This degree blends traditional horticulture with the benefits derived from the human association with plants. This degree offers students the option of pairing a horticulture degree with electives in social sciences, business, agricultural journalism, education, art and design. Texas A&M University is the only school in the country to offer a B.A. degree in Horticulture.
The Department of Horticultural Sciences is home of the Benz School of Floral Design, where students learn the latest techniques and trends in floral design and create arrangements for clients across the Texas A&M University System and the state.
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B.A. Horticulture Program Details
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree blends traditional horticulture with the benefits derived from the human association with plants. Pairing the horticulture degree with a required minor of the student’s choosing from outside of horticulture provides an opportunity for a secondary area of emphasis. Creative opportunities include planning gala events, designing tranquil gardens, operating floral shops, constructing educational programs for school gardens, preparing one for certification to teach horticulture in public schools, marketing and management of horticultural operations, sociohorticulture, agricultural journalism or pursuing advanced degrees. Graduates may find themselves working in exciting environments including botanical gardens, wedding venues, international flower markets, upscale resorts, improving urban environments, teaching the next generation, and in general improving the quality of life.
- Degree: B.A. in Horticulture
- Credit Hours: 120 total credit hours
- View course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog
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