About Horticulture

If you love plants and working outdoors, horticulture is the field for you. Horticulture offers the perfect balance of theory and practice; you'll learn the scientific aspect of plant growth, then put that knowledge to work producing flowers, ornamental plants, fruit, vegetables, and turf. As a horticulture major, you'll master things like landscape installation and maintenance, vegetable cultivation, and tree fruit production. Your expertise could easily land you a job in greenhouse and nursery management, plant pathology and disease, plant nutrition, landscape design, and public horticulture. A degree in horticulture can also pave your way into more specialized areas of study requiring graduate or postgraduate degrees, such as plant genetics. By choosing a career in horticulture, you can be sure your future will flourish with opportunity.