Horticulture - BS
This degree is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for production, management and marketing of fruit, vegetable, landscape, floriculture and other ornamental crops, or designing, building and maintaining residential or small-scale commercial landscapes. This degree also offers students with strong interests in science and/or technology opportunities in research-related fields including preparation for graduate studies. Career prospects range from producing specialty crops such as local foods for upscale restaurants, controlled environment crop production, managing landscape businesses for growing communities, designing sustainable residential landscapes of the future, working with clientele in botanic and community gardens to enhance urban environments, to growing and marketing fruits and vegetables, including those for healthier lifestyles. Many former students are self-employed, owning their own horticultural crop production, greenhouse, nursery or landscape operation. Others work in upper management of large corporations; facilitate implementation and development of new products and production services; serve in educational institutions, government agencies, or community service organizations; or travel the world developing and marketing future horticultural crops.