MAJORS

  • AAS in Plant Science and Technology (365)
  • AAS in Horticulture (372)
  • BS in Agronomy, Crop, and Soil Sciences (642)
  • BS in Agriculture Technology (644)
  • BS in Agriculture Engineering Technology (647)
  • BS in Horticulture (695)

MINORS

  • Minor in Plant Science and Technology (243)
  • Minor in Horticulture (204)
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technology Minor (222)

CLUSTERS

  • Event Planning (1500)
  • Horticulture (1501)
  • Soil Management (1503)
  • Crop Protection (1505)
  • GIS in Agriculture and Natural Resourses (1506)
  • Agriculture Technology (1507)
  • Agronomy (1508)


For more information about these majors, visit our catalog for Applied Plant Science 2016-2017 Catalog


Horticulture

Our Horticulture Program is a nationally recongnized and accredited leader in horticulture education preparing students for expanding career opportunites in nurseries, garden centers, florist shops, floral wholesalers, plant brokers, landscape contractors, lawn service companies, interior plant companies, greenhouses, golf courses, parks, botanical gardens, landscape management, event planning, design build, plant production, plant breeding, horticulture sales and marketing, and horticulture supply companies.

We offer three different emphases for students to focus on: Floral Design, Production, and Design/Build/Maintain. Starting with the 2015-2016 catalog year, students can personally tailor their graduation plan and take more of the specific horticulture classes that they're interested in, instead of only taking classes within one area of emphasis. 


Design/Build/Maintain Floral Design Production
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. Focuses on the retail/wholesale markets of nurseries, garden centers, cut flowers, vegetables, fruits and greenhouse operations.

 


Agriculture

Career opportunities available in agriculture are specialists in crop consulting, plant and animal genetics, soil and water, environmental science, GPS/GIS, machinery management, agronomy, farm and ranch management, finance, agricultural economics, real estate appraisal, education, food processing, animal health, plant and animal nutrition, marketing, food safety, range resource management, government agency workers and researchers.  Internships are an integral component of the various programs in the Applied Plant Science Department.  They are a doorway to the industry, and provide students with practical exposure to real world applications of plant studies. The Agriculture Education Composite degree program offers students a pathway to enter the field of secondary education.  There is a high demand for teachers with preparation in plant culture and technology.


Ag Science and Technology

Agronomy

Ag Engineering Technology

Learn about and gain a fundamental understanding of technology involved in agricultural systems. Includes problem solving, application and production. ​ You will study the scientific and management principles that help feed and clothe the world while protecting our natural resources for posterity. Prepare for a career in the technical and mechanical world of engineering. Includes problem solving, design, development, and testing.