Horticulture Science

What is horticulture science?

Horticulture science is a branch of agriculture consisting of the art, science, technology and business of growing plants.

Success factors

If you enjoy learning and understanding more about fruits, vegetables, organic crop production, sustainable agriculture, ecology and plant molecular biology, horticulture science is for you!

Career possibilities

  • Arborist
  • Club manager
  • Community garden coordinator
  • Floral designer
  • Fruit and vegetable production manager
  • Greenhouse manager
  • Garden center manager
  • Nursery manager
  • Horticulturist
  • Landscape designer
  • Plant breeder
  • Research technician
  • Sales and marketing manager
  • Specialty crop production manager
“While Hesston does not offer any specific agriculture classes, I was able to get the prerequisites I needed to transfer to another college and finish my degree.”
- Joshua Landis, class of 2014, student at Cornell University (Ithaca, N.Y.)

Majoring in horticulture science

Opportunities to serve as a tutor and department assistant, privileges reserved for upperclassmen at most schools.

Horticulture science curriculum

The horticulture science curriculum will provide you with the strong educational foundation you will need for upper-level horticulture science courses. Academic advisors work one-on-one with students to ensure requirements are met for a seamless transition to continuing education and professional careers.

Sample curriculum – associate degree in horticulture science

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