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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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Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Degrees and Programs

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Undergraduate Degrees

Environmental Horticulture Major

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

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Horticulture

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

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Landscape Design and Contracting – Concentration

Learn the designing and building process typically delivered by one company providing a turnkey of design services followed by construction implementation and management of the built project.

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Horticulture Major – Controlled Environment Horticulture Concentration

Build an understanding of the environmental/plant relationships required to produce quality greenhouse-grown products.

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Horticultural Food Crops – Concentration

Focus your studies on systems related to production of fruits and vegetables.

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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.

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Organic Horticulture – Minor

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

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Horticultural Business Management – Concentration

Manage any horticulture business or market associated products, including the operation of garden centers, nurseries, fruit and vegetable production operations, greenhouses, or floral products outlets.

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Horticultural Science – Concentration

Receive a solid foundation in the basic sciences and agricultural sciences leading to technical and scientific careers in laboratory, greenhouse, or field research.

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Environmental Horticulture – Minor

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

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Landscape Architecture

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.

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Graduate Degrees

Ph.D. in Horticulture

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

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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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Contact the Department

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601 S. Howes St., 4th Floor
Voice: (970) 491-7019
Fax: 970-491-7745