Horticulture

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Create new food, flowers and medicinal plants through horticultural production systems.

The Horticulture major of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree program is designed for students who want use scientific advancements to improve the horticultural industry. This is the major for you, if you want to focus on the management of commercial greenhouses, horticultural production, breeding improved crop varieties, in vitro plant propagation or using turfgrass and other plant species to enhance urban environments.

You also have the option to learn through a variety of field trips, experiential learning in the workplace and independent study projects.

Graduate with knowledge in genetics and biotechnology, biochemistry, economics, horticultural crop production, plant protection, plant physiology, plant ecology, soil science and plant propagation.

This new major, offered and administered by the Department of Plant Agriculture, replaces the previously offered Crop, Horticulture and Turfgrass Sciences (CHATS) major. You may also be interested in the Crop Science major.

Unique Courses

  • Vegetable Production
  • Fruit Crops
  • Annual, Perennial and Indoor Plants – Identification and Use
  • Medicinal Plants
  • Greenhouse Production
  • Advanced Turfgrass Science
  • Plant Breeding

Career Opportunities

  • Crop production specialist
  • Pest management specialist
  • Horticulturalist
  • Greenhouse facility manager
  • Sod production specialist

Learn About the Perks

Join a dynamic industry.

Careers in agriculture are unique, flexible and in high demand. OAC graduates become leaders in the agriculture and food sectors.

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Find your
people.

Join one of U of G's unique clubs like the OAC Soil and Crop Club that brings together everyone with a passion for the cropping aspects of agriculture.

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Access funding support. 

OAC offers a range of scholarships, bursaries, awards and travel grants. In 2019, 433 student awards were given out totaling over $1.5 million!

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Questions

Our OAC Student Liaison team is here to help! Have you applied to or are you considering this program, but have some questions? Not sure who to ask? Ask us! Our team of program experts will happily answer your questions or direct them to the people who can. Ask your questions here.