Units of study in horticulture cover a wide range of areas in the fields related to fruit, vegetable and ornamental production, postharvest biology and technology, amenity/urban horticulture and horticultural specialisations within areas of entomology, plant biotechnology, plant breeding and molecular genetics, and plant pathology.

Study plan

First year and second year students planning a specialisation in horticulture will complete intermediate prerequisite units of study in plant science. In third year, further study is undertaken at a senior level in horticulture and fourth year specialised study is undertaken in horticulture.

Graduate opportunities

A career in horticulture is one that offers a diverse range of opportunities, from design and planning to business and scientific research. Many positions combine working outdoors with the application of technical, design, planning, scientific and management skills. The industry attracts a diverse range of people, from school leavers to those seeking a change in career.

Related subject areas

Plant pathology

Our courses that offer this major

Not available in 2014