Studying Horticulture at Georgia
Horticulture is at the nexus of many of the solutions for problems facing the world today.
- sustainably growing fruits, vegetables and medicinal herbs to feed and heal a hungry population
- rainwater harvesting, rain gardens, and hydroponics to conserve water in greenhouses, nurseries, and home landscapes
- mapping genes, breeding, and cloning to help plants grow more efficiently, look prettier, and resist pests
- using new technologies like LED lighting and environmental sensors to save energy and grow plants in new places, like outer space
- preserving and protecting our native plant ecosystems
- a brighter day with fresh bouquets and colorful landscapes
- helping others, at home, and around the world, who are less fortunate
- a starting point for an exciting career and life-long pursuit that will stay with you no matter where in the world you go and whichever path your life takes
In horticulture classes you will…
- Take labs where students conduct experiments, collect data, think critically
- Go on field trips to nearby farms, nurseries and landscapes
- Conduct independent research for credit, with a faculty mentor
- Grow plants in our greenhouses, plant vegetables at UGArden, prune trees at our farm
- Grow and sell vegetables and herbs in our entrepreneurship class
- Learn growing and sales with the Horticulture Club semi-annual plant sale
- Serve the local community in one of our service-learning courses or through UGArden
- Participate in one of many student clubs and organizations
- Work an internship to gain valuable resume experience and decide your path
- Study Away in another country for a single course, or entire semester.
- Degree requirements are outlined in the UGA Bulletin.
- Students take mostly the basic science core for the first two years with atleast one or two courses in Horticulture to help define or determine interests and goals.
- During years three and four, students focus on horticulture courses for their remaining years.
Horticulture Undergraduate Coordinator
David Berle Associate Professor & Undergraduate Coordinator; Emphasis: Urban & small farm organics, medicinal herbs