Agriculture: Plant Science Degree (A.A.)

The Agriculture: Plant Science Program is perfect for students who have a green thumb. Plant Science students will learn the best techniques for growing plants and trees as well as designing landscapes. Students with an interest in horticulture or forestry should consider this program. The coursework is designed to give students as much freedom to pursue their interests as possible. Course options include Plant and Soil Science, Greenhouse Horticulture and Urban Forestry. Graduates can seek a four-year degree or immediately seek work with organizations like flower shops, greenhouses or conservation groups.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Learn how to identify and care for different types of plants
Manage a greenhouse or plant nursery
Improve farming practices

Program Snapshot

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Credits: Not Available
Graduation Retention Rate: Not Available

Possible Careers

Greenhouse manager
Horticultural interpreter
Plant biologist

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
General Education
credit hours
Program Required Courses

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

Robert Flatness
Department Chair for Agriculture
Richwood Valley Campus


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