The Department of Horticulture offers a broad spectrum of educational opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Our department is committed to engaging students in service and learning projects in the local community. To learn more about our Engaged Department award, click here. Please explore the opportunities below and contact our academic coordinators if you have any questions or want to discuss your educational plans.
Students currently can earn a B.S. in Horticulture in one of two majors at Virginia Tech:
- Environmental Horticulture
- Landscape Contracting
The Horticulture Minor is a popular choice for students from every corner of the campus at Virginia Tech. It is especially appropriate for students in Landscape Architecture, Turfgrass Management, Urban Planning, and Urban Forestry. 19 credits Requirements
Graduate Studies in Horticulture
Horticulture offers both a Master’s of Science and Doctoral degrees in all areas of faculty expertise. In addition, the department participates in the College of Life Sciences online professional degree program, the Master’s of Agricultural & Life Sciences.
- M.S. in Horticulture This is a two-year degree culminating in a research thesis. Students are prepared to pursue doctoral studies or accelerate their professional careers.
- Ph.D. in Horticulture Doctoral studies in Horticulture focus on scientific investigation in consultation with an doctoral advisor and committee of faculty.