College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

Horticultural Sciences

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If you’re interested in understanding the science behind the plants and soil that grow around us, and enjoy working outdoors, Horticulture Sciences may be the path for you.

Grow With Us...

Horticultural Sciences provides students with the knowledge and skills needed for a career in the production and management of plants and soils for food, fiber, forage, oil, recreation, landscaping and the enhancement of the human environment. Graduates have the technical and scientific skills as well as the communication, computational, leadership, and interpersonal capabilities necessary to function effectively as professionals.

Students will customize their courses to pursue the path that best fits their interests and career paths. Our program offers two areas of emphasis: 

  • Horticulture & Plant Science
    emphasizes coursework in botany, plant physiology and horticulture science as well as an undergraduate research experience
  • Horticultural Plant Production & Management
    emphasizes horticultural production and business skills 

 

Your Future...

Horticulture students can find opportunities in career paths including:

  • Retail Horticulture
  • Horticulture Education
  • Horticulture Research
  • Horticulture Consulting
  • Recreational Facilities
  • Governmental Agencies, Leadership, Policy, Management
  • International Agricultural Development
  • Agribusiness Sales
  • Extension

 

Come See for Yourself 

To learn more about this program, campus life, and chat with an advisor, schedule a campus visit. Virtual visits may be necessary in some cases. 

 

In-State Tuition

Thanks to agreements through the Academic Common Market, students from the following states can enroll in the Horticultural Science program at in-state tuition rates: 

  • Tennessee

 

 

After wandering around in several majors, I found my home in horticulture. Walking into classes each semester and recognizing friendly faces makes the learning experience that much more enjoyable! And the College of Agriculture faculty and staff are the most friendly, helpful, and welcoming people in the university.

Brandellin

Courses You Will Take

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Hort Sci-Horticulture & Plant Science 120 - 123 hours
Freshman Year
Sophomore Year
Junior Year
Senior Year
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Total Freshman Year Credit Hours : 31

Fall Semester
16 Credit Hours
UK Core - Comp. & Comm. I
3
GEN 100
3
GEN 100 - ISSUES IN AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT

GEN 100

**UK Core - Community, Culture and Citizen**

3 credit hours

How do farmers in Kentucky impact families in California? How can the fashion industry curb the amount of plastic in our oceans? How does fast food affect sea life in the Gulf of Mexico? Whether we realize it or not, each of us has a relationship with agriculture, food and the environment. From race and gender, diet and lifestyles, tourism and evolving technologies, this course encourages you to recognize and think critically about the interconnected systems that affect all human life. By addressing these challenges, you will develop a greater appreciation for how you can positively impact our planet.

Prereq: This course is open to students enrolled in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment or those in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Residential College's Belle C. Gunn Living Learning Program. Freshman only in Fall semesters and transfer students only in Spring semesters.

MA 123
4
MA 123 - ELEMENTARY CALCULUS AND ITS APPLICATIONS

MA 123

**UK Core - Quantitative Foundations**

4 credit hours

An introduction to differential and integral calculus, with applications to business and the biological and physical sciences. Not open to students who have credit in MA 113 or MA 137. Note: Math placement test recommended. Prereq: Math ACT score of 26 or above, or Math SAT of 600 or above, or MA 109, or appropriate math placement score, or consent of department.

Prereq: Math ACT score of 26 or above, or Math SAT of 600 or above, or Math SAT2016 of 620 or above, or a grade of C or better in MA 109, or appropriate math placement score, or consent of department. Note: Math placement test recommended.

CHE 105
4
CHE 105 - GENERAL COLLEGE CHEMISTRY I

CHE 105

**UK Core - Natural, Physical and Math**

4 credit hours

A study of chemical principles and their application to pure and mixed substances. Not open to students who have already completed both CHE 109 and CHE 110.

Prereq: Math ACT of 23 or above (or Math placement test), or MA 109, or MA 110.

CHE 111
1
CHE 111 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY

CHE 111

**UK Core - Natural, Physical and Math**

1 credit hours

A laboratory course, to accompany CHE 105 or CHE 110, dealing with the properties of chemical substances and providing an introduction to quantitative chemical analysis.

