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.
Story of Impact
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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Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Degrees and Programs
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.
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
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.
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.
Environmental Horticulture – Minor
Provide solutions necessary to achieve aesthetically pleasing, functional, and environmentally sound outdoor spaces.
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.
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.
M.S. in Horiculture
Conduct a research investigation on a horticultural topic that generates statistically analyzable data reported in a comprehensive scientific thesis.
Ph.D. in Horticulture
Develops a horticulture graduate student into a professional horticulturist on the highest plane.
Learn how to critically examine the principles of green roof and urban horticulture. Understand how urban agriculture intersects with human health and wellness
Horticulture and Human Health – Online