Horticultural Science with a concentration in Biotechnology focuses on crop improvement through the application of technology, including plant tissue culture, DNA analysis, genetics, and microbiological techniques.
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.
Florida Southern provides the perfect combination of hands-on experiences, broad-based education, and the industry connections you need to excel.
Students utilize 8,500 square feet of greenhouse facilities to study and grow over 500 varieties of plants year round.
Florida Southern boasts over 350 plants from 250 varieties. The campus is considered one of the largest, most diverse collections of roses in the southeast.
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.
There is always something interesting happening at Florida Southern.
In BIO 3720 Techniques in Nucleic Acid Research, you'll learn techniques in DNA isolation and analysis, including purification, quantitation, PCR, RFLP, agarose gel electrophoresis and Southern blotting.
Our citrus and horticultural science majors attend a wide variety of graduate and professional schools.
Alpha Gamma Rho, the national agricultural social/professional fraternity is active on campus.
Chair of Citrus and Horticultural Science