Prereq or coreq: CHE 105 or CHE 110.

PLS 100
1
PLS 100 - AN INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE PROFESSIONS

PLS 100

1 credit hours

A survey of horticulture as a profession; to inform students of opportunities and to develop an appreciation of horticultural science as it relates to the human environment. Offered on a pass/fail basis only.

Spring Semester
15 Credit Hours
UK Core - Comp. & Comm. II
3
CLD 102
3
CLD 102 - THE DYNAMICS OF RURAL SOCIAL LIFE

CLD 102

**UK Core - Social Sciences**

3 credit hours

Introduces major concepts of sociology by exploring social, political and cultural issues confronting rural society and American agriculture, such as: population change, industrialization, energy developments, agricultural change. Students may not receive credit for both this course and SOC 101.

PLS 104
3
PLS 104 - PLANTS, SOILS, & PEOPLE: A SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE

PLS 104

**UK Core - Natural, Physical and Math**

3 credit hours

An introduction to the looming world food crisis and the scientific basis governing our ability to sustainably meet it. The course explores the biological and environmental constraints on food production, the ways that agricultural science has dealt with these in the past and possible ways for the future, as well as societal and cultural issues, such as population growth, human health, education, and food definitions, that also impact food security. Intended for any student interested in these topics. Students may not receive credit for both this course and PLS 103.

BIO 148
3
BIO 148 - INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY I

BIO 148

3 credit hours

BIO 148 introduces the student to the biological mechanisms operating at the molecular, cellular, and population level that contribute to the origin, maintenance, and evolution of biodiversity including the origins and history of the evolutionary process. Course material is presented within a phylogenetic context, emphasizing the shared history of all living organisms on earth through common ancestry. The first semester of an integrated one-year sequence (BIO 148 and BIO 152).

Prereq: Math ACT of 24 or above, or MA 109, and past or concurrent enrollment in CHE 105.

UK Core - Humanities
3

Total Sophomore Year Credit Hours : 31

Fall Semester
16 Credit Hours
BIO 152
3
BIO 152 - PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY II

BIO 152

3 credit hours

The second semester of an integrated one-year sequence (BIO 148 and 152) that is designed to develop understanding and appreciation for the biocomplexity of multicellular eukaryotes, with emphasis on animals and terrestrial plants. Structure and function relationships will be explored at many levels of organization.

Prereq: C or better in BIO 148 or permission of Department.

PLS 220
3
PLS 220 - INTRODUCTION TO PLANT IDENTIFICATION

PLS 220

3 credit hours

An introduction to the techniques used for plant identification based on over one hundred plants encountered in daily life. Laboratory, two hours; lecture, two hours per week.

PLS 386
4
PLS 386 - PLANT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

PLS 386

4 credit hours

In-depth analysis of the underlying principles of plant production systems. Successful strategies, based on application of the principles developed by lecture and laboratory activities, will be discussed in either agronomic or horticultural contexts. Special attention will be given to minimizing the the environmental impact of the plant production techniques employed. Lecture, three hours; laboratory, two hours per week.

Prereq: PLS 210 and PLS 366 or concurrently or consent of instructor.

STA 296
3
STA 296 - STATISTICAL METHODS AND MOTIVATIONS

STA 296

**UK Core - Statistical Inferential Reason**

3 credit hours

Introduction to principles of statistics with emphasis on conceptual understanding. Students will articulate results of statistical description of sample data (including bivariate), application of probability distributions, confidence interval estimation and hypothesis testing to demonstrate properly contextualized analysis of real-world data.

Prereq: MA 113, MA 123, MA 137, or equivalent.

UK Core - Global Dynamics
3
Spring Semester
15 Credit Hours
CHE 107
3
CHE 107 - GENERAL COLLEGE CHEMISTRY II

CHE 107

3 credit hours

A continuation of CHE 105. A study of the principles of chemistry and their application to elements and compounds.

Prereq: CHE 105 or CHE 110 (with a C or better).

CHE 113
2
CHE 113 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY

CHE 113

2 credit hours

A laboratory course, to accompany CHE 107, emphasizing qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis.

