Undergraduate Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Integrated Plant Sciences (IPS)
The Department of Horticulture is one of many plant science departments at WSU that contributes to the interdisciplinary undergraduate Integrated Plant Science Bachelor’s degree. Within IPS, you will explore the science of plant development and production from the perspectives of a variety of disciplines. All students in the program take a core set of interdisciplinary courses selected specifically to give them a solid foundation on which they can build expertise in a specific discipline. Of the five majors available in IPS, the Department of Horticulture is most heavily involved in the following majors:
The Agricultural Biotechnology major emphasizes the development and application of new technologies to ensure a
safe and abundant food and fiber supply. Students are passionate about scientific methodology and real-world
application, enjoying the vast opportunities available in faculty- and student-led research.
This is an exciting major for students interested in owning or managing a nursery or greenhouse, attending graduate school in horticulture, working for university extension offices and research greenhouses, maintaining landscapes and parks, or working as wholesale horticultural-product brokers.
The Fruit and Vegetable Management major offers specialization in the science and practice of growing, harvesting, handling, storing, processing, and marketing tree fruits, small fruits, and vegetables. Students will learn the most efficient and sustainable management practices involving production systems for the diverse fruit and vegetable crops produced in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Minor in Horticulture
To minor in Horticulture you must complete a minimum of 16 credit hours in HORT courses. At least 9 hours must be in 300- or 400-level courses, excluding Hort 399 and 499, and taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses. Hort 202 and 351 are highly recommended.
To request a Hort minor be added to your program of study, click here.
To learn more about being an undergraduate in horticulture or student internships please contact:
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