Description

This degree program provides students with a balanced education focusing on turfgrass and landscape plant management, biology and function, sustainability and environmental concerns, as well as courses in mathematics, science, and humanities. Students in this degree program will select either the Turfgrass Management Option or Landscape Management Option, allowing them to focus on important aspects that are distinct to their selected career path.

Turfgrass Management Option

This option is designed for students considering careers as golf course superintendents, sports turf managers, resort grounds managers, lawn care service owners and operators, institution and grounds managers, estate managers, sod producers, sales representatives, industry technical representatives, educators, and consultants. This option is also suitable for considering graduate study or careers in academia and research.

Landscape Management Option

This option is designed for students interested in careers as landscape management contractors, landscape management service providers, botanical garden and arboretum directors or managers, landscape plant producers, estate managers, sales representatives, industry technical representatives, educators, and consultants. This option also provides preparation for graduate study or careers in academia and research.

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 sciences, and 2 units of world language. Students must also meet performance requirements: a 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average OR an ACT composite of 20 or higher, writing portion not required OR a score of 1040 or higher on the SAT Critical Reading and Math sections 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 world language deficiencies. College-level coursework taken to remove deficiencies may be used to meet degree requirements in CASNR.

Deficiencies in the required entrance subjects can be removed by the 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 ensures that a student will meet the minimum curriculum requirements of the College.

World Languages/Language Requirement

Two units of a world 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 coursework. 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
  • Nebraska Indian Community College
  • 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 provide transcripts and complete the Application for Degree form via MyRED. Students without MyRED access may apply for graduation in person at Husker Hub in the Canfield Administration Building, or by mail. Students should discuss these degree programs with their academic advisor.

Cooperative Degree Programs

Academic credit from the University and a cooperating institution are 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 and a 3+1 program leading to a bachelor of science in Applied Science.

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. Transfer programs are available for students pursuing degree programs leading to a bachelor of science degree.

Non University of Nebraska–Lincoln Degree-Granting Programs

CASNR cooperates with other institutions to provide coursework 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 coursework at Chadron State College and one year of specialized range science coursework (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 the University of Nebraska–Lincoln 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 coursework 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

Graduates of turfgrass and landscape management will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate technical competence by identifying globally-important turf and landscape systems and their uses, and ecophysiological, resource, and management factors that affect their utility.
  2. Evaluate the complex interaction of biotic, abiotic, and inherent factors that affect plant metabolism, and design ethical, climate- and resource-efficient management systems that account for, and proactively mitigate, potential stresses by applying theoretical science to real-world turf and landscape systems.
  3. Critically evaluate turf and landscape systems using traditional and instrument- or application-based methods to collect and interpret data to help solve complex turf and landscape management problems.
  4. Search for, organize, synthesize, and evaluate technical information to solve complex turf and landscape management problems, and communicate gleaned knowledge to diverse stakeholders in oral or written reports using appropriate science- or industry-specific language.
  5. Lead and contribute to diverse teams to identify and understand factors from biological, physical, sociological, and chemical sciences that affect turf and landscape system utility, and design appropriate integrated management systems.

Major Requirements

Core Requirements

The following basic courses are required for a bachelor of science degree in turfgrass and landscape management. In addition, students must select and meet the requirements of one of the options. Students should work with their advisors to assure that the ten ACE requirements of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln are met.
 

College Integrative Course
SCIL 101Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 3
Mathematics and Statistics (beyond college algebra) (ACE 3)
Select 5 hours from the following:5
Trigonometry
Calculus I
Introduction to Statistics
Credit Hours Subtotal: 5
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
Communication and Interpersonal Skills (ACE 2)
Select one of the following:3
Interpersonal Skills for Leadership
Public Speaking
Business and Professional Communication
Technical Communication II
Communications Elective
Select any additional course from the previous lists.3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 9
Natural Sciences (ACE 4) 1
CHEM 105A
CHEM 105L
Chemistry in Context I
and Chemistry in Context I Laboratory
4
CHEM 106A
CHEM 106L
Chemistry in Context II
and Chemistry in Context II Laboratory
4
MSYM 109Physical Principles in Agriculture and Life Sciences4
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Economics, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Select one of the following (ACE 6):3
Introduction to the Economics of Agriculture
Economic Essentials and Issues 2
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Select one course each in ACE areas 5, 7, 8, and 9 212
Credit Hours Subtotal: 15
Total Credit Hours44

Specific Major Requirements

This degree program provides students with a balanced education focusing on turfgrass and landscape plant management, biology and function, sustainability and environmental concerns, as well as courses in mathematics, science, and humanities. Students in this degree program will select either the Turfgrass Management Option or Landscape Management Option, allowing them to focus on important aspects that are distinct to their selected career path.
 