Prereq: CHE 111. Prereq or coreq: CHE 107.

PLS 366
4
PLS 366 - FUNDAMENTALS OF SOIL SCIENCE

PLS 366

4 credit hours

Study of the physical, chemical and biological properties of soils and how these properties relate to plant nutrient availability and plant growth, land- use planning and management issues, and soil and water quality issues. Lecture, three hours; laboratory, three hours.

Prereq: CHE 105.

UK Core - Arts and Creativity
3
Specialty Support
3

Total Junior Year Credit Hours : 30

Fall Semester
15 Credit Hours
PLS Course
3
PLS Course
3
CHE 236
3
CHE 236 - SURVEY OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

CHE 236

3 credit hours

A one-semester course in organic chemistry. Not open to students who have already completed both CHE 230 and CHE 232.

Prereq: CHE 107 and 113.

Specialty Support
3
Elective
3
Spring Semester
15 Credit Hours
PLS 440
3
PLS 440 - PLANT PROPAGATION

PLS 440

3 credit hours

A study of the principles and practices involved in producing plants by sexual and asexual methods and to provide the basic skills necessary for using these methods. The interrelationship of plant growth, structure and the environment as they affect the ability to propagate plants by a specific method. Lecture, two hours; laboratory, three hours per week.

Prereq: PLS 210.

PLS Course
3
PLS Course
3
Specialty Support
3
Specialty Support
3

Total Senior Year Credit Hours : 26 - 31

Fall Semester
13 - 18 Credit Hours
PLS 399
1 - 6
PLS 399 - EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCE

PLS 399

1 - 6 credit hours

A field-based learning experience in plant and soil science under the supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Pass/fail only.

Prereq: Complete learning contract before registration.

PLS 490
3
PLS 490 - TOPICS IN PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCE

PLS 490

3 credit hours

A capstone course for majors in Plant and Soil Science to be taken near the conclusion of the student's academic career. The course provides the student the opportunity to integrate knowledge acquired in previous courses in the plant and soil science and support areas. Emphasis will be placed on problem solving, synthesizing and integrating information, critical thinking, group activities, and written and oral communication. Instructional methods may include formal lectures, laboratories or supervised individual research. The specific nature of the course depends upon the student's Area of Emphasis within the Plant and Soil Science major. All topics offered will be approved by the Undergraduate Education Committee in the Area of Emphasis. This course is a Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR) course in certain programs, and hence is not likely to be eligible for automatic transfer credit to UK.

Prereq: Senior in Plant and Soil Science.

Specialty Support
3
Specialty Support
3
Elective
3
Spring Semester
13 Credit Hours
PLS 404
4
PLS 404 - INTEGRATED WEED MANAGEMENT

PLS 404

4 credit hours

A study of weed management concepts based on the integration of weed biology and ecology data with cultural, biological, and herbicidal control. Lecture, three hours; laboratory, two hours per week.

Prereq: PLS 386.

PLS Course
3
PLS Course
3
PLS Course
3

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Hort Sci-Horticultural Plant Prod & Mgmt 120 - 123 hours
Freshman Year
Sophomore Year
Junior Year
Senior Year
«
»

Total Freshman Year Credit Hours : 29

Fall Semester
14 Credit Hours
UK Core - Comp. & Comm. I
3
GEN 100
3
GEN 100 - ISSUES IN AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT

GEN 100

**UK Core - Community, Culture and Citizen**

3 credit hours

How do farmers in Kentucky impact families in California? How can the fashion industry curb the amount of plastic in our oceans? How does fast food affect sea life in the Gulf of Mexico? Whether we realize it or not, each of us has a relationship with agriculture, food and the environment. From race and gender, diet and lifestyles, tourism and evolving technologies, this course encourages you to recognize and think critically about the interconnected systems that affect all human life. By addressing these challenges, you will develop a greater appreciation for how you can positively impact our planet.

Prereq: This course is open to students enrolled in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment or those in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Residential College's Belle C. Gunn Living Learning Program. Freshman only in Fall semesters and transfer students only in Spring semesters.

