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Potential Career Paths

Graduates find positions as commercial growers of fruit, vegetable, nursery, or greenhouse crops; as managers of retail enterprises or public and private gardens; in production and quality control, or as fieldmen in the food processing industries; in federal and state inspection services; in crop consulting; in secondary level teaching; or in sales and service work for seed, plant materials, agricultural chemicals, and other related businesses. By selection of appropriate science courses, students can prepare for graduate study leading to careers in research, teaching, and/or extension in horticulture and related plant sciences.

You may be interested in majoring in Horticulture if you want to:

  • Operate a plant-related business.
  • Grow and develop plants for better human nutrition, greater insect disease resistance, or aesthetic qualities.
  • Help improve our environment by using plants to modify our surroundings.

Students can enter the private/public sector or continue on to an advanced degree.