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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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Learn about all the great things our students are doing!

Student Success Stories

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

Emily A. Carlson | PhD Horticulture - Entomology | Oregon

NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Bronze President’s Volunteer Service Award

First-Generation Graduate Student

Ty Seely | Class of 2018 | Hillsboro, OR

Double Degree | Horticulture | International Studies

In the News

Abigail Dollins - Statesman Journal

Extreme weather, delayed 2022 growing season strained Mid-Valley farms

Dr. Patty Skinkis, viticulture extension specialist at Oregon State University, said people panicked over the frost. Skinkis’ job is to “help...

"The cast of our commercial project is made up of real students and faculty who make an impact on the world, and it's always inspiring to spend time with them," Baker said

New commercial showcases commitment to a sustainable future

Professor Gail Langellotto is shown working with OSU Extension Master Gardener volunteers and graduate students to bring urban Portland...

Federal dollars are being used to spur the next generation of Oregon farmers.

Federal funds spark next generation of Oregon farmers

Oregon State University received $749,997 for its OSU Extension Small Farms Program, which is developing programs to help launch new farmers and...

OSU Extension's new website provides solutions for garden pests, disease

A new Oregon State University Extension Service website provides a trove of science-based solutions for garden pests, weeds and disease problems...

Invasive brown marmolated stink bug

Large Increase of Brown Marmolated Stink Bugs Poses Serious Threat to Oregon Crops

The amount of invasive brown marmorated stink bugs in 2022 tops anything seen in Oregon for at least five years and poses a serious threat to...