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Citrus and Horticultural Science: Pre-Graduate Studies

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Horticultural Science with a concentration in Pre-Graduate Studies focuses on the academic foundations necessary to take it to the next level, including organic chemistry, statistics, and genetics.

Top Reasons to choose Citrus and Horticultural Science: Pre-Graduate Studies 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.

Heavy Chemistry Focus

Graduate school requires a strong chemistry foundation. Choose from organic, medicinal, physical, bioorganic, inorganic, environmental, forensic ...

Hands-on Learning

Florida Southern students learn real-world skills both in the classroom and outside as well: Greenhouses, chemistry and genetics labs, and comprehensive gardens.

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.

Understand the organic foundation

In CHE 2231 Organic Chemistry I, you'll examine carbon compounds approached through the study of nomenclature, structure, stereochemistry, functional groups, reactions, and mechanisms.

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

Citrus and Horticultural Science: Pre-Graduate Studies 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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