Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business - Horticulture
If you enjoy working outdoors and watching a plant grow from seed to a finished product for people to enjoy, the Horticulture option of the Agricultural Business degree may be for you. With a specialization to ensure you can explore your area of interest while developing your financial and managerial acumen in your agriculture business courses, students are prepared to work in, manage, and/or own a horticulture enterprise. Exciting jobs in greenhouse/nursery management, seed and chemical sales, cooperative extension, crop consultation, landscape maintenance and many others await graduates of this program. ATU’s Outdoor Learning Lab, including greenhouses and shade houses, allows students the opportunity to grow, work and manage a plant production operation; the resulting real-world sales of student-grown plants to campus and the River Valley community brings horticulture and business concepts to life. Dedicated, full-time faculty members share their knowledge, experiences and industry connections towards your preparation horticulture and allied industry careers or graduate school.
The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.
|FAH 1XXX Fine Arts and Humanities Courses 1||3|
|ENGL 2053 Technical Writing||3|
|STAT 2163 Introduction to Statistical Methods||3|
|AGBU 2073 Principles of Agricultural Microeconomics||3|
|AGSS 2014 Soils||4|
|AGBU 4003 Agri-Business Management||3|
|AGBU 4013 Agricultural Marketing||3|
|AGPS 3074 Floriculture||4|
|Agriculture Elective 2||3|
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2 At least 40 of the total hours required for graduation must be 3000 - 4000 level courses.