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B.S. in Environmental Horticulture, Nursery and Landscape Management

The Environmental Horticulture – Nursery and Landscape Management major at Colorado State University provides extensive training in landscape plant culture and use; and also develops skills needed to start and manage a nursery, garden center, arboriculture, or landscape management firm.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $32,734 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

Nursery specialists produce trees, shrubs, groundcovers, and herbaceous perennials for the landscape industry.

Graduates of the Environmental Horticulture – Nursery and Landscape Management major at Colorado State University become nursery and landscape managers who oversee and manage general landscape operations; choose the type and quantity of horticultural plants to be grown; select and purchase seed, fertilizers, and pest control chemicals; hire employees, direct and coordinate work activities; manage record-keeping, and implement marketing plans.

Supporting courses are taught in plant and soil science, pest management, business management, horticulture and plant materials. An internship is required to ensure graduates have practical experience.

Potential Occupations

Graduates of the Environmental Horticulture major will find career opportunities in a multitude of fields in the green industry.

Emerging demand for environmental solutions and green technologies will position our students for careers in a wide variety of areas including: landscape design and construction, sports turf management, retail and wholesale nursery and garden center management; golf course superintendence, arborists, plant propagation, landscape project management, landscape management, landscape estimating, green industry account management, irrigation design and water resource management, arboriculture, botanic gardens or arboreta, or landscape business management and entrepreneurship.

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“My experience at CSU, and particularly in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology has been invaluable! The program was both challenging and supportive.”

Sara Bombaci // Master of Science

Courses included

  • Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Business Computing Concepts and Applications
  • Personal Computing
  • Principles of Plant Biology
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • Nursery Production and Management
  • Herbaceous Plants

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