Through small classes and hands-on experiences, your B.S. in Citrus and Horticultural Science will provide you with a solid foundation in biology, chemistry, and crop production.
Horticultural Science with a concentration in Citrus — the only one of its kind in the country — is taught by industry leaders who deeply understand the science and business of citrus.
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.
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.
The Florida Southern campus has a collection of citrus trees for use in hands-on engaged learning in classes.
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.
When you join FSC's chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho, an agricultural social and professional fraternity, you'll get connected with thousands of members worldwide who can assist in your career development.
Our support of engaged learning encourage you to explore everything from the genetics of heritage rose varieties, to testing new citrus rootstock varieties, to developing commercially viable methods for growing greenhouse crops.
Gain on-the-job training in an aspect of citrus or horticultural science that interests you. Participate in a summer internship with a nursery, tree farm, citrus grove operation, agri-chemical company, a fertilizer company, or a research lab.
In CIT 4303 Citrus Pest and Disease Management, you'll examine the insects, mites, and nematodes affecting citrus, as well as fungal, bacterial, and viral diseases of the crop, as well as current methods of managing these problems in a commercial production environment.
Schedule a campus tour or take our video tour of one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses. Participate in our daily online Admission Info Session or a MocTalk webinar to learn more about Florida Southern.
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.
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.
Alpha Gamma Rho, the national agricultural social/professional fraternity is active on campus.
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