Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Horticulture

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College: Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
Degree Offered: Bachelor of Science in Horticulture
Hours Required: 120
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0 for graduation
Minor Available: Yes
Advisor: Anne Streich
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Horticulture

COLLEGE: Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

MAJOR: Horticulture

DEGREE OFFERED: Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

HOURS REQUIRED: 120

MINIMUM CUMULATIVE GPA: 2.0 for graduation

MINOR AVAILABLE: Yes

ADVISOR: Anne Streich

DESCRIPTION

Head: Roch Gaussoin, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, 202 Keim Hall

Professors: Gaussoin, Gustafson, Paparozzi, Read, Sutton

Associate Professor: Todd

Assistant Professor: Waters

Associate Professors of Practice: Adams, Lambe, Streich

Industry Partner/Instructor: Simmons

Horticulture requires a broad education including knowledge of production, management, improvement, distribution, processing, and utilization of fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, and turf. Horticulture relies on an understanding of the basic sciences and involves competence in communication, aesthetic appreciation, and an awareness of consumer needs.

The following options are open to students in horticulture: horticulture entrepreneurship, landscape design, plant science, organic, and production.

Horticulture students are encouraged to enroll for credit in one or more career experiences after completing two years of formal training. Internships provide invaluable exposure to commercial/professional horticultural enterprises, and should be arranged through advisors.

Horticulture students take horticulture courses on a graded basis.

Electives chosen from social sciences or humanities would be valuable to students considering careers in extension horticulture, horticultural therapy, and other people-oriented aspects of horticulture.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Horticulture Core

The following basic core courses are required for the horticulture degree program. In addition, students in horticulture must select and meet the requirements of one of the options, depending upon their basic needs and interests.

College Integrative Course3

SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World3

Horticulture Core18-19

HORT 131 Plant Science (AGRO 131) (3 cr) or LIFE 120 & LIFE 120L Fundamentals of Biology I & Lab (4 cr) (see option)3-4

HORT 133 Horticultural Plant Science Lab1

HORT 153 Soil Resources (AGRO 153/SOIL 153)4

HORT 212 & HORT 213 Landscape Plants I & II (LARC 212/NRES 212 & LARC 213/NRES 213) or HORT 212 Landscape Plants I & HORT 214 Herbaceous Landscape Plants (NRES 214) (see option)6

HORT 221 Plant Propagation3

HORT 395 Career Experience1

Communications6

Written Communication (ACE 1)3

Select from: ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 254, JGEN 120, JGEN 200, JGEN 300

Oral Communication (ACE 2)3

Select from: COMM 209

Mathematics and Analytical Skills (beyond college algebra) (see option) (ACE 3)5

Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences15

ECON 211 or ECON 212 or AECN 141 (see option) (ACE 6)3

ACE courses12

Select one course each from ACE outcomes 5, 7 (select HORT 200), 8 and 9.

Natural Sciences (ACE 4)11-13

Physics4-5

MSYM 109 or PHYS 141 or PHYS 151 or PHYS 211 (see option)

Biology3-4

NRES 220 or BIOS 109 or LIFE 121 & LIFE 121L (see option)

Chemistry4

CHEM 105 or CHEM 109 (see option)

Core Total58-61

Horticulture Entrepreneurship Option

Capstone3

HORT 488 Business Management for Agricultural Enterprises (ABUS 488/AGRO 488/EAEP 488/ENTR 488) (ACE 10)3

Mathematics (beyond core minimum) (ACE 3)1

Select from Core Requirements:

MATH 104 Applied Calculus

STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics

Natural Sciences (Select from Core Requirements)0

BIOS 109 General Botany

CHEM 105 Chemistry in Context I (ACE 4)

MSYM 109 Physical Principles in Agriculture & Life Sciences (ACE 4)

Economics (Select from Core Requirements)0

ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACE 6)

Horticulture Courses17

Select in the Core: HORT 131 Plant Science0

HORT 352 Production & Physiology of Horticultural Crops2

Select one of the following three labs:2

HORT 353 Vegetable Crop Production Lab (2 cr)

HORT 354 Fruit Production Lab (2 cr)

HORT 355 Perennial, Pot & Bedding Plant Production Lab (2 cr)

