College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

B.S. Agricultural and Environmental Systems, Concentration in Urban and Community Horticulture

A major in Urban and Community Horticulture will prepare you to work in the exciting new field of urban food production. The curriculum provides a unique opportunity for students to be trained in an area that is predicted to be the future of food production.

Students majoring in urban and community horticulture learn fundamental principles and techniques of production for horticultural crops requiring limited space in an urban environment.

This curriculum is oriented towards food production, but will also include an ornamental component, since urban horticulture is an opportunity to bring green space into urban settings. While majoring in this discipline, you will gain a complete horticultural background, experiential learning, and a strong orientation towards small-scale sustainable production. It will also enable you to specialize in an area of your interest.

Our B.S. degree in Agricultural and Environmental Systems with a concentration in Urban and Community Horticulture will prepare you for entrepreneurship and a rewarding career in non-profit and private industry, and in government agencies, including Cooperative Extension

Please see the curriculum, and contact us to arrange a tour of our facilities, or to find out about how an education in urban and community horticulture will fit with your career goals.


Dr. Guochen Yang
Room 224A Carver Hall
Phone: 336-285-4853 (or) 336-285-4836
Fax: 336-334-7844