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Landscape Architecture & Horticulture

Founded 1958

Pauline Hurley-Kurtz, R.L.A., A.S.L.A., M.L.A.

Chair
Dixon Hall 201
267-468-8181
la.hort@temple.edu
www.ambler.temple.edu/la-hort

The Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture offers four-year baccalaureate degree programs in Landscape Architecture and Horticulture; a two-year Associate in Science degree in Horticulture, with a general or business emphasis; minors in Environmental Horticulture and Landscape Studies; and credit certificates in horticulture. In Fall 2010, a Master of Landscape Architecture degree was added. The undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture and the first professional master's degree are accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board.

With origins that trace back to the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women, founded at Ambler in 1911, the department, throughout its history, has combined theory with practice. Committed to excellence in ecologically-based education, the department provides students with the knowledge and understanding of sustainable environments. Through an ecological approach to planning, design, development, and care of the land, the programs in Landscape Architecture and Horticulture promote the development of skills to improve the quality of urban, suburban, and rural communities. The unique curricula integrate horticulture and landscape architecture. A state-of-the-art greenhouse is available to students. Students and faculty also utilize the 187-acre Temple University Ambler campus as both an arboretum and living laboratory.

Careers in horticulture and landscape architecture are available in both the public and private sector. For landscape architecture graduates, careers in public landscape architecture include positions with regional, county, and city planning commissions, and park, recreation, housing, and transportation agencies. Private practice includes the design of recreational, residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial projects, as well as the overall planning of new communities. Environmental protection, historical restoration, and land reclamation efforts could also be an important part of the role of a landscape architect.

Students with a degree in horticulture could be involved in the production, use, installation, and management of plants. They may:

Financial Aid

In addition to assistance from the Department of Student Financial Services, there are several scholarships and grants-in-aid that are available only to Landscape Architecture and Horticulture students. Applications for department scholarships are available from the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture office and at www.temple.edu/ambler/ac_services/scholarshipslah.htm. Also see Financial Aid.

Continuing Studies

The Department offers a variety of credit courses and certificate programs in the late afternoon, in the evening, and on weekends. These courses and certificates are available to degree-seeking students as well as others interested in horticulture who are not seeking a degree. It is also possible, over a period of years, to complete all of the requirements for credit certificate programs or Associate in Science in Horticulture degree by attending late afternoon, evening, and weekend classes. For many, these courses are a means of advancing their careers; for others, they are a source of personal enrichment. For more information, contact the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture.

Policies and Regulations

The following departmental policy on Class Scheduling is in addition to the university policies and regulations that apply to all undergraduate students and to the policies that apply to all School of Environmental Design students.

Class Scheduling

The Associate's Degree in Horticulture and some of the credit certificate programs can be completed through daytime classes only or through only late afternoon, evening, and Saturday classes. Students in the bachelor's degree programs in Horticulture and Landscape Architecture will be required to take classes during regular daytime hours, with some courses available in the evening and on weekends.

Horticulture Degree Requirements

Horticulture Bachelor of Science

The degree of Bachelor of Science in Horticulture may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 124 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall and in the major. No more than one grade below a C- is allowed in any course in either Landscape Architecture or Horticulture.  Also, a grade of C- or higher is required in all required General Education courses.

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

1.  University requirements

2.  Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture bachelor's degree requirements (28 s.h.)

3.  Horticulture major requirements (minimum of 54 s.h.)

4.  Electives (approximately 12 s.h.)

Suggested Semester By Semester Plans

Note: The symbol (F) or (S) after the course number indicates that the class is offered ONLY in the semester indicated: (F) = offered only in fall semester; (S) = offered only in spring semester.

