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Sven Verlinden
phone: 304-293-2944

program contact

Sven Verlinden
phone: 304-293-2944

Program Details

Program Description

Horticulture is the science of the production, processing and marketing of fruit, vegetable, greenhouse and landscape crops. Students in the Horticulture Program at West Virginia University study the physiology, culture, harvest, quality control, sales and utilization of horticultural crops. The nature of horticulture has changed as areas become more urban, and the program focuses on landscape management and production of nursery and greenhouse plants, which help meet the aesthetic needs in growing urban environments.

Career Profile

The demand for horticulture graduates is steadily increasing. Graduates find employment as orchard, vegetable farm or greenhouse managers, landscape contractors, golf course and park horticulturists, seed and supply company representatives, state and federal nursery inspectors, and educators in schools and extension offices.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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