Department of Horticulture
Department Chair: Ben Romney
Department Secretary: Janet Ruud (208) 496-2018
Department Faculty: Daniel DeweyByron 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

University Requirements

Religion Requirements

(Book of Mormon Courses)
Take these Courses   
REL 121, 122
 
       OR
          Take these Courses   
          REL 121H, 122H
 
                 OR
                    Take this Course   
                    REL 221

AND
(Scripture Based Courses)
Take 6 Credits   
REL 211, 212, 301, 302, 324
 
       OR
          Take 6 Credits   
          REL 211H, 212H, 301H, 302H, 324H

AND
(Other Religion Courses)
Take 4 Credits   
REL 100, 130, 215, 234, 235, 260, 261, 264, 333, 341, 341H, 342, 342H, 351, 352, 370, 431, 471, 475

Online Learning

Each student is required to take at least one online course. For more information about the online requirement please visit the Online Learning section found in the Graduation & Transfer section of the catalog or visit http://web.byui.edu/Catalog/2005-2006/generalEducation.htm.

Other online course information is available at http://www2.byui.edu/insttech/online.htm. A list of online courses is available at http://www2.byui.edu/insttech/OnlineCourses/onlinecalendar.htm (select a semester or term).

GE Requirements

Agron 220 and 220L will be allowed to fill the Physical Science requirement for General Education.

I. Reading and Writing

   Take 1 Course
   ENG 111, 111C, 111H

AND
   Take 1 Course
   ENG 311, 311C, 311H, 315, 315C, 316, 316C  

II. Mathematics
  • Math 101 may be used as meeting the Math General Education requirement if all of the following criteria are met: 1)Student was enrolled and completed Math 101 prior to Fall 2001; 2)The student's major does not require a higher math class; 3)There is no break in enrollment.
  • Students initiating their studies at BYU-Idaho Fall Semester 2001 or later are not eligible for the ACT math waiver and must take one of the following courses to fill the math requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       MATH 108, 108H, 110, 110H, 111, 112, 113, 214, 221, 306

    III. Basic Skills

       Take 1 Course
       IS 140  

    IV. Arts

       Take 1 Course
       HORT 230  

    AND
       Take this Course
       FA 100

    V. Letters
    Generally the Letters requirement is filled by taking one of the courses listed below. However, HUM 201 and 202, taken together, can be used to fill both the Arts and Letters requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       CHIN 347
       ENG 250, 250H, 251, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 351, 352, 353, 354, 362, 373, 373H
       FR 202
       GER 202
       HON 200, 220, 221H, 222
       LANG 202
       PH 314
       PHIL 110, 110H, 201, 201H, 202, 202H, 313, 313H, 314, 315, 315H
       RUSS 340, 340H
       SPAN 202, 302

    VI. Biological Science

       Take 4 Credits
       AGRON 122
       BIO 208  

    VII. Physical Science

       Take 4 Credits
       AGRON 220, 220L

    VIII. American Institutions

       Take 1 Course
       ECON 111, 111H  

    IX. Social Science
    This course must be in a different discipline from the course taken to fill the American Institutions requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       ANTH 101, 101H
       CHILD 210, 210H
       ECON 111, 111H, 112, 112H
       ED 270
       GEOG 120
       HIST 201, 202
       HON 201
       PHIL 203, 203H, 204, 204H
       POLSC 110, 170
       PSYCH 111, 111H, 201, 201H
       SOC 111, 111H, 112, 112H, 210

    Major Requirements

    (Hort 412L must be taken with 412)
       (Hort 095 must be taken every semester)

       Take these Courses
       HORT 201, 288, 297, 298R, 320, 335, 412

    AND
       Repeat 5 times
       HORT 299

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

    Emphasis in Production  (15)   
    (Hort 321L must be taken with 321. Hort 322L must be taken with 322)
    Take these Courses   
    HORT 321, 322, 324, 325, 334, 420, 460, 461, 470
     
