The A.S. in Horticulture is designed to outline the freshman and sophomore years of study for students who plan to transfer to other four-year colleges and universities to major in the wide variety of fields related to agriculture. Horticulture is an area of agriculture concerned with the production, care and marketing of high-value food and aesthetic crops requiring intensive management practices. Horticulture includes the growing of vegetables, fruits and ornamental plants such as tree shrubs, flowers and turfgrass. Students with a good background in agriculture or the biological sciences and chemistry who enjoy working with plants will find horticulture a rewarding career.
Greenhouse and Aquaponics
Students have the opportunity to study theory as well as experience hands-on learning in Eastern's 2,880-sqaure-foot greenhouse.
In addition, Eastern is a state leader in teaching aquaponics,
a sustainable agriculture method of growing all-natural produce and
fish using a re-circulating water system.Visit the Aquaponics webpage to learn more.
Horticulture is a rapidly growing field. Due to increasing population and environmental awareness, the demand for skilled personnel to manage our natural resources is increasing. Career opportunities include plant production, marketing, research, teaching, cooperative extension, horticulture therapy, landscape maintenance, park management and sales and field representatives for companies providing services to the agriculture industry.
A college degree is an investment in your future. There are many lifelong benefits of a quality education that exceed the initial costs involved. Tuition and fees at Eastern Oklahoma State College are among the lowest in the nation. Plus, Eastern offers a variety of institutional scholarships, as well as agriculture-related scholarships for students who demonstrate high academic qualifications and financial need. Federal and state financial aid and grant opportunities are also available to help fund your education.
Apply now for admission to the Horticulture program.
Horticulture Department Chair
Baker Hall 213