MA 123
4
MA 123 - ELEMENTARY CALCULUS AND ITS APPLICATIONS

MA 123

**UK Core - Quantitative Foundations**

4 credit hours

An introduction to differential and integral calculus, with applications to business and the biological and physical sciences. Not open to students who have credit in MA 113 or MA 137. Note: Math placement test recommended. Prereq: Math ACT score of 26 or above, or Math SAT of 600 or above, or MA 109, or appropriate math placement score, or consent of department.

Prereq: Math ACT score of 26 or above, or Math SAT of 600 or above, or Math SAT2016 of 620 or above, or a grade of C or better in MA 109, or appropriate math placement score, or consent of department. Note: Math placement test recommended.

PLS 100
1
PLS 100 - AN INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE PROFESSIONS

PLS 100

1 credit hours

A survey of horticulture as a profession; to inform students of opportunities and to develop an appreciation of horticultural science as it relates to the human environment. Offered on a pass/fail basis only.

UK Core - Arts and Creativity
3
Spring Semester
15 Credit Hours
UK Core - Comp. & Comm. II
3
STA 210
3
STA 210 - MAKING SENSE OF UNCERTAINTY: AN INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL REASONING

STA 210

**UK Core - Statistical Inferential Reason**

3 credit hours

The goal of this course is to help students develop or refine their statistical literacy skills. Both the informal activity of human inference arising from statistical constructs, as well as the moral formal perspectives on statistical inference found in confidence intervals and hypothesis tests are studied. Throughout, the emphasis is on understanding what distinguishes good and bad inferential reasoning in the practical world around us.

Prereq: Any course in the new Quantitative Foundations area of General Education beginning Spring 2012.

PLS 104
3
PLS 104 - PLANTS, SOILS, & PEOPLE: A SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE

PLS 104

**UK Core - Natural, Physical and Math**

3 credit hours

An introduction to the looming world food crisis and the scientific basis governing our ability to sustainably meet it. The course explores the biological and environmental constraints on food production, the ways that agricultural science has dealt with these in the past and possible ways for the future, as well as societal and cultural issues, such as population growth, human health, education, and food definitions, that also impact food security. Intended for any student interested in these topics. Students may not receive credit for both this course and PLS 103.

UK Core - Humanities
3
CLD 102
3
CLD 102 - THE DYNAMICS OF RURAL SOCIAL LIFE

CLD 102

**UK Core - Social Sciences**

3 credit hours

Introduces major concepts of sociology by exploring social, political and cultural issues confronting rural society and American agriculture, such as: population change, industrialization, energy developments, agricultural change. Students may not receive credit for both this course and SOC 101.

Total Sophomore Year Credit Hours : 32

Fall Semester
16 Credit Hours
CHE 104
3
CHE 104 - INTRODUCTORY GENERAL CHEMISTRY

CHE 104

3 credit hours

A study of general principles, including laws of definite and multiple proportions, stoichiometry, gases, electronic structure, chemical bonding, periodic relationships, oxidation-reduction, chemical equilibrium and acids/ bases. Not open to students who have already completed both CHE 105 and CHE 107. Not recommended for students seeking careers in science, engineering, medicine, pharmacy or dentistry for which the recommended sequence is CHE 105/107

Prereq: Credit for MA 111, or Math ACT score above 20, or ALEKS Math Placement above 45.

PLS 210
3
PLS 210 - THE LIFE PROCESSES OF PLANTS

PLS 210

3 credit hours

This course is intended to provide a basic understanding of the natural products and processes that shape the nature of modern plants, and govern their interactions with the environment and other living organisms. We shall focus on the structural and biochemical characteristics unique to plants, and develop a basic understanding of how these plant attributes relate to organismic function. Emphasis will be placed on exploring the nature of the major plant biomes of the Earth, their community dynamics, and how member plants compete for space and other resources. Development of optimal plant strategies for reproductive success, plant interaction with other living systems as well as abiotic factors and their defense from predation and attack will also be considered.

PLS 220
3
PLS 220 - INTRODUCTION TO PLANT IDENTIFICATION

PLS 220

3 credit hours

An introduction to the techniques used for plant identification based on over one hundred plants encountered in daily life. Laboratory, two hours; lecture, two hours per week.