    AND
    Take 8 Credits   
    AGSYS 220, 240
    HORT 252, 290, 319, 329, 330, 336, 337, 338, 338A, 350R, 351, 410, 440, 453

    Emphasis in Floral Design  (16)   
    (Hort 325L must be taken with 325)
    Take these Courses   
    HORT 287R, 324, 325, 336, 337, 338A, 338B, 338C, 339R, 435, 436, 437
     
    AND
    Repeat 3 times   
    HORT 338
     
    AND
    (If Hort 321 is taken, you must also take 321L. If Hort 322 is taken, you must also take 322L)
    Take 6 Credits   
    AGSYS 220, 240
    HORT 252, 287R, 290, 319, 321, 322, 329, 330, 334, 339R, 351, 410, 420, 440, 453, 460, 461, 470

    Emphasis in Landscape Management  (34)   
    (Hort 321L must be taken with 321. Hort 322L must be taken with 322)
    Take these Courses   
    AGSYS 220
    HORT 252, 319, 321, 322, 324, 329, 351, 410
     
    AND
    (If Hort 325 is taken, you must also take 325L)
    Take 4 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)   

    University Requirements

    Religion Requirements

    (Book of Mormon Courses)
    Take 1 Course   
    REL 121, 121H
     
           OR
              Take 1 Course   
              REL 122, 122H
     
                     OR
                        Take this Course   
                        REL 221

    AND
    Take 3 Credits   
    REL 100, 130, 211, 211H, 215, 234, 235, 261, 264, 301, 301H, 302, 302H, 324, 324H, 333, 341, 341H, 342, 342H, 351, 352, 370, 431, 471, 475

    Online Learning

    Each student is required to take at least one online course. For more information about the online requirement please visit the Online Learning section found in the Graduation & Transfer section of the catalog or visit http://web.byui.edu/Catalog/2005-2006/generalEducation.htm.

    Other online course information is available at http://www2.byui.edu/insttech/online.htm. A list of online courses is available at http://www2.byui.edu/insttech/OnlineCourses/onlinecalendar.htm (select a semester or term).

    BE Requirements

    I. Communication
       Take 1 Course
       ENG 111, 111C, 111H


    II. Computation
       Take 1 Course
       MATH 108, 108H, 110, 110H, 112, 221  


    III. Human Relations
       Take 1 Course
       B 370  


    IV. Related Skills
       Take 1 Course
       IS 140  

    Major Requirements

    No Double Counting of Major Courses
       
       (Hort 325L must be taken with Hort 325)
       (Hort 338 must be taken twice)
       (Hort 095 must be taken each semester)

       Take these Courses
       ACCTG 180
       HORT 287R, 288, 297, 298R, 320, 324, 325, 335, 336, 337, 338, 338A, 338B, 435

    AND
       Take 1 Course
       ART 101
       HFED 140
       HORT 230

    AND
       Repeat 4 times
       HORT 299

    AND

    (If Hort 220 is taken, you must also take 220L. If Hort 412 is taken, you must also take 412L)
       Take 10 Credits
       AGBUS 232
       AGRON 220, 220L
       ART 101, 102, 103, 110, 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



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

    University Requirements

    Religion Requirements

    (Book of Mormon Courses)
    Take 1 Course   
    REL 121, 121H
     
           OR
              Take 1 Course   
              REL 122, 122H
     
                     OR
                        Take this Course   
                        REL 221

    AND
    Take 3 Credits   
    REL 100, 130, 211, 211H, 215, 234, 235, 261, 264, 301, 301H, 302, 302H, 324, 324H, 333, 341, 341H, 342, 342H, 351, 352, 370, 431, 471, 475

    Online Learning

    Each student is required to take at least one online course. For more information about the online requirement please visit the Online Learning section found in the Graduation & Transfer section of the catalog or visit http://web.byui.edu/Catalog/2005-2006/generalEducation.htm.

