Agriculture Business-Horticulture Option
Bachelor's Degree | Russellville Campus | In-Person or Blended
If you have discipline-specific educational goals, there are options under the Agriculture Business Major. These options include Animal Science, Horticulture, Feed Mill Management, Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Public Relations. These choices provide you the opportunity to explore the many prospects available in the dynamic agriculture industry. Whether your interests lie in production agriculture or the business of the livestock, horticulture, feed milling, pre-veterinarian medicine or public relations, Tech has a program for you!
If you enjoy working outdoors and watching a plant grow from seed to a finished product for people to enjoy, the Horticulture option of the Agricultural Business degree may be for you. With a specialization to ensure you can explore your area of interest while developing your financial and managerial acumen in your agriculture business courses, students are prepared to work in, manage, and/or own a horticulture enterprise. Exciting jobs in greenhouse/nursery management, seed and chemical sales, cooperative extension, crop consultation, landscape maintenance and many others await graduates of this program. ATU’s Outdoor Learning Lab, including greenhouses and shade houses, allows students the opportunity to grow, work and manage a plant production operation; the resulting real-world sales of student-grown plants to campus and the River Valley community brings horticulture and business concepts to life. Dedicated, full-time faculty members share their knowledge, experiences and industry connections towards your preparation horticulture and allied industry careers or graduate school.
HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities
- Diagnosing and treating plant diseases (AGPS 3244: Plant Pathology)
- Managing and growing plants in greenhouses (AGPS 3093: Greenhouse Operation and Management)
- Propagating plants (AGPS 3044: Plant Propagation)
SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN
- Critical thinking
- Identifying and treating plant diseases
- Managing resources
- Producing plants
- Utilizing technology
- Working with others
About This Degree
In-State: $232 per credit hour
Out-of-State: $464 per credit hour
Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.
- Financial Aid
- Payment Plan
- Graduate Assistantships
You could work as a(n):
- Garden Center Manager
- Greenhouse Production Manager
- Landscape Foreman
- Lawn Care and Maintenance Manager
Alumni of our program work at:
- Alotian Golf Course
- Lowe's Home Improvement
- Ralston Farms
View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.
Credentials that stack with this degree:
- MS in Botany
- MS in Horticulture
- PhD in Plant Pathology
Point of Pride
Many alumni are in agriculture industry careers and graduate programs.