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Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences

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Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2339
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2339

Phone: (208) 885-6274

Email: pses@uidaho.edu

What You Can Do

With this degree, you may become one of the following:

  • Landscape director: Monitor, maintain, and improve golf courses or the grounds of cities, universities or hospitals.
  • Propagator: Produce new plants through grafting, budding, cutting, tissue culture and genetic manipulation.
  • Landscape contractor: Design and install complete landscapes.
  • Greenhouse manager: Test, analyze, and modify growing conditions to improve production and cut energy costs.
  • Arborist and urban forester: Establish and maintain trees and shrubs for a large park, city or state agency.
  • Grower: Oversee day-to-day production of vegetables, fruits, or landscape plants; supervise employees in pest management, irrigation, equipment maintenance and other activities.
  • Field representative: Work for a company that sells machinery, fertilizers, and pest management supplies to golf courses, greenhouses and nurseries. Recommend products and explain their use.
  • Researcher: Develop more economical and effective techniques for growing, handling and marketing horticultural crops.


Our graduates get jobs at greenhouses, nurseries, parks, athletic facilities, universities and government agencies.

You may also want to continue your education. Earn an advanced degree in plant science, environmental science, turf management, landscape design, agronomy, plant breeding and genetics or plant pathology.