Horticulture and Golf Course Management
Degrees and Programs
If you enjoy working with plants, designing landscapes, or working in the lawn or on a golf course, the Horticulture program is for you. You will develop skills in golf course grounds and clubhouse management, sports fields, lawn care, nursery, and garden center management, greenhouse production, landscape management practices, and business and personnel development practices.
You will learn the effect of the environment and cultural practices on plant growth and development. Emphasis will be on plant identification, pest identification, and proper selection of plant materials. Your hands-on experience will also include work at a local 18-hole golf course, a unique experience that very few colleges offer.
You'll also supplement classroom activities and gain work experience in the horticulture industry of your choice through the cooperative internship.
Opportunities in the this filed are expected to grow, particularly in the golf course and landscape industries. There are many different fields you can enter, including Golf Course Management, Landscape Design, Floral Design, and Athletic Grounds Management.
Salaries vary depending on chosen field and location.