Bachelor of Science in Horticulture
Prepare yourself for a variety of careers related to cultivating and managing plants in the natural and built environment through the Bachelor of Science in Horticulture in Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture. This four-year undergraduate program offers courses in plant science, identification, production and maintenance through field-based and hands-on research and learning that deepens students’ knowledge of the natural and cultivated world.
You’ll learn the relationships between horticulture, technology and natural ecological processes and become responsible stewards of the environment. All horticulture courses are held at Temple’s suburban Ambler Campus, home to a 187-acre arboretum and state-of-the-art greenhouses, gardens, and labs. Additional coursework is available on Temple's Main and Center City campuses.
Careers in the field of horticulture can be in the built landscape or in natural environments and encompass a myriad of different occupational opportunities including:
- controlled environment cultivation;
- horticultural therapy;
- interior plantscaping;
- landscape contracting, restoration and management;
- public horticulture;
- research and teaching; and
- urban forestry.
Horticulture students can collaborate with landscape architecture students on projects, including an annual design-build project that culminates in an exhibit for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s annual Philadelphia Flower Show.