Horticulture is the science, artistry, business and technology used to produce specialty
crops for food and the beautification of the environment.
Why horticulture at OSU?
Horticulture connects people to the environment, from greenhouses, laboratories and
landscapes, to global food security and eco-awareness. You will study how to create
and maintain a beautiful, sustainable environment in which to live, work and play.
Horticulture graduates are highly marketable in a career field in which there is a
shortage of well-trained graduates to fill available positions. Graduates can look
forward to working in one or more of the following fields:
Athletic field manager
Botanic garden director
Business sales representative
Community garden coordinator
Food processing specialist
Golf course superintendent
Lawn management specialist
Plant health inspector
$100KIN SCHOLARSHIPS TO UNDERGRAD STUDENTS
annually awarded by the OSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
"It’s really fun to be a plant nerd. I have a lot of fun explaining to other
people different plant systems and what they mean... I feel very valued in that sense."
- Katelyn Stenmark Franklinton, North Carolina
In horticulture, you will have the opportunity to travel abroad to experience global
greenhouse horticultural production. Countries explored include Belgium, France, Germany
Hands-on laboratories are included in many courses, and 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.
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.