Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$309 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
Online You can complete nearly all courses in this program online, with one or a few site-based courses required. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.S. Horticulture – Online

Careers

The field of horticulture is diverse; offering graduates many options for a fulfilling career. Job fields include the landscape and nursery industry, environmental conservation, farming and ranching, soil and plant research, agriculture as well as working within the public sector, such as national parks, land management, and local and city planning.

Know your value

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with a bachelor's degree earn on average 64 percent more per week than those with a high school diploma. The difference in total earnings over the course of a person's career could be as much as $1 million.

Sample job titles

  • Agricultural inspector
  • Conservation scientist
  • Crop/livestock manager
  • Landscape architect
  • Nursery and greenhouse manager
  • Park naturalist
  • Pest control worker
  • Soil and plant scientist
  • Tree trimmer and pruner
  • Urban and regional planner
  • Additional career information can be found on the Department of Horticulture website.

For information about job prospects for these career fields, please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook.  The Oregon State University Career Development Center is also a great resource for career information.

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