The Nursery and Greenhouse Management major is a horticulture-based program that prepares students for opportunities in plant propagation, the production and marketing of potted crops, bedding plants, trees, shrubs, and cut flowers, and in landscape plant management. This is an exciting major for students interested in owning or managing a nursery or greenhouse, attending graduate school in horticulture, working for university extension offices and research greenhouses, maintaining landscapes and parks, or working as wholesale horticultural-product brokers. Students in this major are encouraged to gain hands-on experience and earn scholarships through participation in the Horticulture Club.
Employment and Career Possibilities Within This Major
- Greenhouse or Nursery manager
- Pest Control Specialist
- Landscape Supervisor
- Wholesale Horticulture-Product Broker
- Horticulture Marketing Specialist
- Extension Specialist
Examples of Required/Preferred Classes for First-Year Students
- Biology 106: Intro to Organismal Biology, Biology 107: Intro to Cell Biology and Genetics, OR Biology 120: Introductory Botany
- Chem 102: Chem Related to Life Sci or Chem 106: Princ. Of Chem II
- H_D 205: Dev. Effective Com. or Com 102: Com in Info.Soc
- Hort/Crop_Sci 102: Cultivated Plants
- Soil_Sci 201: Soil: A Living System
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 106: Intro to Organismal Biology, 107: Intro to Cell Biology and Genetics or 120: Introductory Botany (2 of these)
- CHEM 101: Introduction to Chemistry or 105: Principles of Chem I
- CHEM 102: Chemistry Related to Life Sciences or 106: Principles of Chem II
- ENGLISH 101: Introductory Writing
- COM 102: Public Speaking in the Digital Age
- WSU UCORE [SSCI] course
- WSU UCORE [DIVR] course
- WSU UCORE [HUM] course
- STAT 212: Introduction to Statistical Methods, MATH 140: Calculus for Life Scientists, MATH 171: Calculus I or MATH 202: Calculus for Business and Economics
Check out our Transfer Student page for more information about the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) Transfer Student Experience!
Student Organizations/Clubs Associated with this Major
- Horticulture Club
- Viticulture and Enology Club
- Minorities in Agriculture and Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS)
Information for New students
This is a Bachelor of Science Degree in Integrated Plant Sciences with a major in Landscape, Nursery, & Greenhouse 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.
For information about advising visit the CAHNRS Academic Advising page.