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
$318 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 all or nearly all requirements of this program online. 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, golf course, athletic field, greenhouse and nursery industries; plant breeding; environmental conservation; urban and rural farming; and soil, insect and plant research.

Opportunities also exist within the public sector, such as botanical 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

  • Ubran or rural farmer
  • Landscape designer
  • Golf course superintendent
  • Athletic field director
  • Nursery and greenhouse manager
  • Vineyard manager
  • Integrated pest control consultant
  • Plant breeder
  • Soil and plant scientist
  • Arborist
  • Urban and regional planner
  • Agricultural inspector
  • Conservation and restoration scientist

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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