:SPRING
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

HORT462
Nursery Management and Crop Production

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131; HORT 221

Y

Description: Principles underlying the production of nursery crops and the profitable management of a nursery. Propagation, crop scheduling, transplanting, handling, and transportation of nursery crops. Cultural considerations such as media, fertilizers, irrigation, and pest control. Economic aspects of running a business include creating income and balance sheets.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:4

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

HORT467
Planting DesignCrosslisted with ARCH 467, ARCH 567, ARCH 867, LARC 467

Prerequisites: HORT/LARC/NRES 212; ARCH 210 or HORT/LARC 266.

Description: Design processes, principles, and elements as applied to the use of native and ornamental plant materials. Aesthetic, functional, and micro-climatic arrangements of plant material in parks, on commercial property, on home grounds, along roadways, and in urban open spaces. Develop a palette of plants and graphics for designs.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

HORT469
Senior Landscape DesignCrosslisted with ARCH 469

Prerequisites: HORT 341 and/or permission.

Description: Capstone course for the landscape option. Students work individually on real-world projects with actual clients. They select the project location and scope in consultation with the instructor prior to the semester this course is taken. The project must reflect evidence of a design process, design articulation and communication understandable to the client and provide in depth drawings, details needed to carry out the implementation of the design.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:SDO
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:4

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

HORT470
Critical Thinking in Landscape ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 470, TLMT 470

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/PGMP/TLMT 326.

Description: Using processes and strategies to identify and compare issues, make recommendations, demonstrate proficiency in field application as skills and techniques, and prepare cost estimates in the development of landscape management plans.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

HORT471
Vines, Wines and YouCrosslisted with HORT 871, NUTR 471, NUTR 871, HRTM 471, HRTM 871

Prerequisites: 6 hrs science or equivalent experience; 21 years of age or older

Y

Description: Origin, botany, historical and cultural significance of the grapevine and related species. Principles and practices of vineyard establishment, management and processing of grape products, importance and/or scope of grape and wine industry; global and local significance. Culinary applications, health, environmental and safety-related issues, business and industry relations and experience.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT478
Plant AnatomyCrosslisted with BIOS 478, BIOS 878, AGRO 478, AGRO 878, HORT 878

Prerequisites: 8 hrs biological sciences

Y

Description: Development, structure, and function of tissues and organs of the higher plants. Relationships of structure to physiology and ecology of plants.

This course is a prerequisite for: BIOS 879

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

HORT480
Modified RootzonesCrosslisted with AGRO 480, TLMT 480, TLMT 880, AGRO 880, HORT 880

Y

Description: Modified rootzones and their applications in the turfgrass and landscape management industry. Correct applications and construction techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT488
Business Management for Agricultural EnterprisesCrosslisted with HORT 888, EAEP 488, AGRO 488, ENTR 488, EAEP 888, AGRO 888, ENTR 888, ABUS 488

Description: Research a specific agricultural enterprise. Develop and present a business plan using materials from the primary area of interest. Requires the completion of a shadowing assignment and the analysis of case studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

HORT489
Urbanization of Rural LandscapesCrosslisted with AGRO 489, AGRO 889, CRPL 489, HORT 889, CRPL 889

Prerequisites: Senior standing or graduate standing.

Description: Development converts rural landscapes into housing, roads, malls, parks, and commercial uses. This process fragments landscapes and changes ecosystem functions, drives up land prices, and pushes agriculture into more marginal areas.This multi-disciplinary, experiential course guides students in learning about the urbanization process, the impacts on landscapes, people, and the community, and the choices that are available to informed citizens.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT495
Grasslands SeminarCrosslisted with AGRO 495, ENTO 495, GRAS 495, NRES 495, RNGE 495, SOIL 495

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Topic varies and deals with different aspects of forage and/or range and/or livestock, turf and/or landscape grasses, natural habitats, and wetlands.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-2

ACE:

HORT499H
Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: Admission to the University Honors Program and permission.

Y

Description: Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program undergraduate thesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3-6

ACE:

PLPT110
Molds and Man

Prerequisites: Non-science major.

Description: Impact of fungi on human welfare. Historical and current perspective. Toxic molds and indoor air quality. Fungi as agents of human disease. Fungi and food security. High value drugs produced by fungi. Role of fungi in biodiversity. Fungi and the development of modern biology.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

PLPT270
Biological InvadersCrosslisted with AGRO 270, HORT 270, NRES 270

Prerequisites: 3 hrs biological sciences.