Introduction to Life/Plants
Select two of the following:7-8
Plant Science
Botany
Fundamentals of Biology I
and Fundamentals of Biology I laboratory
Fundamentals of Biology II
and Fundamentals of Biology II Laboratory
Select one plant science lab:1
Agronomic Plant Science Laboratory
Horticultural Plant Science Laboratory
Credit Hours Subtotal: 8-9
Soil Science
AGRO 153 / HORT 153 / SOIL 153Soil Resources4
Select one of the following:3-4
Principles of Soil Management
Soil Conservation and Watershed Management
Soil Nutrient Relationships
Urban Soil Properties and Management
Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy
Credit Hours Subtotal: 7-8
Plant Growth and Management
AGRO 325Introductory Plant Physiology4
TLMT 227 / AGRO 227 / HORT 227Introductory Turfgrass Management3
TLMT 228 / AGRO 228 / HORT 228Introduction to Landscape Management3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 10
Plant Management Modules
Select three of the following:3
Crop and Weed Genetics
Survey of Turfgrass and Landscape Management
Pruning Ornamentals
Turfgrass Disease Management
Modified Root Zones
Credit Hours Subtotal: 3
Plant Identification, Propagation, and Utilization
Select two of the following:6
Wildland Plants
Woody Plants for Landscapes: Identification, Management, and Use
Cultivars and Varieties of Woody Plants for Landscapes
Herbaceous Landscape Plants
Plant Propagation
Credit Hours Subtotal: 6
Pest Biology and Management
ENTO 115 / BIOS 115Insect Biology3
ENTO 116 / BIOS 116Insect Identification1
PLPT 369 / BIOS 369Introductory Plant Pathology3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 7
Leadership and Professional Skills
Students must have two separate career experiences.
HORT 395Internship in Horticulture2
Credit Hours Subtotal: 2
Total Credit Hours43-45

Turfgrass Management Option

The Turfgrass Management Option is designed for students considering careers as golf course superintendents, sports turf managers, resort grounds managers, lawn care service owners and operators, institution and grounds managers, estate managers, sod producers, sales representatives, industry technical representatives, educators, and consultants. This option is also suitable for considering graduate study or careers in academia and research.
 

Turfgrass Science and Management
AGRO 426 / HORT 426 / NRES 426Invasive Plants3
TLMT 229 / AGRO 229 / HORT 229Introductory Turfgrass Management Laboratory1
TLMT 327 / AGRO 327 / HORT 327Turfgrass Science and Management3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 7
College Capstone Course (ACE 10)
TLMT 427 / AGRO 427 / HORT 427Turfgrass Systems Management3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 3
Business and Personnel Management 1
Select four from the following:12
Accounting for Business Decisions
Introductory Accounting I
Agribusiness Entrepreneurial Finance
Business, Government & Society
Economic Essentials and Issues
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Identifying and Exploring Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Managing Rapid Growth and Change in Organizations
Business Plan Development and Decision Making
Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development
Financial Decision Making
Business Systems in Entrepreneurship
Management Essentials For Contemporary Organizations
Human Resource Management
Contemporary Marketing
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Total Credit Hours22
Free Electives
Select any courses as free electives; however, seriously consider the following:9-11
Management of Horticultural Crop Insects
Hospitality Managerial Accounting
Climate Literacy in Natural Resources
Introduction to Forest Management
Wildlife Damage Management
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Introduction to the Global Positioning System (GPS)
Credit Hours Subtotal: 9-11
Degree at a Glance – Turfgrass Management Option
College Core44
Specific Major Requirements43-45
Option Requirements22
Free Electives9-11
Credit Hours Subtotal: 120
Total Credit Hours120

Landscape Management Option

The Landscape Management Option is designed for students interested in careers as landscape management contractors, landscape management service providers, botanical garden and arboretum directors or managers, landscape plant producers, estate managers, sales representatives, industry technical representatives, educators, and consultants. This option also provides preparation for graduate study or careers in academia.
 

Landscape Design and Management
AGRO 107 / NRES 107Invasive Plant Species: Impacts on Ecosystems3
or NRES 270 / AGRO 270 / HORT 270 / PLPT 270 Biological Invaders
TLMT 326 / AGRO 326 / HORT 326Landscape Solutions3
Select one of the following:3-4
Planting Design
Turfgrass Science and Management
Credit Hours Subtotal: 9-10
College Capstone Course (ACE 10)
TLMT 470 / AGRO 470 / HORT 470Critical Thinking in Landscape Management3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 3
Business and Personnel Management 1
Select four from the following: 112
Accounting for Business Decisions
Introductory Accounting I
Agribusiness Entrepreneurial Finance
Business, Government & Society
Economic Essentials and Issues
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Identifying and Exploring Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Managing Rapid Growth and Change in Organizations
Business Plan Development and Decision Making
Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development
Financial Decision Making
Business Systems in Entrepreneurship
Management Essentials For Contemporary Organizations
Human Resource Management
Contemporary Marketing
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Total Credit Hours24-25
Free Electives
Select any courses as free electives; however, seriously consider the following:6-9
Management of Horticultural Crop Insects
Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development
Introduction to Forest Management
Wildlife Damage Management
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Credit Hours Subtotal: 6-9
Degree at a Glance – Landscape Management Option
College Core44
Specific Major Requirements43-45
Option Requirements24-25
Free Electives6-9
Credit Hours Subtotal: 120
Total Credit Hours120

Requirements for Minor Offered by Department

A minor in turfgrass and landscape management complements several majors in CASNR, including horticulture, agricultural education, agribusiness, insect science, plant protection sciences, professional golf management, and hospitality, restaurant and tourism management. Students completing this minor, along with a complementary major, will be more competitive for employment opportunities in a variety of positions. In addition, knowledge and skills gained would allow for expansion of business operations to include turfgrass and landscape management services. The turfgrass and landscape management coordinator will assign an advisor for the minor.
 

