About Horticulture

"Green Up America" with a Degree in Horticulture

Discover the Greenest Degree Ever

From upscale housing developments, to preservation and restoration of wetlands, to commercial and heavy construction fields the demand for professionals in the horticulture industry continues to grow. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts that many of the horticulture career fields will experience steady to moderate growth over the next decade. Ohio is ranked as one of the top six horticulture providers in the U.S. with a 22.6 percent growth rate. So whether you plan to work in or out of state, the horticulture industry has great career opportunities.

Kent State University at Salem's Horticulture Degree Programs

Areas of Concentration:

Practical Hands-On Experience with Knowledgeable Professionals

Students prepare for careers in landscape management, turf management, tree care, nursery, greenhouse and other related horticulture professions. Started in 1991, the program provides:

  • Experienced horticulture faculty
  • Leaders from all facets of the horticulture industry worked with faculty to develop the program
  • Students complete two paid internships in their area of concentration
  • Hands-on training in outdoor labs and employer site visits
  • On-campus facilities include a greenhouse, an arboretum, nurseries, nature trails and plant research demonstration plots
  • Off-campus facilities include the Draime Estate Gardens, a horticultural showcase Draime Estate Gardens

After earning the associate degree, students may move seamlessly into Kent State Salem's Bachelor in Applied Horticulture, which aids students in the development of managerial level expertise in such area as landscape architecture, urban ecology, sports turf management, landscape design, plant propagation and nursery operations.


John Majernik
Program Coordinator
Email: jmajerni@kent.edu
Phone: 330-337-4148
Ext: 74148