Description: Impact of exotic species and invasive organisms: agricultural and medical emerging disease; predicting biological invasions; biological control; regulatory, monitoring, and control efforts; ecological impact.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PLPT369
Introductory Plant PathologyCrosslisted with BIOS 369

Prerequisites: AGRO 131/HORT 131, or LIFE 120 and 120L, or BIOS 109.

Description: Relation of plant disease to crop production, the environment, and society. Organisms that cause disease and their interactions with plants. Strategies for plant disease management.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PLPT369L
Introductory Plant Pathology Lab

Prerequisites: Must enroll in both PLPT 369 (lecture) and PLPT 369L (lab)

Description: Optional lab for PLPT 369.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

PLPT414
Turfgrass Disease ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 414, AGRO 814, HORT 414, HORT 814, PLPT 814, TLMT 414, TLMT 814

Prerequisites: BIOS/PLPT 369 or one semester of introductory plant pathology.

Description: Pathogens, epidemiology, and control of diseases specific to turfgrass.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

PLPT495
Internship in Plant Pathology

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Experience in a work place setting that is directly related to Plant Pathology.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

PLPT496
Independent Study

Prerequisites: Advanced approval of the plan of study and permission.

Description: Research, literature review, extension of course work, or preparation of teaching materials.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

PLPT498
Independent Research

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Independent research in areas of plant pathology.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

PLPT499H
Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: Admission to the University Honors Program and permission, AGRI 299H recommended.

Description: Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3-6

ACE:

TLMT100
Plants, Landscapes, & the EnvironmentCrosslisted with HORT 100, AGRO 100

Description: Introduction to a diverse range of plant and landscape systems and management strategies for balancing economic and environmental sustainability. Foundational principles of plant biology, landscape ecology, and environmental science using real-world case studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

TLMT127
Survey of Turfgrass and Landscape ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 127, HORT 127

Description: Introduction to careers, internships and co-curricular activities in turfgrass and landscape management.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

TLMT134
Plant Sciences LaboratoryCrosslisted with AGRO 134, HORT 134

Prerequisites: Prior or concurrent enrollment in AGRO/HORT 131 required

Y

Description: An exploration of plant morphology, physiology, and maturation with an emphasis on environmental, biotic, and human interactions within production and landscape systems. Not open to Agronomy or Horticulture majors or minors.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

TLMT215
GeneticsCrosslisted with AGRO 215, HORT 215

Prerequisites: 3 hrs biological sciences

Description: Discovery of the biology of genes and the application of genetics principles to understand the control and inheritance of traits in families and populations. Focus is on animals and plants that are important in medicine, agriculture and nature. Learning emphasis is problem solving via online, instant feedback assessments, group discussion, experimental data analysis and context-based exams.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 330; ASCI 486

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

TLMT227
Introductory Turfgrass ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 227, HORT 227, PGAM 227

Prerequisites: AGRO 131 or HORT 130 or BIOS 109.

Description: Introduction to turfgrasses, their management and use, and to the turfgrass industry.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 326, HORT 326, TLMT 326; AGRO 327, HORT 327, TLMT 327; TLMT 295; TLMT 395

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TLMT228
Introduction to Landscape ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 228, HORT 228

Prerequisites: AGRO 131 or BIOS 109

Y

Description: An overview of landscape management and landscape design. Principles and practices.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 326, HORT 326, TLMT 326; TLMT 295; TLMT 395

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TLMT229
Introductory Turfgrass Management LaboratoryCrosslisted with AGRO 229, HORT 229

Description: Laboratory covering turfgrass identification and management. Concurrent enrollment with AGRO/HORT/TLMT 227 preferred. Required for Turfgrass Science majors, other students require instructor consent.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

TLMT295
Turfgrass and Landscape Management Extended Internship

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; TLMT/AGRO/HORT/PGAM 227 or 228.

