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Why Horticultural Science?

Horticultural Science

A Horticultural Science degree can prepare a student either for immediate employment in a science-based technical position, or for graduate study in horticulture or related natural sciences.  This degree emphasizes both the "why" and "how" of horticultral science,including topics such as genetics and plant physiology.

Training can be general or be chosen to emphasize a particular commodity area of horticulture. Students learn basic horticultural skills, plant care techniques, and the role plants and landscape applications play in sustaining the environment. The option also builds strength in related sciences such as organic chemistry, plant physiology and genetics. Another way to view this option is that students learn even more about the science behind the practice of horticulture.

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A Horticultural Science degree can prepare a student either for immediate employment in a science-based technical position, or for graduate study in horticulture or related natural sciences.  This degree emphasizes both the "why" and "how" of horticultral science, including topics such as genetics and plant physiology.

Did you know? There are more horticulture jobs available than there are degreed professional horticulturists.

Training can be general or be chosen to emphasize a particular commodity area of horticulture. Students learn basic horticultural skills, plant care techniques, and the role plants and landscape applications play in sustaining the environment. The option also builds strength in related sciences such as organic chemistry, plant physiology and genetics. Another way to view this option is that students learn even more about the science behind the practice of horticulture.