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Career Opportunities

 

 

Career opportunities in horticulture are vast and varied. Here are a few of the opportunities that await you:

 

MANAGEMENT/BUSINESS Landscape, nursery, orchard, vegetable farm, greenhouse, garden center

 

EDUCATION/RESEARCH Extension agents, horticulture vo-ag and vo-tech teachers, research scientists, plant breeders


COMMUNICATION Garden writers


DESIGN Interiorscapers,landscape designers


SPECIALITIES Horticulture therapists, public garden, zoo or city horticulturists


MARKETING Production marketers,
chemical, equipment, plants and seed sales


How to Prepare

 

 

Courses in chemistry, biology/botany and pre-calculus are desirable.

What Awaits You in
Horticulture?

     Want to know more about the art and science of producing nutritious food for the body and beautiful plants for the soul? Like working outside, working with our hands or being our own boss?
     Horticulture may be the major for
you. The horticulture degree teaches students the basic principles of propagation, production, maintenance, marketing and post-harvest physiology of fruits,
vegetables, ornamentals plants and herbs.


     The Department of Horticulture at the University of Georgia has an internationally renowned faculty that provides an extraordinary educational environment to prepare students for a horticultural career. The faculty works with students to develop a program that is suited for the student's specific interests.
     Field trips to nearby nurseries,
greenhouses and landscapes
supplement classroom exercises.
It is exciting to study and work
in an industry that is as dynamic
and strong as the horticultural
industry in Georgia.


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