How Do You Get a Horticulture Degree Online?


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Oregon State University's Department of Horticulture, North Carolina State University's Department of Horticultural Science, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Department of Agronomy and Horticulture all have online degrees in horticulture or agronomy. Individuals can visit the websites of these institutions to view course descriptions and then apply and register for classes.

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Oregon State University has an online Bachelor of Science in Horticulture that consists of both study material and practical applications through lab and field-based projects. Course topics include plant nutrition, organic farming and gardening, food policy, ecology, and weed control. Students must also take select general education courses, and can also opt for a few electives.

Among the horticulture degrees from North Carolina State University is the online Undergraduate Certificate in Horticultural Science, which is a two-year program that focuses on basic home horticulture. Students and their advisers can work to personalize the program according to individual needs.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln students have several online horticulture options, including an M.S. in Agronomy and three horticulture certificate degrees. The M.S. degree has three specializations, these being in range and forage sciences, plant breeding and genetics, and crop physiology and production. There are also several Continuing Education Units students can receive while in the M.S. program.

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