HORT 462 Nursery Management & Crop Production4

Select 9 hours from:9

HORT 227 Introductory Turfgrass Management (AGRO 227/PGAM 227/TLMT 227) (3 cr)

HORT 228 Introduction to Landscape Management (AGRO 228/TLMT 228) (3 cr)

HORT 261 Floral Design I (3 cr)

HORT 325 Greenhouse Practices & Management (4 cr)

HORT 327 Turfgrass Science & Management (AGRO 327/TLMT 327) (3 cr)

HORT 353 Vegetable Crop Production Lab (2 cr) (if not taken above)

HORT 354 Fruit Production Lab (2 cr) (if not taken above)

HORT 355 Perennial, Pot & Bedding Plant Production Lab (2 cr) (if not taken above)

HORT 470 Critical Thinking in Landscape Management (AGRO 470/TLMT 470) (3 cr)

Pest Management6

Select two from:

AGRO 426 Invasive Plants (HORT 426/NRES 426) (3 cr)

ENTO 403 Management of Horticultural Crop Insects (3 cr)

PLPT 369 Introductory Plant Pathology (BIOS 369) (3 cr)

Business and Economics24

HORT 275 Agribusiness Entrepreneurial Finance (AECN 275/AGRO 275/EAEP 275/ENTR 275)3

HORT 388 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship (ABUS 388/AGRO 388/EAEP 388/ENTR 388)3

ACCT 201 & ACCT 202 Introductory Accounting I & II6

BLAW 371 Legal Environment3

ECON 212 Principles of Microeconomics3

MRKT 341 Marketing (ABUS 341)3

MNGT 361 Human Resource Management3

Option Total51

Free Electives8-11

Suggested electives include:

ENTR 421 Initiating & Managing Entrepreneurial Growth (MNGT 421) (3 cr)

ENTR 422 Managing Rapid Growth & Change in Organizations (MNGT 422) (3 cr)

ENTR 423 Business Plan Development & Decision Making (MNGT 423) (3 cr)

Core Requirements58-61

Total Requirements for Graduation120

Landscape Design-Build Option

Second internship or career experience1

HORT 395 Career Experience1

Capstone Course4

HORT 469 Senior Landscape Design (ARCH 469) (ACE 10)4

Mathematics (Select from Core Requirements)0

MATH 102 Trigonometry

STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics (ACE 3)

Natural Sciences (Select from Core Requirements)0

CHEM 105 Chemistry in Context I (ACE 4)

MSYM 109 Physical Principles in Agriculture & Life Sciences (ACE 4)

NRES 220 Principles of Ecology (BIOS 220)

Horticulture7

Select in the Core: HORT 131 Plant Science0

HORT 462 Nursery Management & Crop Production4

Select one from (whichever is not taken in the Core):3

HORT 213 Landscape Plants II (3 cr)

HORT 214 Herbaceous Landscape Plants (3 cr)

Landscape Management9

HORT 227 Introductory Turfgrass Management (AGRO 227/PGAM 227/TLMT 227)3

HORT 228 Introduction to Landscape Management (AGRO 228/TLMT 228)3

HORT 453 Urban Soil Properties & Management (AGRO 453/LARC 453/SOIL 453)3

Business and Management9

HORT 275 Agribusiness Entrepreneurial Finance (AECN 275/AGRO 275/ENTR 275/EAEP 275)3

HORT 388 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship (ABUS 388/AGRO 388/ENTR 388/EAEP 388)3

Business Electives3

Select 3 hours from:

HORT 488 Business Management for Agricultural Enterprises (ABUS 488/AGRO 488/EAEP 488/ENTR 488) (3 cr)

MNGT 361 Human Resource Management (3 cr)

MRKT 300 Contemporary Marketing (3 cr)

Design10

HORT 265 Visual Communication for Landscape Design3

HORT 267 Introduction to Landscape Design Studio3

HORT 467 Planting Design (ARCH 467/LARC 467)4

Landscape Installation & Administration6

HORT 300 Introduction to Landscape Construction3

HORT 301 Introduction to Landscape Contracting3

Landscape & Ecology Electives6

Select 6 hours from:

HORT 452 Irrigation Systems Management (MSYM 452/WATS 452) (3 cr)

AGRO 107 Invasive Plant Species: Impacts on Ecosystems (NRES 107) (3 cr)

