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Sustainable Horticulture (AS Degree)
Plant yourself in the perfect career!
If you are interested in greenhouse management or growing bedding plants, potted plants, perennial flowers, woody plant production or nursery / garden center management then the Horticulture major at the Stockbridge School is the place to be. Horticulture students design their own focus of study by electing courses in a range of horticulture topics.
Why choose a career in Horticulture?
Horticulture is the science and art of growing flowers, ornamental plants, fruits, and vegetables. If you like the idea of combining art and science, enjoy working with plants and people, or wish to beautify the environment, then a career in horticulture would be very satisfying to you.
Opportunities in Horticulture are growing
As in other areas of the green industry, horticulture jobs in various aspects of horticulture continue to increase. And, the number of available jobs continues to exceed the number of graduates. Employment positions include growers, sales representatives, garden center managers, and floral designers. Greenhouse and horticulture companies throughout the country offer attractive salary and benefit packages to well-trained professionals.
Industry supports students with scholarships
Garden clubs, professional organizations, and horticulture societies provide scholarships to students who are interested in the study of horticulture.
New England Regional Student Program (NERSP)
Students who are residents of Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont are eligible for reduced tuition through the New England Regional Student Program (NERSP). Get an overview of how the program works, or visit the NERSP website for more details.