Academic Programs

The Plant Science - Environmental Horticulture degree programis a diverse program that combines the study of grasses, soils, water, and various pests affecting turf and landscape operations with business and management courses. This major provides an opportunity for students to develop a personalized program in turfgrass science by selecting a variety of classes offered in the departments of Environmental Horticulture, Soil and Water Science, Entomology & Nematology, and Plant Pathology. Students build on the knowledge gained through the interdisciplinary coursework by completing internships at top-rated facilities across the globe. Potential careers for turfgrass science majors include work with golf courses, athletic fields, lawn care companies, parks, agrichemical industries, cemeteries, environmental consulting firms, sod farms, and government agencies, as well as preparation for post-baccalaureate education in graduate school.

The Plant Science curriculum is offered at three locations: Ft. Lauderdale, Gainesville, and Milton. The curriculum is nearly identical at each location with some variation noted in the elective courses. Students should consult an academic advisor for guidance and approval of elective courses.

Additional Academic Program information


Dr. Jason Kruse
(352) 273-4569

Dr. Bryan Unruh
(850) 994-5215

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