During two years of study, you will learn theory, landscape plant material, and installation and management techniques. You will also participate in valuable hands-on experience.
Courses are designed to prepare you for entry into the rapidly expanding horticultural industry, primarily as a landscape or horticultural technician.
A basic understanding of the art and science of growing and handling plants (perennial and annual flowers, trees, shrubs, grasses, and turf), combined with a knowledge of basic design, will equip you for a variety of interesting jobs.
There are many career opportunities: nursery or greenhouse superintendent, landscape or maintenance contractor, estate/garden/groundskeeper, florist, garden designer, interior plantscape, and horticultural therapist.
General Horticulture Option
This option in the Associate's Degree is for students interested in developing a well-rounded background in all areas of horticulture or specializing in a particular area of interest such as floral design, integrated pest management, or arboriculture.
Horticulture Business Option
This option in the Associate's Degree is for students interested in developing a background in landscape horticulture and in business.
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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 Horticulture education. For more information about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, visit Student Financial Services HERE. The Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Department offers more than 27 scholarships and awards totaling approximately $51,000 to students each year. Visit the Landscape Architect and Horticulture Awards & Scholarships page on this website for more information HERE.
For information about applying to the Horticulture Program, visit Undergraduate Admissions HERE. In addition to the university’s admission requirements, the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture has a selective but diverse admissions process of its own. Review the admission requirements for your area of interest by contacting the Tyler School of Art Admissions Office at 215-777-9090.