Growing healthy food and beautiful communities.

In horticulture, our work influences everything from human health and nutrition to the simple beauty and pleasure of the world around us. We discover and promote sustainable ways to produce healthier fruits and vegetables. We design, build and grow amazing landscapes. And we work to do all this in ways that protect and preserve the natural environments around us.

Hort Welcome Day - September 28, 2018

The Horticulture Department faculty, staff, and graduate students have set this afternoon aside to meet and greet all Horticulture students and their families. We will provide a delicious meal, games, fun, conversation, and door prizes! Let us welcome you to the Horticulture family.

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In the Department of Horticulture, we have been recognized nationally for our research programs, student-centered faculty members and high rate of employment among our graduates.

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Programs of Study

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Our undergraduate and graduate programs will equip you with the scientific, business and creative skill needed to thrive in this multi-billion-dollar global industry.

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Study Abroad

International experience will be encouraged as a part of your experience as a student in horticulture. Each year, our students study in countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, The Netherlands and Costa Rica.

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Landscape designer, greenhouse manager, urban or park horticulturist, arborist, plant breeder. These are just a small sample of the types of careers our alumni are succeeding in every day. Learn more about their success.

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