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B.S. in Horticulture

The Horticulture program from Colorado State University requires a strong grounding in botany, chemistry, and horticulture. There are five concentrations in the Horticulture major: Floriculture, Horticultural Business Management, Horticultural Food Crops, Horticultural Science, and Horticultural Therapy.

Quick Facts

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

Horticulture is the application of scientific principles in the growing, marketing, processing, and utilizing of fruits, vegetables, flower and foliage plants, trees, shrubs, and turf grasses.

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 of this Horticulture program from Colorado State University 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.



“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


  • Floriculture Concentration
  • Horticultural Business Management Concentration
  • Horticultural Food Crops Concentration
  • Production Option
  • Seed Science Option
  • Horticultural Science Concentration
  • Horticultural Therapy Concentration