Plant Science, Environmental Horticulture (BS)

What is A Plant Science, Environmental Horticulture (BS) Degree?

Plant Science is the study of all aspects of plant life including their use for food, fiber, and ornamentation.  People in the field know how to keep plants healthy and beautiful and how best to plant them for good results, especially in the field of farming.  You can imagine what practitioners in the field need to know:  lots of plant biology and research techniques to identify problems and develop solutions. Scientists in the field tend to split their time between being in the field, being in the laboratory, and writing reports for corporations and government agencies about their findings.

The BS in Plant Science, Environmental Horticulture, in addition to general education, will include subjects like woody ornamentals, herbaceous ornamentals, plant propagation, turfgrass management, plant nutrition, commercial plant production, among others.  Electives will be available to broaden the students’ knowledge of food and/or environmental plant use.

The video below discusses a “typical” program, so it should help regardless of which school you are considering.

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