The food safety option in horticulture offers classes on the principles and practices
of minimizing potential food safety risks.
Why horticultural food safety?
The horticultural food safety option allows you to become certified in Good Agricultural
Practices (GAPs), Good Handling Practices (GHPs) and Preventive Controls for Human
Foods, as well as be trained in the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognized
food safety programs.
Our graduates can look forward to a career in one or more of the following fields:
Food processing specialist
Plant health inspector
$100KIN SCHOLARSHIPS TO UNDERGRAD STUDENTS
annually awarded by the OSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Students have the opportunity to become trained in Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)
recognized food safety programs.
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.