PLS 386
4
PLS 386 - PLANT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

PLS 386

4 credit hours

In-depth analysis of the underlying principles of plant production systems. Successful strategies, based on application of the principles developed by lecture and laboratory activities, will be discussed in either agronomic or horticultural contexts. Special attention will be given to minimizing the the environmental impact of the plant production techniques employed. Lecture, three hours; laboratory, two hours per week.

Prereq: PLS 210 and PLS 366 or concurrently or consent of instructor.

Specialty Support
3
Spring Semester
16 Credit Hours
CHE 108
3
CHE 108 - INTRODUCTION TO INORGANIC, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY WITHOUT LABORATORY

CHE 108

3 credit hours

Formally a continuation of CHE 104, a study of selected aspects of inorganic, organic, and biochemistry including the chemistry of metals and nonmetals, basic organic functional groups, proteins, nucleic acids, and lipids. Not recommended for students seeking careers in medicine, pharmacy, science, dentistry, and engineering for which the recommended sequence is CHE 105/107

Prereq: CHE 104 or CHE 105.

PLS 366
4
PLS 366 - FUNDAMENTALS OF SOIL SCIENCE

PLS 366

4 credit hours

Study of the physical, chemical and biological properties of soils and how these properties relate to plant nutrient availability and plant growth, land- use planning and management issues, and soil and water quality issues. Lecture, three hours; laboratory, three hours.

Prereq: CHE 105.

PLS Course
3
PLS Course
3
UK Core - Global Dynamics
3

Total Junior Year Credit Hours : 31

Fall Semester
15 Credit Hours
PLS Course
3
PLS Course
3
Specialty Support
3
ENT 320
3
ENT 320 - HORTICULTURAL ENTOMOLOGY

ENT 320

3 credit hours

A detailed coverage of the insects and mites attacking turf, ornamentals, greenhouse plantings, vegetables and fruits, with emphasis on field recognition of the pests and their damage. Lecture, two hours per week; laboratory, two hours per week.

Elective
3
Spring Semester
16 Credit Hours
PLS 440
3
PLS 440 - PLANT PROPAGATION

PLS 440

3 credit hours

A study of the principles and practices involved in producing plants by sexual and asexual methods and to provide the basic skills necessary for using these methods. The interrelationship of plant growth, structure and the environment as they affect the ability to propagate plants by a specific method. Lecture, two hours; laboratory, three hours per week.

Prereq: PLS 210.

PLS Course
4
PLS Course
3
Specialty Support
3
Specialty Support
3

Total Senior Year Credit Hours : 26 - 31

Fall Semester
13 - 18 Credit Hours
PLS 399
1 - 6
PLS 399 - EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCE

PLS 399

1 - 6 credit hours

A field-based learning experience in plant and soil science under the supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Pass/fail only.

Prereq: Complete learning contract before registration.

PLS 490
3
PLS 490 - TOPICS IN PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCE

PLS 490

3 credit hours

A capstone course for majors in Plant and Soil Science to be taken near the conclusion of the student's academic career. The course provides the student the opportunity to integrate knowledge acquired in previous courses in the plant and soil science and support areas. Emphasis will be placed on problem solving, synthesizing and integrating information, critical thinking, group activities, and written and oral communication. Instructional methods may include formal lectures, laboratories or supervised individual research. The specific nature of the course depends upon the student's Area of Emphasis within the Plant and Soil Science major. All topics offered will be approved by the Undergraduate Education Committee in the Area of Emphasis. This course is a Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR) course in certain programs, and hence is not likely to be eligible for automatic transfer credit to UK.

Prereq: Senior in Plant and Soil Science.

PPA 400G
3
PPA 400G - PRINCIPLES OF PLANT PATHOLOGY

PPA 400G

3 credit hours

To present students with the principles of plant pathology. The causes, effects, control and nature of plant diseases will be studied; the laboratory will expose students to common diseases and pathogens discussed in lecture. Emphasis will be given to diseases important in Kentucky. Lecture, two hours; laboratory, two hours.

