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Horticulture Major

7 options to choose from!
Horticulture combines the science, artistry, business and technology used to produce specialty crops for food and environment beautification. Student learn sustainable practices with hands-on hydroponics, vertical growing systems and gain experiences related to plant production, maintenance, business practices and client relations.
Options: Horticultural Business, Horticultural Food Safety, Horticultural Science, Landscape Management, Public Horticulture, Turf Management  and Urban Horticulture

Student Opportunities!

Real-World Experience

Hands-on laboratories are included in many courses, and students in the department have the unique advantage of utilizing The Botanic Garden at OSU and the Water Conservation and Irrigation Training Center. Additionally, all students in the department are required to complete an internship prior to graduation.

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Greenhouse Learning Center

The new Greenhouse Learning Center allows students to be active participants in the $14 billion national horticulture industry. Here, they learn real-world management and propagation of plant materials in a state of the art facility. Each greenhouse is independently climate controlled using an automated micro-grow greenhouse system that continuously monitors conditions like temperature and humidity.

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The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture annually awards more than $130,000 in scholarships to undergraduate students in the department.

Learn more about available scholarships!

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