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Citrus and Horticultural Science: Business

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Horticultural Science and Business Administration in One Program

Horticultural Science with a concentration in Business provides the perfect combination of hands-on experiences (both on campus and off) and broad-based horticultural education, as well as the industry connections, you need to excel.

Top Reasons to choose Citrus and Horticultural Science: Business at florida southern college

Horticulture is Big Business

U.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.

Set Yourself Apart

Understanding the foundations of business (accounting, management, marketing) provides you a leg up in the competitive horticultural science job market.

Agriculture and Business Experts

Our professors are industry experts who enable you to develop a deep interdisciplinary background by learning both horticultural science as well as business.

Prime Location

Located 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.

Meet our Mocs

Katie Stakes

My favorite thing about my major would be the individuality of the four year Citrus and Horticulture Science program. By being able to choose the concentrations within the industry, I am able to focus on the aspects I am most interested in. This allows me to really specify my studies!

Law is an important part of business

In BUS 3311 Legal Environment of Business, you'll delve into commercial, property, administrative, constitutional and liability law, and the American court system, with special emphasis on how it affects people in business.

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Save Time with a 4+1 MBA

At the end of the junior year, all Florida Southern College students are eligible to be considered for early admission to the Florida Southern MBA program.

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Featured horticultural business Faculty

Dr. Malcolm M. Manners
- Citrus and Horticultural Science Department Chair

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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Clubs and More

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

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Program Details

Available in: 

  • BS
  • Minor


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

Citrus and Horticultural Science: Business Program Contact

Office of Admissions

Admissions Counselors

Dr. Malcolm M. Manners

Chair of Citrus and Horticultural Science

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