Horticulture: The utilization of plants to improve and sustain the world by;
Students majoring in horticulture prepare for careers in landscaping, fruit, vegetable, turfgrass, interior plantscaping, golf course, woody ornamentals, greenhouse, and related industries.
Our 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.
Graduates of the horticulture program have a more than 90% job placement rate and often receive multiple jobs offers upon graduation commonly securing a starting salary range between $30,000 and $55,000.
The Horticulture major offers two options, which assist students in choosing appropriate course work for their career path:
Prepares students for a diversity of careers within horticulture, including production and marketing of edible and ornamental crops; public horticulture; golf course management; garden writers; retail and wholesale distribution; and research.
Prepares students for careers in landscape design, management and restoration.
In addition, a business emphasis can be added to either of these options. Students are not required to declare a minor, but many choose to do so. View all CAFES minors.
Horticulture faculty members hold Ph.D. degrees and are dedicated to educating students and mentoring through individualized advising. Students benefit from the strong industry connections our faculty have developed, leading to quality internships and career placement opportunities.
Horticulture Important Links
Landscape Design and Management option
Horticulture Professional option
CAFES Internship Program
CAFES Student Organizations
Careers in Horticulture
Internships in Horticulture
Academic Planning Resources
Learning Beyond the Classroom
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