Horticulture, BS

The bachelor of science degree in Horticulture from the University of Minnesota Crookston prepares students for careers in the green industry. If you enjoy being outdoors, growing plants, and designing landscapes, this degree is for you. As eco-awareness and sustainability become an important part of doing business in the 21st century, the U of M, Crookston will give you the tools you need to be successful in this field. Receive hands-on experience working in state-of-the-art laboratories and production greenhouses.

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Key Features

  • We offer one of only two baccalaureate degrees in Horticulture in the entire state and the only one in the northern half of Minnesota.
  • Experiential learning involves field trips to wholesale greenhouses and nurseries, as well as, work in campus labs, greenhouses, and growth chambers.
  • The Bergland Laboratory houses state-of-the-art labs, greenhouses, and growth chambers. The Horticulture greenhouses include 4 double-poly production houses and all equipment necessary to produce commercial crops.

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The B.S. in Horticulture is a career-oriented program that combines science-based education, liberal arts education, and technical training. All horticulture students are introduced to botany, woody plants, entomology, plant pathology, and soil science as part of the program requirements. Student select from two emphases - Environmental Landscaping and Production Horticulture.

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A wide variety of career options are available some of which include:

  • landscape designers and landscape contractors
  • greenhouse managers and garden center/nursery managers
  • growers

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Related Majors and Minors

Interested in a double major, minor or emphasis to complement your Horticulture degree? Check out these other options at UMC.