Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry

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Focus on how plants improve the environment and the quality of life by learning how plants control erosion, restore damaged land and beautify urban and rural landscapes. Also gain an understanding of plant production, management and biology.

Students majoring in Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry learn how plants improve the environment and the quality of our lives. The major focuses on the biological and physical concepts and horticultural principles of plant production, management of plants and plant ecosystems in landscape settings and sociological aspects of plant/people interactions in the urban environment. Plants are used to revegetate and restore disturbed landscapes, control erosion and reduce energy and water consumption. The ornamental use of plants to improve the aesthetic quality of urban and rural landscapes, recreational areas, interiorscapes and commercial sites is an important aspect of this major. Students may select one of the following four areas of specialization: Urban Forestry, Floriculture/Nursery, Landscape Management/Turf, or Plant Biodiversity/Restoration


  • Urban Forestry
  • Floriculture/Nursery
  • Landscape Management/Turf
  • Plant Biodiversity/Restoration

Career options

  • Agriculture and Food Scientist
  • Arborist
  • Botanical Garden Manager
  • Consultant
  • Crop Farmer
  • Floral Designer
  • Heirloom Seed Collection Manager
  • Landscape Architect
  • Landscaper and Groundskeeper
  • Plant grower/salesperson
  • Public Works/ Park Management
  • Seed Producer
  • Turf Manager
  • Urban and Regional Planner

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