May 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sustainable Horticulture BS

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainable Horticulture is a professional degree for students looking for a future in management or supervision. All concentrations are based in the domesticated plant profession with uses in food systems, environmental design and systems planning. After a core of plant and natural sciences, history and development, the degree moves into three concentrations: International Agricultural Development, Agribusiness, and Landscape and Environmental Design.

Agribusiness Concentration: This concentration prepares professionals for a sales position or large farm/production management role. Additionally, because of the business component of this degree, it is an easy blend into Andrews University’s MBA program. The elective portion is widely flexible to allow focus on a specific area of interest: crops, greenhouse production, horticulture, or another area of agricultural sciences.

International Agriculture Development Concentration: This concentration is designed to provide students with knowledge, skill and experience to prepare them for entry-level positions in agriculture or international development. Additionally, students who complete this concentration and suggested electives will be eligible to enter the Master of Science in Community & International Development program at Andrews University. Students are required to participate in a domestic as well as an international internship so that the experience of other cultures is embedded in the program. Job opportunities are numerous with NGO’s, domestic and international governments, and the mission field.

Landscape and Environmental Design Concentration: This concentration is built to equip students with an extensive knowledge base in ornamental horticulture and environmental design. Ecology, botany, and art are combined in this degree to equip students to work in the ever-growing “green industry,” joining creative professionals who like nature and working with it. Graduates of this degree are ready for immediate employment.

Total Credits - 120

Major - 66

Concentration - 34

Students must choose one of the following concentrations or complete 34 elective credits from ANSI, AGRI, or HORT in consultation with advisor.


International Agriculture Development

Landscape and Environmental Design


General Education (Andrews Core Experience)

Students must fulfill all Bachelor’s Degree requirements listed in the Andrews Core Experience .

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will:

  • Understand the practices and principles of sustainable horticulture.
  • Manage human, financial, and material resources in the field of horticulture.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in the profession (punctuality, dependability, respect for supervisors and peers, etc.).
  • Communicate effectively in written and verbal forms.
  • Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively.

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