Undergraduate

Undergraduate Study

Passionate about plants?

There are several undergraduate majors at Cornell that will help you fulfill your horticulture aspirations:

  • Plant Sciences - Majors develop expertise to solve global problems: Developing sustainable cropping systems, breeding stress-tolerant plants, bringing natural beauty to urban landscapes and more.Concentrations include: Plant Genetics and Breeding; Sustainable Plant Production and Landscape Management; Evolution, Systematics, and Ecology; Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology; Plants and Human Health.
  • Agricultural Sciences - Develop leadership skills and get practical, hands-on experience while exploring of agricultural systems and related environmental and socio-economic issues. Concentrations include; Applied Economics and Management; Crop Production and Management; Education and Communication; Sustainable Agriculture..
  • Viticulture and Enology - Learn to grow grapes and make wine in the heart of New York’s wine region.

Or you can combine your interest in horticulture with other majors from art history to biological engineering to hotel management:

Minor in Horticulture - Requires successful completion of two core courses (7 credits) eight additional electives. Open to any undergraduate student except Plant Sciences majors. There's also a new minor option that includes a Botanical Arts focus.