Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) - Horticultural Science
A program that focuses on the scientific principles related to the cultivation of garden and ornamental plants, including fruits, vegetables, flowers, and landscape and nursery crops. Includes instruction in specific types of plants, such as citrus; breeding horticultural varieties; physiology of horticultural species; and the scientific management of horticultural plant development and production through the life cycle. Get more details and student breakdown below, including other Virginia schools that offer a horticultural science degree. Students at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University who have completed this program in 2010-2011 have received the following degrees:
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Breakdown of Students That Completed the Horticultural Science Program
The table below lists the number of students that have completed the horticultural science program at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Career Options For Graduates
Students who have completed this program, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below. The information covers overall job description, estimated salary and wages, along with job projections by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Nursery and Greenhouse Managers
Crop and Livestock Managers
Farmers and Ranchers
Soil and Plant Scientists
Conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity. Read more about working environment, educational requirements, and potential salary of soil and plant scientists in our career profile section.
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Read more about working environment, educational requirements, and potential salary of agricultural sciences teachers, postsecondary in our career profile section.
List of schools that offer a horticultural science degree or program in Virginia
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