Turfgrass Science Model Semester Plan


To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.


Semester 1

Credits

 

BOT 2010C Introductory Botany, 3 credits
GE-B/P

OR
BSC 2010 Integrated Principles of Biology 1, 3 credits, and
BSC 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology Laboratory 1, 1 credit,

State core; GE-B/P

3-4

 

MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry
State Core GE-M

4

 

ENC 1101 Expository and Argumentative Writing
State Core GE-C; WR6

3

 

MUL 2010 Experiencing Music
State Core GE-H; N

3

 

Total

13

 

 

 

 

Semester 2

Credits

 

BOT 2011C Plant Diversity
State core; GE-B/P

OR
BSC 2011 Integrated Principles of Biology 2, 3 credits, and
BSC 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology Laboratory 2, 1 credit
State core; GE-B/P

4

 

IUF 1000 What is the Good Life?
GE-H

3

 

STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1
GE-M

3

 

ENC 2210 Technical Writing
GE-C; WR6

3

 

Total

13

 

 

 

 

Semester 3

Credits

 

ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics, 4 credits,
State core; GE-S

4

 

AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication or
SPC 2608 Public Speaking

3

 

CHM 2045 General Chemistry 1, 3 credits, and
CHM 2045L General Chemistry 1 Laboratory, 1 credit
State Core GE-B/P

4

 

AMH 2020 United States Since 1877

GE-S; D

3

 

Total

14

 

 

 

Semester 4

Credits

PHY 2004 Applied Physics 1, 3 credits, and

PHY 2004L Applied Physics Laboratory 1, 1 credit

GE-B/P

4

ALS 3133 Agriculture and Environmental Quality

3

SWS 3022 Introduction to Soils in the Environment, 3 credits, and
SWS 3022L Introduction to Soils in the Environment Laboratory, 1 creditGE-B/P

4

Agribusiness elective

3

Total

14

 

 

Summer

Credits

Gordon rule 6000-word course

WR6

3

ENY 3005 Principles of Entomology, 2 credits, and

ENY 3005L Principles of Entomology, 1 credit

GE-B/0,

OR

ENY 3510C Turf & Ornamental Entomology

3

Total

6

 

Semester 5

Credits

ORH 3222C Turfgrass Culture

4

PLS 3004C Principles of Plant Science

3

BCH 3023 Elementary Organic and Biological Chemistry

3

ORH 3513C Environmental Plant Identification and Use

3

Total

13

 

Semester 6

Credits

ORH 4223 Golf and Sports Turf Management

2

ORH 4236C Ornamental Landscape Management

3

AGR 4512 Crop Ecology and Physiology

Or

HOS 4304 Horticultural Physiology

3

SWS 4116 Environmental Nutrient Management

3

Agribusiness elective

3

Total

14

 

Summer

Credits

PLS 4941 Practical Work Experience

3

Total

3

 

Semester 7

Credits

PLS 4601 Principles of Weed Science

3

PLS 3223 Plant Propagation, 2 credits, and

PLS 3223L Plant Propagation Laboratory

3

PLP 3002C Fundamentals of Plant Pathology

4

AEB 4126 Agricultural and Natural Resource Ethics

3

Agribusiness elective

3

Total

16

 

Semester 8

Credits

PLS 4950 Plant Science Capstone

3

ORH 4933 Professional Seminar

1

Pest Management elective

3

Pest Management elective

3

Advisor approved elective

4

Total

14

 

Approved Electives: Minimum 19 credits

Students must consult with their advisor for assistance in selecting the designated listed electives in order to take applicable and appropriate courses for the students’ job and career aspirations.  Consult an advisor for other options, which may include study abroad courses.

Pest Management (Select 6 credits)

 

NEM 3002 Principles of  Nematology (3)

ENY 4161 Insect Classification (3)

AOM333 Pesticide Application Techniques (3)

IPM 4254 Landscape IPM: Ornamentals and Turf (3)

IPM 3022 Fundamentals of Pest Management (3)

Professional Electives

 

ORH4804 & 4804L Annual and Perennial Gardening (3)

ORH 4848 Landscape Plant Establishment (2)

ORH4242 Arboriculture (4)

ORH 4905 Independent Study (1-3)

WIS 4443 Wetland Wildlife Resources (3)

AOM 3734 Irrigation Principles and Practices for Florida (3)

Agribusiness - (Select 9 credits)

 

AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness Management (3)

AEB 4424 Human Resource Management (3)

AEB 3341 Selling Strategically (3)

AEB 3300 Agricultural and Food Marketing (3)

AEB 3144 Introduction to Agricultural Finance (3)