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Undergraduate Program. Tim Smalley Undergraduate Coordinator. Core Curriculum. Area A - Essential Skills - 9 hrs English Comp I and II, Precalculus Area B - Institutional Options - 4 hrs Area C - Humanities/Fine Arts - 6 hrs Intro to Public Speaking, Elective Area D - Science - 12 hrs

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Undergraduate Program

Tim Smalley

Undergraduate Coordinator


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Core Curriculum

  • Area A - Essential Skills - 9 hrs

    • English Comp I and II, Precalculus

  • Area B - Institutional Options - 4 hrs

  • Area C - Humanities/Fine Arts - 6 hrs

    • Intro to Public Speaking, Elective

  • Area D - Science - 12 hrs

    • Biology or Botany I and II, Chemistry I

  • Area E - Social Sciences - 12 hrs

    • American History and Government required

    • 2 Electives


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Core curriculum - continued

  • Area F - Courses Related to Major - 17 hrs

    • Microeconomics (Horticulture and Landscape)

    • Chemistry II

    • Hort Science

    • Hort Professionalism

    • Surveying (Landscape)

    • Physical Science and Organic Chemistry (Turf)

    • Electives (4,6,0)


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New Courses since 1993

  • 2100 - Horticultural Professionalism

  • 3300 - Organic Gardening

  • 3440 - Herb, Spices and Medicinal Plants

  • 3450 - Residential Design

  • 3900 - Horticultural Study Tour

  • 3910 - Internship requirement

  • 4930, 4931 - Agriculture and Ecology in Tropical America

  • 4990 - Environmental Issues In Horticulture


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Classes in Approval Process

  • HORT 3130 - Interior Plant identification

  • HORT 3460 - Residential Design II

  • HORT 4091 - Landscape Professional Practices


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New Curriculum- Junior/Senior

  • Horticultural Foundation - required

    • Horticultural Physiology

    • Soils

    • Plant Propagation

    • Internship

    • Nutrition

    • Postharvest Physiology

    • Environmental Issues in Horticulture Discussion

    • One Elective (Genetics, Anatomy,Taxonomy, Ecology, Weather and Climate)


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New Curriculum - Jr/Sr - cont.

  • Commodities - 10 credit hours

    • Introduction to Vegetables

    • Introduction to Fruit

    • Interior Identification

    • Herbaceous Perennials

    • Woody Identification and Use

    • Organic Gardening

    • Herbs, Spices, and Medicinals

    • Introductory Turf Management


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New Curriculum - Jr/Sr - cont.

  • Agribusiness/ Marketing - 3 credit hours

    • Agribusiness Marketing

    • Food and Fiber Marketing

    • Agribusiness Accounting

    • Intro to Agribusiness Management


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New Curriculum - Jr/Sr - cont

  • Production/Management - 12 credit hours

    • Interior Plant, Nursery, Greenhouse, Turf or Landscape Management

    • Olericulture or Pomology

    • Residential Design I and II

    • Irrigation

    • Agriculture and Ecology of Tropical America

    • Plant and Garden Study Tour


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New Curriculum - Jr/Sr - cont

  • Plant Protection - 6 credit hours

    • Pesticide Management

    • Weeds

    • Ornamental or Turf Pest Management

    • Plant Pathology

    • Agricultural Entomology

    • Integrated Pest Management

    • Diagnosis and Control of Plant Diseases


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New Curriculum - Hort - cont

  • Free Electives - 5 credit hours

  • All electives but free electives are directed electives requiring the approval of advisors


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Assessment Techniques

  • Test, lab reports, papers, computer projects, oral presentations

  • Senior exit survey

  • Senior exit interview


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Response to Assessments

  • Repair greenhouse

  • Obtain new design lab

  • New building initiative

  • Prompt changes in service class - less focus on row crops

  • Spread advising load

  • Hire new landscape design professor


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Recruiting

  • UGA Entrance standards

    • GPA: 3.53 - 3.96

    • SAT: 1160 - 1320

    • ACT: 25 - 29

  • Hope Scholarship effect

  • College recruiter in Academic Affairs

  • Major Fair for undecided majors


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Increasing Diversity

  • UGA diversity requirement

  • Academic Affairs recruiter

    • High school summer interns

    • Georgia Plant Science Scholars

    • 4-H summer camps - propagation class

  • Spanish recommended

  • International Courses


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Advising

  • Armitage, Berle, Mills, Randle, Rieger, Smalley

  • Appointments - students notified at orientation to contact advisor

  • Open door policy


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Internships

  • 3 hrs required, 6 hrs allowed

  • Informal (journal plus paper)

  • Information during Hort Professionalism

  • Listed on web site and in departmental office

  • Interviewing during Career Day


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Scholarships

  • Listed on web site and in departmental office

  • College-wide Scholarships

  • Departmental Scholarships

    • Bartlett Foundation (2 x 1,000)

    • Albert Dirr

    • Horticulture Club (endowed)

  • Top ten percent personally contacted


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Hort Club

  • Required for Horticultural Professionalism

  • 2 plant sales, Valentine’s Day

  • Southeastern Flower Show

  • Service

    • Landscape senior citizen homes

    • Teach elementary and project children

  • Fall and spring trip

  • Attend SASHS and ASHS


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Landscape Club

  • Since 1998

  • Meetings

    • Speakers

    • ALCA Student Career Days training

  • Attend ALCA Student Career Days

    • Funded through industry solicitations

  • Landscape Habitat for Humanity Homes


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International Travel

  • Agriculture and Ecology in Tropical America

    • Costa Rica - every year

    • Guatemala - in the past

  • Plant and Garden Tour

    • England - 2001

    • England, Wales, Scotland - 2003

  • Internships possible

    • Ireland (Birr Castle)

    • England (Hilliers)

    • New Zealand (cut flowers)


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Career Planning and Placement

  • UGA Career Center

  • Horticultural Professionalism

    • Speakers, resumes, mock interviews

  • Annual Departmental Career Day

    • 8 interviews before graduation in department

  • South Campus Career Day


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Courses for non-majors

  • Horticultural Sciences

  • Interior Plant Identification

  • Interior Plant Management

  • Organic Gardening

  • Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants

  • Horticultural Study Tour

  • Agricultural and Ecology in Tropical America class and tour


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Horticultural Minor

  • Choose one of the following

    • Introduction to Vegetable Crops

    • Introduction to Fruit Crops

    • Organic Gardening

    • Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants


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Horticulture Minor - cont.

  • Choose one of the following

    • Nursery Management

    • Greenhouse Management I

    • Greenhouse Management II

    • Landscape Horticulture

  • Elective Courses (9 to 10 credit hours)

  • Total of 15 credit hours


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