AGRO 435 Agroecology (HORT 435/NRES 435) (3 cr)

MSYM 354 Soil Conservation & Watershed Management (SOIL 354/WATS 354) (3 cr)

NRES 417 Agroforestry Systems in Sustainable Agriculture (HORT 418) (3 cr)

TLMT 326 Landscape Solutions (AGRO 326/HORT 326) (3 cr)

WATS 361 Soils, Environment & Water Quality (AGRO 361/GEOL 361/NRES 361/SOIL 361) (3 cr)

Option Total52

Free Electives7-10

Core Requirements58-61

Total Requirements for Graduation120

Plant Science Option

College Capstone (ACE 10)3-4

Select from:

HORT 403 Scientific Writing & Communication (AGRO 403) (3 cr)

HORT 462 Nursery Management & Crop Production (4 cr)

HORT 488 Business Management for Agricultural Enterprises (ABUS 488/AGRO 488/EAEP 488/ENTR 488) (3 cr)

Mathematics (beyond core minimum) (ACE 3)0-1

MATH 104 Applied Calculus & STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics (6 cr) or MATH 106 Calculus I (5 cr)

Natural Sciences8

Select from Core Requirements:0

BIOS 109 General Botany or LIFE 120 & LIFE 120L Fundamentals of Biology I & Lab I or LIFE 121 & LIFE 121L Fundamentals of Biology II & Lab II (0 cr)

CHEM 109 General Chemistry (0 cr)

PHYS 141 Elementary General Physics or PHYS 151 Elements of Physics or PHYS 211 General Physics (0 cr)

CHEM 110 General Chemistry4

CHEM 251 & CHEM 253 Organic Chemistry & Lab (4 cr) or CHEM 255 Biological Chemistry (3 cr) & CHEM 257 Biological Organic Chemistry Lab (1 cr)4

Plant Sciences8

AGRO 315 Genetics4

AGRO 325 Introductory Plant Physiology4

Pest Management10

ENTO 115 Insect Biology (BIOS 115)3

ENTO 116 Insect Identification (BIOS 116)1

ENTO 403 Management of Horticultural Crop Insects3

PLPT 369 Introductory Plant Pathology (BIOS 369)3

Horticulture18

Select in the Core: HORT 131 Plant Science or LIFE 120 & LIFE 120L Fundamentals of Biology I & Lab I0

Select one course from:4

HORT 352 Production & Physiology of Horticultural Crops (2 cr) & HORT 353 Vegetable Crop Production Lab (2 cr) or HORT 354 Fruit Production Lab (2 cr) or HORT 355 Perennial, Pot & Bedding Plant Production Lab (2 cr)

HORT 462 Nursery Management & Crop Production (4 cr) (if not taken as capstone)

In addition, select 14 credits from:14

HORT 213 Landscape Plants II (LARC 213/NRES 213) (3 cr) or HORT 214 Herbaceous Landscape Plants (NRES 214) (3 cr) (if not taken in Core)

HORT 227 Introductory Turfgrass Management (AGRO 227/PGAM 227/TLMT 227) (3 cr)

HORT 261 Floral Design I (3 cr)

HORT 262 Floral Design II (3 cr)

HORT 325 Greenhouse Practices & Management (4 cr)

HORT 353 Vegetable Crop Production Lab (2 cr) (if not taken above)

HORT 354 Fruit Production Lab (2 cr) (if not taken above)

HORT 355 Perennial, Pot & Bedding Plant Production Lab (2 cr) (if not taken above)

HORT 396 Current Projects & Topics in Horticulture (1-5 cr) or HORT 399 Independent Study (3-5 cr)

HORT 406 Plant Ecophysiology: Theory & Practice (AGRO 406/NRES 406) (4 cr)

HORT 471 Vines, Wines & You (HRTM 471/NUTR 471) (3 cr)

AGRO 426 Invasive Plants (HORT 426/NRES 426) (3 cr)

Option Total47-49

Free Electives10-15

Core Requirements58-61

Total Requirements for Graduation120

Production Option

College Capstone (ACE 10)4

HORT 462 Nursery Management & Crop Production4

Natural Sciences7

Select from Core Requirements:0

BIOS 109 General Botany or LIFE 121 & LIFE 121L Fundamentals of Biology II & Lab II (0 cr)

