Department of Horticulture
Department Chair: Ben Romney
Department Secretary: Janet Ruud (208) 496-2018
Department Faculty: Byron JohnReese NelsonBen RomneyJerry Toll

 

The Department of Horticulture prepares students for expanding career opportunities with nurseries, garden centers, florist shops, floral wholesalers, plant and flower brokers, landscape contractors, lawn service companies, interiorscape companies, greenhouses, golf courses, parks and horticulture supply companies. Demand for graduates is strong and most students can choose from several job offers.

Students who seek advanced degrees find opportunities in horticulture teaching, research, extension education, corporations, and government service.

The ulimate goal of students entering Horticulture programs should be management and/or business ownership.

The Department is a recognized leader in horticulture education having an excellent faculty and facilities, including greenhouses, laboratories, arboretum, and demonstration gardens. Courses which develop skills in home gardening and landscape beautification are available to the general student body.
 
Program Description


 
B.S.  in Horticulture (695)   
This program advances the student beyond the two year curriculum into further study and preparation for private and corporate horticulture industries. Four areas of major emphasis are offered, including:
Design Build (695-14)
Production (695-15)
Floral Design (695-16)
Landscape Management (695-34)
 
Minor or 2 Clusters Required

General Education Requirements

As you fill the General Education and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the General Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
 
Requirement 1:

Take these Courses    
AGRON 220, 220L

 
AND
Requirement 2:

Take these Courses    
ECON 111
HORT 230
IS 140
 
AND
Take 1 Course    
ENG 311, 315, 316
 
AND
Take 1 Course    
AGRON 122
BIO 208

 
Major Requirements
   
When you sign up for Hort 412 you must also take 412L. All Majors must sign up for Hort 095 each semester.
Take all of these Courses    
HORT 201, 288, 297, 298, 320, 335, 412
 
AND
Take this Course    
HORT 299 (Must be taken 5 times)

Emphasis in Design Build  (14)   
Hort 321L must be taken with Hort 321 and Hort 322L must be taken with Hort 322.
Take these Courses    
AGSYS 240
HORT 252, 321, 322, 329, 330, 351, 440, 453
 
AND
Hort 325L must be taken with Hort 325.
Take 5 Credits    
AGSYS 220
HORT 290, 319, 324, 325, 334, 336, 337, 350R, 410, 420, 436, 437, 460, 461, 470

Emphasis in Production  (15)   
Hort 321L must be taken with Hort 321, Hort 322L must be taken with Hort 322, and Hort 325L must be taken with Hort 325.
Take these Courses    
HORT 321, 322, 324, 325, 334, 420, 460, 461, 470
 
AND
Take 7 Credits    
AGSYS 220, 240
HORT 252, 290, 319, 329, 330, 336, 337, 338, 338A, 338B, 338C, 350R, 351, 410, 436, 437, 440, 453

Emphasis in Floral Design  (16)   
Requirement 1:

Hort 325L must be taken with Hort 325.
Take these Courses    
HORT 287R, 324, 325, 336, 337, 338A, 338B, 338C, 339, 435, 436, 437
 
AND
Hort 321L must be taken with Hort 321, Hort 322L must be taken with Hort 322.
Take 4 Credits    
AGSYS 220, 240
HORT 252, 287R, 290, 319, 321, 322, 329, 330, 334, 339R, 351, 410, 420, 440, 453, 460, 461, 470

 
AND
Requirement 2:

Take this Course    
HORT 338 (Must be taken 3 times)

Emphasis in Landscape Management  (34)   
Hort 321L must be taken with Hort 321, Hort 322L must be taken with Hort 322.
Take these Courses    
AGSYS 220
HORT 252, 321, 322, 324, 329, 351, 410
 
AND
Hort 325L must be taken with Hort 325.
Take 7 Credits    
AGSYS 240
HORT 290, 325, 330, 334, 336, 337, 350R, 420, 436, 437, 440, 453, 460, 461, 470


 
A.A.S.  in Floral Design Management (353)   

Basic Education Requirements

As you fill the Basic Education Requirements and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the Basic Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
 
Take these Courses    
B 370
IS 140
 
AND
Take 1 Course    
MATH 108, 110, 112, 221
 
Major Requirements
   
Requirement 1:

