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Texas Tech Offers Online Degree in Horticulture and Turf Grass Science

written by: Willa•edited by: Sarah Malburg•updated: 6/29/2011

Are you interested in a career that allows time outdoors? An online degree in Horticulture and Turf Grass Science may open the "gates" to a position as supervisor and management. Find out more about receiving a horticulture degree from Texas Tech.

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    A New Career Path

    If you are looking for a new career path working in the great outdoors with various types of herbs and plants? Then perhaps you should pursue a degree in horticulture. Can't afford the time to attend classes in a physical setting? Look no further for there is an online option available to you. Getting your online horticulture degree can happen; let your dreams come true today.

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    The Courses

    Texas Tech University's Department of Plant and Soil Science offers an online bachelor degree in Horticulture and Turf Grass Science. General courses consist of 48 credit hours of required studies in English, ( College Rhetoric and Technical Writing), Chemistry,(classes are to be taken on-site at the university or at your local institution), History, Political Science, Math, Communications and Biology of Plants.

    An interesting line up of major courses in Plant and Soil Science include studies on Seed Science, Horticulture, Plant Propagation, Herbaceous Plant Materials, Urban Soils, Entomology, Genetics, Arborculture and Agronomics.

    In Agriculture and Applied Economics, students have a choice of Co-op in Agriculture or Micro Economics. In addition, 17 directed electives are required for a total of 120 credit hours to complete this degree program.

    These non-semester, independant studies are convenient for working adults wanting to enhance and promote their career or for the student with a desire to work in this area of horticulture.

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    The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Noted for its quality on-campus education, Texas Tech University offers numerous online degree programs for undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, including an online education program for K-12 students.

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    The Tuition

    The estimated cost of tuition for the non-semester, independant bachelor degree in horticulture program is $178.17 per credit hour, including fees. A non-refundable processing fee of $30 for each course is additional.

    For assistance with financial aid, students in the distance education program may call the financial aid office for information on student loans, grants and scholarships that may be available.

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    The Opportunities

    Have you ever wondered who prepares the sports fields at professional baseball or football games? Private clubs and professional golf courses also require a well kept turf maintained by knowledgeable professionals. With a bachelor degree in Horticulture and Turf Grass Science, opportunities for management or supervisor positions will promote and increase your pay. In addition to athletics, job opportunities may be available in private or commercial sod production farms, landscaping management, irrigation technician, research technician, extension agent, professional grounds manager for theme parks or in education as a teacher or professor.

    For more information on this particular online degree in Horticulture, please visit Texas Tech University's Department of Plant and Soil Science at