To complement horticulture courses, students also take courses in soils, biology, chemistry, math, and other disciplines. To sharpen communication skills, courses in communication, humanities, fine arts, and social sciences are included in the general education portion of the curriculum. A practical work experience through the internship program is also an integral part of the course of study. Many different opportunities exist in all aspects of horticulture. Placement sites include locations throughout the state, region, nation and even the world.
Horticulture faculty members are well-trained and are dedicated to educating students for their careers. Upon enrolling at UWRF, you will be assigned a horticulture faculty advisor who will answer your questions, assist you in planning your program of study, and counsel you in career development. In addition, our horticulture faculty are knowledgeable about current opportunities and can provide graduates with letters of reference to potential employers.
You can lend a hand to meet global demands for improved food production and aesthetically-pleasing interior and exterior environments by choosing a horticulture career. People with horticultural training are involved in a wide variety of careers including: landscape design, installation, or maintenance; retail garden center; golf course management; fruit or vegetable production; education and extension; plant propagation; crop pest management; ornamental plant nurseries; service enterprises; horticulture supply companies; public gardens; turfgrass or athletic field management; horticulture therapy; city parks; biotechnology; plant breeding; greenhouse industry; retail florist; interior plantscaping; tissue culture; research; or graduate school.
Horticulture students are also encouraged to develop socially and professionally through participation in professional clubs and other organized activities. You will meet students who share interests and goals and have the opportunity to develop professional contacts and relationships, some lasting a lifetime, which can benefit you and your career. Opportunities include Horticulture Society, Pi Alpha Xi, and the Floral Evaluation Team.
receive career training for landscaping, fruit, vegetable, turfgrass, interior plantscaping, golf course, woody ornamentals, greenhouse, and related industries.
Our state-of-the-art laboratories, including a tissue culture lab, computer-controlled greenhouses, plant materials nursery, and fruit orchard, supplement classroom instruction and provide excellent opportunities for hands-on experience.
Department of Plant and Earth Science
324 Agricultural Science
Horticulture is a program in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.