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Citrus and Horticultural Science: Citrus

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The nation's only bachelor's degree program in Citrus and Horticultural Science.

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.

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

Strong Horticultural Science Industry Opportunities

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.

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.

Citrus Grove On Campus

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

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.

Orange You Glad it's Citrus?

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.

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Learn more about Citrus and Horticulture at the Virtual Day on Campus

Hear from college leadership, faculty, and staff as you learn more about life and learning at Florida Southern College. Academic showcases spanning the breadth of the college's academic offerings will provide you with opportunities to learn more about the Citrus and Horticultural Science: Citrus program.

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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 Citrus and Horticulture 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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Internship Opportunities

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

Clubs and More

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

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Program Information

First-Years

All freshman applicants to Florida Southern College’s full-time degree programs must submit the following information:

Transfers

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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Citrus and Horticultural Science: Citrus Program Contact

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Office of Admissions

Admissions Counselors
863.680.4131

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Dr. Malcolm M. Manners

Chair of Citrus and Horticultural Science
863.680.4337

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