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What is horticultural business?

The horticulture business option prepares you for entry into a horticultural business enterprise with a choice among several built-in minors.

Why horticultural business?

You'll learn basic horticultural skills, plant care techniques, and the role plants and landscape applications play in sustaining the environment. The option gives you an opportunity to minor in your choice of agricultural economics, agribusiness, general business or entrepreneurship.

Career paths

Our graduates can look forward to a career in one or more of the following fields:


annually awarded by the OSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture


Study abroad

In horticulture, you will have the opportunity to travel abroad to experience global greenhouse horticultural production. Countries explored include Belgium, France, Germany and Holland.


Real-world experience

Hands-on laboratories are included in many courses. You will have the unique advantage of utilizing the Greenhouse Learning Center, The Botanic Garden at OSU, and the Water Conservation and Irrigation Training Center. All students in the department are also required to complete an internship prior to graduation.


In-house design

OSU-developed turfgrasses can be found in ballparks and stadiums across the country including OSU’s Allie P. Reynolds Stadium, OU’s Owen Field, Tennessee Titans’ Nissan Stadium, Kansas City Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium, Baltimore Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium and Kansas City Royals’ Kauffman Stadium.



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