CHEM 109 General Chemistry (0 cr)

PHYS 141 Elementary Physics or PHYS 151 Elements of Physics or PHYS 211 General Physics (0 cr)

CHEM 110 General Chemisty II4

CHEM 251 Organic Chemistry I or CHEM 255 Biological Organic Chemistry3

Mathematics (Select from Core Requirements):0-1

MATH 102 Trigonometry or MATH 104 Applied Calculus

STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics (ACE 3)

Plant Sciences8

AGRO 315 Genetics4

AGRO 325 Introductory Plant Physiology4

Horticulture15

Select in the Core: HORT 131 Plant Science or LIFE 120 & LIFE 120L Fundamentals of Biology I & Lab0

HORT 213 Landscape Plants II (LARC 213/NRES 213) or HORT 214 Herbaceous Landscape Plants (NRES 214) (whichever is not taken in the Core)3

HORT 325 Greenhouse Practices & Management4

HORT 352 Production & Physiology of Horticultural Crops2

HORT 353 Vegetable Crop Production Lab2

HORT 354 Fruit Production Lab2

HORT 355 Perennial, Pot & Bedding Plant Production Lab2

Pest Management10

ENTO 115 Insect Biology (BIOS 115)3

ENTO 116 Insect Identification (BIOS 116)1

ENTO 403 Management of Horticultural Crop Insects3

PLPT 369 Introductory Plant Pathology (BIOS 369)3

Horticulture Electives5

Select at least 5 hours from the following courses if not taken above:

HORT 227 Introductory Turfgrass Management (AGRO 227/PGAM 227/TLMT 227) (3 cr)

HORT 261 Floral Design I (3 cr)

HORT 262 Floral Design II (3 cr)

HORT 396 Current Projects & Topics in Horticulture (1-5 cr) or HORT 399 Independent Study (3-5 cr)

HORT 406 Plant Ecophysiology: Theory & Practice (AGRO 406/NRES 406) (4 cr)

HORT 471 Vines, Wines & You (HRTM 471/NUTR 471) (3 cr)

AGRO 366 Soil Nutrient Relationships (SOIL 366) (4 cr)

AGRO 426 Invasive Plants (HORT 426/NRES 426) (3 cr)

PLPT 369L Introductory Plant Pathology Lab (1 cr)

Option Total49-50

Free Electives9-13

Core Requirements58-61

Total Requirements for Graduation120

Sustainable Food Production Option

College Capstone (ACE 10)3

HORT 488 Business Management for Agricultural Enterprises (AGRO 488/EAEP 488/ENTR 488)3

Mathematics (Select from Core Requirements):0-1

MATH 102 Trigonometry or MATH 104 Applied Calculus

STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics (ACE 3)

Horticulture0

Select in the Core: HORT 131 Plant Science0

Plant and Soil Management16

HORT 352 Production & Physiology of Horticultural Crops2

HORT 353 Vegetable Crop Production Lab2

HORT 354 Fruit Production Lab2

AGRO 269 Principles of Soil Management (SOIL 269)3

AGRO 366 Soil Nutrient Relationships (SOIL 366)4

AGRO 439 Organic Farming & Food Systems (HORT 439)3

Crop Protection7

ENTO 403 Management of Horticultural Crop Insects3

PLPT 369 Introductory Plant Pathology (BIOS 369)3

PLPT 369L Introductory Plant Pathology Lab1

Ecology6

NRES 220 Principles of Ecology (BIOS 220)3

AGRO 435 Agroecology (HORT 435/NRES 435) or AGRO 436 Agroecosystems Analysis (HORT 436)3

Natural Science12

Select from the Core:0

BIOS 109 (0 cr)

CHEM 109, MSYM 109 or PHYS 141 (0 cr)

AGRO 315 Genetics4

AGRO 325 Introductory Plant Physiology4

CHEM 110 General Chemistry II4

Business and Economics3

HORT 388 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship (ABUS 388/AGRO 388/EAEP 388/ENTR 388)3

Option Total47-48

Core Requirements58-61

Free Electives11-15

Suggested:

HORT 325 Greenhouse Practices & Management (4 cr)

HORT 426 Invasive Plants (AGRO 426/NRES 426) (3 cr)