No double counting majors courses.
Hort 325L must be taken with Hort 325.
Hort 095 must be taken each semester.
Take these Courses    
ACCTG 180
HORT 287R, 288, 297, 298, 320, 324, 325, 335, 336, 337, 338, 338A, 338B, 435
 
AND
Take 1 Course    
ART 101
HFED 140
HORT 230
 
AND
Hort 412L must be taken with Hort 412.
Take 10 Credits    
AGBUS 232
AGRON 220
ART 101, 102, 103, 110, 115, 160, 220, 280
AUTO 100
B 247, 275
CA 131, 132
HFED 110, 140
HORT 201, 230, 287R, 290, 297, 334, 412
ID 102, 404
SIGN 101
SPAN 101

 
AND
Requirement 2:

Take this Course    
HORT 299 (Must be taken 4 times)


 
A.A.S.  in Horticulture Management (354)   

Basic Education Requirements

As you fill the Basic Education Requirements and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the Basic Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
 
Take these Courses    
B 370
IS 140
 
AND
Take 1 Course    
MATH 108, 110, 112, 221
 
Major Requirements
   
Requirement 1:

Hort 321L and 322L and 412L must be taken in conjunction with Hort 321, 322 and 412.
Hort 095 must be taken each semester.
Take these Courses    
ACCTG 180
AGRON 220
HORT 230, 288, 298, 321, 322, 324, 351, 412
 
AND
Take 1 Course    
AGRON 122
BIO 208
 
AND
Take this Course    
HORT 299 (Must be taken 4 times)

 
AND
Requirement 2:

Hort 325L must be taken with Hort 325.
Take 17 Credits    
AGBUS 232
AGSYS 220, 240
B 247
HORT 201, 252, 290, 297, 319, 320, 325, 329, 330, 334, 335, 351
 
Course Descriptions

HORT 095 Lab (0:1:0)
This is a fee only course. No credt or class time is assigned. All Horticulture majors are required to enroll in Hort 95 each semester
 
HORT 103 Home Gardening (3:2:2)
Fee:  $10.00
Learn basic principles, culture and production of vegetables, fruits, flowers, trees shrubs, and turf, as it relates to the home garden and self-reliance. (For non-Hort majors only)
(Winter)
 
HORT 103L Home Gardening Lab (0:2:0)
Concurrent to Hort 103. Learn basic principles, culture and production of vegetables, fruits, flowers, trees, shrubs, and turf, as it relates to the home garden and self-reliance.
(Winter)
 
HORT 115 Orientation (0.5:1:0)
A survey of career opportunities and skills needed in the horticulture industry. Emphasis is placed on gaining familiarity with the BYU-Idaho campus and systems of learning at the university level.
(Fall)
 
HORT 201 Plant Culture (3:2:2)
Planting and establishment of horticultural plants in the landscape including lawns, trees, shrubs, vegetables, fruits and flowers.
(Winter)
 
HORT 230 Introduction to Architecture/Landscape Design (3:3:1)
Fulfills GE Arts requirement.
Fee:  $10.00
Enhances the student's understanding of the outdoor environment and how they can contribute to the quality of that environment through design and planning. Also a study of the history of landscape architecture and its effect on man.
(Winter, Fall)
 
HORT 252 Landscape Construction (4:0:6)
Prerequisite: Hort 130, LHM major or consent of instructor.
A practical course of layout and construction techniques for landscape projects. Considered are masonry, wood structures, irrigation and plant installations.
(Summer)
 
HORT 287R Flower Center (1:0:2)
This course provides training and experience in presentation of flowers in: display windows and coolers, large banquet halls, auditoriums, custom design in residential and commercial settings. Florals skills, shop management techniques, and floral nomenclature are all emphasized. The class is provided as an opportunity to reinforce principles learned in the various floral classes, and to prepare students for internship and retail employment.
(Fall, Winter)
 
HORT 288 Occupational Internship Preparation (0.5:0:0)
Prerequisite: Horticulture major or consent of instructor.
Class preparation for work experience in the florist, landscape or nursery industry.
(Summer, Fall)
 
HORT 290 Special Problems (1-3:0:0)
The student may pursue a subject of interest through independent study under personal direction of a faculty specialist.
(Winter, Fall)
 
HORT 297 Practicum in Horticulture (1:1:2)
Prerequisite: (repeatable up to four credit hours)
Horticulture Majors. Supervised practical experience for the development and improvement of horticultural skills.
(Winter, Fall)
 