Year 1 - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Botany 1111 (F) General Botany 4  
Chemistry

Chemistry 1021 (F)

1023 (F) Introduction to Chemistry I
and
Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory I 3

1 *

English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading and Writing 4 GW  
Landscape Architecture 1013 (F) Natural and the Built Environment 3  
Semester Total   15  
*Satisfactory completion of Chemistry 1021, 1022, 1023, and 1024 will waive the two-course GenEd Science (GS) requirement.
Year 1 - Spring 
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Botany  1112 (S) Plant Ecology 3  
Chemistry

Chemistry 1022 (S)

1024 (S) Introduction to Chemistry II
and
Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory II 3

1 *

Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY   
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ   
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB  
Semester Total   17  
*Satisfactory completion of Chemistry 1021, 1022, 1023, and 1024 will waive the two-course GenEd Science (GS) requirement.
Year 2 - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Horticulture 1211 (F) Woody Plants I 3  
Horticulture 2323 (F) Greenhouse Management 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU  
Semester Total   15-16  
Year 2 - Spring 
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Botany 2121 (S) Plant Physiology 4  
Horticulture 1212 (S) Woody Plants II 3  
Horticulture 2114 (S) Soils 3  
Horticulture 2324 (S) Plant Propagation 3  
Landscape Architecture 1142 Design Communications 3  
Semester Total   16  
Year 3 - Fall 
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Horticulture 2221 (F) Herbaceous Plants I 3  
Horticulture 3523 (F) Landscape Management 3  
Landscape Architecture 2496** Landscape Traditions 3 WI
Landscape Architecture/
Horticulture/Botany  Elective 1000-level or higher 3   
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG 
Semester Total   15  
** Writing-intensive course for the major.
Year 3 - Spring 
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Horticulture 2222 (S) Herbaceous Plants II 3  
Horticulture 2334 (S) Food Crops I 3  
Horticulture 3514 (S) Landscape Restoration 3  
Strategic Communication

Adult & Organizational Development 1111
or
1166 Public Speaking
or
Interpersonal Communication through the Life Span 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Semester Total   15  
Year 4 - Fall 
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Botany 3122 (F) Applied Plant Physiology 3  
Horticulture 3423 (F) Applied Entomology 3  
Horticulture 4896*** (F) Senior Seminar 3 WI 
Landscape Architecture/
Horticulture/Botany  Elective 1000-level or higher 3  
Elective     3-4  
Semester Total    15-16  
*** Writing-intensive capstone for the major.
Year 4 - Spring 
Subject Course # Course Name Hours Attribute
Horticulture 3424 (S) Applied Plant Pathology 3  
Landscape Architecture/
Horticulture/Botany  Elective 1000-level or higher 3  
Electives     9  
Semester Total    15  
Degree Total     124  

Minor in Environmental Horticulture

Students in the School of Environmental Design as well as students in other colleges, schools, and departments may choose a Minor in Environmental Horticulture. Students complete courses related to horticultural concepts and practices which allow them to develop an understanding of the science and practice of protecting, restoring, and managing existing and natural landscape resources.  This minor provides students with the opportunity to explore the option of graduate level studies in Landscape Architecture or Horticulture. 

The curriculum involves 18 credits, with two required courses and at least four elective courses. The required courses give students a solid basis for understanding the fundamentals of horticulture, botany, and plant identification. The electives allow students to explore their own interests in different facets of horticulture including soils, plantscaping, and food crops.

A student may not double count any course for the Minor in Environmental Horticulture toward any other major, minor, or certificate. At least half of the courses for the minor must be taken at Temple University. Students must complete successfully each of the courses for the minor with a grade of C- or better and all of the minor courses with a cumulative average of 2.0 or higher.

Note: The symbol after the course number indicates that the class is offered ONLY in the semester indicated: F = offered fall only; FE/FO = offered fall of even/odd numbered years; S = offered spring only; SE/SO = offered spring of even/odd numbered years; O = offered occasionally

Subject Course # Course Title Hours
Required      
Horticulture 1001 Fundamentals of Horticulture 2
Horticulture 2324 (S) Plant Propagation 3
Electives Select a minimum of 13 hours from the following courses:
Botany 1111 (F) General Botany 4
Botany 1112 (S) Plant Ecology 3
Horticulture 1211 (F) Woody Plants I 3
Horticulture 1212 (S)* Woody Plants II 3
Horticulture 2114 (S)* Soils 3
Horticulture 2221 (F) Herbaceous Plants I 3
Horticulture 2222 (S)* Herbaceous Plants II 3
Horticulture 2256 (O) Interior Plantscaping 3
Horticulture 2334 (S) Food Crops I 3
Horticulture 2353 (O)* Food Crops II 3
Horticulture 2366 (O)* Nursery Operation, Management and Production Techniques 3
Horticulture 2552 (S) Trees in the Urban Landscape 2
Horticulture 2555 (O)* Arboriculture 3
Horticulture 2575 (SO) Introduction to Public Horticulture 3
Horticulture 2753 (FO) Introduction to Horticultural Therapy 3
Horticulture 3423 (F)* Applied Entomology 3
Total     18

* This course has a prerequisite(s).  Visit the Course Catalog at https://www.temple.edu/apply/common/catcheck.asp.

