Welcome back to Spring Semester!!!
We are excited to start another semester. The weather is gorgeous and it's a great time to learn more about plants! Start off the semester right with good habits: come to class on time, be prepared, ask questions. Be polite and professional in your classrooms. Use the resources the department has to make your learning experience the best it can be. We are here to help you! As always, the greenhouse and gardens are open to you to explore and enjoy- they are great places to study. Use them!
Undergrad Research Projects
Students interested in being part of a research project this semester should contact the following professors: Williams, Willis, Dewey, Toll. Each of them have something that you can help with. If you will be pursuing grad school after BYU-Idaho then working on any of these projects will look fantastic on a resume/grad school entrance forms.
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.
Bridal Show 2015
The annual Fashion & Floral Gala took place on March 28. This year there was one HUGE difference compared to years past. Instead of being held in the Benson building, the event took place in the Hart auditorium. This was a great move. There was more room to showcase student’s work and less stress setting it all up. Students and attendees both loved the new venue. Read more here.
Greenhouse Ops Field Trip
On March 27th, the Greenhouse Operations class traveled to central Idaho to view some greenhouse businesses. They were able to tour three very different operations and see how their class lectures apply to a real business. Read more here.
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.