Summary: This information describes typical occupations and employment settings associated with this major. Understand some of these
options may require additional training. Moreover, you are not limited to these options when choosing a possible career path.
Description of Horticulture
The horticulture major provides the education necessary for a career in production, sales, of horticultural commodities (fruits,
vegetables, indoor and outdoor ornamental plants, turfgrasses, and flowers). The horticulture curriculum is designed to instruct and
educate students in the application of basic principles to the propagation, culture, production, and postharvest physiology of
ornamental plants, turfgrasses, fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The curriculum has the flexibility to allow a student to select courses in
turf management (the culture and management of turfgrasses on golf courses, recreational areas, and home lawns); floriculture/woody
ornamentals (including the use of plants indoors for aesthetic, therapeutic, as well as pollution abatement purposes); and fruit and
vegetable production and management.
Georgia Career Information Center http://www.gcic.peachnet.edu (accessible only on campus computers)
O*NET http://online.onetcenter.org (click on Find Occupations)
Occupational Outlook Handbook http://www.bls.gov/oco (type in general term for career of interest)
Alberta Occupational Profiles http://www.alis.gov.ab.ca/occinfo/frameset.asp (click on Occupational Title Search)
*Please visit the Career Center Library or your Career Consultant if you need additional information or assistance.
Possible Job Titles of Horticulture Graduates
(*Jobs as reported by Career Center post-graduate survey)
Agricultural Extension Agent