Controlled Environment Agriculture

Floriculture research trial in the CEARC

We have some exciting news to share, undergraduate students at The Ohio State University can now enroll in the brand-new Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) SPS specialization!

Controlled Environment Agriculture is an interdisciplinary crop production science integrating horticultural science, plant health management, applied environmental science, and applied biological engineering to achieve sustainable crop production in various climate regions. You'll take classes in plant science, greenhouse management, hydroponics, fruit and vegetable production, plant health management, agricultural meteorology, and introductory engineering principles.

Please note that Controlled Environment Agriculture is a specialization of our Sustainable Plant Systems (SPS) major.

In Sustainable Plant Systems you’ll participate in hands-on-learning including labs and interactive activities in nearly every course. You’ll get to find & complete at least one internship (many students complete more) in order to gain first-hand experience in specialized areas. We’ve had students intern near & far from local nurseries to international sports teams. The internship possibilities & eventual career options are limitless. You’ll also be encouraged to participate in research, working one-on-one with faculty and presenting your work at college and university level forums. 

Check out the SPS Program Learning Goals & Outcomes


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