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College of Agriculture

Horticulture Science: Landscape Horticulture and Design

Students selecting landscape horticulture and design are trained for careers in design, construction, installation and maintenance of landscapes. Graduates of this Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture program may operate a landscape design/build, construction or maintenance firm; work as a grounds manager; do small-scale landscape design; or be involved in the development, distribution or sales of equipment, supplies or plant materials in the landscape industry.

Credit Hours Required: 130* (See Core Graduation Requirements for Additional Information.)

Freshman Year

First Semester
Second Semester
(0.5) AGR 10100 (Introduction to the College of Agriculture and Purdue University) (3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)
(0.5) AGR 12000 (Introduction to Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Academic Programs) (3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(4) BTNY 11000 (Introduction to Plant Science) (1) HORT 11000 (Survey of Horticulture)
(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry) (3) HORT 20100 (Plant Propagation)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) (3) Calculus selective
(3) HORT 10100 (Fundamentals of Horticulture) (3) Humanities selective
(3) Elective
(18) (16)


Sophomore Year

Third Semester
Fourth Semester
(4) CHM 25700 (Organic Chemistry) (3) AGEC 33000 (Management Methods for Agricultural Business)
(4) HORT 21700 (Woody Landscape Plants) (3) AGRY 25500 (Soil Science)
(3) LA 11600 (Graphic Communication for Students of Landscape Architects and Design) (3) ASM 21500 (Surveying)
(3) Economics selective (1) HORT 22200 (Dynascape Applications in Horticulture)
(3) Statistics selective (1) HORT 22300 (Autocad Applications in Horticulture)
(1) HORT 22400 (Photoshop Applications in Horticulture)
(3) Social science selective
(17) (15)


Junior Year

Fifth Semester
Sixth Semester
(3) AGEC 33100 (Principles of Selling in Agricultural Business) (3) AGRY 21000 (Fundamentals of Turfgrass Culture)
(3) HORT 21800 (Herbaceous Landscape Plants) (3) AGRY 32000 (Genetics)
(4) HORT 30100 (Plant Physiology) (3) BTNY 30100 (Introductory Plant Pathology)
(3) HORT 31500 (Landscape Design) (3) HORT 31600 (Landscape Construction)
(3) Concentration selective (3) Humanities selective
(16) (15)


Senior Year

Seventh Semester
Eighth Semester
(3) ENTM 44600 (Integrated Plant Health Management for Ornamental Plants) (3) BTNY 30400 (Introductory Weed Science)
(3) HORT 31700 (Landscape Contracting and Management) (3) HORT 42500 (Landscape Horticulture Capstone Project)
(3) HORT 42000 (Ornamental Plant Production) (1) HORT 51300 (Nutrition of Horticulture Crops)
(4) HORT 43500 (Principles of Marketing and Management for Horticultural Businesses) (3) Social science or humanities selective
(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level) (3) Supervision/personnel selective
(3) Written or oral communication selective
(1) Elective
(16) (17)

* A minimum of eight weeks (320 hours) of employment is required in a technical or research-oriented facility before graduation. Verification needs to be on file in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Student Services Office.