Ornamental Horticulture is one of the nation’s fastest growing industries with an annual volume of more than two billion dollars. Georgia is enjoying a healthy share of this steady growth. Currently, more than 1,300 growers or business people are involved in this activity as either nurserymen, wholesalers, retailers, or landscapers. Fort Valley State University offers a wide variety of courses in Ornamental Horticulture, providing a solid background for graduating students.

Undergraduate Majors

Students majoring in Ornamental Horticulture may earn a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Career Opportunities

  • Landscaper
  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Nursery Manager
  • Garden Center Operator
  • Floral Designer
  • Turf Producer
  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Public Garden Superintendent
  • Plant and Supplies Distributor
  • Extension Agent
  • Vo-Agriculture or Vo-Tech Teacher

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the university high school students must have a GPA of 2.25 as well as an SAT score of 430 on Critical Thinking/Verbal and 400 on Math or an ACT score of 17 on English and 17 on Math.


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