Y

Description: Participation in a turfgrass or landscape management enterprise other than one in which the student has had previous experience.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-12
Max credits per semester:12
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-12

ACE:

TLMT326
Landscape SolutionsCrosslisted with AGRO 326, HORT 326

Prerequisites: TLMT/AGRO/HORT 227 or 228

Description: Using processes and problem-solving approach to identify and analyze common landscape management situations in commercial, public, and residential landscapes. Integrate design, environment, function, pest and disease, and existing management practices to produce recommendations.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 470, HORT 470, TLMT 470

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TLMT327
Turfgrass Science and ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 327, HORT 327

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; CHEM 105 or 109; and TLMT 227

Description: Scientific principles of turf species adaptation, turf and/or soil relationships, establishment, fertility, mowing, irrigation, and pest control of turf species.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TLMT330
Pruning OrnamentalsCrosslisted with AGRO 330, HORT 330

Description: Why, when and how to prune ornamental landscape plants. Demonstrations and field opportunities on how to choose and how to use pruning tools correctly.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

TLMT375
Innovations for AgricultureCrosslisted with HORT 375, AGRI 375, AGRO 375, EAEP 375

Description: Explore sustainability challenges in plant and animal agricultural systems, assess current solutions, and identify opportunities for innovation. Research, develop, prototype, test, and pitch an innovative product, service, or technology for agriculture.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TLMT395
Career Experience

Prerequisites: Sophmore standing and TLMT 227 or TLMT 228; advance approval required.

Description: Participation in a turfgrass or landscape management enterprise other than one in which the student has had previous experience. Written and oral reports are required at the completion of the career experience.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

TLMT414
Turfgrass Disease ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 414, AGRO 814, HORT 414, HORT 814, PLPT 414, PLPT 814, TLMT 814

Prerequisites: BIOS/PLPT 369 or one semester of introductory plant pathology.

Description: Pathogens, epidemiology, and control of diseases specific to turfgrass.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

TLMT427
Turfgrass Systems ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 427, HORT 427, AGRO 827, HORT 827, TLMT 827

Prerequisites: TLMT 227 and TLMT 327

Description: Critical evaluation of turfgrass settings to create economical and environmentally friendly management systems for professionally managed turf areas.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

TLMT470
Critical Thinking in Landscape ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 470, HORT 470

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/PGMP/TLMT 326.

Description: Using processes and strategies to identify and compare issues, make recommendations, demonstrate proficiency in field application as skills and techniques, and prepare cost estimates in the development of landscape management plans.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

TLMT480
Modified RootzonesCrosslisted with AGRO 480, HORT 480, TLMT 880, AGRO 880, HORT 880

Y

Description: Modified rootzones and their applications in the turfgrass and landscape management industry. Correct applications and construction techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

PLEASE NOTE
This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic advisor. Advisors also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.

Plant Biology - Biotechnology

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16 HR TERM 1
ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete MATH 106
5hr

Biological Sciences
4hr

ACE 1 Written Comm

ACE 4 Chemistry
complete CHEM 109
4hr
16 HR TERM 2
Gen Botany or Plant Sci
complete AGRO 278
4hr

Life ScienceCritical
4hr
C
LIFE 121 and 121L are ideally completed in the second term of enrollment. They become critical to your success in the major if not completed by the third term of enrollment.

Soil Resouces
complete AGRO 153
4hr

ACE 4 Chemistry
complete CHEM 110
4hr
14 HR TERM 3
Organic Chem/Lab
complete CHEM 251, CHEM 253
4hr

ACE 2 Oral Comm
complete COMM 209
3hr

College Course
complete SCIL 101
3hr

Ecology
complete BIOS 207
4hr
14 HR TERM 4
ACE 4 Physics
complete PHYS 141
5hr

Biotechnology Option Elec

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete STAT 218
3hr

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr
16 HR TERM 5
Biological ChemistryCritical
4hr
C
BIOC 321 and 321L become critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fifth term of enrollment.

Biological Sciences
complete AGRO 215
4hr

Plnt Bio Portfolio/Assess
complete 1 from AGRO92, HORT92, NRES92
0hr

Biotechnology Option Elec
15 HR TERM 6
Independent Study/Project

Biological Sciences
complete BIOS 471
4hr

Biological Sciences
complete AGRO 325
4hr

Biotechnology Option Core
3hr

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr
15 HR TERM 7
ACE 6 Economics
complete either ECON 211 or ECON 212
3hr

Applied Plant Biology

Plant/Food System Mngt

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
17 HR TERM 8
Biotechnology Option Core
7hr

Career Experience

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr

ACE 10 Capstone Reqt
complete 1 from ANR-ACE10
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
Graduation Requirements
  1. Performance Measure: 2.00 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***


Plant Biology - Ecology & Management

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16 HR TERM 1
ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete MATH 106
5hr

Biological Sciences
4hr

ACE 1 Written Comm

ACE 4 Chemistry
complete CHEM 109
4hr
16 HR TERM 2
Gen Botany or Plant Sci
complete AGRO 278
4hr

Life ScienceCritical
4hr
C
LIFE 121 and 121L are ideally completed in the second term of enrollment. They become critical to your success in the major if not completed by the third term of enrollment.

