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Citrus and Horticultural Science: Biotechnology

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The Science and Technology of Agriculture

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.

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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.

Top Reasons

Florida Southern provides the perfect combination of hands-on experiences, broad-based education, and the industry connections you need to excel.

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Greenhouse Facilities

Students utilize 8,500 square feet of greenhouse facilities to study and grow over 500 varieties of plants year round.

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Award-Winning Gardens

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.

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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.

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