The Department of Applied Plant Science emphasizes the relationship between the art and science of plant culture. This relationship affects production on thousands of acres as well as on a smaller, more urban scale in residential gardens and in the ornamental use of plants where art is speciﬁcally emphasized. In all these areas, plants are an integral part of the human experience. The emphasis on both production and aesthetics in the department's degrees and programs has prophetic roots.
Prepares students for a career in the technical and mechanical world of agriculture. Students will attain skills needed to diagnose, repair, and maintain all equipment related to agricultural systems.
Agronomy Crop & Soil Science
Provides excellent connections with local and international agricultural companies involving hands on agricultural research and production on the campus farm, as well as coordinating internship and employment opportunities.
Focuses on the retail/wholesale markets of nurseries, garden centers, cut flowers, vegetables, fruits and greenhouse operations.
Emphasizes the design, installation and management of landscapes, including irrigation systems, plant maintenance, and bidding and estimating.
Provides training in retail and wholesale floral marketing, artistry of wedding and event flowers, and interpretive and competitive design.
"There is a great work for the Saints to do. Progress, and improve upon and make beautiful everything around you. Cultivate the earth, and cultivate your minds. Build cities, adorn your habitations, make gardens, orchards, and vineyards, and render the earth so pleasant that when you look upon your labors you may do so with pleasure, and that angels may delight to come and visit your beautiful locations."
Brigham Young, Deseret News, Aug. 8, 1860,