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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

Undergraduate Program

Tim Smalley

Undergraduate Coordinator

core curriculum
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
core curriculum continued
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)
new courses since 1993
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
classes in approval process
Classes in Approval Process
  • HORT 3130 - Interior Plant identification
  • HORT 3460 - Residential Design II
  • HORT 4091 - Landscape Professional Practices
new curriculum junior senior
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)
new curriculum jr sr cont
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
new curriculum jr sr cont8
New Curriculum - Jr/Sr - cont.
  • Agribusiness/ Marketing - 3 credit hours
    • Agribusiness Marketing
    • Food and Fiber Marketing
    • Agribusiness Accounting
    • Intro to Agribusiness Management
new curriculum jr sr cont9
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
new curriculum jr sr cont10
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
new curriculum hort cont
New Curriculum - Hort - cont
  • Free Electives - 5 credit hours
  • All electives but free electives are directed electives requiring the approval of advisors
assessment techniques
Assessment Techniques
  • Test, lab reports, papers, computer projects, oral presentations
  • Senior exit survey
  • Senior exit interview
response to assessments
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
recruiting
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
increasing diversity
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
advising
Advising
  • Armitage, Berle, Mills, Randle, Rieger, Smalley
  • Appointments - students notified at orientation to contact advisor
  • Open door policy
internships
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
scholarships
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
hort club
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
landscape club
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
international travel
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)
career planning and placement
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
courses for non majors
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
horticultural minor
Horticultural Minor
  • Choose one of the following
    • Introduction to Vegetable Crops
    • Introduction to Fruit Crops
    • Organic Gardening
    • Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants
horticulture minor cont
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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