Department of Horticulture and Crop Science

The Department of Horticulture and Crop Science faculty & staff are committed to providing an excellent educational experience for you. We offer in depth learning experiences, scientific discovery, research opportunities, and respected academics for both undergraduates & graduate students - If you're interested in Sustainable AgricultureAgroecology, Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant BiosciencesTurfgrass Science or Professional Golf Management we have the program, cutting edge research & extension teams perfect for you. Come grow with us!


  • Bulldog Mascot & Brutus (OSU Mascot) Point at the Camera

    We have a new & exciting partnership with Wilberforce University - that will allow us to offer turfgrass educational opportunities to their students beginning this fall!

  • Dr. Michael Dzakovich conducting research in his lab

    Michael graduated from HCS with a PhD in 2020. Today, he's a Researcher at the USDA Agriculture Research Service. Learn about how he became involved in horticulture + great advice for students considering a governmental career

  • Dr. Emma Matcham standing in a gap in the soil

    Emma graduated from HCS with an MS degree in 2019. Today, she's an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida focused on Nutrient-Cycling Agroecology. She shares how her career is going + some advice for students looking for their first job.


2022 CFAES Awards
2022 CFAES Awards
Greenhouse Production (DayTime Columbus)
Greenhouse Production