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Horticulture is the application of scientific principles to grow vegetables, fruits, ornamental plants, and landscape design, as well as business principles to sell the commodities. You’ll learn basic characteristics of a wide variety of plants; including how they grow, develop, reproduce and adapt to different environments. Using this knowledge, you’ll be able to create optimal growing conditions for a plant to have higher yield and reduce potential problems such as pests and diseases.

Please note that Horticulture 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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