Horticulture focuses on growing and taking care of all types of plants. This major includes how to create new types of plants, arrange plants attractively in gardens, and even grow fruits and vegetables.

For this major you’ll take lots of horticulture classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in horticulture.

Sample Courses

Horticulture Courses:

  • Landscape Construction
  • Arboriculture/Urban Forestry
  • Principles of Landscape Design
  • Sustainable Landscape
  • Fundamentals of Hydroponics and Aquaponics
  • Greenhouse Design and Operation
  • Design Graphics
  • Edible Landscaping
  • Crop Production
  • Organic Food Production
  • Pest Management
  • Applied Principles of Plant Propagation
  • Turfgrass Management
  • Xeriscape: Water Conservation
  • Diseases of Ornamentals
  • Landscape Maintenance and Weed Control
  • Irrigation and Lighting Systems
  • Woody Plant Identification
  • Hardscape Practices
  • Horticulture Business Procedures

General Curriculum Requirements:

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology