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Undergraduate Curriculum Options

  • Organic Horticultural Systems - This specialization emphasizes the biological principles, cultural practices, and technological innovations that maintain ecological and economical balance in horticultural crop production systems. This is a flexible option with electives that allow students to meet their own educational career objectives. Graduates will be prepared for a range of careers related to conventional, sustainable, and organic crop production, management, research, and certification. See the undergraduate catalog for more information.

  • Plant Biotechnology and Improvement - This specialization focuses on the biochemical and molecular aspects of crops, including crop growth and development, crop physiology, and plant improvement and breeding. This specialization prepares students for careers in laboratory and field research and is also an excellent preparation for pursuing graduate and professional studies. The large number of elective courses allows students to specialize in cutting-edge areas of plant biology or related disciplines. See the undergraduate catalog for more information.

  • Science and Technology of Horticultural Crops - This specialization offers a broad academic program, covering growth, development, and cultivation of horticultural crops. This specialization can be tailored to individual interests and career objectives, ranging from applied specialty crop production to basic plant biology. Career options include fruit and vegetable grower, farm manager, research biologist, agricultural chemical salesperson, extension agent, produce handling and marketing, retail plant and produce sales, and a number of other opportunities. See the undergraduate catalog for more information

For more information on the Horticultural Sciences Undergraduate Program, please visit the UF Undergraduate Catalog.

View our undergraduate course listing here: Undergraduate Course List.

Who Do I Contact?

Dr. Tie Liu, Undergraduate Advisor | 352-846-2638 or

Dr. Gerardo Nunez, Undergraduate Advisor | 352-273-4765 or

Dr. Bala Rathinasabapathi, Undergraduate Advisor | 352-273-4847 or

Curtis Smyder, Student Services Coordinator | 352-273-4781 or

Dr. Xin Zhao, Undergraduate Coordinator| 352-273-4773 or