About the Major

Please note: The Horticulture major no longer accepts new students. Resources remaining in the Horticulture section of this website are intended for students currently in the program. Incoming students are encouraged to consider CFANS Plant Science major, or Food Systems major. This page will not be updated as of 1/1/18.

The Horticulture major prepares you for a career designing, growing, or managing plants to improve our environment and quality of life. The curriculum will allow you to learn a broad range of skills in communications, basic sciences, business management, plant pathology, soil science, and horticultural science. Visit the Horticulture website.

Common Entry Level Job Titles

  • Crew Supervisor
  • Design Assistant/Designer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Farm Apprentice 
  • Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
  • Horticulturalist 
  • Nursery/Greenhouse Manager
  • Production Coordinator
  • Project Manager
  • Retail Specialist
  • Sales Representative

Types of Employers

  • Arboretums
  • Garden centers and nurseries
  • Golf courses
  • Government agencies
  • Residential/commercial landscape firms
  • Natural resource management firm
  • Parks, sports and recreational facilities
  • Universities and colleges
  • Urban & regional planning organizations

Alumni Internship and Volunteer Contacts

In addition to finding current job and internship openings, use GoldPASS to search info and contacts for students' previously completed internships related to this major (to get ideas and contact information- not to get a list of openings). Select "Job Search"> "Internship Agreement Database."

Salary and Employment Statistics

See the employment and salary page for statistics on the most recent graduates and previous years.

Top Career Resources

Horticulture Related Postings in GoldPASS

Animal Scientist (Multiple Openings)
Riverview, LLP
2018 Sustainable Farm Intern
Roots Return Heritage Farm LLC
Practicum Teaching Intern
Farmer Leadership Development Program Intern (Summer 2018)
Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative
Marketing Communications Intern
Ag Management Solutions
Farm to School Intern
Minneapolis Public Schools - Culinary and Wellness Services
Sustainable Agriculture Internship on Organic Microfarm/Bed and Breakfast
Landscape Designer/Architect
Landsburg Landscape Nursery
Temp Crop Adjuster
FBL Financial Group, Inc.
Farm Technician
Lovas Farms
Summer Internships: Horticulture, Greenhouse, Ecology
Mt. Cuba Center
One Year Internships: Arboriculture, Horticulture, Curation, Museum Studies
Mt. Cuba Center