UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Horticulture is the study of using plants sustainably to improve and maintain the world by generating and distributing healthy foods (fruits and vegetables), protecting and restoring the environment with strategic placement of plants, creating functional and attractive landscapes to help people connect to nature and beauty and using plants for overall human well-being. Students can focus their coursework on one of three options according to their desired career path:
Highlights of the Horticulture Major
As a student in this program, you will learn to:
As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared for a career in the horticulture industry. Below is a list of potential job titles and employers that graduates have found employment or internship opportunities with.
Potential Job Titles
According to a recent USDA Employment Opportunities study, there is an expected
job openings for new horticulture graduates each year with only approximately 49,000 qualified graduates in this field.