Flowers at the Trial Garden.

Horticulture

Apply scientific principles in the growing, marketing, processing and utilizing of fruits, vegetables, flower and foliage plants, trees, shrubs and turf grasses.

Horticulture is both a production and service industry and meeting the nutritional needs of the world population is a growing need. As a Horticulture major, get hands-on experience working in our state-of-the-art labs and growing facilities.

Students in the program are either required or encouraged to have student internships or apprenticeships. Many students are engaged in independent studies with faculty in lab and field research, and work study/hourly jobs in the field or greenhouse.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Technical competence that includes understanding plant growth and development as influenced by the manipulations of horticulture technologies such as greenhouse management, fertility management, integrated pest management, etc.
  • Management and leadership skills that will allow them to become an entry-level supervisor in a specific business or research program.
  • Problem solving skills such as identifying the significance of a problem, researching realistic solutions using current literature, and organizing the materials to develop appropriate recommendations and actions.

Where You’ll Find Us

Plants in a greenhouse

CSU Horticulture Center

A center for teaching, research and extension for horticulture and landscape programs.

Nutrien building

Nutrien Agricultural Sciences Building

CSU's new home for Colorado agriculture, student aspirations and agricultural innovation for global impact.

Learn more about the Nutrien Building

Field of flowers

Annual Flower Garden Trials

One of the top tourist attractions in Fort Collins. Explore more than 1,000 varieties at this campus flower garden.

Visit the Flower Trials Website

Interest
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Related Interests

  • Agriculture
  • Business Management
  • Floriculture
  • Food Crops
  • Plants
  • Science
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Related Careers

  • Biotechnologist
  • Extension Specialist
  • Floriculturist
  • Fruit and Vegetable Producer
  • Greenhouse Production Specialist
  • Horticultural Therapist
  • Plant Breeder
Tracy Smith

Department Advisor

Tracy Smith

For more information, contact Tracy Smith, Director of Undergraduate Advising for the Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Undergraduate majors.