Horticulture Associate in Science

The degree of Associate in Science in Horticulture may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall and in the major. No more than one grade below a C- is allowed in any course in either Landscape Architecture or Horticulture.

General Horticulture Option

This option in the Associate's Degree is for students interested in developing a well-rounded background in all areas of horticulture or specializing in a particular area of interest such as floral design, integrated pest management, or arboriculture.

Suggested Semester By Semester Plan

Note: The symbol (F) or (S) after the course number indicates that the class is offered ONLY in the semester indicated: (F) = offered only in fall semester; (S) = offered only in spring semester; (FA)/(SA) = offered only in fall/spring of alternate years.

Year 1 - Fall 
Subject Course # Course Title Hours
Botany 1111 (F) General Botany 4
Horticulture 1001 Fundamentals of Horticulture 2
Horticulture 1211 (F) Woody Plants I 3
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading and Writing 4
Mathematics

GenEd

Statistics 0701
or
08xx or 09xx
or
1001 Elementary Algebra
or
Quantitative Literacy
or
Pre-Calculus for Business Students
3-4
Semester Total     16-17
Year 1 - Spring 
Subject Course # Course Title Hours
Botany 1112 (S) Plant Ecology 3
Horticulture 1212 (S) Woody Plants II 3
Horticulture 2334 (S) Food Crops I 3
Landscape Architecture/Horticulture/Botany Electives 1000-level or higher 5-6
Semester Total     14-15
Year 2 - Fall 
Subject Course # Course Title Hours
Horticulture 2221 (F) Herbaceous Plants I 3
Horticulture 2323 (F) Greenhouse Management 3
Horticulture 3423 (F) Applied Entomology 3
Horticulture 3523 (F) Landscape Management 3
Landscape Architecture/Horticulture/Botany Elective 1000-level or higher  3
Semester Total     15
Year 2 - Spring 
Subject Course # Course Title Hours
Horticulture 2114 (S) Soils 3
Horticulture 2222 (S) Herbaceous Plants II 3
Horticulture 2324 (S) Plant Propagation 3
Horticulture 3424 (S) Applied Plant Pathology 3
Landscape Architecture/Horticulture/Botany Elective 1000-level or higher  3
Semester Total     15
DEGREE TOTAL 60-62

Horticulture Business Option

This option in the Associate's Degree is for students interested in developing a background in landscape horticulture and in business.

Suggested Semester By Semester Plan

Note: The symbol (F) or (S) after the course number indicates that the class is offered ONLY in the semester indicated: (F) = offered only in fall semester; (S) = offered only in spring semester; (FA)/(SA) = offered only in fall/spring of alternate years.

Year 1 - Fall 
Subject Course # Course Title Hours
Horticulture 1211 (F) Woody Plants I 3
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading and Writing 4
Legal Studies 0856
or

1101
or
1102 Law and American Society
or

Legal Environment of Business
or
Legal Contracts 3
Statistics 1001 Pre-Calculus for Business Students 3
Semester Total      16
Year 1 - Spring 
Subject Course # Course Title Hours
Botany 1112 (S) Plant Ecology 3
Horticulture 1212 (S) Woody Plants II 3
Accounting 2101 Financial Accounting 3
Elective   Economics 1102: Microeconomic Principles, strongly recommended 3
Human Resource Management 1101 Leadership and Organizational Management 3
Semester Total      15
Year 2 - Fall 
Subject Course # Course Title Hours
Horticulture 2221 (F) Herbaceous Plants I 3
Horticulture 3423 (F) Applied Entomology 3
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3
Horticulture Elective Select two (2) :
Horticulture 2323 (F): Greenhouse Management
Horticulture 2366 (FA): Nursery Management
Horticulture 2555 (FA): Arboriculture
Horticulture 3523 (F): Landscape Management 6
Semester Total      15
Year 2 - Spring 
Subject Course # Course Title Hours
Horticulture 2114 (S) Soils 3
Horticulture 3424 (S) Applied Plant Pathology 3
English 2007 Writing for Business and Industry 3
Risk Management & Insurance 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3
Horticulture Electives Select one (1):
Horticulture 2222 (S), Herbaceous Plants II
Horticulture 2565 (SA), Turf Management
Horticulture 3514 (S), Landscape Restoration
3
Semester Total     15
DEGREE TOTAL 61