HORT 298 Occupational Internship (1-5:0:0)
Work experience in the florist, landscape or nursery industry.
(Summer, Fall)
 
HORT 299 Seminar (0.5:0:0)
Guest lectures from industry leaders.
(Fall, Winter)
 
HORT 319 Landscape Management (3:2:3)
Prerequisite: Agron 122 or Biology 208 or permission of instructor
Maintenance of trees, shrubs and turf in landscape, park, golf and athletic areas.
(Fall)
 
HORT 320 Plant Propagation (3:2:0)
Principles and practices used in commercial propagation of plants with emphasis on landscape nursery stock. Includes tissue culture, seed germination, grafting, layering, budding, cuttings and other specialized techniques.
(Fall, Winter)
 
HORT 320L Plant Propagation (0:0:3)
Concurrent registration with Hort 320. Principles and practices used in commercial propagation of plants with emphasis on landscape nursery stock. Includes tissue culture, seed germination, grafting, layering, budding, cuttings and other specialized techniques.
(Fall, Winter)
 
HORT 321 Landcape Plant Materials I (2:1:0)
Identification, landscape value and cultural requirements of deciduous trees, shrubs, and ground covers.
(Fall)
 
HORT 321L Landcape Plant Materials I (0:0:2)
Concurrent registration with Hort 321. Identification, landscape value and cultural requirements of deciduous trees, shrubs, and ground covers.
(Fall)
 
HORT 322 Landscape Plant Materials II (2:1:0)
Identification, landscape value, and speical cultural requirements of evergreen trees, shrubs and ground covers.
(Winter)
 
HORT 322L Landcape Plant Materials II (0:0:2)
Concurrent registration with Hort 322. Identification, landscape value, and speical cultural requirements of evergreen trees, shrubs and ground covers.
(Winter)
 
HORT 324 Flower identification (2:0:3)
Identification, landscape value, and special cultural requirements of annual and perennial flowers.
(Summer, Fall)
 
HORT 325 Interiorscaping (2:1:0)
Identification of indoor plants and their culture. Principles of design as applied to the placement and use of plants.
(Fall)
 
HORT 325L Interiorscaping Lab (0:0:2)
Concurrent registration with Hort 325. Identification of indoor plants and their culture. Principles of design as applied to the placement and use of plants.
(Fall)
 
HORT 329 Irrigation (3:2:2)
Prerequisite: Hort 230
Irrigation of turf and landscape plants. Design of irrigation and landscape lighting systems, with selection and assembly of components.
(Winter)
 
HORT 330 Intermediate Landscape Design (3:3:1)
Prerequisite: Hort 230, Hort 321 or 322 or 324
Artistic and functional design of landscapes.
(Fall, Winter)
 
HORT 334 Greenhouse Operations (3:2:3)
Prerequisite: Hort 320 or consent of instructor
Greenhouse construction, environmental control, pest control and plant culture including production of greenhouse floral crops.
(Fall)
 
HORT 335 Flower Arranging (3:3:1)
Fee:  $45.00
Instruction and care in handling of flowers, historical and current application, identification and use.
(Fall , Winter)
 
HORT 336 Asian Design Influence (1:1:1)
Prerequisite: Hort 335 and 435, FDM major or consent of instructor
This course helps students understand the theories of Asian design influence, with particular emphasis on the use of line. Principles of oriental design and their influence on modern American floral design.
(Fall, Winter)
 
HORT 337 European Design Influence (1:1:1)
Prerequisite: Hort 335 and 435, FDM major or consent of instructor
This course establishes a historical understanding of floral design primarily frm the influences of Europe.
(Fall, Winter)
 
HORT 338 Wedding Flowers (1-2:1:0)
Prerequisite: Hort 335, FDM major or consent of instructor
Theories, methods and materials involved in wedding and special occasion arrangements in preparation for the Spring Flower and Bridal Open House. To prepare floral majors for opportunities to plan and design floral products for weddings. Repeatable to a maximum of six credit hours
(Winter)
 
HORT 338A Wedding Flowers Lab A (2:1:1)
Prerequisite: Hort 335, FDM major, or consent of unit.
Provides the student with an understanding of the requirements for wedding and entertainment designing.
(Winter)
 
