A message from the department head

Looking Ahead – We are Ready for Fall Term!

While we wish things were different and would love to be on-campus with all of you, we want you to know that our faculty care deeply about your learning and academic success and are doing everything possible to design and deliver their remote classes in the most interactive and engaging way as possible. Please know that our instructors hope you will use their virtual office hours to make additional connections with them and to help you as needed.

- Bill Braunworth

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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