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.
Florida Southern provides the perfect combination of hands-on experiences, broad-based education, and the industry connections you need to excel.
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.
There is always something interesting happening at Florida Southern.
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.
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