Core Courses
TLMT 227 / AGRO 227 / HORT 227Introductory Turfgrass Management3
TLMT 228 / AGRO 228 / HORT 228Introduction to Landscape Management3
Select 12 hours from the following:12
Landscape Solutions
Turfgrass Science and Management
Pruning Ornamentals
Turfgrass Disease Management
Turfgrass Systems Management
Critical Thinking in Landscape Management
Modified Root Zones
Credit Hours Subtotal: 18
Total Credit Hours18
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 explored within the context of these systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

AGRO102
Internship and Career PreparationCrosslisted with HORT 102, TLMT 102

Description: Group and individual activities to help formulate career goals, improve academic success skills, identify beneficial co-curricular activities, and select appropriate internships.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO107
Invasive Plant Species: Impacts on EcosystemsCrosslisted with NRES 107

Online only

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 their impacts on ecosystems from local to global scales.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO131
Plant ScienceCrosslisted with HORT 131

Description: The biology of plants grown for food, feed, fuel, fiber and fun! Starting with natural and managed ecosystems and their interactions, the course then introduces how plants obtain and manage water and nutrients before giving a big picture view of carbon assimilation, metabolism and storage in terms of plant productivity and growth in variable environments. The way plants respond to endogenous and applied growth regulators as well as genetic signals is described, before considering the role of genetics in plant pest interactions and management.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
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: ENTO 308; HORT 306; HORT 307

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO134
Plant Sciences LaboratoryCrosslisted with HORT 134, TLMT 134

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

Open to all majors and minors, except Agronomy or Horticulture.

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.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENTO 308; HORT 306; HORT 307

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO153
Soil ResourcesCrosslisted with HORT 153, SOIL 153

Description: Investigation into the physical, chemical and biological properties of soils, in relation to their appropriate uses, protection, and vital roles or functions in broader plant-soil systems. Apply exercises such as discussion, evidence-based writing, assessment, planning, problem-solving, and presentations in relation to principles and practices involving all aspects of soils.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

AGRO204
Resource-Efficient Crop Management

Prerequisites: AGRO 131 and AGRO/SOIL 153

Description: The integration of crop and soil science, plant breeding, climatology and integrated pest management disciplines to develop and evaluate crop management strategies that make the most efficient use of natural resources such as solar radiation, water, and soil, as well as other external inputs utilized for field crop management.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 431, AGRO 431, MSYM 431; AGRO 395; AGRO 405

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

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; PLPT 418, PLPT 818

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

AGRO227
Introductory Turfgrass ManagementCrosslisted with HORT 227, TLMT 227

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131 or AGRO 278 or either concurrently.

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

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

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO228
Introduction to Landscape ManagementCrosslisted with HORT 228, TLMT 228

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131 or AGRO/HORT 278 or either concurrently.

Description: An overview of landscape systems for human intent. Includes seasonal and materials-specific BMPs for assessment, soil work, irrigation, plants and hardscapes, pests and diseases, using a combination of site visits, collaborations, and applied case studies.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 470, HORT 470, TLMT 470; TLMT 395L

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO229
Introductory Turfgrass Management LaboratoryCrosslisted with TLMT 229, HORT 229

Description: Laboratory covering turfgrass identification and management.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO230
Technical Reporting in Plant and Landscape SystemsCrosslisted with HORT 230

This course is intended for first or second year students.

Description: Learn introductory data science skills necessary to collect, manage, and analyze data. Gain the necessary skills to interpret and effectively communicate information derived from data.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO240
Forage Crop and Pasture ManagementCrosslisted with RNGE 240, GRAS 240

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131 or BIOS 101 or LIFE 120

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO242
North American Wildland PlantsCrosslisted with HORT 242, RNGE 242, GRAS 242

Prerequisites: Permission.

AGRO/RNGE 240 recommended.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

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.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 340, RNGE 340, GRAS 340

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO269
Principles of Soil ManagementCrosslisted with SOIL 269

Prerequisites: AGRO 153.

Description: Current state-of-knowledge of soil and water management; impacts of water and wind erosion on soil productivity, and nutrient dynamics; soil management in response to the increased climate variability; improved management practices such as conservation tillage (i.e., no-till), cropping systems, cover crops, crop residue management, perennial systems, water management and irrigation; nutrient cycling; and soil quality and health.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 395; AGRO 405

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO278
BotanyCrosslisted with HORT 278

Prerequisites: BIOS 101 or LIFE 120 or AGRO/HORT 131

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.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 227, HORT 227, TLMT 227; AGRO 228, HORT 228, TLMT 228

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

AGRO279
Soil EvaluationCrosslisted with NRES 279, SOIL 279

AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153 - Soil Resources recommended, but not required. This course includes an inter-collegiate Soil Judging contest that takes place in the North Central region of the United States during the course of the class, or a course-based undergraduate research experience.

Description: Apply fundamental knowledge to the description of soils in the field. Application of techniques employed in writing descriptions of soil morphology and in classifying and interpreting soils.

This course is a prerequisite for: NRES 379, AGRO 379, SOIL 379

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

AGRO295
InternshipCrosslisted with RNGE 295, SOIL 295, HORT 295

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and completion of an internship contract. The internship contract is subject to approval by the department. Internships completed without a signed contract may not qualify for credit.

Pass/No Pass only; requires advanced permission before registering for the course.

Description: Professional experience in a plant, landscape or soil interest area. Experience may be with a business, government agency, organization, or a university research, extension, or teaching program.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Pass No Pass
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

AGRO325
Introductory Plant Physiology

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131 or LIFE 120

Description: Introduction to physiological and developmental processes in plants. Topics include plant-water relations, photosynthesis, carbon metabolism and source-sink translocation, light responses, hormonal regulation during growth, development and environmental stresses such as drought, heat, salinity, flooding stress among others. Emphasizes the development of a broader knowledge of how crops respond to abiotic factors associated with changing climate through conceptual integration of physiological and molecular processes. Science communication skills and teamwork experience are developed through oral presentations and poster sessions.

