Degrees Offered

We offer a B.S. degree with options in Plant Sciences and Genetics, Plant Production and Management (Horticulture), Environmental Soil Sciences and Landscape Horticulture. MS and PhD degrees are given in Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences.

All four undergraduate options share class requirements in the University General Education core, CTAHR core, and requirements in Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences. All four options emphasize a broad education in plant sciences, biotechnology, horticulture and soil sciences, and landscape horticulture and are developed to meet your individual needs.

AgriBusiness Certificate

The department offers an AgriBusiness Certificate. This Certificate fills a business and management void for undergraduate students in the technical fields of agriculture and for business/economics students who want to concentrate in agriculture.

The Certificate program consists of courses concentrating on the applications of business, management and economic principles to agribusinesses with particular emphasis on the factors that differentiate agriculture and related products and services from other businesses.


Students must complete the General Education Core requirements of the University. An updated list of the courses recommended that satisfy the University Core requirement is available from the undergraduate adviser.

The College has a core consisting of the following three courses that will satisfy parts of the University core requirement:

SP 151 or 251 – Personal and Public Speech or Principles of Effective Public Speaking
NREM 310 – Statistics in Agriculture and Human Resources
TPSS 492 – Internship/directed studies (3 credits)

Students must complete the following three courses in the Department:

TPSS 200 – Tropical Plant Science
TPSS 300 – Tropical Production Systems
TPSS 351 – Enterprise Management