    Other online course information is available at http://www2.byui.edu/insttech/online.htm. A list of online courses is available at http://www2.byui.edu/insttech/OnlineCourses/onlinecalendar.htm (select a semester or term).

    BE Requirements

    I. Communication
       Take 1 Course
       ENG 111, 111C, 111H


    II. Computation
       Take 1 Course
       MATH 108, 108H, 110, 110H, 112, 221  


    III. Human Relations
       Take 1 Course
       B 370  


    IV. Related Skills
       Take 1 Course
       IS 140  

    Major Requirements

    No Double Counting of Major Courses
       
       (Hort 321L must be taken with 321. Hort 322L must be taken wtih 322. Hort 412L must be taken with 412. Hort 095 must be taken each semester)
       Take these Courses
       ACCTG 180
       AGRON 220, 220L
       HORT 230, 288, 298R, 321, 322, 324, 351, 412

    AND
       Take 1 Course
       AGRON 122
       BIO 208

    AND
       Repeat 4 times
       HORT 299

    AND

    (If Hort 325 is taken, you must also take 325L)
       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 credit or class time is assigned. All Horticulture majors are required to enroll in Hort 95 each semester
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    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)
    Prerequisite: Concurrent registration with Hort 103
    Application of principles taught in Hort 103
    (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, Summer)
     
    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, Fall)
     
    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, Summer)
     
    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.
    (Winter)
     
    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, Summer)
     
    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 298R Occupational Internship (1-5:0:0)
    Work experience in the florist, landscape or nursery industry.
    (Summer, Fall, Winter)
     
    HORT 299 Seminar (0.5:0:0)
    Guest lectures from industry leaders.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    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, Summer)
     
    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)
    Application of principles taught in Hort 320
    (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)
    Prerequisite: Concurrent registration with Hort 321
    Application of principles taught in Hort 321
    (Fall, Summer)
     
    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)
    Prerequisite: Concurrent registration with Hort 322
    Application of principles taught in Hort 322
    (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, Winter)
     
    HORT 325L Interiorscaping Lab (0:0:2)
    Prerequisite: Concurrent registration with Hort 325
    Application of principles taught in Hort 325
    (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, Hort 440, 453
    Artistic and functional design of landscapes.
    (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, Summer)
     
    HORT 336 Asian Design Influence (1:1:1)
    Prerequisite: Hort 335
    This course helps students understand the theories of Asian design influence, with particular emphasis on the use of line. Principles of Asian design and their influence on modern American floral design.
    (Winter)
     
    HORT 337 European Design Influence (1:1:1)
    Prerequisite: Hort 335
    This course establishes a historical understanding of floral design primarily from the influences of Europe.

    (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 instructor.
    Provides the first year student with an understanding of the requirements for wedding and event designing. Basic bouquet construction, consultation.
    (Winter)
     
    HORT 338B Wedding Flowers Lab B (2:1:1)
    Prerequisite: Hort 335, FDM major or consent of instructor.
    Provides the second year student with training in advanced bouquet construction, leadership, teambuilding, and management of event planning.
    (Winter)
     
    HORT 338C Wedding Flowers Lab C (2:2:0)
    Prerequisite: Hort 335, FDM major or consent of instructor.
    Provides the third year student with training in freestyle bouquet design, group designing for events, supervisory leadership.
    (Winter)
     
    HORT 350R ALCA Career Days (1:1:0)
    This is a 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, Summer)
     
    HORT 412L Landscape Pest Control (0:0:3)
    Prerequisite: Horticulture majors or consent of instructor. Concurrent enrollment with Hort 412
    Application of principles taught in Hort 412
    (Fall, Summer)
     
    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, Summer)
     
    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.
    (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
    (Winter)
     
    HORT 440 Landscape Computer Operations (2:1:2)
    Prerequisite: IS 140, Hort 230, 252, 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, 252
    A study of the construction and design use of typical landscape construction materials; including pavers, concrete, wood, and rock.
    (Fall, Summer)
     
    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, Summer)
     
    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, Summer)