2015 PLANET Student Career Days
Our team just got back from North Carolina where they competed in 28 different events. They proved, once again, that BYU-Idaho Horticulture has one of the best programs in the nation as we continually turn out high-performing students.
Check the blog for more details on this year's results.
Design Challenge Champions!
Judging and voting for the Design Challenge has come to a close and we’re very pleased to announce that in an extremely close contest, BYU-Idaho is the First Place Winner of the 2014-2015 Design Challenge. The final scores were determined by totaling the scores from the judges, plus additional points from the public voting process. Remarkably, after totaling the scores, only two points separated the teams, with a tie for second place! Check the blog to see our score and judges' comments.
Our greenhouse and gardens have always been open to the campus and public for exploration. The horticulture students, alumni, and faculty have known this, but a large percentage of anyone outside of that don't know. In fact, anyone that has worked the Plant Shop in the MC on Fridays can tell you that MANY, many, many students don't even know where the Benson building is. Their knowledge of campus buildings ends at the Taylor Chapel. And while it is common to see people enjoying the beautiful outdoor Thomas E. Ricks Gardens, usually the only people in the greenhouse are horticulture students and faculty and occasionally a student wandering around and asking if it's okay for them to be in there.
We’re hoping to change that with our “Explore the Greenhouse” promo.
Read more about it on the blog.
Click here for a map of the Thomas E. Ricks Garden, the Apple Orchard Museum, Flower Center and the Horticulture Greenhouses/Plant Shop.
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**Students, the new Degree Audits (replacing the Grad reports) may not be completely correct. Sometimes they read the wrong catalog year or simply don't have the correct requirements. Don't fret. Talk to your advisor or go to the academic advising center upstairs in the Benson building for help and to get the correct requirements you need.
Our aim at Brigham Young University-Idaho Horticulture Department is to nurture understanding of both the art and science of Horticulture. Students learn experimentally in the classroom, laboratory, greenhouse, and ten-acre Thomas E. Ricks demonstration garden as they pursue and Associates or Bachelors Degree. Using the medium of plants, students develop habits of hard work, enlightened minds, and healthy living that assist in gainful employment opportunities.
The Department is a recognized leader in horticulture education preparing students for expanding career opportunities in nurseries, garden centers, florist's shops, floral wholesalers, plant brokers, landscape contractors, lawn service companies, interior-scape companies, greenhouses, golf courses, parks, botanical gardens, landscape management, event planning, design build, plant production, plant breeding, horticulture sales and marketing, and horticulture supply companies. Demand for graduates is strong and most students can choose from several job offers throughout the nation. Students who seek advanced degrees find opportunities in horticulture teaching, research, extension education, and government.
Bachelor of Science - Horticulture (695) is a 4 year Horticulture degree. Students can choose from three emphasis areas:
▪ Floral Design (695-16): provides training in retail and wholesale floral marketing, artistry of wedding and event flowers, and interpretive and competitive design.
▪ Design/Build/Maintain (695-14): emphasizes the design, installation and management of landscapes, including irrigation systems, plant maintenance, and bidding and estimating.
▪ Production (695-15): focuses on the retail/wholesale markets of nurseries, garden centers, cut flowers, vegetables, fruits and greenhouse operations.
Associate of Horticulture Management (354) is a two year Associate of Applied Science degree offering the basics of horticulture, including landscaping, plant propagation, and pest control.
Associate of Floral Design Management (353) is a two year Associate of Applied Science degree offering the basics of floral design, including weddings, event flowers and marketing.
Minor in Horticulture (204) - a minor is available for those not majoring in Horticulture.
Horticulture Clusters - two clusters are offered
▪ Event Planning Cluster
▪ Horticulture Cluster
*Courses which develop skills in home gardening, floral design, and landscape beautification are available to the general student body.