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

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

AGRO326
Landscape SolutionsCrosslisted with HORT 326, TLMT 326

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO327
Turfgrass Science and ManagementCrosslisted with HORT 327, TLMT 327

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; CHEM 105 or CHEM 105A and 105L or CHEM 109 or CHEM 109A and 109L; 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO340
Range Management and ImprovementCrosslisted with RNGE 340, GRAS 340

Prerequisites: AGRO 240 or NRES 245

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, GRAS 445

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

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 or CHEM 105A and 105L, CHEM 106 or CHEM 106A and 106L, CHEM 109 or CHEM 109A and 109L, CHEM 110 or CHEM 110A and 110L) 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO366
Soil Nutrient RelationshipsCrosslisted with SOIL 366

Prerequisites: AGRO 153.

Description: Explores nutrient behaviors in soil and factors affecting nutrient management. Students work on developing fertilizer plans for complex plant production systems that follow the right place, right amount, right source, right time philosophy and ensure production of healthy and nutritious plants, improve profits and enterprise sustainability, fulfill legal requirements, and protect soil and water quality.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 405

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

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

Prerequisites: Junior or Senior class standing.

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
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO379
Advanced Soil EvaluationCrosslisted with NRES 379, SOIL 379

Prerequisites: AGRO/NRES/SOIL 279

This course includes a national- or regional-level inter-collegiate Soil Judging contest that takes place during the course of the class.

Description: Apply fundamental knowledge and improve field techniques to the description and interpretation of soils in the field. Application of techniques employed in writing descriptions of soil morphology and in classifying and interpreting soils.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO388
Business Systems in EntrepreneurshipCrosslisted with HORT 388, ENTR 388, EAEP 388, ABUS 388

Description: Introductory models for a startup business. Ideation, customer segments, value proposition, minimal viable product and market fit.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 301

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO395
Internship in Agronomy

Prerequisites: Junior standing; AGRO 204 or 240 or 269; and completion of an internship contract. Internships completed without a signed contract not may qualify for credit.

Pass/No Pass only; requires advanced permission before registering for the course.

Description: Advanced internship in an agronomic enterprise. Must be a business, government agency, organization or university research, teaching, or extension program in which the student does not have previous internship credit.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Pass No Pass
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:1-3

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
Grading Option:Graded
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 or SOIL 366; and permission.

JGEN 200 and/or JGEN 300, and AECN 201 recommended; a pre-semester trip is required.

Description: Application, expansion, and integration of principles from agricultural, economic and social sciences into systems-level the development and management of cropping systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

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

A previous class in genetics is highly recommended.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO411
Crop Genetic EngineeringCrosslisted with AGRO 811

A previous class in genetics is highly recommended.

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, and 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

AGRO412
Crop and Weed GeneticsCrosslisted with AGRO 812

A previous class in Genetics is highly recommended.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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

GEOG 418/NRES 418 recommended

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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. 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO425
Cover Crops in AgroecosystemsCrosslisted with AGRO 825

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131 or AGRO/HORT 278 ; AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153 (or equivalent)

Description: Explore the management, environmental, economic, and social considerations of cover crops across a diversity of agricultural production systems and regions. Grow cover crops, measure benefits and tradeoffs, and apply knowledge to make management and policy recommendations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
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; AGRO/HORT 131

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

AGRO429
Plant Biotechnology ApplicationsCrosslisted with AGRO 829

Prerequisites: Faculty Permission

Description: Application of plant biotechnology to answer biological questions. Development of writing and thinking skills with a working knowledge of plant biology and biotechnology. Learning in a lab focused setting to solidify skills used in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, and computational biology.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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.

Cost of travel required. Summer travel course with multi-state faculty. Farm visits to Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

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

Prerequisites: CHEM 105 or CHEM 105A and CHEM 105L or CHEM 109 or CHEM 109A and 109L, 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

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

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

AGRO 215 and 437/837 recommended.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

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

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO441
Perennial Plant Function, Growth, and DevelopmentCrosslisted with AGRO 841, HORT 441, HORT 841, RNGE 441, GRAS 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

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

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

AGRO/HORT 131 or LIFE 121 and 121L or equivalent recommended

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, forbs, shrubs, exotic and wetland plants.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

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

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

NRES 220 or equivalent, recommended.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

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

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

AECN 201 recommended. Capstone course. All students required to participate in a one-week field trip in central or western Nebraska prior to beginning of fall semester. Therefore, students must notify instructor at time of early registration (Dates are given in class schedule.)

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL
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.

Offered spring semester of even-numbered calendar years.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

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

AGRO/SOIL 153 recommended.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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 and strategies for their use. Identification of specific issues related to urban soils. Manipulation or remediation of soils subject to construction and other stresses.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

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 109A/L and 110A/L; CHEM 221 or 251.

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. Forms and functions of organic matter in soil.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

AGRO460
Soil Microbial EcologyCrosslisted with BIOS 460, NRES 460, SOIL 460, AGRO 860, BIOS 860, NRES 860

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Recommend having a strong science background, including courses from the agronomic, environmental, microbiology, engineering or medicine disciplines.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO462
Cannabis Growth, Production and Breeding BasicsCrosslisted with HORT 462, AGRO 862, HORT 862

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131 or LIFE 121; AGRO 215 or BIOS 206

HORT 221 recommended

Description: History, breeding and production of cannabis for medicinal marijuana and hemp for fiber use when grown using a growth room, greenhouse, high tunnel and/or field. Clarification between scientific evidence and casual information.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:2

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

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

Prerequisites: HORT 228, TLMT 228

Description: Use processes and strategies to develop complete landscape management plans for public and/or private clients. Use data to evaluate and compare issues; make practical, science-based recommendations; and prepare cost estimates. Develop and present a complete landscape management plan for a public client.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING
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; MATH 102 or MATH 104 or MATH 106.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Capstone course.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

