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. in Horticulture – Online

Curriculum

As an Oregon State horticulture major, you will study plant pathology, pest and weed management, soils, ecology, agricultural business and policy within the diverse field of horticulture. You will participate in applied, experiential learning, and our faculty will share their knowledge and research of the latest technologies and trends in the horticulture field.

Degree requirements

A total of 180 quarter credits – including at least 60 upper-division credits – are required to graduate with your bachelor's degree in horticulture. Full degree requirements, curriculum information and details about the general horticulture option are available on Oregon State's academic catalog.

For information about OSU's Baccalaureate Core, visit our bacc core details page.

Sample course topics

  • Plant nutrition
  • Weed management
  • Plant propagation
  • Landscape plant materials
  • Organic farming and gardening
  • Sustainable landscapes
  • Urban forestry
  • Applied ecology
  • Environmental economics and policy

Additional program features

Internship

As part of your horticulture studies, you will be required to complete a 360-hour internship. The internship will provide important hands-on field experience and enable you to successfully apply the knowledge learned in your classes. If you are currently working in the horticultural industry, you may be able to use your employment to meet the internship requirement. 

Transfer credits

Some degree requirements may be transferred from other institutions. Please note that a minimum of 45 credits of the last 75 credits in this degree program must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement.

Previously earned credits must be reviewed upon admittance to OSU for appropriate articulation. Find more information about transferring credits using the Office of Admissions’ single-course search tool.

Add a minor

As an OSU Ecampus student, you can add a minor to your degree program. OSU offers a diverse selection of minors online. You can combine horticulture with a minor in business or geography to create an even more powerful résumé fit for today's competitive job market.

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Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization to operate in your state.

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