The Plant Science - Environmental Horticulture degree programis a diverse program that combines the study of
grasses, soils, water, and various pests affecting turf and landscape operations with business
and management courses. This major provides an opportunity for students
to develop a personalized program in turfgrass science by selecting
a variety of classes offered in the departments of Environmental
Horticulture, Soil and Water Science, Entomology & Nematology,
and Plant Pathology. Students build on the knowledge gained through the interdisciplinary coursework by completing internships at top-rated facilities across the globe. Potential careers for turfgrass science majors
include work with golf courses, athletic fields, lawn care companies,
parks, agrichemical industries, cemeteries, environmental consulting
firms, sod farms, and government agencies, as well as preparation
for post-baccalaureate education in graduate school.
The Plant Science curriculum is offered at three locations: Ft. Lauderdale, Gainesville, and Milton. The curriculum is nearly identical at each location with some variation noted in the elective courses. Students should consult an academic advisor for guidance and approval of elective courses.