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Horticulture Undergraduate Major (BS, HBS)

Horticulture Undergraduate Major (BS, HBS)

Oregon State University

Oregon State University - Main Campus, Corvallis, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
  • Scholarships No
We offer a degree program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture, with a choice to specialize in one of eight options: Ecological Landscapes and Urban Forestry, General Horticulture (Online), Ecological and Sustainable Horticultural Production, Horticultural Research, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Therapeutic Horticulture, Turf Management, Viticulture and Enology. Ecological and Sustainable Horticultural Production option Students in the Ecological and Sustainable Horticultural Production option gain the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and manage horticultural production systems for fruit, vegetable, nursery, and greenhouse crops using environmentally sustainable practices. Ecological Landscape and Urban Forestry option In the Ecological Landscape and Urban Forestry option, students will learn about sustainable landscape management, urban forestry, and about the ecosystem services provided by the built environment, such as carbon sequestration and climate regulation, temperature modulation, waste decomposition and detoxification, purification of water and air, storm and rainwater management. General Horticulture option The online General Horticulture option curriculum is built on a strong foundation in horticultural science. This option is especially recommended for students already working in the horticultural industry, whose careers will benefit from post-secondary education in the horticultural sciences. Horticultural Research option The Horticultural Research option is designed for students interested in graduate school and a career in academic or industrial research. It provides an excellent foundation in the natural sciences and horticulture and accommodates the specific interests of each student. Plant Breeding and Genetics (PBG) option The Plant Breeding and Genetics (PBG) option at Oregon State University embodies the Land Grant mission of integrated research, teaching and extension in the context of cultivar development and fundamental genetics. Therapeutic Horticulture option Students in the Therapeutic Horticulture option graduate with a strong foundation in horticultural science and practices. Turf Management option Students in turf management become golf course superintendents, athletic field and park managers, and lawn care professionals with commensurate responsibilities and salaries. Students in this curriculum must have a passion for the outdoors, for turf maintenance, and for working with other people in a team context. Viticulture and Enology option The viticulture and enology curriculum addresses the educational needs of students planning to enter the wine grape industry as viticulturists, vineyard managers, consultants and professionals. The curriculum involves active learning, providing case studies about real-world situations, enhancing critical thinking skills through understanding the art and science of vineyard and winery production. Learning Outcomes As you progress through the Horticulture curriculum you will: Find, interpret, and integrate data and theory from horticultural systems and sciences, and related disciplines. Assess horticulture systems, diagnose horticulture problems and recommend solutions, and create novel systems based on data and theory from horticultural sciences and related disciplines. Comprehend and demonstrate how horticultural sciences integrate with contemporary social, economic, political and environmental issues. Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication.

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