Horticultural Science



It takes science to create a hybrid, but it takes artistry to fully develop its beautiful color. Whether in the beauty of a tulip or the taste of a new kind of apple, few sciences satisfy the senses the way horticultural science does.

Majors in this field learn how to breed and grow garden and ornamental plants and plant species with the right amount of moisture, nutrients, and light. Students often take their work with them, naming plants on their drive or walk home, and admiring the natural world around them.