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The world of horticulture is exciting and continually expanding. If you are wanting to pursue an education or career in horticulture you may be wondering where to start. A good first step is to learn what area you are most interested in. Your preferred area will determine the kind of classes and training you will need. Below is a list of common classes found within the scope of horticulture and related jobs.

If you are interested in pursuing an education in horticulture, Botony, Agriculture, Landscape Architecture, or other related Plant Science discipline be sure to apply for our scholarship. Each year we award $1,000 to an applicant of the Demetrios Agathangelides Agricultural Sciences Scholarship. Click the link for more information.

Horticulture Degrees

  • Horticulture
  • Fruit and Vegetable Management
  • Golf Course and Sports Turf Operations
  • Floriculture
  • Plant Science
  • Environmental Horticulture
  • Horticultural Food Crops - Seed Science
  • Landscape Design and Contracting
  • Natural Resources
  • Horticultural Business Management
  • Sustainable Plant Systems
  • Nursery and Landscape Management
  • Horticulture Therapy

Common Horticulture Courses

  • Landscape Design
  • Plant Production
  • Greenhouse Management
  • Soil Science
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Plant Identification
  • Flower Arranging
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Outdoor Power Equipment
  • Machinery Safety
  • Alternative Cropping Systems
  • Interiorscaping
  • Landscape Management
  • Water Conservation
  • Wedding and Event Planning
  • Horticulture Business and Bidding
  • Cut Flower Crops
  • Edible Landscaping
  • Potted Plants
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Home Gardening

Careers in Horticulture

  • Production & Sales (Orchards, Greenhouses, Nurseries, Landscaping, etc.)
  • Public Gardens
  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Research
  • Education
  • Government Agencies
  • Landscape Construction
  • Landscape Design
  • Pest Management
  • Plant Pathology
  • Writing
  • Business Management
  • Conservation Science
  • Account Management
  • Plant Geneticist
  • Horticultural Therapist
  • Floriculturist
  • Soil Science

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