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Horticulture, Land, and Resource Management

Become part of the next generation of environmental leaders.

The horticulture, land, and resource management major is a multidisciplinary field of study that focuses on the sustainable management of land and natural resources, with a particular emphasis on horticultural practices and agricultural systems. Students in this major gain a deep understanding of the interactions between plants, soils, and the environment while also learning to manage land and resources in a method that generates sustainable revenue and profits.

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Hands-on Engaged Learning

Whether it’s studying soil conservation practices in person, optimizing water use efficiency at a citrus grove, or determining how to preserve native habits during a farm expansion, hands-on experiences go beyond theoretical knowledge, preparing students for challenges and opportunities in this evolving industry.

Industry Relevant Curriculum

With a broad focus that reflects the major shift in the way land is being used and managed as a business entity, classes cover a range of diverse and relevant topics including Florida soils and horticultural crops, commercial fruit production, juice processing, land management, real estate valuation, and property and contract law.

Exciting Career Opportunities

Growers of horticultural crops of interest, graduates with a major in horticulture, land, and resource management find rewarding professional opportunities as land use planners, natural resource managers, project managers, agriculture logistics specialists, environmental consultants, and urban planners.

Meet Our Mocs

Spencer Graybeal
Mollie Tew
Alex Perdue
Malcolm Manners, Ph.D.

Featured Faculty

Malcolm Manners

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.

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Admission Requirements


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.

If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

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