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Horticulture at MSU

Horticulture is the science and art of growing and maintaining plants for food, enjoyment, and improvement of the human environment. Its application through research has led to improved varieties of plants to benefit our daily lives. Students studying horticulture take fundamental courses in biology, chemistry, and mathematics prior to taking specialized courses such as plant materials, plant physiology, plant pathology, plant reproduction, and arboriculture. Graduates of this program are prepared for careers in such areas as floral and nursery crop production, grounds care, landscape nurseries, and greenhouse businesses; and in research with private companies, public agencies or institutions of higher learning.

Our environmental horticulture program provides over 100 students with the knowledge and techniques necessary to be successful in careers in the horticulture and landscape design fields.

Online Resources for Horticulture & Plants

Online Horticultural Databases

Suggested Books for Horticulture & Plants