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B.S. in Horticulture, Floriculture

Floriculture emphasizes greenhouse-grown flower crops. Students in the Horticulture – Floriculture major at Colorado State University study propagation, production, utilization, and improvement of plants, and are prepared to grow quality greenhouse products.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $31,712 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

Courses include the production, use, and marketing of cut flowers, bedding, and potted plants, which give this concentration its focus.

Students in the Horticulture – Floriculture major at Colorado State University are also required to take a practicum and an internship in their junior and/or senior years.

A number of opportunities exist in floriculture-related professions including greenhouse production, all phases of retail and wholesale floral business, greenhouse supply sales, greenhouse construction and computerized environmental control, plant breeding and plant research.

Potential Occupations

Horticulture is both a production and service industry. Well-educated horticulturists have the best opportunity for obtaining positions and moving up in the industry. The industry will be looking for professionals who can manage greenhouses, nurseries, and floral outlets, buy and sell supplies, plant material, and equipment, or edit journals and newsletters.

Meeting the nutritional needs of the world population is an important challenge. Researchers are needed to develop improved fruit and vegetable varieties. Other professionals are needed to improve production and transportation methods and to develop and market better fertilizers.

Within this field, students can exercise their talents and interests in computers, construction, engineering, chemistry, physics, social services, or business management.

Participation in internships and cooperative education opportunities is highly recommended to enhance practical training and development. Graduates who go on for advanced studies can attain more responsible positions with the possibility of rising to top professional levels.

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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
  • Plant Identification
  • Plant Propagation
  • Public Speaking
  • Business Computing Concepts and Applications
  • Personal Computing

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