Graduates of our program possess the technical knowledge and skills to be a professional horticulturist. They understand plant growth and development and the culture and management of horticultural crops. They are able to communicate clearly and work effectively with others in the many disciplines of horticulture. Graduates understand the ethical and environmental dimensions of problems and issues facing horticultural professionals.

The horticulture curriculum is dynamic, flexible and designed to permit students to obtain a B.S. degree in horticulture by completing a science-based curriculum. Requirements include a minimum of 37 mathematic, physical science and biological science credits. English, speech, social sciences, humanities, and electives provide for liberal arts educational components.

Barb Clawson
(515) 294-5624
Did you Know?Horticulture students learn outside of the typical classroom setting at a 230-acre Horticulture Research Station.