Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Turfgrass & Landscape Management

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

COLLEGE: Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

MAJOR: Turfgrass & Landscape Management

DEGREE OFFERED: Bachelor of Science in Turfgrass & Landscape Management

HOURS REQUIRED: 120

MINIMUM CUMULATIVE GPA: 2.0 for graduation

MINOR AVAILABLE: Yes

ADVISOR: Anne Streich

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 or Landscape Management Option, allowing them to focus on important aspects that are distinct to their selected career path.

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.

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 and research.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Core Requirements

The following basic courses are required for a BS 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 Course3

SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World3

Mathematics and Statistics (beyond college algebra) (ACE 3)5

Select from:

MATH 102 Trigonometry (2 cr)

MATH 106 Calculus I (5 cr)

STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics (3 cr)

Communications9

Written Communication (ACE 1)3

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

Communication and Interpersonal Skills (ACE 2)3

Select from: ALEC 102, COMM 209, COMM 286, JGEN 300

Communications Elective3

Select any ACE 1 or ACE 2 course.

Natural Sciences (ACE 4)12

CHEM 105 Chemistry in Context I4

CHEM 106 Chemistry in Context II4

MSYM 109 Physical Principles in Agriculture & Life Sciences4

Students interested in advanced studies beyond the BS degree are encouraged to take CHEM 109, CHEM 110, and PHYS 141, PHYS 151, or PHYS 211.

Economics, Humanities, and Social Sciences15

ECON 200, ECON 211 or ECON 212 or AECN 141 (ACE 6)3

Select one course each in ACE areas 5, 7, 8, and 912

Specific Major Requirements

Requirements

General (includes CASNR Approved Life Sciences)18-19

Select two of the following four courses:7-8

BIOS 109 General Botany (4 cr)

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

LIFE 120 & LIFE 120L Fundamentals of Biology I & Lab (4 cr)

LIFE 121 & LIFE 121L Fundamentals of Biology II & Lab (4 cr)

AGRO 132 Agronomic Plant Science Lab or HORT 133 Horticultural Plant Science Lab1

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

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

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

Leadership and Professional Skills2

TLMT 395 Career Experience (AGRO 395/HORT 395) or TLMT 295 Turfgrass & Landscape Management Extended Internship2

Students must have at least two separate career experiences.

Plant Identification and Utilization6

Select a minimum of 6 cr from the following courses:

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

HORT 213 Landscape Plants II (LARC 213/NRES 213) (3 cr)

HORT 214 Herbaceous Landscape Plants (NRES 214) (3 cr)

Plant Growth and Development8

AGRO 315 Genetics4

AGRO 325 Introductory Plant Physiology4

Total Major Requirements34-35

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.

College Capstone Course (ACE 10)3

TLMT 427 Turfgrass Systems Management3

Option Requirements32

AGRO 366 Soil Nutrient Relationships (SOIL 366)4

TLMT 127 Survey of Turfgrass & Landscape Management (AGRO 127/HORT 127)1

TLMT 229 Introductory Turfgrass Management Lab (AGRO 229/HORT 229)1

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

TLMT 414 Turfgrass Disease Management (AGRO 414/HORT 414/PLPT 414)1

Pest & Environment Management10

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

ENTO 115 Insect Biology (BIOS 115)3

ENTO 116 Insect Identification (BIOS 116)1

PLPT 369 Introductory Plant Pathology (BIOS 369)3

Business and Personnel Management12

Select a minimum of 12 cr from the following courses:

ACCT 200 Accounting for Business Decisions (3 cr)

ACCT 201 Introductory Accounting I (3 cr)

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

BLAW 300 Business, Government & Society (3 cr)

ECON 200 Economic Essentials & Issues (3 cr)

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)

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

FINA 300 Financial Decision Making (3 cr)

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

MNGT 300 Management Essentials for Contemporary Organizations (3 cr)

MNGT 361 Human Resource Management (3 cr)

MRKT 300 Contemporary Marketing (3 cr)

NOTE: ACCT 200, BLAW 300, ECON 200, FINA 300, MNGT 300 and MRKT 300 are required for a business minor. BLAW 300 will fulfill an ACE 8 requirement. ECON 200 will fulfill an ACE 6 requirement. The remaining 12 hours can be taken to fulfill the Business and Personnel Management requirement. Contact your advisor for further information, if you are interested in pursuing a business minor.

College Core44

Major and Option Requirements69-70

Free Electives6-7

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.

College Capstone Course (ACE 10)3

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

Option Requirements30

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

TLMT 127 Survey of Turfgrass & Landscape Management (AGRO 127/HORT 127)1

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

TLMT 414 Turfgrass Disease Management (AGRO 414/HORT 414/PLPT 414)1

Pest and Environment Management10

ENTO 115 Insect Biology (BIOS 115)3

ENTO 116 Insect Identification (BIOS 116)1

PLPT 369 Introductory Plant Pathology (BIOS 369)3

Select a minimum of 3 cr from the following courses:3

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

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

ENTO 403 Management of Horticultural Crop Insects (3 cr)

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

HORT 213 Landscape Plants II (LARC 213/NRES 213) (3 cr)

HORT 214 Herbaceous Landscape Plants (NRES 214) (3 cr)

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

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

Business and Personnel Management12

Select a minimum of 12 cr from the following courses:

ACCT 200 Accounting for Business Decisions (3 cr)

ACCT 201 Introductory Accounting I (3 cr)

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

BLAW 300 Business, Government & Society (3 cr)

ECON 200 Economic Essentials & Issues (3 cr)

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)

FINA 300 Financial Decision Making (3 cr)

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

MNGT 300 Management Essentials for Contemporary Organizations (3 cr)

MNGT 361 Human Resource Management (3 cr)

MRKT 300 Contemporary Marketing (3 cr)

NOTE: ACCT 200, BLAW 300, ECON 200, FINA 300, MNGT 300 and MRKT 300 are required for a business minor. BLAW 300 will fulfill an ACE 8 requirement. ECON 200 will fulfill an ACE 6 requirement. The remaining 12 hours can be taken to fulfill the Business and Personnel Management requirement. Contact your advisor for further information, if you are interested in pursuing a business minor.

College Core44

Major and Option Requirements67-68

Free Electives8-9

Total Credit Hours120

REQUIREMENTS FOR MINOR OFFERED BY DEPARTMENT

Turfgrass and Landscape Management Minor

A 19-hour minor in turfgrass and landscape management is available through the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. An advisor for the minor will be assigned by the turfgrass and landscape management coordinator. Requirements are as follows:

Core Courses12

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

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

TLMT 326 Landscape Solutions (AGRO 326/HORT 326) or TLMT 327 Turfgrass Science & Management (AGRO 327/HORT 327)3

TLMT 427 Turfgrass Systems Management (AGRO 427/HORT 427) or TLMT 470 Critical Thinking in Landscape Management (AGRO 470/HORT 470)3

Select 7 cr from the following courses:7

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

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

TLMT 414 Turfgrass Disease Management (AGRO 414/HORT 414/PLPT 414) (1 cr)

TLMT 427 Turfgrass Systems Management (AGRO 427/HORT 427) (3 cr)

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

Total19

A minor in turfgrass and landscape management compliments 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 complimentary 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.