In the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, we empower students to connect with people, cultivate ideas, discover new opportunities and acquire the skills necessary to feed and enrich the lives of a growing global population.
Career Pathways in Agronomy, Horticulture, Turfgrass Science and Management, and Landscape Design and Management in the Plant and Landscape Systems Major
The Plant and Landscape Systems major aims to educate and develop professionals to design and manage complex plant, landscape, and soil systems. The Plant and Landscape Systems major includes a core to be completed by all students and four options to allow students to specialize in professional areas of interest. The four primary options are agronomy, horticulture, landscape design and management, and turfgrass science and management. Additionally, students will complement their program of study with two additional areas of professional specialization provided through emphases and/or minors.
PLANT BIOLOGY MAJOR
The plant biology major is for students who want to explore plants at the following levels: Molecular (biotechnology option); Cellular and organismal (biological, biochemical/chemical sciences); Whole plant/applied physiological (horticulture and agronomy courses); and Ecological (ecology and management option).
Explore Plant Biology major options.
THRIVE at NEBRASKA
Individualized attention and support in our small classroom settings will help you develop your professional skills. Our hands-on experiences both inside and outside of the classroom will allow you to continually find opportunities to grow.
FIND CONNECTIONS to
CO-CREATE YOUR PATH
Work with passionate faculty, staff and alumni with real-world experiences who can assist you in research, internships, mentorship and networking.
EARN SCHOLARSHIPS to SUPPORT YOU
Apply for over $130,000 in financial aid awarded to students each year by the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.
MAKE your IMPACT ON THE WORLD
Manage complex plant and soil systems which provide services for people and the planet.
CHOOSE from more than 80 COURSES
Recognize, describe and assess the value of nature and apply science and technology knowledge to solve problems.
COME FOR A VISIT
Husker Weekday Visit
Experience for yourself what life is like as a student at Nebraska. Husker Weekdays are free campus visit opportunities held daily. During your visit, you’ll explore campus with a current Nebraska student as your guide, tour a residence hall, and learn more about student involvement opportunities. You’ll also get the chance to discuss important admission, scholarship and financial aid information with Nebraska Office of Admissions staff.
The best way to learn more about the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) is to visit us on East Campus. We'll give you a tour of campus and our department, and provide you with information about CASNR and the University.
Visit Our Department
Not ready for the full campus visit? Schedule a one-on-one meeting with Anne Streich, Undergraduate Advisor for the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, to learn about our four majors – Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant Biology, and Turfgrass & Landscape Management – and how they can prepare you for YOUR future.
GET INVOLVED. CREATE YOUR FUTURE.
We are a vibrant community — complete with caring and dedicated faculty and staff, and numerous resources and opportunities for you to create the future you want.
Clubs and Teams
Get involved with faculty led research, teaching, and community outreach experiences.