The Washington State University Pullman Catalog

Landscape, Nursery, and Greenhouse Management

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Landscape, Nursery, and Greenhouse Management (120 Credits)

The IPS - Landscape, Nursery, and Greenhouse Management major is a horticulture-based program that prepares students for opportunities in landscape plant management and in the propagation, production, marketing, and use of potted crops, bedding plants, trees, shrubs, and cut flowers. This is an exciting major for students interested in owning or managing a nursery or greenhouse; attending graduate school in horticulture; working for university extension offices and research greenhouses, maintaining public gardens, arboretums, landscapes, and parks; or working as wholesale horticultural-product brokers. Students in this major are encouraged to gain hands-on experience and earn scholarships through participation in the Horticulture Club.

A student may be admitted to an IPS major upon making their intention known to the department.
First Year
First TermCredits
BIOLOGY 107 [BSCI] or 120 [BSCI]4
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]13 or 4
Second TermCredits
BIOLOGY 106, 107, or 1204
MATH 140 [QUAN], 171 [QUAN], 202 [QUAN], or STAT 212 [QUAN]3 or 4
Second Year
First TermCredits
CHEM 101 [PSCI] or 105 [PSCI]4
Equity and Justice [EQJS]3
HORT 3303
Humanities [HUM]3
Second TermCredits
CHEM 102 or 1064
HORT 3573
HORT 3581
Horticulture Elective23
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
Diversity [DIVR]3
ENTOM 343 [M]3
Horticulture Elective23
Second TermCredits
ENTOM 3513
HORT 3313
HORT 3514
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Third TermCredits
(Summer Session) HORT 3991
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Advanced Plant Science Elective 33
Horticulture Elective23
PL P 300 or 4292 or 3
Second TermCredits
Advanced Plant Science Elective33
HORT 41643
HORT 425 [CAPS] [M] 3
SOIL SCI 302 [M] or 4413

1COM 102 or H D 205 recommended.
2Horticulture Electives (9 credits minimum): Approved courses include CROP SCI 301, 305, 401 [M], 443, HORT 310, 313, 320, 350, SOIL SCI 101, or as approved by advisor.
3Advanced Plant Science Electives (6 credits): BIOLOGY 301, 332 [M], 372 [M], 409, 462, HORT 345, 418, 430, 445, 480, SOE 300, 450, 454, 464, or as approved by advisor.
4CROP SCI 411 [M] can be taken in the fall as an alternative to HORT 416.

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