As one of the very few small, private colleges in the U.S. offering landscape horticulture, FSC gives you tremendous advantages.
Not only will you get extensive hands-on experience learning every aspect of the industry, but you’ll also have the small classes and accessible professors to ensure that you get the personalized learning no large state school can match.
Top Reasons to Choose FSC for Landscape Horticulture
At FSC, you get a landscape program with the advantages of a smaller school.
Our program lets you emphasize either nursery production or landscape design.
We have an excellent job placement rate throughout the landscape industry.
You'll be well-prepared for graduate school.
You’ll get real-world experience in our internship program, giving you an advantage in the job market.
Engaged Learning in the Classroom
Classes typically include labs, frequent field trips, and guest speakers. Our campus also features a collection of common and uncommon landscape tree, shrub, and herbaceous species. You’ll gain experience in planting, irrigating, weed management, pruning, fertilizers, pest identification and management, and other aspects of landscape management as part of your classes. We also have a landscape design lab.
With internships shaped to match each student's area of interest, our majors gain experience in a wide variety of settings—from large landscape management companies and agricultural chemical and fertilizer companies to landscape design firms and nurseries.
Recent internship sites have included:
Yellowstone Landscape Group
Clubs & Organizations
FSC has active chapters of both Alpha Gamma Rho, the national agricultural social/professional fraternity for men, and Sigma Alpha, the national agricultural professional sorority for women.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Our department has the largest number of endowed scholarships of any department on campus. We give more than $80,000 per year in awards to our students.