What You Will Learn
What Is a Horticulture Degree?
The Horticulture Option prepares you for a successful career in the green industry or to pursue a master’s degree by providing preparation in all aspects of plant science. Courses provide scientific and practical knowledge in plants, soils, horticulture, floriculture, annuals, perennials, nursery and greenhouse management, and woody plant identification and maintenance. Most courses include classroom instruction and hands-on experience with both poinsettia and bedding plant production intensely taught. Internships are encouraged to extend learning opportunities. What are the career opportunities?
Students with a Bachelor of Science degree with a Horticulture option have many career opportunities. Employment opportunities exist with the Cooperative Extension Service, State Plant Board, industry, and numerous private enterprises. You will also be prepared to continue your education with numerous options for graduate degrees.
Specifically, Horticulture Option graduates are prepared to work in the following areas:
- Garden center operations
- Greenhouse or nursery production
- Landscape design and construction
- Landscape maintenance
- Botanic garden or arboretum management
- Urban park or campus grounds management
What Courses Will I Take?
The Academic Advising Center has createdmaps that are term-by-term sample course schedules based on thecurrent Undergraduate Catalog. On each Degree Map, the milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep students on track to graduate in four years.
What Resources Are Available To Me?
- 300-Acre Farm
- Beef Operations
- Swine Operations
- Horticulture Center
- Five Teaching Greenhouses
- Farm Classroom Facility
- Farm Credit of Western Arkansas
- Arkansas Farm Bureau
- Arkansas Women in Agriculture
- American Farm Bureau Federation
- American Feed Industry Association
- Arkansas Cattlemens Association
- Farm Foundation
- American Society for Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
- National Young Farmer Educational Association
Additional Resources Specifically For Tech Students:
- Agriculture Club
- Hull-Hughes Collegiate FFA
- Pre-Vet Club
- Sigma Alpha Professional Sorority
- Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity
Where Might I Find A Job After Graduating From This Program?
Career opportunities exist in agricultural business firms, banks, and other financial
agencies; marketing; food processing; extension; soil conservation; forestry; farm
and agri-business management; and sales and distribution firms. Find out more by visiting Career Services.
Where Can I Get More Information About The Agriculture Business Degree?
For more information about the Agriculture Business degree and requirements, see the program within the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences catalog.