Our bachelor’s degree in horticulture offers four areas of specialization, preparing you for specific industry sectors or for graduate studies in the field.
The landscape horticulture track will provide you with the opportunity to combine the science of horticulture and your creative abilities in creating aesthetically beautiful, inviting and functional environments. You will learn valuable skills that will provide you with the competitive edge employers are looking for. Landscape horticulturists use the principles of design and the appropriate plant material to create both residential and commercial landscapes.
As a student in nursery and greenhouse science, you will learn how to manage container nurseries, field nurseries and greenhouses for the production of woody and herbaceous perennial ornamentals, annuals and florist crops. Business and science in horticulture will come together as you prepare for many different job opportunities, including greenhouse or nursery manager, retail sales positions, wholesale brokerage and many more.
Landscape architecture is the art and science of design, planning and management of the land and the natural and human-made elements upon it. The pre-landscape architecture degree program will prepare you to pursue a Master of Landscape Architecture degree. The Department of Horticulture works in conjunction with the College of Architecture, Design and Construction for you to further your education and obtain a professional degree in landscape architecture.
As a student in production horticulture, you will find many opportunities to support fruit and vegetable production, including cooperative extension, research with private companies and government agencies such as the USDA-ARS, and marketing.