Careers in Horticulture

Careers in horticulture are diverse and rewarding. Graduates from the Department of Horticulture have all completed internships and are in high demand in the green industry and related fields. 10-20% of horticulture graduates continue their education in graduate school. Our students have many opportunities to interact with prospective employers through departmental activities.


Careers include but are not limited to:

  • Landscape Contractor
  • Nursery Grower
  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Municipal Horticulturist
  • Landscape Designer
  • Grounds Manager
  • Zoo or Garden Horticulturist
  • Horticultural Educator
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Extension Agent
  • Consultant
  • Sales and Management


See what our some of our alumni are doing now

Seed Your Future Careeers Page


Advice to Horticulture Majors from Alumni

  • "Always take the chance to explore different jobs through internships and networking"
  • "Be flexible."
  • "Keep learning."
  • "Know when and how to comply with new technologies."
  • "Get your pesticide application license! Everyone who I know has had to get it for a post graduate job."
  • "Plant knowledge AND business appreciation can be used to stand out to potential employers."
  • "Make sure your resume and coverletter are spot on and professional."

Alumni Spotlights: Sarah Murphy (2005) and Byron Carmean (1970)

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