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A student studying horticulture will be uniquely prepared to work in diverse fields of the plant sciences, ecological landscapes, sustainable food and farming systems, and pest biology and management. Depending on your focus, you'll gain experience managing turf, applying cutting-edge viticulture techniques, or selecting new varieties.

Because issues in food and landscape production and management affect us all, horticulture students graduate with the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to make a difference in the natural world.


Students work towards a B.S. in Horticulture, which provides them with a solid foundation in the natural sciences. In addition, students choose a specialized option to study:

Ecological & Sustainable Horticultural Production
Ecological Landscapes & Urban Forestry
General Horticulture (Online)
Horticultural Research
Plant Breeding & Genetics
Therapeutic Horticulture
Turf Management
Viticulture & Enology


Why should you choose Oregon State University for your graduate training? Our graduate students perform research in a supportive environment rich in opportunities for field work and interdisciplinary study. Our graduate students are truly part of the research team. The majority of graduate students are supported by research assistantships funded by state, industry or federal funds assigned to individual research faculty.

M.S. in Horticulture
Ph.D. in Horticulture

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