Associate in Science in Horticulture

Exclusively offered at Temple's Ambler campus.

Students pursuing the Associate's Degree in Horticulture learn theory, landscape plant material, and installation and management techniques. The coursework requires students participate in valuable hands-on experience. The curriculum was designed to prepare students for entry into the rapidly expanding horticultural industry. 

A basic understanding of the art and science of growing and handling plants (perennial and annual flowers, trees, shrubs, grasses, and turf), combined with a knowledge of basic design, will equip students for a variety of interesting jobs. Graduates have found employment as nursery or greenhouse superintendents, landscape or maintenance contractors, estate/garden/groundskeepers, florists, garden designers, interior plantscapes, and horticultural therapists.

General Horticulture Option

This option in the Associate's Degree is for students interested in developing a well-rounded background in all areas of horticulture or specializing in a particular area of interest such as floral design, integrated pest management, or arboriculture.

Horticulture Business Option

This option in the Associate's Degree is for students interested in developing a background in landscape horticulture and in business.

For more information, please contact:

Director - Academic Advising/Ambler Campus
Janine C. Warnas, M.S.
West Hall 109
267-468-8200
tuaadvis@temple.edu

Summary of Degree Requirements

The degree of Associate in Science in Horticulture may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall and in the major.

No more than one grade below a C- is allowed in any course in either Landscape Architecture or Horticulture.

Program Requirements for General Horticulture Option

BOT 1111General Botany (fall only)4
BOT 1112Plant Ecology (spring only)3
HORT 1001Fundamentals of Horticulture2
HORT 1211Woody Plants I (fall only)3
HORT 1212Woody Plants II (spring only)3
HORT 2334Food Crops I (spring only)3
HORT 2221Herbaceous Plants I (fall only)3
HORT 2323Greenhouse Management (fall only)3
HORT 3423Applied Entomology (fall only)3
HORT 3523Landscape Management (fall only)3
HORT 2114Soils (spring only)3
HORT 2222Herbaceous Plants II (spring only)3
HORT 2324Plant Propagation (spring only)3
HORT 3424Applied Plant Pathology (spring only)3
Select four of the following:11-12
1000 level or higher Landscape Architecture <sup>LARC</sup> Elective
1000 level or higher Horticulture <sup>HORT</sup> elective
1000 level or higher Botany <sup>BOT</sup> elective
ENG 0802Analytical Reading and Writing4
or ENG 0812 Analytical Reading and Writing: ESL
or ENG 0902 Honors Literature/Reading/Writing
Select one of the following:3-4
Elementary Algebra
GenEd Quantitative Literacy (GQ)
Quantitative Methods for Business I
Total Credit Hours60-62

Program Requirements for Horticulture Business Option

HORT 1211Woody Plants I (fall only)3
BOT 1112Plant Ecology (spring only)3
HORT 2221Herbaceous Plants I (fall only)3
HORT 3423Applied Entomology (fall only)3
HORT 1212Woody Plants II (spring only)3
HORT 2114Soils (spring only)3
HORT 3424Applied Plant Pathology (spring only)3
Select two of the following:6
Greenhouse Management (fall only)
Nursery Operation, Management, and Production Techniques (offered occasionally)
Landscape Management (fall only)
Select one of the following:3
Herbaceous Plants II (offered occasionally)
Arboriculture (spring only)
Turf Management (offered occasionally)
Landscape Restoration (spring only)
Additional Academic Requirements
ENG 0802Analytical Reading and Writing4
or ENG 0812 Analytical Reading and Writing: ESL
or ENG 0902 Honors Literature/Reading/Writing
ENG 2007Writing for Business and Industry3
ACCT 2101Financial Accounting3
ECON 1101Macroeconomic Principles3
HRM 1101Leadership and Organizational Management3
LGLS 0856Law and American Society3
or LGLS 1101 Legal Environment of Business
or LGLS 1102 Law of Contracts
MKTG 2101Marketing Management 13
RMI 2101Introduction to Risk Management3
STAT 1001Quantitative Methods for Business I3
Elective 23
Total Credit Hours61
1

ECON 1101 is required prerequisite for this course.

2

ECON 1102 is strongly recommended to fulfill this elective credit.

Suggested Academic Plan

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different.

Associate in Science in Horticulture - General Horticulture Option

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Note: The symbol after the course title indicates that the class is offered ONLY in that semester
(F) = offered fall only
(S) = offered spring only
Year 1
FallCredit Hours
BOT 1111General Botany (F)4
HORT 1001Fundamentals of Horticulture2
HORT 1211Woody Plants I (F)3
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
Select one of the following:3-4
Elementary Algebra 
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]
 
Quantitative Methods for Business I 
 Term Credit Hours16-17
Spring
BOT 1112Plant Ecology (S)3
HORT 1212Woody Plants II (S)3
HORT 2334Food Crops I (S)3
Select two from the following:5-6
Landscape Architecture Electives (1000-level or higher)
 
Horticulture Electives (1000-level or higher)
 
Botany Electives (1000-level or higher)
 
 Term Credit Hours14-15
Year 2
Fall
HORT 2221Herbaceous Plants I (F)3
HORT 2323Greenhouse Management (F)3
HORT 3423Applied Entomology (F)3
HORT 3523Landscape Management (F)3
Select one of the following:3
Landscape Architecture Elective (1000-level or higher)
 
Horticulture Elective (1000-level or higher)
 
Botany Elective (1000-level or higher)
 
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
HORT 2114Soils (S)3
HORT 2222Herbaceous Plants II (S)3
HORT 2324Plant Propagation (S)3
HORT 3424Applied Plant Pathology (S)3
Select one of the following:3
Landscape Architecture Elective (1000-level or higher)
 
Horticulture Elective (1000-level or higher)
 
Botany Elective (1000-level or higher)
 
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 60-62

Associate in Science in Horticulture - Horticulture Business Option

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Note: The symbol after the course title indicates that the class is offered ONLY in that semester
(F) = offered only in fall semester
(S) = offered only in spring semester
(O) = offered occasionally
Year 1
FallCredit Hours
HORT 1211Woody Plants I (F)3
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
ECON 1101Macroeconomic Principles3
STAT 1001Quantitative Methods for Business I3
Select one of the following:3
Law and American Society [GU] 
Legal Environment of Business 
Law of Contracts 
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
BOT 1112Plant Ecology (S)3
HORT 1212Woody Plants II (S)3
HRM 1101Leadership and Organizational Management3
ENG 2007Writing for Business and Industry3
Elective13
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 2
Fall
HORT 2221Herbaceous Plants I (F)3
HORT 3423Applied Entomology (F)3
ACCT 2101Financial Accounting3
Select two of the following:6
Greenhouse Management (F) 
Nursery Operation, Management, and Production Techniques (O) 
Landscape Management (F) 
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
HORT 2114Soils (S)3
HORT 3424Applied Plant Pathology (S)3
MKTG 2101Marketing Management3
RMI 2101Introduction to Risk Management3
Select one of the following:3
Herbaceous Plants II (S) 
Arboriculture (S) 
Turf Management (O) 
Landscape Restoration (S) 
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 61
1

ECON 1102 Microeconomic Principles strongly recommended.