Department of Horticulture

4017 Agriculture and Life Sciences Building
Corvallis, OR 97331
(541) 737-3695

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Department of Horticulture

Horticulture is about managing plants for human sustenance and lifestyle. The teaching, extension, and research programs within our Department focus on providing scientific information is to improve horticultural production systems that contribute to our everyday lives through food and landscapes.

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Experiential Learning Opportunities

Horticulture is about getting directly engaged in plant production. From internships and student research, clubs, extension programs to international study-abroad experiences, we will get you into the real world of horticulture and explore its diversity. In addition, Therapeutic Horticulture courses moved to Oregon State University help prepare students to register with the American Horticulture Therapy Association (AHTA).

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The Future of Horticulture

Given the diversity of our Department and its ties to industry in Oregon and beyond, the future is strong. We touch the lives of many who work with and enjoy horticultural products, from breeding programs to develop new cultivars of food crops and ornamentals to improved management strategies for golf courses, vineyards, fruit trees, hazelnuts, berry crops, and home gardens alike. Furthermore, our Department includes entomology teams who work with pollinators and pests to understand their roles and ecosystem services. 

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Our Students

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

Ty Seely | Class of 2018 | Hillsboro, OR

Double Degree | Horticulture | International Studies

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