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Fruit and Vegetable Management

The Fruit and Vegetable Management major offers specialization in the science and practice of growing, harvesting, handling, storing, processing, and marketing tree fruits, small fruits, and vegetables. Students will learn the most efficient and sustainable management practices involving state-of-the-art production systems for the diverse fruit and vegetable crops produced in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Employment and Career Possibilities Within This Major

  • Growers & Farm managers
  • Production Field Advisors
  • Sales Representative in Horticulture Services
  • Managers of Produce firms
  • Brokers & Marketers of Fruit & Vegetable products

Examples of Required/Preferred Classes for First-Year Students

  • Biology 106: Intro to Organismal OR Biology 120: Intro to Botany
  • EconS 101: Fundamentals of Microeconomics
  • Chem 102: Chem Related to Life Sciences OR Chem 106: Princ. of Chem II
  • Soil_Sci 201: Soil: A living system
  • Hort/Crop_Sci 102: Cultivated plants
  • H_D 205: Dev. Effective Com.

Transfer Pathways

Many of our best students attend local community colleges prior to transferring to WSU. Below is a list of suggested WSU courses to take locally and transfer into WSU. You can find your institution’s equivalent courses with our Transfer Course Search Tool or submit a course for evaluation with our Course Evaluation Request Form.

  • BIOLOGY 107: Intro to Cell Biology and Genetics
  • BIOLOGY 106: Intro to Organismal Biology or 120: Introductory Botany
  • CHEM 101: Introduction to Chemistry or 105: Principles of Chem I
  • CHEM 102: Chemistry Related to Life Sciences or 106: Principles of Chem II
  • ECONS 101: Fundamentals of Microeconomics
  • ENGLISH 101: Introductory Writing
  • COM 102: Public Speaking in the Digital Age
  • WSU UCORE [DIVR] course
  • WSU UCORE [ARTS] course
  • WSU UCORE [HUM] course
  • STAT 212: Introduction to Statistical Methods

Check out our Transfer Student page for more information about the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) Transfer Student Experience!

Fruit and Vegetable Management Advising Sheet

Student Organizations/Clubs Associated with this Major

  • Horticulture Club
  • Viticulture and Enology Club

Information for New students

This is a Bachelor of Science Degree in Integrated Plant Sciences with a major in Fruit & Vegetable Management. An internship is required in this major. Students will work with their advisor to locate an appropriate internship. It is managed by the Department of Horticulture.

Aranza Arroyo-Mejia receives award.

From a Student’s Perspective…

Alexa Hintze.
This major is heavily focused on management of both fruit and vegetable production. You learn everything from how crop plants grow and interact with the environment to pest, disease, and weed management and proper storage techniques. – Alexa Hintze, CAHNRS Ambassador, Class of 2020

Contact Information

Dr. Colette Casavant
Director of Student Success
colette.casavant@wsu.edu
(509) 335-8406

For information about advising visit the CAHNRS Academic Advising page.