Urban Horticulture Emphasis

A bachelor's degree in Sustainable Plant Systems, urban horticulture emphasis, will prepare you to produce and manage plants for use in crop production, landscape management and ecological restoration. You will learn about the technical and scientific principles of plant production and management in native lands, as well as in urban and suburban residential and commercial settings.

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About the Urban Horticulture Emphasis

This degree emphasis will prepare you for a career in horticulture, landscape design, municipal planning, agriculture, botany and more. You can work in settings like public gardens, municipal and state urban forestry programs, landscape design and design-build firms, field and greenhouse nurseries, and community garden programs. The degree also can lead to a graduate studies program.

Degree requirements

Courses required to complete a B.S. in Sustainable Plant Systems, urban horticulture emphasis, at the University of Arizona are subject to change, so remember to meet with your advisor regularly to review your course plan.

Course examples

You’ll work with your advisor to create a course plan that includes core and elective classes. Some course options for the urban horticulture emphasis include:

  • Plant Materials
  • Introduction to Horticulture
  • Arboriculture
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Green Infrastructure

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