Prereq: BIO 148 and BIO 152, or BIO/PLS 210, or consent of instructor.

Specialty Support
3
Elective
3
Spring Semester
13 Credit Hours
PLS 404
4
PLS 404 - INTEGRATED WEED MANAGEMENT

PLS 404

4 credit hours

A study of weed management concepts based on the integration of weed biology and ecology data with cultural, biological, and herbicidal control. Lecture, three hours; laboratory, two hours per week.

Prereq: PLS 386.

PLS Course
3
Elective
3
Elective
3

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Apply for Our Scholarships

In addition to automatic and competitive scholarships from the University of Kentucky, our students are also eligible for a variety of awards from the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. With one of the largest college-based scholarship programs, we have awarded more than $3 million over the past four years. These awards are based on a variety of criteria such as hometown, major, career goals, high school extracurriculars, and more. 

For first-semester freshmen, the application deadline was January 31, 2021. The deadline for current students and transfer students has been extended to Monday, March 15 2021. For more information, click here.  

Living Learning Program

Named after UK's first female graduate, Belle C. Gunn, this first-year program is open to all University of Kentucky freshmen.  We seek students who, like Gunn, have passion and determination.  Through field trips, professional development workshops, and service programs, we apply student passions to global issues at the intersection of food, economics, and environment.  All students in this program will also enroll in connected courses, share study groups, and have an assigned peer mentor - all to help with the transition to college life. 

While all students will enjoy the same benefits, some events and projects will be geared toward students' preferences and career goals. Depending on interests, each student will join one of the following tracks: 

  • Food & Health 
  • Family & Community 
  • Nature & Landscapes 
  • Livestock & Equine 

All students participating in our living learning program will live in Woodland Glen IV, one of UK's newest residence halls.  To apply, select the "Belle C. Gunn First Year Program" while completing the housing application. For more information, visit our college website.

 

 

 

International Opportunities

Should you choose, you can gain international experience while earning credit towards your degree. We offer a variety of study, research, intern, and service abroad programs for all budgets and comfort levels. Some students have even earned grants and scholarships to fully fund their international experiences.

These programs are designed to broaden your mind and introduce you to unfamiliar ways of thinking and living. Ultimately, these experiences will make you a more competitive applicant in the global workforce. 

Pre-Med? Pre-Vet? Pre-Law?

Each year, many of our graduates attend professional schools in areas such as veterinary medicine, law, pharmacy, dentistry, and more. If you are interested in pursuing a similar path, we offer pre-professional advising services. 

Our pre-professional advisors will assist you with: 

  • Listing required courses for respective professional schools 
  • Scheduling pre-professional courses alongside your major requirements 
  • Suggesting supplemental coursework 
  • Connections to student organizations, volunteer work, shadowing experiences, etc.
  • Preparatory information for admission tests
  • Navigating the application process

Click here for more information.

Clubs & Organizations

Students can join organizations and clubs to learn outside the classroom, gain valuable work experience and develop their leadership skills. Many of our students may be interested in:

Horticulture Club
provides the means for students to gain additional knowledge, experience and friendships centered around horticulture

Agronomy Club
expand your agronomy knowledge as you have the opportunities to travel, compete and experience the industry together 

Environmental Science Club 
join like-minded students that share a common interest in all things environmental

UK Forestry Club
promotes the practice of forestry through involvement in events, Fire Cats, tree plantings, and more service opportunities

Learn more about Clubs & Organizations in our college.


Imagine Your Future

Sales Managers

Sales managers direct organizations' sales teams.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$124,220

per year in 2018

Number of Jobs

405,700

in 2018

10 Year Job Outlook

20,600

new jobs (average)


Imagine Your Future

Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives

Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$61,660

per year in 2018

Number of Jobs

1.73m

in 2018

10 Year Job Outlook

35,400

new jobs (average)


Imagine Your Future

Agricultural and Food Scientists

Agricultural and food scientists research ways to improve the efficiency and safety of agricultural establishments and products.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$64,020

per year in 2018

Number of Jobs

35,600

in 2018

10 Year Job Outlook

2,300

new jobs (average)