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Northwest Missouri State University


Horticulture Club (Photo by Darren Whitley)

B.S. Horticulture

A major in horticulture provides opportunity for the study of vegetable and fruit production, turfgrass management, greenhouse and nursery management, and landscape design.

Degree Courses

B.S. Degree; collateral field required

Suggested Four-Year Plans

Required Courses

  • Plant Science
  • Soils
  • Plant Propagation
  • Applied Entomology
  • Plant Diseases
  • Seminar
  • Horticulture electives chosen by students and advisor

Collateral Field Courses

Choose 24 hours from the following

  • General Geology and Laboratory
  • Environmental Geology
  • Organic Chemistry and Laboratory
  • Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory
  • Elementary Biochemistry and Laboratory
  • General Botany and Laboratory
  • General Microbiology
  • Local Flora
  • Genetics
  • Basic Ecology
  • Plant Anatomy/Morphology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Methods in Plant Ecology
  • General Statistics I

Directed General Education Requirements

  • General Chemistry and Laboratory
  • College Algebra

Career and Internship Opportunities