Horticulture is the profession that nurtures, produces, installs and maintains the built landscape, and protects, restores and manages existing and natural landscape resources.
The Tyler School of Art and Architecture's BS in Horticulture program is a four-year, 124 credit-hour curriculum. It is built on a strong scientific foundation and includes both technical course work and hands-on learning experience. In order to broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the natural and cultural world, you will also receive solid education in the liberal arts.
Our unique curriculum is one of the few undergraduate programs in which horticulture and landscape architecture are integrated. Our goal is to provide you with an understanding of the full range of the landscape process, which includes design, plant production, installation and management of the urban and suburban landscape.
In your classes at Temple Univeristy's Tyler School of Art and Architecture, you will learn the relationships between horticulture, technology and natural ecological processes, and develop a responsible horticultural approach toward the environment.
With this knowledge, you can help to eliminate many outmoded, environmentally damaging practices such as over-dependence on pesticides, herbicides and irrigation, and use of harmful, invasive plants.
You may find exciting professional opportunities in landscape contracting, restoration, and management; wholesale or retail nurseries; urban forestry; floriculture; public horticulture; garden restoration; and interior plantscaping. Research, teaching and extension are also rewarding areas within the horticulture profession.
Undergraduate students have the option of taking some of their courses on Temple's Main Campus in Philadelphia, and some of their landscape architecture, botany and/or horticulture courses at Temple's Ambler Campus. Temple runs a free shuttle bus service between Main Campus and the Ambler Campus. The required Ambler Campus courses in the major are scheduled to coincide with the Ambler shuttle schedule. This allows students to have a great urban college campus experience while also benefiting from the hands-on learning in the arboretum and greenhouses for which the Ambler Campus programs are known.
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Temple University is committed to working with students and parents by providing student aid through grants, loans, work study programs, and scholarships. Temple Financial Aid & Scholarships helps make it possible for qualified students, with limited personal financial resources, to meet the cost of a Tyler Horticulture education. For more information about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, visit Student Financial Services. Tyler's Landscape Architecture and Horticulture programs offer more than 27 scholarships and awards totaling approximately $51,000 to students each year. Visit the Landscape Architecture and Horticulture programs' Awards and Scholarships page for more information.
For information about applying to the Horticulture Program, visit Undergraduate Admissions here. In addition to the university’s admission requirements, Tyler's Landscape Architecture and Horticulture programs have a selective but diverse admissions process of their own. Review the admission requirements for your area of interest by contacting the Tyler School of Art and Architecture Admissions Office at 215-777-9090.