Associate in Science in Horticulture

Explore the art and science of growing plants while preparing for a variety of careers with Temple’s Associate in Science in Horticulture from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture. This two-year program offers curriculum options in either general horticulture or horticulture business, and prepares students for entry into the rapidly expanding horticultural industry.

With a focus on field-based and hands-on learning, students take courses in horticultural science, landscape plant material, as well as propagation, production and management techniques. The horticulture business option includes classes in economics and accounting and is designed for students with an interest in horticultural business management.

Ambler Campus

All horticulture courses are held at Temple’s Ambler Campus, located 15 miles from Main Campus in a suburban setting. Ambler’s educational resources include a 187-acre arboretum, with a diversity of natural habitats including old growth and secondary forests, meadows, streams, and beautifully designed gardens, the Greenhouse Education and Research Complex, science and computer labs, recreation facilities and a technology center..

In 2020, Ambler Campus was designated as the Temple Ambler Field Station, a living laboratory for environmental field research and education. 

Classes & Curriculum  

As an Associate in Science in Horticulture student, you’ll learn the science of growing, producing and maintaining plants for applications in different horticultural sectors including food production, the built and natural landscape and within controlled environments.

A few courses you can anticipate taking include the following.

  • General Botany 

  • Greenhouse Management 

  • Plant Ecology 

  • Plant Propagation 

​Learn more about the coursework for the Associate in Science in Horticulture.

Related Undergraduate Certificates

The  Certificate in Sustainable Food Systems offers students the opportunity to enhance their majors with an interdisciplinary approach to investigate the complexities of food systems that includes horticulture, city planning, and public health.  

Graduate Pathways

Students in the two-year Associate of Science program may choose to continue their study by applying to the Bachelor of Science in Horticulture or the Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture.

Related Graduate Degrees

Plants at the Ambler Campus.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Associate in Science offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $17,976.00 per year
Out-of-state: $32,376.00 per year


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