Bachelor's Degree in Horticulture
B.S. in horticulture; minor
Our landscapes, homes and public buildings are surrounded and enriched by horticulture. Horticulture combines art and skill with science and technology for sustainably growing, distributing and using ornamental plants, fruits and vegetables.
This field seeks to improve and sustain our environment and enhance our mental well-being.
Students frequently engage in hands-on learning opportunities outside of the classroom, including campus greenhouses.
The K-State difference
One of the department’s greatest strengths is faculty members who are genuinely committed to teaching and serving as great advisors. They make it a point to get to know their students. With an average student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1, individual attention is strongly emphasized.
The K-State Horticulture Club offers many opportunities for students to work together on various club fundraising activities that include growing chrysanthemums and bedding plants, selling roses for Valentine’s Day and creating wreaths for Christmas.
Did you know?
Hands-on student employment opportunities exist in the K-State Gardens, greenhouse complex, campus landscape facilities and in various research projects.
What classes will I take?
K-State’s horticulture department offers four program options:
- Horticulture production
- Landscape horticulture
- Golf course and sports turf operations management
- Horticulture science
Students completing this program will meet requirements for entrance into graduate programs across the country and can meet the education requirements for certification by the American Registry of Certified Professionals in Agronomy, Crops, and Soils.
How can I further my education?
Concurrent B.S./M.S. Horticulture and Natural Resources
Horticulture and Natural Resources (M.S.)
Horticulture and Natural Resources (Ph.D.)
Advanced Horticulture (Graduate Certificate)
What can I do with a degree in horticulture?
Within the horticulture industry, opportunities exist with private production firms, public gardens, allied trade industries, and within turf and landscape management. Careers possibilities include:
- Floral designer
- Golf course manager
- Greenhouse manager
- Plant pathologist
- Specialty crop production manager
The Career Center offers an extensive career library, free assessments for exploring major/careers, job search training, career advising, employer connections, and a staff dedicated to assisting students in the career development process
Additional K-State opportunities
At a public research university like K-State, you'll have direct access to research opportunities from the start. K-State undergraduates have studied sustainable energy, cancer cells, musical lyrics and many other topics alongside nationally renowned faculty at K-State's 90-plus research centers.
Studying in another country not only allows you to experience the wonders of another culture, but it also broadens your horizons and makes you a stronger citizen in our global society. There are more than 85 countries currently participating in K-State's education abroad programs!
Whether you are interested in a career in human or animal health, K-State is a great place to start the journey toward becoming a healthcare professional. You will have a dedicated health professions advisor who will help you navigate the professional school application process for your chosen healthcare field.
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