Stockbridge School of Agriculture

Online Associate of Science Degree in Sustainable Horticulture

Students interested in gaining knowledge in a range of sustainable horticulture topics enroll in this major. Students may design their own focus of study (e.g., greenhouse crops and flower production etc.) by choosing from a list of approved electives or special topics courses in consultation with their advisor. Courses in bold require a minimum grade of C.  For more on the major see; A.S. Horticulture Online.

REQUIRED GENERAL COURSES (6 credits)

  • MATH 100 (or) 101 & 102 (or) 104  - 3 cr.
  • ENGLWRIT 112 - 3 cr.


REQUIRED STOCKBRIDGE COURSES (26 - 31 credits)

  • STOCKSCH 101 Insects & Related Forms 2 cr.
  • STOCKSCH 104 Plant Nutrients 2 cr.
  • STOCKSCH 105 Soils 4 cr. or STOCKSCH 106 Soil Science & Management 3 cr.
  • STOCKSCH 108 Intro. Botany 4 cr.
  • STOCKSCH 109 Insects of Ornamentals 3 cr.
  • STOCKSCH 111 Intro. Plant Pathology 2 cr.
  • STOCKSCH 192F First Year Seminar 1 cr. (or) STOCKSCH 110 Sustainable Horticulture 3 cr.
  • STOCKSCH 198G Horticulture Internship 3 cr.
  • STOCKSCH 200 Plant Propagation 3 cr.
  • STOCKSCH 315 Greenhouse Mgmnt. 4 cr.
  • Select 1 from the following 2 courses
    • STOCKSCH 255 Herbaceous Plants 3 cr.
    • SUSTCOMM 335 Plants in the Landscape 4 cr.


APPROVED ELECTIVES (Select 20 - 23 credits)

  • STOCKSCH 110 Sustainable Horticulture 3 cr. (if not used as a Required Course)
  • STOCKSCH 120 Organic Farming & Gardening 4 cr.
  • STOCKSCH 165 Sust. Ag. & Food Sys. 3 cr.
  • STOCKSCH 166 Practical Beekeeping 3 cr.
  • STOCKSCH 172 Plants in our World 4 cr.
  • STOCKSCH 186 Intro to Permaculture 3 cr.
  • STOCKSCH 210 Retail Floral Design 3 cr.
  • STOCKSCH 230 Intro Turf Mgmnt. 4 cr.
  • STOCKSCH 234 Irrigation & Drainage 2 cr.
  • STOCKSCH 255 Herbaceous Plants 3 cr.
  • STOCKSCH 258 Urban Ag. 3 cr.
  • STOCKSCH 270 Sust. Crop & Soil Mgmnt 3 cr.
  • STOCKSCH 275 Turfgrass Physiol. & Ecol. 3 cr.
  • STOCKSCH 280 Herbs, Spices & Med. Plants 4 cr.
  • STOCKSCH 281 Topics in Herbalism I 2 cr.
  • STOCKSCH 282 Topics in Herbalism II 2 cr.
  • STOCKSCH 320 Organic Veg Prod. 3 cr.
  • STOCKSCH 365 Hydroponics 4 cr.
  • STOCKSCH 386 Sustainable Site Design & Planning 3 cr.
  • LANDARCH 294 A Construction Materials 3 cr.
  • LANDARCH 294 B Practicum 1 cr.
  • NRC 100 Environment & Soc. 4 cr.
  • NRC 210 Arboricultural Field Tech 2 cr.
  • NRC 232 Principles of Arboriculture 3 cr.
  • NRC 310 Community Forestry 3 cr.

Total Credits 61-62 cr