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

Prerequisites: 8 hrs biological sciences

BIOS 109 recommended.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

AGRO480
Modified Root ZonesCrosslisted with HORT 480, TLMT 480, TLMT 880, AGRO 880, HORT 880

Prerequisites: SOIL 153

Recommend CHEM 105A/105L or 109A/109L, AGRO/HORT 131, TLMT 227, and AGRO/HORT 453 or AGRO 472

Description: Modified root zones 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO488
Entrepreneurship and Enterprise DevelopmentCrosslisted with HORT 488, HORT 888, EAEP 488, ENTR 488, EAEP 888, AGRO 888, ENTR 888, ABUS 488

Description: The process of starting your own enterprise. Competitive environment, risk management, finance for business startups, funding, and business plan writing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

AGRO498
Senior ProjectCrosslisted with SOIL 498

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

A two-semester sequence. Students should select one credit hour the first semester and three credits the second semester. The first semester will be used for planning, topic selection, and identifying a project adviser. The second semester will be used to carry out the research project, prepare a written report, and possibly an oral presentation.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

AGRO499H
Honors ThesisCrosslisted with RNGE 499H, SOIL 499H

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
Grading Option:Graded

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 explored within the context of these systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

HORT102
Internship and Career PreparationCrosslisted with AGRO 102, TLMT 102

Description: Group and individual activities to help formulate career goals, improve academic success skills, identify beneficial co-curricular activities, and select appropriate internships.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT131
Plant ScienceCrosslisted with AGRO 131

Description: The biology of plants grown for food, feed, fuel, fiber and fun! Starting with natural and managed ecosystems and their interactions, the course then introduces how plants obtain and manage water and nutrients before giving a big picture view of carbon assimilation, metabolism and storage in terms of plant productivity and growth in variable environments. The way plants respond to endogenous and applied growth regulators as well as genetic signals is described, before considering the role of genetics in plant pest interactions and management.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

HORT133
Horticultural Plant Science Laboratory

Prerequisites: AGRO 131 or parallel

Description: Horticulture plant morphology, physiology, cell anatomy and plant growth are explored through application of practices used in industry. Emphasis on intensive production systems appropriate to specialty and greenhouse grown horticultural plants

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 306; HORT 307

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT134
Plant Sciences LaboratoryCrosslisted with AGRO 134, TLMT 134

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

Open to all majors and minors, except Agronomy or Horticulture.

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.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENTO 308; HORT 306; HORT 307

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT153
Soil ResourcesCrosslisted with AGRO 153, SOIL 153

Description: Investigation into the physical, chemical and biological properties of soils, in relation to their appropriate uses, protection, and vital roles or functions in broader plant-soil systems. Apply exercises such as discussion, evidence-based writing, assessment, planning, problem-solving, and presentations in relation to principles and practices involving all aspects of soils.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts ACE 9 Global/Diversity

HORT201
Dendrology: Study and Identification of Trees and ShrubsCrosslisted with NRES 201, LARC 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT212
Woody Plants for Landscapes: Identification, Management, and UseCrosslisted with NRES 212, LARC 212

Description: Identification, basic management and design uses of trees and shrubs for sustainable landscapes, with an emphasis on native plants and plants adapted to the Plains states. Emphasis is on live specimens in outdoor environments, supported by online resources.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT213
Cultivars and Varieties of Woody Plants for LandscapesCrosslisted with NRES 213, LARC 213

Description: Characteristics of commercially available trees and shrubs used in urban landscapes. Compares differences among cultivars, design uses, and management issues using a combination of live specimens in outdoor environments and online resources.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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; PLPT 418, PLPT 818

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

HORT221
Plant Propagation

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131

Recommend AGRO/HORT 278 taken previously or concurrently

Description: Practice different methods of plant propagation and explore the effects of environmental management on propagation success using the scientific method.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 395

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT227
Introductory Turfgrass ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 227, TLMT 227

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131 or AGRO 278 or either concurrently.

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

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

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT228
Introduction to Landscape ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 228, TLMT 228

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131 or AGRO/HORT 278 or either concurrently.

Description: An overview of landscape systems for human intent. Includes seasonal and materials-specific BMPs for assessment, soil work, irrigation, plants and hardscapes, pests and diseases, using a combination of site visits, collaborations, and applied case studies.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 470, HORT 470, TLMT 470; TLMT 395L

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT229
Introductory Turfgrass Management LaboratoryCrosslisted with TLMT 229, AGRO 229

Description: Laboratory covering turfgrass identification and management.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT230
Technical Reporting in Plant and Landscape SystemsCrosslisted with AGRO 230

This course is intended for first or second year students.

Description: Learn introductory data science skills necessary to collect, manage, and analyze data. Gain the necessary skills to interpret and effectively communicate information derived from data.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT242
North American Wildland PlantsCrosslisted with AGRO 242, RNGE 242, GRAS 242

Prerequisites: Permission.

AGRO/RNGE 240 recommended.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT261
Floral Design I

Description: Principles, interpretation, and emotional responses of floral design are explored and practical experience in all aspects of flower arranging. Includes floral product identification, care, handling, marketing and critiquing of floral designs.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 262

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:4

ACE:ACE 7 Arts

HORT262
Floral Design II

Prerequisites: HORT 261

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT265
Visual Communication for Landscape Design

Description: Graphic and oral presentation techniques for landscape design. Introduction to use of various media and technologies, including hand graphics and computer programs.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 267

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT267
Introduction to Landscape Design Studio

Prerequisites: HORT 265

Individual and team projects, in-class exercises and presentations. Includes site visits to urban landscapes.

