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Sustainable Horticulture

Bachelor of Science

Next start date is April 8th. Applying is easy and free!

Plant your career on a

green path to horticulture.


Dig into a world where your love for plants aligns seamlessly with sustainable practices and career-ready expertise. Tailored for eco-conscious individuals like you, our online program delves deep into the realms of sustainable horticulture—from mastering organic cultivation to honing eco-friendly pest management skills.

Enjoy the flexibility to nurture your horticultural dreams without uprooting your life. Through virtual labs and hands-on simulations, our program ensures you gain practical experiences, preparing you for real-world challenges. 

As you graduate from our program, you’re armed for a range of green careers in horticulture, landscaping, urban farming, and sustainable agriculture. 

Enroll now and actively shape a future where every sustainable practice learned contributes to a thriving job market and a planet-friendly horticulture industry.

Program Overview


The Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Horticulture will prepare you to use sustainable approaches with horticultural science to manage and improve plants and their products. You will learn to monitor and adjust growing conditions in various contexts, from fields to greenhouses to hydroponic systems, in order to maximize crop yields and address problems such as plant pests and diseases. Throughout the horticulture program, you will also learn and apply principles of accounting, marketing, labor law, and personnel management as you analyze and develop business plans and practices for sustainable horticultural products and services. Program graduates will be prepared for a wide variety of careers, including greenhouse management, hydroponic crop production, landscape design, horticulturist work, and urban farming. 

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16k

Agricultural Technicians jobs in the U.S., 2021.

$40k

Agricultural Technicians pay, 2021. 

+10%

Estimated U.S. job growth for Agricultural Technicians through 2031.


*Source: O*Net. Unity Environmental University cannot guarantee employment. Salary data represents averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience.


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Sustainable Horticulture Degree Requirements and Coursework

The B.S. in Sustainable Horticulture degree requires 120 credits. You may transfer in up to 90 credits from outside institutions. For more requirements, browse our Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Horticulture checklist. View our full course catalog for a better look into your program. Then apply online for free to get started.

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Program Features


+ One-on-one academic and professional advising as our world-class faculty and trained staff strive to make your professional and academic goals a reality. 

+ Unity Environmental University is an accredited institution by New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). 

+ Experiential Online. Experiential programs are delivered 100% online with fieldwork designed with the working professional in mind. 

+ Study when and where you want and finish your degree while still working full-time. 

+ Make professional connections with leaders in your field. 

+ Get job placement assistance. Browse our online job board and use free tools through our career services

+ Multiple start dates. Begin your program on your time. Choose from eight year-round start dates.

+ Transfer friendly! We will accept up to 90 credits. 


Experts in the Field

At Unity Environmental University, our Faculty is comprised of a wide range of environmental science experts who in addition to teaching, conduct their own hands-on research and various fieldwork.

Dr. Amanda Rose Newton

Dr. Amanda Rose Newton

Subject Matter Expert

Enter the green realm with Amanda Rose Newton, where horticulture meets pest control expertise! With over a decade immersed in both fields, Amanda Rose blends agricultural wisdom into permaculture and urban gardening, revolutionizing yields and food security. As a seasoned beekeeper and advocate for beneficial insects, she’s on a mission to safeguard these vital environmental contributors.

Amanda Rose’s journey spans both academia and professional horticulture, a decade-long adventure shaping sustainable practices. Join her in the green revolution, where education transforms gardeners into stewards of sustainable, high-quality harvests for the future!

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Welcome to Distance Education, where fully online immersive learning takes you off the beaten path. Our affordable, accessible, and flexible curriculum is taught by the world's leading experts in their field and delivered to you...where YOU are.
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Welcome to Hybrid Learning where you can train for a meaningful environmental career while enjoying ultimate flexibility! Choose the combination of in-person and online courses that fits your life and goals. With 8 terms available per year with 5-week terms, we offer the best of online and hands-on education.
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Welcome to the Technical Institute for Environmental Professions! Join us for in-person, job-focused, environmental associate degrees at our commuter campus in New Gloucester, Maine. The Technical Institute offers flexible, innovative, and affordable preparation for Maine’s high-demand jobs with two-week terms, low per-credit pricing, and state-of-the-art HyFlex classrooms.

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