This degree is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for production, management and marketing of fruit, vegetable, landscape, floriculture and other ornamental crops, or designing, building and maintaining residential or small-scale commercial landscapes. This degree also offers students with strong interests in science and/or technology opportunities in research-related fields including preparation for graduate studies.
The horticulture industry is one of the largest agricultural industries in the state of Texas. The B.S. in Horticulture provides our students with a competitive edge and ample opportunities for employment after graduation.
We’re committed to providing students opportunities to get a well-rounded education that prepares them to become leaders in their professions and in their communities. That means a focus on service as well as academics, and experience tackling real-world problems alongside some of the world’s top professors.
B.S. Horticulture Program Details
Career prospects range from producing specialty crops such as local foods for upscale restaurants, controlled environment crop production, managing landscape businesses for growing communities, designing sustainable residential landscapes of the future, working with clientele in botanic and community gardens to enhance urban environments, to growing and marketing fruits and vegetables, including those for healthier lifestyles. Many former students are self-employed, owning their own horticultural crop production, greenhouse, nursery or landscape operation. Others work in upper management of large corporations; facilitate implementation and development of new products and production services; serve in educational institutions, government agencies, or community service organizations; or travel the world developing and marketing future horticultural crops.
- Degree: B.S. in Horticulture
- Credit Hours: 120 total credit hours
- View course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog
In the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences we have aligned our academic advising to better support students during their time at Texas A&M University. We have assembled a diverse and knowledgeable advisor community dedicated to providing our students with high-quality academic advising services. If you are a current student and have questions about your coursework, degree program or progress toward graduation, we encourage you to reach out to one of the advisors in AGLS Advising Center 5.
Career Options in Horticulture
A wide array of career opportunities in horticulture are available depending on what degree program you pursue. You can also explore other careers in this major through the Texas A&M Career Center.
|Landscape Designer and Horticulturist
|As the designer, you draw plans, choose plants and materials, and install any additional structures desired to create a quality landscape for the customer.
|Landscape Project Manager
|Project Managers are experienced in large landscape and irrigation projects. They manage multiple commercial projects and are in charge of managing labor, materials, paperwork.
|Floral designers arrange live, dried, and silk flowers and greenery to make decorative displays. They also help customers select flowers and containers, ribbons, and other accessories.
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