Description: Process and elements used to design sustainable residential and small urban landscapes.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 300; HORT 301; TLMT 395L

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT278
BotanyCrosslisted with AGRO 278

Prerequisites: BIOS 101 or LIFE 120 or AGRO/HORT 131

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.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 227, HORT 227, TLMT 227; AGRO 228, HORT 228, TLMT 228

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

HORT295
InternshipCrosslisted with AGRO 295, RNGE 295, SOIL 295

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and completion of an internship contract. The internship contract is subject to approval by the department. Internships completed without a signed contract may not qualify for credit.

Pass/No Pass only; requires advanced permission before registering for the course.

Description: Professional experience in a plant, landscape or soil interest area. Experience may be with a business, government agency, organization, or a university research, extension, or teaching program.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Pass No Pass
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

HORT300
Introduction to Landscape Construction

Prerequisites: HORT 267 or concurrent

Description: Materials, systems, and methods for constructing sustainable residential and small urban landscapes. Includes site grading, hardscapes, irrigation, lighting, ponds and water features, using a combination of guest speakers, site visits and online resources.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT301
Introduction to Landscape Contracting

Prerequisites: HORT 267 and HORT 388 or concurrent

Offered Spring of even years and alternate with HORT 300.

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
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:SPRING
Groups:Techniques

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT302
Tree BiologyCrosslisted with NRES 302

Prerequisites: BIOS 101 or LIFE 120 or 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT306
Greenhouse Practices and Management

Prerequisites: AGRO 132 or HORT 133 or AGRO/HORT 134 or LIFE 120

Description: Principles and practices involved in the development, operation and use of greenhouses and other protected plant growth environments.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT307
Hydroponics for Growing Populations

Prerequisites: AGRO 132 or AGRO 134 or HORT 133 or LIFE 120

Description: Globally diverse peoples are explored through culture, diets, food production systems, and environment with emphasis on the application of hydroponic plant production systems to address food needs that are culturally conscious. Hydroponic methodologies are investigated and prototypes are designed, built, and tested for proof of concept.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

HORT319
Edible Landscapes

Prerequisites: Junior Standing or permission

Description: Identification, environmental requirements, and sustainable care and management of herbaceous perennial and woody plants with both edible and aesthetic landscape value. Historical and human cultural ties or ethnobotanical traditions associated with the plants will be utilized for appropriate plant selection and use.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING
Groups:Laboratory and Field Training

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

HORT326
Landscape SolutionsCrosslisted with AGRO 326, TLMT 326

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT327
Turfgrass Science and ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 327, TLMT 327

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; CHEM 105 or CHEM 105A and 105L or CHEM 109 or CHEM 109A and 109L; 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT352
Production and Physiology of Horticultural Crops

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131

HORT 353 or HORT 354 or HORT 355 parallel enrollment suggested

Description: The physiological principles underlying the management and production of floricultural, fruit, vegetable and specialty crops.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 395

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

HORT353
Vegetable Crop Production Laboratory

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131.

HORT 133, HORT 221, and HORT 352 recommended.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

HORT354
Fruit Production Laboratory

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131

HORT 133, HORT 221, and HORT 352 recommended.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

HORT355
Perennial, Pot and Bedding Plant Production Laboratory

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131

HORT 133, HORT 221, and HORT 352 recommended.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

HORT362
Nursery Crop Production

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131

HORT 133, 221, and HORT 352 recommended.

Description: Principles underlying the production of nursery crops. Propagation, crop scheduling, transplanting, handling, and transportation of nursery crops. Cultural considerations such as media, fertilizers, irrigation, and pest control.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

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

Prerequisites: Junior or Senior class standing.

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
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT388
Business Systems in EntrepreneurshipCrosslisted with AGRO 388, ENTR 388, EAEP 388, ABUS 388

Description: Introductory models for a startup business. Ideation, customer segments, value proposition, minimal viable product and market fit.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 301

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT395
Internship in Horticulture

Prerequisites: Junior Standing; HORT 221 or HORT 352 and completion of an internship contract. Internships completed without a signed contract may not qualify for credit

Pass/No Pass only; requires advanced permission before registering for the course.

Description: Advanced internship experience in a horticulture enterprise. Must be a business, government agency, organization or university research, teaching, or extension program in which the student does not have previous internship credit.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Pass No Pass
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

HORT396
Current Projects and Topics in Horticulture

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

A completed and approved study plan contract is required.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

HORT399
Independent Study

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

Requires advance approval of plan of work and is to be under the supervision and evaluation of a Horticulture departmental faculty member. Oral and written reports are mandatory at the completion of this Independent Study.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

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

A previous class in genetics is highly recommended.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

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

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; AGRO/HORT 131

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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.

