Introduction to the Plant Science Associate in Arts (AA) - University Transfer Program

Prepares students for transfer to a four-year institution after completion of two years at Pensacola State College. Landscape and Nursery Horticulture exposes students to the art and science of breeding, installing and maintaining plants that are used to enhance and improve the human environment. This inter-disciplinary program combines the study of landscape and nursery horticultural sciences with the study of business, management and communications.

Horticultural Science graduates look forward to careers as nursery managers/owners, landscape designers, garden magazine journalists, environmental restoration consultants, plant breeders/ inspectors and municipal horticulturalists. Career opportunities include work with golf courses, athletic fields, lawn care companies, parks, agrichemical industries, cemeteries, environmental consulting firms, sod farms and governmental agencies, as well as preparation for graduate school. Job opportunities are plentiful for individuals with targeted educational backgrounds and experience in nursery and landscape management.

This program was developed with agreement from the University of Florida, Milton Campus. Two plus two scholarships between Pensacola State College and the University of Florida are available each year to graduating seniors.

Students should consult with an advisor at the college or university they plan to attend for the specific courses recommended by that institution. We strongly encourage you to contact the Pensacola State Biological Sciences Department for assistance in planning your program of study. If you plan to transfer to the University of Florida, Milton Campus, please contact Dr. Anthea Amos, Dean, (850) 484-4463 or UF Academic Programs (850) 983-5216  to make sure you meet UF preadmission requirements.

Occupations

Soil and Plant Scientist

Conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils

Agricultural Sciences Teacher, Postsecondary

Teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management.

Food Scientist and Technologist

Use chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods

Animal Scientist

Conduct research in the genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth, and development of domestic farm animals.



All Florida Counties
Occupation
Soil and Plant Scientists
2015 Cur. Openings
479
2023 Prj. Openings
519
Est. Annual Openings
20.8
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$51,141.76


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