HORT 471 Vines, Wines & You (HRTM 471/NUTR 471) (3 cr)

AGRO 460 Soil Microbiology (BIOS 447/NRES 460/SOIL 460) (3 cr)

AGRO 489 Urbanization of Rural Landscapes (HORT 489/CRPL 489) (3 cr)

CHEM 255 Biological Organic Chemistry (for students interested in graduate school) (3 cr)

Total Requirements for Graduation120

REQUIREMENTS FOR MINOR OFFERED BY DEPARTMENT

Horticulture Minor

A minor in horticulture consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours of horticulture including 6-8 hours at the 300 level or above. Advisors for the horticulture minor will be assigned by the head of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. Requirements are as follows:

Core10-12

Select from:

HORT 131 Plant Science (AGRO 131) (3 cr)

HORT 133 Horticultural Plant Science Lab (1 cr)

HORT 200 Landscape & Environmental Appreciation (GEOG 200/LARC 200) (3 cr) or HORT 261 Floral Design I (3 cr) or HORT 355 Perennial, Pot & Bedding Plant Production Lab (2 cr)

HORT 212 Landscape Plants I (LARC 212/NRES 212) (3 cr)

HORT 221 Plant Propagation (3 cr)

Electives6-8

Select from:

HORT 325 Greenhouse Practices & Management (4 cr)

HORT 352 Production & Physiology of Horticultural Crops (2 cr)

HORT 353 Vegetable Crop Production Lab (2 cr)

HORT 354 Fruit Production Lab (2 cr)

HORT 355 Perennial, Pot & Bedding Plant Production Lab (2 cr) (if not taken above)

HORT 462 Nursery Management & Crop Production (4 cr)

COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS

College Admission

Requirements for admission into the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) are consistent with general University admission requirements (one unit equals one high school year): 4 units of English, 4 units of mathematics, 3 units of natural sciences, 3 units of social studies, and 2 units of foreign language. Students must also meet performance requirements (ACT composite of 20 or higher OR combined SAT score of 950 or higher OR rank in the top one-half of graduating class; transfer students must have a 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average and 2.0 on 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 UNL, or within the first calendar year at UNL, whichever takes longer, excluding foreign languages. Students have up to 60 credit hours to remove foreign language deficiencies. College-level course work taken to remove deficiencies may be used to meet degree requirements in CASNR.

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

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

College Degree Requirements

Curriculum Requirements

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

Foreign Languages/Language Requirement

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

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation

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

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 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 Limits

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.

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 is the maximum number of hours UNL will accept on transfer from a two-year college. Ninety is the maximum number of hours UNL 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 UNL 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 UNL.

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 UNL or the cooperating institution.

Dual Degree Programs

A to B Programs

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

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

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

Participating community colleges include:

  • Central Community College
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Mid-Plains Community College
  • Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
  • Northeast Community College
  • Southeast Community College
  • Western Nebraska Community College

3+2 Programs

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

Cooperative Degree Programs

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

UNL Degree-Granting Programs

A UNL 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.

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

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

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

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

For more information, contact Megan Lane, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 402-554-3624; and/or the CASNR Dean’s Office, 800-472-8800, ext. 2541.

Non UNL Degree-Granting Programs

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

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

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

Residency

Students must complete at least 30 of the total hours for their degree using UNL 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 UNL college and excluding independent study regardless of number of hours transferred. Credit earned during education abroad may be used toward the residency requirement if students register through UNL and participate in prior-approved education abroad programs. UNL open enrollment and summer independent study courses count toward residence.

1 Includes courses taught by CASNR faculty through interdisciplinary prefixes (e.g., LIFE, MBIO, ENVR, SCIL, EAEP, HRTM, ENSC) and CASNR crosslisted courses taught by non-CASNR faculty.

Online and Distance Education

There are many opportunities to earn college credit through the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Office of Online and Distance Education. 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 through the UNL Online and Distance Education program 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

2100 Vine Street

Lincoln, NE 68588-8307

402-472-2175

http://online.unl.edu/

Independent Study Rules

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

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

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

Other College Degree Requirements

Capstone Course Requirement

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

ACE Requirements

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

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.

Bulletin Rule

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

Attention

This is the site for old bulletin data. Please head to UNL's Course Catalog for updated course and program information.