Credit Certificates in Horticulture

Credit certificates are available to all undergraduate degree students to complete as part of their studies, regardless of their majors.  All certificates are available also to non-degree-seeking students. Consult an academic advisor about how the required classes fit into academic and career plans.

Credit certificates may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon satisfactory completion of the required credits for the specific topic area with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall.  At least one half of the courses required for the certificate must be completed at Temple University.

Note: The symbol (F) or (S) after the course number indicates that the class is offered ONLY in the semester indicated: (F) = offered only in fall semester; (S) = offered only in spring semester; (FA)/(SA) = offered only in fall/spring of alternate years.

Horticultural Therapy

This credit certificate course sequence meets the horticultural therapy course content required by the American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA) for registration as a Horticultural Therapist.  View the AHTA web site ( www.ahta.org) for ADDITIONAL requirements for the Voluntary Professional Registration program as a Horticultural Therapist, such as supervised experience.  Required courses are:

Subject Course # Course Title Hours
Horticulture

Horticulture 1001
or
1651 Fundamentals of Horticulture
or
Art of Floral Design I 2

3
Horticulture 2221 (F) Herbaceous Plants I 3
Horticulture 2753 (FA) Introduction to Horticultural Therapy 3
Horticulture 2754 (SA) Horticultural Therapy Skills 3
Horticulture 2755 (FA)* Horticultural Therapy Program Management 3
Total Credits for the Temple Ambler Horticultural Therapy Certificate 14-15

* This course has a prerequisite(s).  Visit the Course Catalog at https://www.temple.edu/apply/common/catcheck.asp.

Landscape Plants

This credit certificate provides a brief introduction to the areas of horticulture and an intensive learning experience in both woody and herbaceous landscape plants. Learning the names and usage of plants provides a deeper understanding for anyone interested in gardening and landscaping. For the professional, it provides the essential knowledge of plants needed to design high-quality landscapes for clients. For the hobbyist, it provides information that enriches the gardening experience. Required courses are:

Subject Course # Course Title Hours
Horticulture 1001 Fundamentals of Horticulture 2
Horticulture 1211 (F) Woody Plants I 3
Horticulture 1212 (S)* Woody Plants II 3
Horticulture 2221 (F) Herbaceous Plants I 3
Horticulture 2222 (S)* Herbaceous Plants II 3
Total Credits for the Landscape Plants Certificate 14

* This course has a prerequisite(s).  Visit the Course Catalog at https://www.temple.edu/apply/common/catcheck.asp.

Native Perennial Garden Design

This credit certificate provides information that enriches the residential planting design experience. Certificate courses provide learning experiences with fundamentals of horticulture, herbaceous plants, and planting design. The skills necessary for a well designed and maintained residential perennial garden will be gained from learning plant identification, cultural conditions, and appropriate use of plants and planting design. Required courses are:

Subject Course # Course Title Hours
Horticulture 1001 Fundamentals of Horticulture 2
Landscape Architecture 1142 Design Communications 3
Horticulture 2221 (F) Herbaceous Plants I 3
Horticulture 2222 (S)* Herbaceous Plants II 3
Horticulture 2666 (S)* Designing with Perennials
(Prerequisite: Horticulture 2221) 3
Total Credits for the Native Perennial Garden Design Certificate 14

* This course has a prerequisite(s).  Visit the Course Catalog at https://www.temple.edu/apply/common/catcheck.asp.

Other credit certificate areas are under consideration. See the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture web site for the latest information.

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