Horticulture - B.S.A.

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Degree & Major: Horticulture - B.S.A.
College Name: College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Department Name: Horticulture
Horticulture Undergraduate Coordinator

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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

Description: Horticulture is the study of the science and art of growing fruits, vegetables, herbs, and ornamentals. The horticulture degree provides a background in the science of plant growth and development, as well as management of economic crops and enterprises. Many horticulture courses provide experiential and service learning. The curriculum provides flexibility to allow students to specialize in areas related to career and personal goals, complete a second degree, or complete one of many certificate programs offered at UGA. Within the degree, students can focus on areas such as sustainable food production, landscape contracting, and greenhouse/nursery production.

Career Opportunities: Horticulture graduates find jobs in all aspects of sustainable food production, greenhouse management, plant breeding, nursery, landscape design, gardens and urban environments, native plant restoration, and medicinal herb cultivation. Many choose the education side of horticulture and become county agents, agriculture teachers, botanical garden educators, or horticulture therapists. The horticulture degree can also be an excellent foundation for graduate work or professional degree programs.
of Transfer Students:
Courses in chemistry, physics, biology/botany, and pre-calculus are helpful to complete the UGA Core curriculum. Please view our course requirements when selecting courses to take prior to admission to UGA.
Scholarships: Numerous national, college, and departmental scholarships are available. For more information about college-wide scholarships, contact the Office of Academic Affairs in the College. Visit the departmental scholarship website: https://hort.caes.uga.edu/undergraduate/scholarships.html.
Study Abroad: There are many opportunities for study away, including Art and Gardens of Italy, France, England, Scotland, and Ireland, and Spain: Food Production, Culture, and the Environment.
Internships: Horticulture degree students are required to participate in at least one internship experience. This can be taken for credit. Most internships for horticulture students are paid and often lead to permanent job offers upon graduation. Students find their own internship with the help of mentor faculty and them Horticulture Job Search website (https://site.caes.uga.edu/hortjobs/).
Distance Learning: Courses and degree programs are offered at our Griffin, GA, and Tifton, GA, campuses. Several horticulture courses in the degree program are offered online. These courses are listed with an ā€œEā€ suffix in the Bulletin.
Student Organizations: Horticulture Club - https://www.facebook.com/ugahortclub/
PAX (National Horticultural Honor Society)
UGArden Club - https://uga.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/ugarden
Available Graduate Programs: M.L.A. UGA and other universities
M.S. Horticulture, UGA and other universities
M.S. Public Horticulture, Univ. of Delaware