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New Mexico State University

What Can I Do With a Major In Horticulture?

The intense cultivation of plants for the benefit of people and the environment


Areas of Focus

There are several major areas of horticulture: Pomology, Fruit Production; Olericulture, Vegetable Production; Floriculture, Flower Production, Nursery Crop Production; Landscaping (designing, construction, and maintenance), Product Marketing, Private & Public Gardening, Education, Research Design, Advertising, and Photography


Career Titles

Silivicultureist (Production of Florist) Landscape Architecture
Park Management Polologist (Production of Fruit)
Floriculturist Flower Production
Wholesale Florists Retail Florists
Greenhouse Grower Greenhouse Manager
Olericulturist (Production of Vegetables) Landscape Contractor
Landscape Technicians Groundskeeper
Gardener Nursery Grower
Nursery Grower, Manager Landscape Design
Landscape Architect Horticultural Therapist
Plant Pathologist Plant Geneticist
Plant Breeder Secondary Teacher
University Professor/ Researcher Arboriculturist (Tree Expert)
Golf Course Management Interior Landscaping
Taxonomist Garden Writer/ Photographers


Career Related Websites

American Horticulture Society

American Horticulture Therapy Association

American Nursery and Landscape Association

American Society of Landscape Architects

Horticulture and Landscape Design Career Guide

Careers in Horticulture

Careers in Horticulture