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What can I do with this degree?

Graduates of this Bachelor of Technology program are well prepared to meet the challenges of work in this dynamic industry, with a strong learning foundation that focuses on horticultural and environmental principles.

Urban environments are a fast-developing opportunity for employment of our graduates. Cities and municipal governments are interested in a more pleasing environment, and also in developing functional spaces that grow food, maintain wildlife diversity, and boost wellness. Whether your work takes you to the city or a smaller community, the skills you possess will be in high demand.

After graduating, you may find yourself:

  • managing urban water sources
  • working with a planning agency
  • planning or maintaining a golf course
  • developing and improving recreational parks
  • working with private and government institutions
  • designing landscapes and coordinating with construction companies
  • developing long-term landscape development strategies for communities
  • managing botanical garden collections
  • managing nursery and greenhouse operations
  • creating and developing your own firm
  • developing functional spaces with architects and landscape architects

Graduates of this program have gone on to the following careers:

  • senior managers in horticultural firms
  • executive directors at botanical gardens
  • parks and sport turf managers
  • estate/grounds managers
  • horticultural therapists
  • urban forest managers
  • landscape contractors and designers
  • professor or instructor at the college level
  • greenhouse or nursery managers
  • municipal parks manager
  • horticultural extension specialists, and other roles in education
  • utility/power company arborist
  • golf course¬†superintendants
  • marketing directors at private nurseries
  • horticultural sales reps
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