A Degree in Horticulture for Military and VeteransHorticulture is the science, business, and art associated with all things plants: flowers, trees, shrubs, turfgrass, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. Horticulture is both food and beauty. Horticulture is the production and processing of our food supply. Horticulture is also a major source of beautification including areas around homes, cities, parks, highways, and other areas.
What can you do with a Horticulture Degree?A Horticulture Degree will guide students to become experts in fruit, vegetable, and ornamental crops! In a word: horticulture! A Horticulture Degree includes diverse and interesting topics such as:
- horticultural (fruit, vegetable, ornamental) crop production and cultivation
- plant growth and development
- plant interactions with the environment
- sustainable environments
- urban horticulture
- nursery production
- soil microbiology
- crops for biofuel
- ecological pest management
- agriculture and climate change
- genome editing for crop improvement
Jobs with this degree include:
- Postsecondary Teacher – Instruct students in courses beyond the high school level. Median Annual Salary: $80,000.
- Environmental Specialist– Use knowledge of the natural sciences to protect the environment and human health. Median Annual Salary: $76,000.
- Agricultural Scientist– Research ways to improve the efficiency and safety of agricultural establishments and products. Median Annual Salary: $74,000.
- Forester– Manage the overall land quality of forests, parks, rangelands, and other natural resources. Median Annual Salary: $64,000.
Is a Horticulture Degree hard?A Degree in Horticulture is not hard and is in fact very enjoyable! A Horticulture Degree is very hands-on making it a great degree for those that wish to earn practical as well as theoretical knowledge.
Getting a Degree in Horticulture
Associate Degree in HorticultureAn Associate Degree in Horticulture is a great introduction to this field of study. An Associate Degree in Horticulture prepares students for careers in horticultural professions such as:
- landscape management
- garden planning (zoos, parks, arboretum, etc.)
- small farm production
- environmental sustainability
- urban garden planning
- turf management (golf courses, sports complexes)
- horticulture business (nursery)
- greenhouse operations
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Bachelor’s Degree in HorticultureA Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture will emphasize the fundamental and technical aspects of horticulture. Students will explore courses such as:
- landscape design, construction, maintenance
- ornamental plants
- plant health care
- environmental ethics
- environmental science
Master’s Degree in HorticultureA Master’s Degree in Horticulture will allow students to further explore and master this field of study.
Students will get opportunities to delve deeper and study horticulture comprehensively, from the cellular level to the entire plant. Topics include:
- plant nutrition
- plant production
- fruit and seed production
- conservation of resources
PhD in HorticultureBecome the premier expert in the field! A Doctorate in Horticulture is an ideal option for students that wish to pursue careers in business, research, and academia. With a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in Horticulture students are expected to pick at least one specialty field of study. Many students choose to complement their knowledge of horticulture and plant biology with a specialty focus in areas such as:
- environmental science
Is a Horticulture Degree worth it?Yes! A Degree in Horticulture is worth it! Horticulture Degrees have been popular for as long as the US has had farming. They are once again gaining popularity as related niche areas grow in popularity as well. Farm-to-table dining, farmer’s markets, community gardens, and urban horticulture are just a few examples of a horticultural movement headed your way!
*All statistics and calculations from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more information click here.
Ready to start your Degree in Horticulture? Check out these great programs available at our partner schools:
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University – Offers a Master’s of Science in Horticulture and a PhD in Horticulture. Virginia Tech is a GI Bill® approved school, offers credit for military experience, and awards credit for both the CLEP and DSST exams. Virginia Tech is a Yellow Ribbon school and is approved for Tuition Assistance.
Kent State University– Offers an Associate of Applied Sciences in Horticultural Technology and a Bachelor of Applied Horticulture Degree. Kent State University has GI Bill approved programs, offers credit for military experience, and awards credit for CLEP exams. Kent State University is a MyCAA approved school and is approved for Tuition Assistance.
Oklahoma State University– Offers a variety of Bachelor Degrees in Horticulture including Urban Horticulture, Horticultural Business, and Horticultural Food Science. Oklahoma State University also offers a Master of Science in Horticulture. Oklahoma State University has GI Bill approved programs, offers credit for military experience, and awards credit for the CLEP and DSST exams. Oklahoma State University is a MyCAA approved school, is approved for Tuition Assistance, and Oklahoma State University is a Yellow Ribbon school.
University of Concordia Wisconsin– Offers a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture. Concordia U-WI has GI Bill approved programs, offers credit for military experience, and awards credit for the CLEP and DSST exams. Concordia U-WI is a MyCAA approved school, is approved for Tuition Assistance and Concordia U-WI is a Yellow Ribbon school.