Horticultural Science provides students an overview of horticulture including landscape plant materials, greenhouse production, and turfgrass management.
Horticultural Science majors complete 50 percent of the curriculum for a Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainable Plant Systems at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences in Columbus.
The Department of Horticulture and Crop Science offers a study abroad program in England. The trip focuses on site visits (such as garden landscapes, sports fields, and golf courses) to develop an appreciation for the design elements, historical influences, and horticultural and turf management practices that make specific places effective and memorable.
Students in the Horticultural Science program are not required to complete an internship while attending Ohio State ATI; however, a 10-week internship is required for completion of a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture and Crop Science.
Ohio State ATI students who choose to continue their education at the Columbus campus complete a Bachelor of Science are prepared for careers that include:
• Supervisor of grounds
• Landscape designer
• Plant materials specialist
• Urban forester
• Ornamental plant historian
• Research specialist
Students have the advantage of our outstanding horticulture facilities:
• Landscape laboratory with digital design software
• Production nursery and greenhouse complex
• Historic conservatory
• Campus grounds including specialty gardens, sports fields, and turfgrass facilities
• Nearby Secrest Arboretum which contains more than 2,000 plant specimens
Students who are not planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree might be interested in one of our Associate of Applied science programs: Floral Design and Marketing, Greenhouse and Nursery Management, Landscape Horticulture, or Turfgrass Management. Ohio State also offers a 1+3 program in Professional Golf Management.