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Courses

A total of 15 credit hours, comprised of four required courses and six credit hours of electives, are necessary to successfully complete the program. The following courses are required:

HORT 3300 OR HORT 3300E Organic Gardening
(3 hours)
History and principles of organic production and issues of sustainability in growing horticultural crops, with an emphasis on science-based practices. Students will participate in experiential and service-learning gardening activities outside of class.

Offered online fall, spring and summer semester every year.

Agriscience and Horticulture majors typically take several courses with similar content to HORT 3300. Students with the equivalent of HORT 3300 content should contact David Berle  (dberle@uga.edu) for approval to waive this requirement.

HORT(CRSS) 4125/6125 Organic Agricultural Systems (4 hours)
(Prerequisite HORT 3300)
Philosophy, policies, and practices related to organic agriculture, including the history and development of organic agriculture, current USDA National Organic Program standards, fundamental crop management techniques (horticultural focus), and the organic market. Practical experiences, such as growing crops and sampling methods, are integrated with lecture material. Offered spring every semester.

 

AESC 4095 Undergraduate Research in Organic Agriculture (1-3 hours)

OR:

AESC 4950 Organic Agriculture Internship (1-3 hours)

 

 

HORT4096 Organic Agriculture Seminar (1 hour)
This is the final course in the program, where students hear industry speakers, discuss case studies, and present their internship experiences or research project results.

 

Plus, select at least 6 hours of electives from:

  • AAEC 3040 Agribusiness Marketing 3
  • AAEC 3100 Food and Fiber Marketing 3
  • AAEC 3980 Intro Agribusiness Management 3
  • AAEC 6640 Food marketing and merchandising 3
  • ADSC 2010 Introduction to Animmal Dairy Science 3
  • ADSC 4350/4350L Grazing Animal Production 3
  • AESC(EETH) 4190/6190 Agricultural Ethics 1
  • AESC 8220 Graduate Seminar in Sustainable Food Systems 1
  • ANTH 4262/6262 Transitions from Foraging to Farming 3
  • CRSS (FANR) 3060 – 3060L Soils and Hydrology 4
  • CRSS 4010/6010 Principles of Sustainable Management 3
  • CRSS 4020S/6020S Social Sustainability in Agricultural and Food Systems 3
  • PBGG(CRSS)(HORT) 4140/6140 Plant Breeding 3
  • CRSS 4260/6260 Forage Management and Utilization 3
  • CRSS(HORT) 4590/6590 Soil Fertility & Plant Nutrition 3
  • CRSS 4670/6670 Environmental Soil Chemistry 3
  • CRSS(MIBO) 4610/6610-4610L/6610L. Soil Microbiology 3
  • CRSS 8410 Advanced Topics in Sustainable Agriculture Management 3
  • ECOL(BIOL) 3500 Ecology 4
  • PHIL(EETH) 4220/6220 Environmental Ethics 3
  • ENTO 3740 Insect Pest Management 3
  • ENTO(CRSS)(PATH) 4740/6740 Integrated Pest Management 3
  • ENTO 4500E/6500E Biological Control of insects 3
  • FANR 3200-3200L Ecology of Natural Resources 4
  • FISH(ECOL)(MARS)(WILD) 4550/6550-4550L/6550L Conservation Aquaculture 4
  • HORT 3010 Introduction to Vegetable Crops 3
  • HORT 3020 Introduction to Fruit Crops 3
  • HORT 3200 Protected and Controlled Environment Horticulture 3
  • HORT 3920 UGArden Internship 3 (Note: if not used to fulfill Certificate internship requirement)
  • HORT(ANTH)(PBIO) 3440 (or HORT 3440E) Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants 3
  • HORT 4050/6050 Greenhouse Management 3
  • HORT 4091 Professional Horticulture Practices 3
  • HORT 4990/6990 Environmental Issues in Horticulture 1
  • PATH 3530 Introductory Plant Pathology 3
  • PATH(PBIO) 4200/6200-4200L/6200L Mycology 4
  • POUL 2020 Introduction to Poultry Science 3

Further course information is available from the UGA Bulletin

Additional courses may be used as electives with approval of the CPOA Faculty Coordinator.