HORT 338B Wedding Flowers Lab B (2:1:1)
Prerequisite: Hort 335, FDM major or consent of instructor.
Provides the student with an understanding of the requirements for wedding and entertainment designing.
(Winter)
 
HORT 338C Wedding Flowers Lab C (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Hort 335, FDM major or consent of instructor.
Provides the student with an understanding of the requirements for wedding and entertainment designing.
(Winter)
 
HORT 350R ALCA Career Days (1:1:0)
This is a preparation course for students selected to participate in the yearly ALCA Career Days field excursion with the Horticulture Department. The course is designed to assist students with their preparations to communicate with potential employers during the career day events. Students also are given special attention in perfecting practical skills that they have been taught throughout their tenure at the University.
(Winter)
 
HORT 351 Landscape Contracting (2:1:2)
Estimating, bidding, and contracting procedures for landscape construction, and maintenance projects. A hands-on approach to bidding and estimating jobs for the Green Industry.
(Winter)
 
HORT 410 Turfgrass Management and Arboriculture (3:2:2)
Prerequisite: Horticulture 319
Establishment, culture, and maintenance of turfgrass and trees in the landscape.
(Winter)
 
HORT 412 Landscape Pest Control (3:2:3)
Prerequisite: Horticulture majors or consent of instructor
Identification and control of insects, weeds and diseases of ornamental plants. The use, limitation and methods of applying pesticides including laws concerning their use.
(Fall, Winter)
 
HORT 412L Landscape Pest Control (0:0:3)
Prerequisite: Horticulture majors or consent of instructor
Identification and control of insects, weeds and diseases of ornamental plants. The use, limitation and methods of applying pesticides including laws concerning their use.
(Fall, Winter)
 
HORT 420 Advanced Propagation (3:2:3)
Prerequisite: Hort 320, Bio 208
Advanced study of the principles, techniques, and applications of plant propagation with emphasis on tissue culture and micropropagation.
(Winter)
 
HORT 435 Advanced Floral Design (3:2:2)
Prerequisite: Hort 335, 298B or consent of instructor. Students may be required to purchase additional design materials
Professional floral design with emphasis on retail flower shop operation, products, and materials. Particular attention is given to developing speed, proficiency, and quality after students have completed a floral internship experience.
(Fall, Winter)
 
HORT 436 Competition Design and Commentation (1:1:1)
Fee:  $20.00
Prerequisite: Hort 335, 336, 338, 337, 435, FDM major or consent of instructor.
Developing freestyle and structured designs from various materials for competitive designing and judging.
(Fall, Winter)
 
HORT 437 Interpretive Design (1:1:1)
Fee:  $20.00
Prerequisite: Hort 335, 338, 435, 436, FDM major or consent of instructor
Final evaluation of the student's ability to assess proper design interpretations, artistic dimensions of the student's preparation and training, fluency with the language of flowers, and product knowledge
(Fall)
 
HORT 440 Landscape Computer Operations (2:1:2)
Prerequisite: IS 140, Hort 230, 321, 322, 329, 430
Application of specific computer software programs that are commonly used in the horticulture industry; including sprinkler design, landscape design, bidding and estimating, GPS, and the internet.
(Winter)
 
HORT 453 Landscape Construction Materials (2:1:2)
Prerequisite: Hort. 230, 430
A study of the construction and design use of typical landscape construction materials; including pavers, concrete, wood, and rock.
(Fall)
 
HORT 455 Nursery Management (2:1:2)
This course will focus on the development, organization, infrastructure, and operation of a production nursery. This will cover production principles and practices and strategies for wholesale and retail marketing of nursery crops. The laboratory will concentrate on the development of skills associated with the production and marketing of nursery crops.
(Winter)
 
HORT 460 Cut Flower Crops (2:1:2)
Prerequisite: Hort 320, Hort 297, BIO 208 or consent of instructor.
Commercial production, harvesting, marketing and scheduling of cut flower and crops.
(Fall)
 
HORT 461 Potted Plant Crops (2:1:2)
Prerequisite: Hort 297, Hort 320, BIO 208 or consent of instructor.
Commercial production, harvesting, marketing, and scheduling of bedding plants and potted commercial crops
(Winter)
 
HORT 470 Vegetable and Fruit Production (2:1:2)
Prerequisite: Hort 297
Principles and practical applications for fruit and vegetable establishment, culture, production, storage, and economics.
(Fall, Winter)