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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Horticulture: Landscape Contracting and Management Concentration, BS

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About the Program

Students selecting landscape contracting and management are prepared to direct and conduct in “hands-on” fashion, the technical side of landscape construction and plant installation. Graduates of this program often operate a landscape contracting business, a design/build company or a landscape management firm, or they may work as a grounds manager.

Horticulture Website

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (118-119 credits)

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (70-71 credits)

Electives (1-2 credits)

Elective - Credit Hours: 1.00-2.00

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements

  • 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
  • 32 Upper division credits taken from Purdue
  • 9 credits International Understanding
  • 3 credits Multicultural Awareness
  • 9 credits of Hum and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture

Program Requirements

14 Credits

16-17 Credits

17 Credits

14 Credits

16 Credits

15 Credits

16 Credits

Spring 4th Year

  • Humanities or Social Science (30000+ level) Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Supervision/Personnel Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Written or Oral Communication Selective (20000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 1.00 - 2.00

11-12 Credits


2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. 

For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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