The Department of Horticulture at MSU offers certificate and degree programs tailored to fit the interests and career goals of our students. Certificate Programs are three to four semester programs that provide a highly focused curriculum, and quickly prepare students for entry and advancement in green industry careers. Bachelor of Science degrees in Horticulture offer students the option to focus on a concentration in Horticultural Science, Landscape Design,Construction and Management, or Sustainable and Organic Horticulture. Graduate programs offer students the opportunity to earn MS or PhD degrees. Please contact the faculty/staff representative for each program to obtain additional information.
The Bachelor of Science program in Horticulture offers students the opportunity to develop a program of study which matches their interests and career goals. The Horticultural Science concentration is an excellent program for students interested in plant production, management, marketing and biotechnology. The Landscape Design, Construction and Management concentration focuses on the plants, materials and management of landscaped spaces including residential and commercial properties and public spaces. The Sustainable and Organic Horticulture program prepares students for careers in farming, community food systems and urban agriculture. is available on this website. For further information, contact Undergraduate Advisor Susan Gruber.
2-Year Institute of Agricultural Technology (Certificate Program)
The Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) delivers innovative, educational programs that develop career-ready graduates through intensive, practical learning and skill enhancement. IAT offers Certificate programs in eleven areas of expertise including multiple green industry related programs ‑ Landscape and Nursery Management, Fruit. Vegetable and Organic Horticulture, Applied Plant Science, Landscape and Lawn Management, Golf Turfgrass Managment, and Sports and Commercial Turfgrass Management. These programs are located in East Lansing, and/or in partnership with community colleges in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Sidney, and Traverse City. These programs prepare students for dynamic careers in a changing world. Certificate programs vary in length (3 to 4 semesters), are highly respected statewide and nationally.
Internship and Job Opportunities
Visit our Internship and Job Posting web page for current and archived postings for internships, part-time and full-time jobs, homeowner requests, etc.
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Current MSU 2-year and 4-year Horticulture students can visit our Scholarship web page for scholarship opportunities