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Environmental Horticulture

HORT Discontinued - New Program Spring 2022

The new Plant Science degree program is scheduled to take effect spring 2022 pending final approval.  The new degree will replace the current Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences (CSES) and Horticulture (HORT) degree programs in SPES.

The discontinuance of the CSES and HORT degree programs will not impact current students enrolled in those degree programs or minors.  The new degree will be phased in over the next four years allowing current students to complete existing programs.

Coursework in the Environmental Horticulture major gives students the fundamental science and business decision-making skills to produce floriculture and nursery crops, fruits, vegetables, and herbs (conventional and sustainable/organic). Graduates are employed by the rapidly growing green industry where they manage greenhouses, nurseries, and farms specializing in segments ranging from plant propagation through wholesale to retail. Other career areas applicable to this major include Extension agent, municipal horticulturist, botanical garden personnel, and teacher.