The Department of Horticultural Sciences exists to improve the quality of life through teaching, research, and extension programs related to the aesthetic disciplines of horticulture and the production of high quality, healthful fruits and vegetables.
Howdy and Welcome!
Dear Friends of Horticulture,
I welcome you warmly to the vibrant world of Horticultural Sciences, where our mission revolves around three fundamental principles: sustainability, wellness and food security. I invite you to discover the depth and significance of our commitment to these critical areas.
Join Us in Cultivating a Bright Future:
We extend an invitation to you – join us in our pursuit of excellence in all aspects of horticulture. Our department offers a range of degree and certificate programs tailored to broad interests.
Plan to pursue a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Horticulture, uniquely focusing on floral design. Immerse yourself in the Bachelor of Science in Horticultural Sciences, where you’ll learn from the best scientists and professors in the field. You can also pursue a Minor in Horticulture and enhance your skills through certificate programs in Floral Design, Landscape Design and Viticulture and Enology.
If you aspire to be a leader in research, join us in the pursuit of addressing the most vexing challenges our farmers face or discover the secrets that the horticultural crops hold through a Ph.D. in Horticultural Sciences.
By choosing Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M University, you’re choosing to be part of a transformative journey. Together, we cultivate sustainability, nurture wellness and secure food for generations to come.
Thank you for visiting. Please contact us if you would like to join us in supporting our efforts. We look forward to welcoming you into our thriving community.
Amit Dhingra, Ph.D.
Head of the Department of Horticultural Sciences
Our mission is to:
- Prepare students for in-demand professions with a broad base of horticultural knowledge
- Develop research-based knowledge for efficient and profitable production of horticultural crops
- Improve the competitiveness of the Texas horticulture industry
- Increase the quality, variety, and availability of horticultural products
- Deliver research-based knowledge about the ways horticulture improves our environment and serves as a source of personal enjoyment
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