Cost of travel required. Summer travel course with multi-state faculty. Farm visits to Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT441
Perennial Plant Function, Growth, and DevelopmentCrosslisted with AGRO 441, AGRO 841, HORT 841, RNGE 441, GRAS 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

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 and strategies for their use. Identification of specific issues related to urban soils. Manipulation or remediation of soils subject to construction and other stresses.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

HORT462
Cannabis Growth, Production and Breeding BasicsCrosslisted with AGRO 462, AGRO 862, HORT 862

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131 or LIFE 121; AGRO 215 or BIOS 206

HORT 221 recommended

Description: History, breeding and production of cannabis for medicinal marijuana and hemp for fiber use when grown using a growth room, greenhouse, high tunnel and/or field. Clarification between scientific evidence and casual information.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

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

Description: Processes, principles, and elements using plant materials as a key component of landscapes designed for human intent. Focus is on a systems approach, combining environmental attributes with functional needs to create aesthetic, functional, and sustainable landscapes for parks, commercial property, and residences using a combination of site visits and online resources.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

HORT469
Ecological Landscape DesignCrosslisted with ARCH 469

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Integration of ecological and environmental assessment, design process and management considerations to create detailed landscape plans for public, private, and commercial clients. Includes dream landscape project. Individuals and collaborative teams will develop concepts and details, conduct client meetings and studio critiques, and communicate graphically and verbally through presentations.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING
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: HORT 228, TLMT 228

Description: Use processes and strategies to develop complete landscape management plans for public and/or private clients. Use data to evaluate and compare issues; make practical, science-based recommendations; and prepare cost estimates. Develop and present a complete landscape management plan for a public client.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING
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

Proof of age is required.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

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

Prerequisites: 8 hrs biological sciences

BIOS 109 recommended.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

HORT480
Modified Root ZonesCrosslisted with AGRO 480, TLMT 480, TLMT 880, AGRO 880, HORT 880

Prerequisites: SOIL 153

Recommend CHEM 105A/105L or 109A/109L, AGRO/HORT 131, TLMT 227, and AGRO/HORT 453 or AGRO 472

Description: Modified root zones 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT488
Entrepreneurship and Enterprise DevelopmentCrosslisted with HORT 888, EAEP 488, AGRO 488, ENTR 488, EAEP 888, AGRO 888, ENTR 888, ABUS 488

Description: The process of starting your own enterprise. Competitive environment, risk management, finance for business startups, funding, and business plan writing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-2

ACE:

HORT499H
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 undergraduate thesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded

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 explored within the context of these systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

TLMT102
Internship and Career PreparationCrosslisted with AGRO 102, HORT 102

Description: Group and individual activities to help formulate career goals, improve academic success skills, identify beneficial co-curricular activities, and select appropriate internships.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

TLMT134
Plant Sciences LaboratoryCrosslisted with AGRO 134, HORT 134

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

Open to all majors and minors, except Agronomy or Horticulture.

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.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENTO 308; HORT 306; HORT 307

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded

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; PLPT 418, PLPT 818

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

TLMT227
Introductory Turfgrass ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 227, HORT 227

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131 or AGRO 278 or either concurrently.

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

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

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TLMT228
Introduction to Landscape ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 228, HORT 228

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131 or AGRO/HORT 278 or either concurrently.

Description: An overview of landscape systems for human intent. Includes seasonal and materials-specific BMPs for assessment, soil work, irrigation, plants and hardscapes, pests and diseases, using a combination of site visits, collaborations, and applied case studies.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 470, HORT 470, TLMT 470; TLMT 395L

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TLMT229
Introductory Turfgrass Management LaboratoryCrosslisted with AGRO 229, HORT 229

Description: Laboratory covering turfgrass identification and management.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

TLMT326
Landscape SolutionsCrosslisted with AGRO 326, HORT 326

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TLMT327
Turfgrass Science and ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 327, HORT 327

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; CHEM 105 or CHEM 105A and 105L or CHEM 109 or CHEM 109A and 109L; 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

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

Prerequisites: Junior or Senior class standing.

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
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TLMT391T
Special Topics in Turfgrass Science and Management

Prerequisites: Permission

Requires advanced permission before registering for the course

Description: Topics vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:12
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

TLMT395L
Internship in Landscape Design and Management

Prerequisites: Junior standing; TLMT 228 or HORT 267; and completion of an internship contract. Internships completed without a signed contract not may qualify for credit.

Pass/No Pass only; requires advanced permission before registering for the course.

Description: Advanced professional experience in a landscape design and/or management enterprise. Experience must be with a business, government agency, organization, or a university research, extension, or teaching program in which the student does not have previous internship credit.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Pass No Pass
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TLMT395T
Internship in Turfgrass Science and Management

Prerequisites: Junior standing; TLMT 227 and completion of an internship contract. Internships completed without a signed contract may not qualify for credit.

Pass/No Pass only; requires advanced permission before registering for the course.

Description: Advanced internship experience in a turfgrass enterprise. Must be a business, government agency, organization, or university research, teaching or extension program in which the student does not have previous internship credit.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Pass No Pass
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:1-3

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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: HORT 228, TLMT 228

Description: Use processes and strategies to develop complete landscape management plans for public and/or private clients. Use data to evaluate and compare issues; make practical, science-based recommendations; and prepare cost estimates. Develop and present a complete landscape management plan for a public client.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

TLMT480
Modified Root ZonesCrosslisted with AGRO 480, HORT 480, TLMT 880, AGRO 880, HORT 880

Prerequisites: SOIL 153

Recommend CHEM 105A/105L or 109A/109L, AGRO/HORT 131, TLMT 227, and AGRO/HORT 453 or AGRO 472

Description: Modified root zones 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

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.


Turfgrass & Landscape Management- Landscape Management

Icon Legend: CriticalCritical
15 HR TERM 1
College Course
complete SCIL 101
3hr

Intro Life/PlantsCritical
complete AGRO 131
3hr
AGRO 131 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment.

Plant Science LabCritical
complete either AGRO 132 or HORT 133
1hr
AGRO 132 or HORT 133 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment.

College Algebra ReqtCritical
complete MATH 102
2hr
Completion of a MATH course becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the second term of enrollment.

