The Science and Technology of AgricultureHorticultural Science with a concentration in Biotechnology focuses on crop improvement through the application of technology, including plant tissue culture, DNA analysis, genetics, and microbiological techniques.
Strong Horticultural Science Industry OpportunitiesU.S. agricultural exports were valued at $140 billion in 2018 (USDA). The Citrus and Horticultural industries in Florida generate billions of dollars a year alone.
Greenhouse FacilitiesStudents utilize 8,500 square feet of greenhouse facilities to study and grow over 500 varieties of plants year round.
Award-Winning GardensFlorida Southern boasts over 350 plants from 250 varieties. The campus is considered one of the largest, most diverse collections of roses in the southeast.
Prime LocationLocated in central Florida, our close proximity to the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred allows us to bring in expert guest speakers from the industry.
I like to work closely with my students, from a scientific research point of view. Define a problem, design a method of coming up with the answer to the problem, and then actually do the research to find the answers. I think it is important to instill the sense of curiosity and joy and wonder about what we do.
All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:
Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.
- A completed application form
- Personal statement
- All official college transcripts
- Social standing form
If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:
- Official high school transcript
- SAT and/or ACT scores