Through hands-on experiences in green-houses, gardens, and internships, you will learn to apply principles presented in your classes to real-world situations.
By working with interior plants, bedding plants, and trees and shrubs, you will develop a firm understanding of the relationship between plants, landscapes, people, and the environment.
The Integrated Plant Sciences interdisciplinary degree program includes horticulture, crop and soil sciences, entomology, plant pathology and molecular science. You will learn the science and technology used to optimize plant life from molecule to market.
Arboretum, Botanic/Public Gardens, or Conservatory Specialist
$45-65k+Average starting salary of LNGM graduates (Glassdoor.com, 2022)
100%Engage in research or internships
16:1Student to faculty ratio
$32kAwarded in scholarships in 2023-24
Minimum Total Credits: 120 credits
Your program may include different courses. Consult with your advisor about the best combination and order of courses for you.Visit the WSU Catalog for a list of required courses for this major and course descriptions.
UCORE/General Education Requirements: 40 credits
IPS Degree Core Requirements: 30 credits
BIOLOGY 106, BIOLOGY 107, or BIOLOGY 120 – 4 credits
CHEM 102: Chemistry Related to Life Sciences or CHEM 106: Principles of Chemistry II – 4 credits
CROP_SCI/HORT 102: Cultivated Plants – 3 credits
CROP_SCI/HORT 202: Crop Growth and Development – 4 credits
HORT 399: Professional Work/Research Experience – 1 credit
SOIL_SCI 441: Soil Fertility or AFS/SOILS 302: [M] Intro to Agroecology – 3 credits
Horticulture Electives – 9 credits
Advanced Plant Science Electives – 6 credits
Electives Outside the Major: 13–22 credits
I chose WSU because I knew I wanted to be involved in agriculture and WSU has so many great ag majors. After seeing the greenhouse and meeting some of the instructors when I toured campus, I knew LNGM was the right major for me.
Brittany Bovenkamp, Greenhouse Grower, Northwest Plant Company