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2012 - 2013

BS in Landscape Management
(63.5–68.5 hours*)


Program Requirements    |    View MAP

  1. Complete the following required departmental courses:
  2. Complete the following required non-departmental courses:
  3. Complete three courses from the following:

Recommended Courses

A management minor is strongly recommended.

For students planning to pursue a master's degree in landscape architecture (MLA), the following courses are also recommended:

For students planning to pursue a master's degree in horticulture science (MS), the following courses are recommended:

    BIO 350 : Ecology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
    PREREQUISITE: PDBIO 120
    DESCRIPTION: Distribution and abundance of organisms and their interactions with the physical and biotic components of the earth.

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    CHEM 106 : General College Chemistry. (3:4:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CHEM 106 : General College Chemistry. (3:4:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: CHEM 105; or CHEM 111
    DESCRIPTION: Continuation of Chem 105 but covering most of the topics in a more quantitative way. Detailed treatment of thermodynamics and equilibria.
    NOTE: Three lectures and one recitation section per week.

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    CHEM 107 : General College Chemistry Laboratory. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CHEM 107 : General College Chemistry Laboratory. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Chem 106 or Chem 112 or concurrent enrollment.
    DESCRIPTION: Chemical properties, chemical reactions, collection and interpretation of data, preparation of reports.
    NOTE: Required for most students needing one year of general chemistry.

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    CHEM 351 : Organic Chemistry. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CHEM 351 : Organic Chemistry. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
    PREREQUISITE: CHEM 105; or CHEM 111
    DESCRIPTION: Chemical bonds and molecular structure, conformation and configuration, functional classes, reactions and mechanisms, syntheses.
    NOTE: Primarily for majors in chemical engineering and the biological sciences.

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    CHEM 352 : Organic Chemistry. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CHEM 352 : Organic Chemistry. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: CHEM 351; or CHEM 351M
    DESCRIPTION: Continuation of Chem 351.

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    CHEM 481 : Biochemistry. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
    PREREQUISITE: CHEM 352M & PDBIO 120; or CHEM 352 & PDBIO 120
    DESCRIPTION: First-semester biochemistry. Molecular components of cells, chemical structure and function, enzymes, metabolic transformations, photosynthesis.
    NOTE: For chemistry majors and students in biological sciences who contemplate pursuing advanced degrees, including medicine.

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    MATH 119 : Introduction to Calculus. (4:4:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    MATH 119 : Introduction to Calculus. (4:4:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    OFFERED: Independent Study only.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Math 110 or equivalent.
    DESCRIPTION: Introduction to plane analytic geometry and calculus.

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      STAT 121 : Principles of Statistics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      STAT 121 : Principles of Statistics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent Study also; Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      RECOMMENDED: MATH 110 or equivalent.
      DESCRIPTION:  Stemplots, boxplots, histograms, scatterplots; central tendency, variability; confidence intervals and hypothesis testing involving one and two means and proportions; contingency tables, simple linear regression.

      Course Outcomes
               
      : Honors Principles of Statistics.
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    PHSCS 105 : Introductory Applied Physics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    PHSCS 105 : Introductory Applied Physics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
    PREREQUISITE: High school algebra and trigonometry.
    RECOMMENDED: Concurrent enrollment in Phscs 107.
    DESCRIPTION: Applied physics course not requiring calculus. Topics include mechanics, heat, wave motion, sound.

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    PHSCS 106 : Introductory Applied Physics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    PHSCS 106 : Introductory Applied Physics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Phscs 105 or equivalent.
    RECOMMENDED: Concurrent enrollment in Phscs 108.
    DESCRIPTION: Continuation of Phscs 105. Topics include electricity and magnetism, atomic and nuclear physics, and optics.

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    PWS 305 : Soils and Water Quality. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    PWS 305 : Soils and Water Quality. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: PWS 282 & CHEM 105; or PWS 282 & CHEM 101; PWS 100 or equivalent; Math 110 or equivalent.
    DESCRIPTION: Principles and practices of safe management of agricultural and urban wastes; amendments and nutrients including remediation methods for conservation of soils and water quality.

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    PWS 369 : Science of Plant Production. (4:4:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    PWS 369 : Science of Plant Production. (4:4:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department.
    PREREQUISITE: PWS 100, 282; or equivalents.
    DESCRIPTION: Scientific principles of crop production related to agronomic and horticultural plants, including relationship of management principles and physiological processes in plants.

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    PWS 390R : Special Topics in Plant and Wildlife Sciences. (1-3:Arr.:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    PWS 390R : Special Topics in Plant and Wildlife Sciences. (1-3:Arr.:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    DESCRIPTION: Current topics in plant and wildlife sciences.

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    PWS 440 : Plant Physiology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: GE Biological Science requirement; college chemistry
    RECOMMENDED: Chem 285; or 351, 352.
    DESCRIPTION: Photosynthesis, respiration, water relations, mineral nutrition, growth of flowering plants.

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    PWS 494R : Mentored Learning Experience. (1-6:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    PWS 494R : Mentored Learning Experience. (1-6:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    DESCRIPTION: Topics vary.
    NOTE: Registration required for mentored experiences.

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    : Biotechnology Laboratory.
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    : Plant Physiology Laboratory.
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    : Environmental Science Laboratory.
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    : Soil, Plant, and Water Science Laboratory.
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    : Environmental Science Field Techniques.
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    : Plant and Soil Science Field Techniques.
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    : Plant Breeding Field Techniques.
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    : Plant Tissue Culture and Transformation Techniques.
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    : Plant Cytogenetics Laboratory.
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    : Animal Cytogenetics Laboratory.
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    : Plant Cell Biology Laboratory.
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    : Analytical Techniques in Plant Biology.
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    : Environmental Science Computation Laboratory.
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    : Molecular Genetics and Gene Mapping Laboratory.
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    : Plant and Animal Genomics Laboratory.
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    : Analytical Techniques in Soil Science.
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    : Animal Genetics and Breeding Techniques.
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    : Soil Physical Properties Laboratory.
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    : Soil and Water Chemistry Laboratory.
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    : Animal Reproductive Research Laboratory.
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    : Field Techniques in Environmental Soil Research.
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    : Soil Microbiology Laboratory.
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    : Plant ID / URME Team.
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    PWS 511 : Environmental Biophysics: Soil and Plant Water Relations. (4:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    PWS 511 : Environmental Biophysics: Soil and Plant Water Relations. (4:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall Odd Yrs.
    PREREQUISITE: Phscs 105 and PWS 282; or equivalents.
    DESCRIPTION: Integrating biological, physical, and chemical processes of water and solute movements through the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum.

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*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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