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.
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.
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.
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.
There is always something interesting happening at Florida Southern.
If Florida Southern is known for anything other than its great academics and vibrant st...
Are you a lemon lover? Do you believe an orange a day keeps the doctor away? The
Dr. Rubert W. Prevatt, John and Ruth Tyndall Professor of Citrus Sciences Emeritus, who...
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.
Alpha Gamma Rho, the national agricultural social/professional fraternity is active on campus.
Chair of Citrus and Horticultural Science