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Why Study Horticulture?

Interested in creating a secure and sustainable food source for the future? Or, is the design, construction, and management of community and private gardens and landscapes more your speed?

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Get a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture 

As an undergraduate, you’ll get firsthand experience with Oregon horticulture. Many courses include field trips to farms, orchards, vineyards, golf courses, landscape management firms, and contemporary and historic landscapes.

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Graduate Programs

Our graduate programs offer opportunities for research, field work, and interdisciplinary study. The majority of our graduate students secure generous funding through research assistantships.

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Research & Extension

Explore our programs and projects to learn about how we are working to solve problems, create opportunities, and improve lives and livelihoods for Oregonians. Many of our programs also have national and global impact as they deliver knowledge and resources applicable to horticultural systems across the nation and around the world.

Ecological and Environmental Landscapes

We're committed to researching and promoting managed horticultural ecosystems and plant biological systems that contribute to clean air and water, biodiversity, greenspace and overall livability in Oregon and beyond.

Sustainable Food & Farming Systems

We research questions and share knowledge that improve production efficiency, environmental quality, livelihoods, food quality, and human well-being in food and farming systems.

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Our Students

Ty Seely | Class of 2018 | Hillsboro, OR

Double Degree | Horticulture | International Studies

Le'Waski Watkins with Hemp

Le'Waski Watkins | Horticulture and Crop & Soil Science | Tuscaloosa, AL

CAS Leadership Academy | First Generation College Student | Class of 2023

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OSU Arboretum.  Photo: OSU

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