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Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Our department sits at the intersection of design, creativity, health and the natural world. We take pride in challenging our students to understand the complexities of human and community health and how to create thriving natural landscapes. Our programs ensure we get outside, get our hands dirty, and learn by doing.

Research and Engagement

We emphasize a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to our research interests and goals. Because our work is so deeply connected to the landscapes we live in, engaging community partners is essential for growing our research, and ensuring our students’ professional and educational success.

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Story of Impact

Linc Thomas

Access to nutrition, access to education, and access to growing relationships is Linc Thomas’ passion. Linc found his place in HLA through relationships he built with faculty and students through the CSU Horticulture Club.Using his horticultural knowledge and people skills, Linc built the Everybody Eats Garden, which offers nutritional support to students facing food insecurity. For Linc, setting the table for others has been his prized achievement while at CSU.

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Upcoming Department Events

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Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Degrees and Programs

Undergraduate Degrees

Environmental Horticulture Major

Provide solutions necessary to achieve aesthetically pleasing, functional, and environmentally sound outdoor spaces. Offering concentrations in Landscape Design and Contracting, Nursery and Landscape Management, and Turf Management.

Degree Details for Environmental Horticulture Major

Horticulture Major On-Campus and Online

Apply scientific principles in the growing, marketing, processing, and utilizing of fruits, vegetables, flower and foliage plants, trees, shrubs, and turf grasses. This degree program offers both in-person and online options

Degree Details for Horticulture Major On-Campus and Online

Landscape Architecture Major

Give character to the constructed landscape, bringing the same skills to the shaping of landforms, plants, structures, and materials, and service to the client, as an architect brings to a building.

Degree Details for Landscape Architecture Major

Minors

Organic Agriculture Interdisciplinary – Minor

Learn the science of organic agriculture with additional courses specifically focused on organic agriculture production techniques, business management, marketing, and decision making.

Degree Details for Organic Agriculture Interdisciplinary – Minor

Environmental Horticulture – Minor

Provide solutions necessary to achieve aesthetically pleasing, functional, and environmentally sound outdoor spaces.

Degree Details for Environmental Horticulture – Minor

Horticulture – Minor

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

Degree Details for Horticulture – Minor

Graduate Degrees

M.S. in Horticulture and Human Health

You will learn about plant-based solutions to improve nutrition, human diets, medicines. With the goal of creating and enhancing healthy populations and landscapes.

Degree Details for M.S. in Horticulture and Human Health

M.S. in Horiculture

Conduct a research investigation on a horticultural topic that generates statistically analyzable data reported in a comprehensive scientific thesis.

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Ph.D. in Horticulture

Develops a horticulture graduate student into a professional horticulturist on the highest plane.

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Certificate

Urban Agriculture

Learn how to critically examine the principles of green roof and urban horticulture. Understand how urban agriculture intersects with human health and wellness

Degree Details for Urban Agriculture

Horticulture and Human Health – Online

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Contact the Department

University Services Center
Colorado State University
601 S. Howes St., 4th Floor
Voice: (970) 491-7019
Fax: 970-491-7745