ACE 1 Written

ACE 2 Comm Skills
complete 1 from ALEC 102, COMM 209, COMM 286, JGEN 300
3hr
14 HR TERM 2
Intro Life/PlantsCritical
complete AGRO 278
4hr

ACE 4 Chemistry/Physics
complete MSYM 109
4hr

ACE 6 Economics
complete 1 from AECN 141, ECON 200, ECON 211, ECON 212
3hr

Pest Biology And Management
complete ENTO 115
3hr
15 HR TERM 3
General ChemistryCritical
4hr
CHEM 105A and CHEM 105L become critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment.

Plant Growth/Management
complete TLMT 227, TLMT 228
6hr

Soil ScienceCritical
complete AGRO 153
4hr
AGRO 153 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment.

Pest Biology And Management
complete ENTO 116
1hr
16 HR TERM 4
ACE 4 Chemistry/Physics
4hr

Plant Identification
complete HORT 213
3hr

Business/Personnel Mngt

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete STAT 218
3hr

Communications Elective
16 HR TERM 5
Plant Identification
complete 1 from HORT 212, HORT 214, AGRO 442
3hr

Career Experience
complete HORT 395
1hr

Pest Biology And Management
complete PLPT 369
3hr

Landscape Design And Mngt
complete TLMT 326
3hr

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
15 HR TERM 6
Plant Growth/Management
complete AGRO 325
4hr

Plant Management Modules
2hr

Business/Personnel Mngt

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
14 HR TERM 7
Plant Growth/Management
complete TLMT 327
4hr

Career Experience
complete HORT 395
1hr

Landscape Design And Mngt
complete either NRES 270 or AGRO 107
3hr

Business/Personnel Mngt

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr
15 HR TERM 8
ACE 10 Capstone
complete TLMT 470
3hr

Business/Personnel Mngt

Plant Management Modules
1hr

Soil ScienceCritical
complete SOIL 453
3hr

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

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


Turfgrass & Landscape Management- Turfgrass Management

Icon Legend: CriticalCritical
15 HR TERM 1
College Course
complete SCIL 101
3hr

Intro Life/PlantsCritical
complete AGRO 131
3hr
AGRO 131 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment.

Plant Science Lab
complete either AGRO 132 or HORT 133
1hr

College Algebra ReqtCritical
complete MATH 102
2hr
Completion of a MATH course becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the second term of enrollment.

ACE 1 Written

ACE 2 Comm Skills
complete 1 from ALEC 102, COMM 209, COMM 286, JGEN 300
3hr
15 HR TERM 2
Intro Life/PlantsCritical
complete AGRO 278
4hr

ACE 4 Chemistry/Physics
complete MSYM 109
4hr

ACE 6 Economics
complete 1 from AECN 141, ECON 200, ECON 211, ECON 212
3hr

Pest Biology And Management
complete ENTO 115, ENTO 116
4hr
15 HR TERM 3
General ChemistryCritical
4hr
CHEM 105A and CHEM 105L become critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment.

Plant Growth/Management
complete TLMT 227, TLMT 228
6hr

Soil Science
complete AGRO 153
4hr

Turfgrass Science And Mngt
complete TLMT 229
1hr
16 HR TERM 4
ACE 4 Chemistry/Physics
4hr

Plant Identification
complete HORT 213
3hr

Business/Personnel Mngt

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete STAT 218
3hr

Communications Elective
16 HR TERM 5
Plant Identification
complete 1 from HORT 212, HORT 214, AGRO 442
3hr

Career Experience
complete HORT 395
1hr

Pest Biology And Management
complete PLPT 369
3hr

Plant Growth/Management
complete TLMT 327
3hr

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
15 HR TERM 6
Plant Growth/Management
complete AGRO 325
4hr

Plant Management Modules
2hr

Turfgrass Science And Mngt
complete AGRO 426
3hr

Business/Personnel Mngt

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr
13 HR TERM 7
ACE 10 Capstone
complete TLMT 427
3hr

Career Experience
complete HORT 395
1hr

Business/Personnel Mngt

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr
Complete BLAW 300.

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
15 HR TERM 8
Business/Personnel Mngt

Plant Management Modules
1hr

Soil Science
complete SOIL 453
3hr

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
5hr
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.

Jobs of Recent Graduates

  • Assistant Superintendent, Denver Country Club - Denver CO
  • Assistant Golf Course Superintendent, The Links at Spanish Bay - Pebble Beach CA
  • Second Assistant Superintendent, Oakland Hills Country Club - Bloomfield Hills MI
  • Sales Manager, Miller Seed Company - Lincoln NE
  • General Manager, Antler Country Lanscaping - Elkhorn NE
  • Turf Specialist, Ryan Lawn and Tree - Overland Park KS
  • Assistant Groundskeeper, Colorado Rockies - Denver CO
  • Assistant Athletic Turf Manager, Haymarket Park - Lincoln NE
  • Manager, Image Scapes Inc. - Lincoln NE
  • Project Manager, Shurlawn and Landscape - Omaha NE

Internships

  • Horticulture Intern, Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta GA
  • Marketing Intern, Winfield Solutions - Minneapolis MN
  • Tree and Shurb Intern, Finke Gardens - Lincoln NE
  • Turf Intern, Fenway Park - Boston MA
  • Turf and Landscape Interns, Milwaukee Brewers - Milwaukee WI
  • Turf Intern, Haymarket Park - Lincoln NE
  • Turf Intern, Oakland Hills - Bloomsfield MI
  • Landscape Intern, Brickman Group - Brookfield IL
  • Turf Intern, TD Ameritrade Park - Omaha NE
  • Turf Intern, Minnesota Vikings - Edina MN