2020-2021 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Horticulture, AAS

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Program Description

The Environmental Horticulture degree prepares students for careers in landscape design, installation, and management as well as tree care, small scale urban farming, greenhouse and nursery production, golf course management, floriculture, and interiorscaping. The program emphasizes a combination of horticulture theory and hands-on practical application necessary for successful employment.

The program also prepares students to become certified by various green industry professional associations. Students may become a Georgia Certified Plant Professional (by the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture); a Georgia Certified Landscape Professional (by the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture); a Commercial Pesticide Applicator (by the Georgia Department of Agriculture); a Certified Arborist (by the International Society of Arboriculture); a Certified Professional Landscape Designer (by the Association of Professional Landscape Designers); or choose from many others.

The associate of applied science degree program includes courses in horticulture and college-level general education courses.

View the Environmental Horticulture AAS Program Fact Sheet  for additional information.

Employment Opportunities

Landscape contractor, landscape designer, floral designer, landscape manager, urban farmer, arborist, greenskeeper, groundskeeper, lawn service technician, nursery worker, greenhouse manager, garden center manager, interior landscaper, arborist, golf course superintendent


Essential General Education Core Courses (15 Credits)

Area I - Language Arts/Communication

(Successful completion of ENGL 1101  is required)

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences

(Choose ONE of the following)

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics

(Successful completion of MATH 1111  or MATH 1103  is required)

Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts

(Choose ONE of the following)

General Education Elective:

To meet the minimum required 15 semester credit hours in general education courses, an additional 3 semester credit hours must be taken from Area I, Area II, Area III, or Area IV. Students can view the complete list of classes here .

Essential Technical Courses (21 Credits)


(Completion of ONE of the following concentrations is required for graduation).

General Horticulture (24 Credits)


Landscape (24 Credits)


Floral Management (24 Credits)


Total Hours: 60

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