B.S. Degree in Environmental Horticulture - Turfgrass Management Concentration

First Year - Fall

BIO 100 – Basic Biology 4 cr.
ECO 120 – Principles of Microeconomics 3 cr.
ENG 101 – College Composition 3 cr.
NFA 117 – Issues and Opportunities 1 cr.
PSE 100 – Plant Science 4 cr.
15 crs.

First Year - Spring

CMJ 102 – Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication 3 cr.
or
CMJ 103 – Public Speaking 3 cr.
or
SFR 222 – Environmental Communication Skills 3 cr.
MAT 115 – Applied Math for Business and Economics 3 cr.
or
MAT 116 – Introduction to Calculus 3 cr.
General Education: Western Cultural Tradition 3 cr.
General Education: Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives 3 cr.
General Elective 3 cr.
15 crs.

Second Year - Fall

BIO 327 – Introductory Applied Entomology 4 cr.
BMB 207 – Fundamentals of Chemistry 3 cr.
BMB 209 – Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory 1 cr.
or
CHY 121 – General Chemistry I 3 cr.
CHY 123 – General Chemistry Laboratory I 1 cr.
PSE 221 – Woody Landscape Plants 4 cr.
General Education: Quantitative Literacy 3 cr.
15 crs.

Second Year - Spring

BIO 319 – General Ecology 3 cr.
ECO 254 – Small Business Economics and Management 3 cr.
EES 140 – Soil Science 3 cr.
EES 141 – Soil Science Laboratory 1 cr.
PHI 232 – Environmental Ethics 3 cr.
General Education: Artistic and Creative Expression 3 cr.
16 crs.

Summer

PSE 396 – Field Experience in Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences  1-16 cr.

1 credit is required for this course.

Third Year - Fall

PSE 219 – SL: Herbaceous Landscape Plants 3 cr.
PSE 424 – Nursery Management 3 cr.
PSE 457 – Plant Pathology 4 cr.
General Elective 3 cr.
13 crs.

Third Year - Spring

ENG 317 – Business and Technical Writing 3 cr.
PSE 410 – Plant Propagation 4 cr.
PSE 415 – Greenhouse Management 4 cr.
PSE 430 – Environmental Horticulture 3 cr.
14 crs.

Fourth Year - Fall

STOCKSCH 230 – Introduction to Turfgrass Management 4 cr.
STOCKSCH 310 – Principles of Weed Management 3 cr.
NRC 232 – Principles of Arboriculture 3 cr.
Elective 3 cr.
Elective 3 cr.
16 crs.

Fourth Year - Spring

STOCKSCH 104 – Plant Nutrients 2 cr.
STOCKSCH 107 – Turfgrass Insects 2 cr.
STOCKSCH 112 – Turfgrass Pathology Lab 2 cr.
STOCKSCH 232 – Turf Machinery 1 cr.
STOCKSCH 240 – Applied Calculations in Turf Management 2 cr.
STOCKSCH 275 – Turfgrass Physiology and Ecology 3 cr.
STOCKSCH 340 – Advanced Turfgrass Management 3 cr.
15 crs.

 NOTES:

1) C or higher in the following courses:  BIO 327, ECO 120, EES 140, EES 141, ENG 101, MAT 115 or MAT 116 or MAT 122, PSE 100, PSE 221, PSE 396, and PSE 457 prior to transferring to UMass.

2) An internship experience is required and may be met by taking either PSE 396 Field Experience in Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences (UMaine) or STOCKSCH 198T Turfgrass Internship (UMass).

3) Successful completion of the above sequence will result in a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Horticulture with a concentration in Turfgrass Management from the University of Maine and an Associate of Science Degree in Turfgrass Management from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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