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For more information about these majors, visit our catalog for Applied Plant Science: Academic Catalog


Our Horticulture Program is a nationally recognized and accredited leader in horticulture education preparing students for expanding career opportunities 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.

Floral DesignTwo students working in a floral shop

Provides training in retail and wholesale floral marketing, artistry of wedding and event flowers, and interpretive and competitive design.

ProductionStudents working in a plant nursery

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

Design/Build/Maintain Students working on landscaping project

Emphasizes the design, installation and management of landscapes, including irrigation systems, plant maintenance, and bidding and estimating.


The Agriculture programs provide excellent connections with local and international companies doing research through the farm on campus, as well as coordinating internship and employment opportunities throughout their network in the industry. Employment opportunities for students with a background in Agriculture are excellent. Students are prepared for the technical, mechanical, and scientific world of agriculture. Examples of career opportunities available are specialists in crop and operations consulting, agronomy, plant genetics, soil and water, environmental science, global positioning systems and geographical information systems, machinery management, government agency workers and researchers, machinery design, machinery validation testing, machinery sales, and product specialists. Students are trained to be problem solvers and thinkers by learning to develop, manage, study, improve, and understand the scientific aspects, technology, and processes of agricultural systems.

We offer three degree options in Agriculture: Agronomy, Crop, and Soil Sciences, Agriculture Science and Technology, and Agricultural Engineering Technology. Each of these degree options provide a pathway to an industry with a high demand for qualified people interested in being involved with providing food, fiber, shelter, and fuel for a growing world.

Ag Science and Technology Student working on tractor engine

Be trained to be a problem solver by learning to diagnose, manage, and maintain equipment, machinery systems, and processes related to agricultural systems. Gain experience with machinery, technology, processes, management, and hands-on application in classroom and laboratory settings.

AgronomyStudents posing for group photo in field

You will study the scientific and management principles that help feed and clothe the world while protecting our natural resources for posterity.

Ag Engineering Technology Ag Engineering students working in shop

Prepare for a career in the technical and mechanical world of Agriculture. Gain experience problem solving and develop, design, and test solutions and technology for machinery and agricultural systems. Gain experience with systems, processes, principles, technology, and hands-on application in classroom and laboratory settings.