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Student in greenhouse The science of production, processing and marketing of fruit, vegetable, greenhouse and landscape crops, horticulture is an important aspect of our everyday lives. To help prepare students to meet the needs of growing urban areas, the program provides two areas of emphasis – landscape management and production of nursery and greenhouse plants.

Fast Facts

Study abroad

Gain an international perspective on agriculture, natural environments and man-made landscapes during our Western Europe Study Tour.

Champion fundraisers

Be part of the WVU Horticulture Club which raises $20,000 each year while providing hands-on experiences growing crops.

State-of-the-art facilities

The Evansdale Greenhouse provides ample space for independent study, undergraduate research and internships



  • Greenhouse manager
  • Landscape contractor
  • Golf course horticulturist
  • Seed and supply company representative
  • State and federal nursery inspectors
  • Educators

Course Schedule

Freshman Year

Suggested Plan of Study

Fall Spring
AGRL 111 – Professions in Agriculture
PLSC 206 – Principles of Plant Science
ENGL 101 – Intro to Composition and Rhetoric
BIOL 102 and 104 – General Biology
BIOL 101 and 103 – General Biology
PLSC 105 – Plants and People, Past and Present
Free Elective
Select ONE:
MATH 126A – College Algebra (5-Day)
MATH 126B – College Algebra (4-Day)
MATH 126C – College Algebra (3-Day)

For full suggested course schedule, class descriptions and more information on General Education Foundations (GEF) see course catalog