Program Fact Sheet
Horticulture
B.S. in Horticulture
Our courses address contemporary, real-world problems and guide you in developing the knowledge and skills to solve them. In class, you’ll participate in hands-on laboratory and field experiences, installation and construction of horticultural systems, student-managed projects, and field-based problem solving.
Ty Seely

Faces of AgSci

“I knew horticulture would bring me closer to helping reduce the impacts of global food insecurity.” - Ty Seely, Horticulture & International Studies

College of Agricultural Sciences

 
  2,396 |  
Total number of AgSci
undergraduate students
 
  270 |  
Number of undergraduate
students in this major
 
  $500K |  
In scholarships for
AgSci students
 
  $90M |  
In funding for AgSci
research each year

Horticulture Degree Options

  • Ecological Management of Turf, Landscape, and Urban Horticulture
  • General Horticulture (E-campus)
  • Horticultural Research
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Sustainable Horticultural Production
  • Therapeutic Horticulture
  • Viticulture & Enology

Degrees that Pay. Careers that Matter.

Job opportunities are abundant for graduates with expertise in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, or ecological sustainability. This expertise helps solve the world’s most pressing issues in the arenas of world hunger, human health, and environmental conservation. Discover how you can build a meaningful career that helps make tomorrow better.

Examples of career paths with a degree in Horticulture include:

  • Vineyard
  • Farm
  • Nursery or Greenhouse Manager
  • Plant Breeder or Geneticist
  • Landscape and Public Garden Manager
  • Golf Course Superintendent or Athletic Field Director
  • Restoration Ecologist
  • Therapeutic Horticulturalist

Individualized Advising

Advisors help students develop their course of study. They are the students’ link to scholarships and campus resources, advise on matters of professional development, and point students toward experiential learning and leadership opportunities that will help them be successful in their agricultural or business careers after graduation. For Horticulture advising, contact Kelly Donegan

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B.S. in Horticulture Example 4-Year Plan | 2020-2021

  FALL   WINTER   SPRING  
First Year HORT 112.Intro. Hort. Syst, Practs, Careers 2 CH 122 Gen Chem or CH 232-Gen Chem and CH 262-Lab) 5 HHS 231 Lifetime Fitness 2
  CH 121 Gen Chem or (CH 231 Gen Chem and CH 261 Lab) 5 HORT OPTION COURSE** 3-4 CH 123 Gen Chem or (CH 233 Gen Chem and CH 263 Lab) 5
  MTH 112 Elem Funcs or MTH 241-Calc for Mgmnt or MTH 245-Math for Mgmnt or MTH 251-Diff Calc or ST 351 (option dependent) 4 COMM 111, 114 or 218 3 HORT OPTION COURSE ** 3-4
  WR 121 3 BACCORE* 3-4 Physical Activity Course 1
          BACCORE* 3-4
  Total Credits 14 Total Credits 14-16 Total Credits 13-15
Second Year BI 221 Prins of Bio or BI 204 Intro Bio I 4 BI 222 Prins of Bio or BI 205-Intro Bio II 4 BI 223 Prins of Bio or BI 206 – Intro Bio III 4
  PLANT MAT OPTION COURSE** 3-4 HORT OPTION COURSE** 3-4 HORT OPTION COURSE** 3-4
  CSS 205-Soil Sci or SOIL 205-Soil Sci and SOIL 206-Lab 4 HORT OPTION COURSE** 3-4 PLANT MAT OPTION COURSE** 3-4
  BACCORE* 3-4 HORT 316 Plant Nutrition 4 WR II 3
  Total Credits 14-16 Total Credits 14-16 Total Credits 13-15
Third Year BOT 350 Into to Plant Pathology 4 HORT 311 Plant Propagation 4 HORT OPTION COURSE** 4
  HORT 301. Growth Develop Hort Crops 3 HORT 318-Applied Ecology of Mngd Ecosystems 3 ENT 311 Intro Insect Pest Mgmnt 4
  SYNTHESIS COURSE FROM LIST 3-4 BOT 331-Plant Physiology 4 HORT 414 Precision Agriculture or other technology course 4
  HORT OPTION COURSE** 3-4 HORT 411 Hort Book Club 1    
      HORT 412 Career Expl 1    
      BACCORE 3-4    
  Total Credits 13-15 Total Credits 14-17 Total Credits 12
Fourth Year CROP 440 Weed Mgmnt 4 HORT OPTON COURSE** 3-4 HORT 403 Research OR HORT 410 Internship 6-12
  HORT OPTION COURSE** 3-4 HORT OPTION COURSE** 3-4 HORT 407 Seminar 1
  HORT OPTION COURSE** 3-4 HORT OPTION COURSE** 3-4 HORT 480 Case Studies or other capstone course 4
  BACCORE* 3-4 HORT OPTION COURSE** 3-4 HORT OPTION COURSE** 3-4
  Total Credits 13-16 Total Credits 12-16 Total Credits 14-21
NOTES         Total Credits 180*

*BACCORE= Perspective Courses – Choose a course from each category: Western Culture, Cultural diversity, Literature & Arts, Social Processes, and Difference Power, Discrimination (met with FW Human Dimension Course). Synthesis Courses – Choose a course from each category: Science Tech & Society & Contemporary Global Issues.

**OPTION COURSE= Course taken depends on option student selects – see the full list of requirements and options at https://catalog.oregonstate.edu