Horticulture Major

Horticulture (HRT)

Admission Requirements

Improve Horticultural Plants

 Diversify Your Experience in Unique Facilities

Gain experience in greenhouses and controlled environment systems, and explore pest management, plant physiology and plant breeding through the University of Guelph’s expansive facilities.

 Develop a Breadth of Horticultural Skills

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

 Go Beyond the Classroom

Students can incorporate a variety of field trips, co-op and independent research projects into their studies.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Horticulture ?

From crop production to greenhouse facility management, our U of G Horticulture graduates are positioned to drive positive impact through a variety of horticultural careers, across the world.

Here are just a few careers our HRT program graduates can purse:

  • Crop production specialist
  • Horticulturalist
  • Greenhouse facility manager
  • Sod production specialist
  • Integrated pest management specialist
  • Plant breeder

Why Horticulture?

Plants provide us with food, flowers, recreation, and medicine. You can focus on the management of commercial greenhouses, horticultural production, breeding improved plant varieties and more.

Students in the Horticulture HRT program may also be interested in studying Plant Science, Crop Science, or other majors.

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I really like that the horticultural program includes a lot of real-life applications of things we learn in class. I don’t just learn theoretical knowledge in class, but I have labs where I can practice plant propagation and management under the supervision of an expert. 

Priscilla Dyck, Undergraduate Student
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