Soil Resouces
complete AGRO 153
4hr

ACE 4 Chemistry
complete CHEM 110
4hr
14 HR TERM 3
Organic Chem/Lab
complete CHEM 251, CHEM 253
4hr

ACE 2 Oral Comm
complete COMM 209
3hr

College Course
complete SCIL 101
3hr

Ecology
complete BIOS 207
4hr
14 HR TERM 4
ACE 4 Physics

Ecology/Mngt Option Core
complete 1 from AGRO 245, AGRO 444, NRES 310
3hr

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete STAT 218
3hr

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr
16 HR TERM 5
Biological ChemistryCritical
4hr
C
BIOC 321 or 321L becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fifth term of enrollment.

Ecology/Mngt Option Core
complete 1 from AGRO 245, AGRO 444, NRES 310
4hr

Biological Sciences
complete AGRO 215
4hr

Plnt Bio Portfolio/Assess
complete 1 from AGRO92, HORT92, NRES92
0hr

Ecology/Management
15 HR TERM 6
Independent Study/Project

Biological Sciences
complete AGRO 325
4hr

Water/Climate
complete 1 from METR 100, NRES 208, NRES 408, WATS 281
3hr

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
4hr
Complete an Elective, Minor, or Secondary Major this term.
15 HR TERM 7
ACE 6 Economics
complete either ECON 211 or ECON 212
3hr

Geospatial Inform Science
complete 1 from GEOG 412, GEOG 418, NRES 312
3hr

Plant Identification
complete AGRO 442
3hr

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
Complete an Elective, Minor, or Secondary Major this term.
13 HR TERM 8
Plant/Animal/Organismal

Ecology/Management

Career Experience

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr

ACE 10 Capstone Reqt
complete 1 from ANR-ACE10
3hr
Graduation Requirements
  1. Performance Measure: 2.00 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***

Career Information

The following represents a sample of the internships, jobs and graduate school programs that current students and recent graduates have reported.

Transferable Skills

  • Communicate results of scientific experiments to scientific and non-scientific audiences
  • Apply mathematical and scientific skills to solve real-world problems
  • Make predictions using mathematical, statistical, and scientific modeling methods
  • Define problems and identifying causes
  • Understand and use proper laboratory and technical skills and instruments
  • Collaborate with a team to develop solutions
  • Confidently navigate complex, ambiguous projects and environments
  • Design and implement research experiments
  • Document and replicate processes and procedures

Jobs of Recent Graduates

  • North American Trait Integration Breeder, Monsanto - Chesterfield MO
  • Plant Protection Technician, USDA - Lincoln NE
  • Data Analyst, Zoex Corporation - Houston TX
  • Associate Sales Manager, Theisen Seed LLC - Atkinson NE
  • Distance Education Instructor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • Site Manager, Sustainable Agriculture Education - Berkeley CA
  • Groundskeeper, Burr Oak Lodge - Eagle NE
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • Student of Doctor of Health Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE

Internships

  • Intern, DuPont Pioneer - Johnston IA
  • Research Assistant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Plant Pathology - Lincoln NE
  • Cover Crop Research Intern, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Agronomy and Horticulture - Lincoln NE
  • Research Intern, Nebraska Forest Service - Lincoln NE
  • Intern, Grassland Ecology - Wood River NE
  • Pioneer Sales Associate Intern, Theisen Seed LLC - Atkinson NE
  • Crop Production Intern, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Agronomy and Horticulture - Lincoln NE
  • Research Intern, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Molecular Plant Physiology - Lincoln NE

Graduate & Professional Schools

  • Ph.D., Genetics, Iowa State University - Ames IA
  • Ph.D., Evolutionary Ecology, Colorado State University - Fort Collins CO
  • Ph.D., Plant Breeding and Genetics, Purdue University - Lafayette IN
  • Ph.D., Entomology, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville AR
  • Ph.D., Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • Master's Degree, Agronomy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • Master's Degree, Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • Master's Degree, Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • Master's Degree, Entomology and Plant Pathology, Colorado State University - Fort Collins CO
  • Master's Degree, Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE