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The WSU Department of Horticulture program is among the top programs in the U.S. Together with their students, our faculty members are driving biological discovery and practical applications using our strengths that include breeding, genetics and genomics, bioinformatics, biochemistry, and physiology.

WSU Horticulture provides undergraduate and graduate education and research opportunities. Horticulture faculty contribute to a broad group of WSU plant science research projects that are contributing to increase productivity, sustainability, and innovation. WSU’s plant science programs are among the most productive in the nation.

Our department has faculty strategically positioned in Pullman and at our four research and extension centers in the state: Prosser, Puyallup, Mount Vernon, and Wenatchee. Our faculty provide research, teaching, and extension with the goal of training the next generation of plant science experts. We work with a wide range of horticultural crops that directly contribute more than $4 billion dollars to the state economy.

The Department of Horticulture is in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS), WSU’s biggest college, adding to the breadth and depth of opportunities for students to learn, collaborate, and innovate.

Photo of a greenhouse full of blooming plants. Flowers of many colors sit in pots on a floor rack while hanging baskets fill the space above.
Photo of a large group of people on a dirt road leading through a wheat field.
Photo of a close up of a bunch of cherries on a tree in an orchard. In the middle grounds, a human walks in the aisle between trees.