Learn the science of growing plants from seed to sals product with a degree in Environmental Horticulture from the University of Idaho.

B.S. Sustainable Crop & Landscape Systems: Environmental Horticulture

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College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

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Phone: (208) 885-7984

Mailing Address:
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2336
Moscow, ID 83844-2336

Sustainable Practices, Green Thumbs

Horticulture professionals make careers out of growing and caring for plants, but you need more than a green thumb. Study topics like plant tissue culture and grafting; soil science; production of flowers, fruits, shrubs trees and vegetables; pollination and much more while gaining practical experiences at on-campus plant science farms and computer-controlled greenhouses in this program. 

Fast Facts

  • Complete your own independent study
  • Grow flowering crops and tropical plants to gain crop production and management experience 
  • Use specialized cloning techniques to produce flowering, fruiting and vegetable plants
  • Visit nurseries, golf courses and top-of-the-line landscape installations
  • Grow and donate produce from the UI organic farm to a local food bank
  • Landscape Director
  • Propagator
  • Landscape Contractor
  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Arborist and Urban Forester


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Job Placement


of graduates earn a job in their field after college.
Degree Roadmap
Degree Prep To prepare for courses required to earn this degree, we recommend you:
  • take biology and science courses
  • plant a garden
  • visit greenhouses
  • work on a farm
Lab Fees


Approximate lab fees for required courses.
Scholarships Over 400 scholarships are offered exclusively to College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) students based on GPA and other qualifications. Learn more.

You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.
Financial Aid To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.
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Hands-on Learning
  • Plant science farms
  • Computer-controlled greenhouses
  • Nurseries, golf courses, landscape installations
  • Study abroad in Taiwan, Mexico, or India
  • Monrovia Nursery
  • Golf Course
  • UI Potato Tissue Culture Laboratory