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2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Horticulture (A.S.)

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Program Advisor: Richard Hobbs, 371-5080 ( or Contact Angie Alvarez, 371-5444 (

Associate in Science
Major Code - HORT.AS

Horticulture encompasses a unique blend of art, science and technology.  Horticulture crops include trees, shrubs, tropical plants, herbs, flowers, fruits, vegetables and nuts. The horticulture industry is the second largest industry in the state of Texas and offers graduates a multitude of diverse career opportunities.  New practices and tools have broadened the scope to include ornamental landscape horticulture and production horticulture.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (42 Semester Hours)

Mathematics - 3 hours

Math 1414 is recommended or higher math (please see advisor; best math option is dependent on planned transfer institution.)

Language, Philosophy & Culture - 3 Hours

Language, Philosophy & Culture  

Creative Arts - 3 Hours

Creative Arts  

Social/Behavioral Sciences - 3 Hours


Recommended Courses - (3 Semester Hours)

Complete a minimum of 3 hours based on University to which student plans to transfer. Elective course options are as follows: SPAN 1411, SPAN 1412, BIOL 1406, and BIOL 1407. NOTE: SPAN 1411 is typically the most beneficial course for transfer purposes.

Total (60 Semester Hours)

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