Master the art, business, education, science and technology of plants with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science, with a focus on Horticulture. The University of Central Missouri’s undergraduate degree in Horticulture takes your classroom learning and applies it to the food we eat and the environments in which we live and play.
Grow and flourish with UCM’s Horticultural degree
Jobs for horticulturalists require more than a green thumb. Our undergraduate Horticulture degree gives you a strong foundation in the science of plants, soils and water. Gain practical skills throughout your horticultural classes and graduate prepared for horticultural careers in both rural and urban settings.
Flexible degrees in Horticulture at UCM
Take horticultural classes in person at our Warrensburg campus, and pursue a Horticulture degree as a full- or part-time student.
100% job placement rate for Class of ’19
UCM classes average 20 majors
UCM Greenhouse and Nursery Complex
Agriculture and horticulture clubs
At the University of Central Missouri, our horticultural classes provide you with the knowledge and skills to breed, establish, harvest and manage plants. You’ll use different tools and techniques to design, create and operate landscapes and other environments.
Undergraduate Horticulture degree program coursework involves the classroom and our university farms, which house state-of the-art greenhouses and shade houses. Take horticultural classes in:
Complete your undergraduate Horticultural degree and pursue jobs for horticulturalists in Missouri and throughout the Midwest that impact the cultivation and growing of plants.
To prepare you for horticultural careers, the University of Central Missouri provides you with ample hands-on, real-world opportunities. Put opportunity into action through:
Graduates with degrees in Horticulture from the University of Central Missouri use their extensive knowledge of plant species and strong problem-solving skills in a variety of ways. Jobs for horticulturalists can be found in fruit and vegetable crop production, golf course maintenance, landscape or nursery management and public and private garden management.
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The University of Central Missouri’s tuition and fees come in lower than many other institutions in Missouri. Our Horticultural degree program offers competitive tuition rates, along with several opportunities and resources to help you finance your college education.
For example, our local Johnson County Master Gardeners’ Group provides scholarships to UCM students interested in horticultural careers. You can learn more about program-specific scholarships with the UCM Scholarship Finder.
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If you’re more interested in the science side of horticulture, check out our undergraduate degree in: