Ornamental Horticulture: AAS,CC

Department: Plants, Soils, and Climate Department
College: College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

About This Degree

USU offers both a certificate and an associate’s degree in ornamental horticulture. Completion of the certificate requires 27 credits, and the associate’s degree requires 60 credits. Coursework for both is similar to the curriculum for the bachelor’s degree in plant science, and all approved coursework for the associate’s degree counts toward the bachelor's should students choose to continue. 

Many students who participate in this program attend through one of USU's locations throughout the state. Classes are offered in the evenings, making it convenient for students who work full time and wish to move into a career in ornamental horticulture or pursue horticulture as a hobby.

View Potential Careers

With an associate’s or certificate in ornamental horticulture, students can work in the following areas:

  • Greenhouse or nursery management
  • Golf course or parks management
  • Garden center, seed, equipment, and chemical sales
  • Owning or managing farm-related businesses
  • Agricultural product sales
  • Working for nurseries and greenhouses
  • Owning private landscaping businesses

Many careers in the "green industry" which means growing and maintaining plants which includes support industries like equipment, supplies, and company support.

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Online classes are not available to USU F-1 and J-1 sponsored students. International students sponsored by USU on a F-1 visa can study at Logan or Price campus and must register for face-to-face classes. International students sponsored by USU on a J-1 visa can study at Logan campus and must register for face-to-face classes.