Horticultural Science Degree Pathways

Degree pathways are designed for the student who plans to transfer to a Florida public university as a junior to complete a Bachelor’s degree after completing an Associate in Arts degree at Valencia. Students who plan to transfer to a limited-access program are responsible for completing the specific requirements of the institution to which they will transfer as completion of this degree pathway does not guarantee admission to an upper division limited-access program.

This degree pathway includes the following Common Program Prerequisites (CPPs) which are required for transfer to the Horticultural Science major at the University of Florida and/or any Florida public institution. Please note the CPPs for the appropriate specialization below.

The following Common Program Prerequisites (CPPs) apply to the Organic Horticultural Systems specialization and Science and Technology of Horticultural Crops specializations:

BSC 1010CGENERAL BIOLOGY I4
BSC 1011CGENERAL BIOLOGY II4
CHM 1045CGENERAL CHEMISTRY WITH QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS I4
MAC 1114COLLEGE TRIGONOMETRY (GR)3
MAC 1140PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA (GR)3
PHY 1020CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS3

The following Common Program Prerequisites (CPPs) apply to the Plant Biotechnology and Improvement specialization:

BSC 1010CGENERAL BIOLOGY I4
BSC 1011CGENERAL BIOLOGY II4
CHM 1045CGENERAL CHEMISTRY WITH QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS I4
CHM 1046CGENERAL CHEMISTRY WITH QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS II4
MAC 2311CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I (GR)4
PHY 2048CGENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS I4
or PHY 2053C COLLEGE PHYSICS I WITH ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY

CPPs may also satisfy some general education requirements.

Start Right - Pathway Plan

You are encouraged to develop an education plan that includes the courses required for your A.A. degree and the CPPs needed for transfer to your intended bachelor's major. For course sequencing recommendations, you can create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan. Once you have created your plan, you are encouraged to review it with an advisor.

Financial Aid

In order to be eligible for and calculated in your enrollment status for financial aid, courses for which you are enrolled must count toward your Associate in Arts degree (36 credits of general education and 24 credits of electives). CPPs may not be calculated in your enrollment status for financial aid purposes if you took other course work outside of the Associate in Arts degree requirements (examples include prior course work from prerequisites, changing a major, and transfer course work).