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Citrus and Horticultural Science

Florida Southern College has the nation's only bachelor's degree program in Citrus and Horticultural Science taught by industry leaders.

Our Citrus and Horticultural Science program—the only one of its kind in the country—provides the perfect combination of hands-on experiences (both on campus and off) and broad-based education, as well as the industry connections, you need to excel.

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Top Reasons

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Unique Citrus Program

We have the nation’s only bachelor's degree program specifically in citrus and is known throughout Florida's citrus industry for the quality of our program.

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Citrus Trees On Campus

The Florida Southern campus has a collection of citrus trees for use in hands-on engaged learning in classes.

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Central Florida Location

Located in Florida's citrus production area and close proximity to the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred allows us to bring in expert guest speakers from the industry.

Program Contact

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Dr. Malcolm M. Manners

Chair of Citrus and Horticultural Science

Concentration Tracks

You must choose a specialty in Citrus and Horticultural Science for your major.


Biotechnology is a rapidly growing industry that offers many exciting possibilities for students.


Learn the business skills needed to make it big in the horticultural business market.


Florida Southern is known throughout the citrus industry for the quality of our program.

Pre-Graduate Studies

Prepare for the research demands you will find in top-tier graduate programs.

Course Information

A full description of the curriculum and course titles can be found in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog

Internship Opportunities

University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center
Syngenta Corporation
Florida’s Natural

Clubs and Organizations

Alpha Gamma Rho, the national agricultural social/professional fraternity is active on campus.

Graduate Opportunities

Our citrus majors attend a wide variety of graduate and professional schools.

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