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Curriculum Options

Six options are offered within in the Horticulture major. The standard option for this major is Production Business. Students who wish to complete one of the other options must officially declare their option with the Office of Registration and Records.

Curriculum Requirements

Horticulture Science - This option is for students who plan to continue formal graduate school education leading to careers in research, teaching, and extension.

Landscape Design - This option is for students interested in planning, designing, and installing landscape plantings for functional and aesthetic purposes (a 19-credit minor in landscape architecture is required).

Landscape Management - This option is for students interested in management of designed outdoor environments including public parks, private gardens, botanic gardens as well as commercial and residential landscapes.

Production-Business - This option is for students who wish to grow, market, and process horticultural crops, for example, nursery, greenhouse and field production of fruit, vegetable or ornamental crops.

Sports and Urban Turfgrass Management - This option is for students who desire a career in the management of quality turf in such areas as golf courses, sports facilities, parks, as well as commercial and residential lawns.

Urban Forestry and Parks -This option is for students who desire a career in the management of urban forests and park-like areas, including arboreta, botanic gardens as well as commercial and residential properties.

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