Plant Science - A.A. Degree (Transfer)
AN ARTS AND SCIENCES AREA OF CONCENTRATION
APPLICATION CODE 321
For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room SET-430—443-518-1600.
Plants play a vital role in human society and ecosystems. Knowledge of plants is therefore essential as we strive to achieve a more sustainable future that balances environmental stewardship with the needs of a growing population. This is a diverse program that covers a range of topics, including the basic biology of plants, the importance of plants to people, plant classification, ecology and evolution, insects and disease, horticulture, crop protection, soils, and landscape design. A degree in plant science helps prepare students for a range of careers in industry, education, government, non-profits, and scientific research. The associate degree at HCC is designed for students who intend to transfer to a four-year baccalaureate program after graduation. Students are advised to check the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.
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Suggested Semester 4
*Electives - Select from the following:
Total Credit Hours: 60
A graduate should be able to
- Demonstrate an understanding of plant structure, classification, ecology, growth, development, and protection.
- Describe techniques required for proper residential and commercial landscape design and contracting.
- Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning to problems, dilemmas, and issues.