Horticultural Science Major

Horticultural Science prepares individuals to focus on the scientific principles related to the cultivation of garden and ornamental plants, including fruits, vegetables, flowers, and landscape and nursery crops.

Horticultural Science majors and degree programs generally include in specific types of plants, such as citrus; breeding horticultural varieties; physiology of horticultural species; and the scientific management of horticultural plant development and production through the life cycle.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Horticultural Science (use the College Search feature and enter " Horticultural Science " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Horticultural Science?

Completing this major/degree program, individuals may find careers in farm management, work for the government, work internationally, as well as help developing nations with crop production.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Horticultural Science:

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.