All horticulture, Plant, or Soil Science

There are worse working environments than being surrounded by green, growing things. This is only one of the career advantages you’ll gain by studying horticulture, plant, and soil science.​These synergetic disciplines are often combined in a single bachelor’s degree. Once you graduate, you will have a thorough knowledge of what plants need to grow, how crops can be made more productive, how to manage plant diseases, what can be done to make agriculture more sustainable, and much else related to plants, whether ornamental or agronomic.​Some subjects that are typically incorporated into the curriculum, apart from basic sciences like chemistry and physics, include water management, pollution abatement, soil surveying, and land use planning. Minors that can be incorporated into this degree include agricultural engineering, business administration, and ecology.​Aside from theoretical instruction, a course in horticulture, plant, and soil science contains an extensive practical component. Students should be prepared to get their hands dirty, as they may well have to in their working life. Good observational skills, meaning noticing subtle signs indicating whether plants are happy or not, are also a huge advantage.