Kent State Salem adds new bachelor’s degree in horticulture technology


SALEM, Ohio — Kent State Columbiana County’s Salem Campus has added a bachelor’s in horticulture technology to its growing number of four-year degrees. The degree was recently approved by the Ohio Board of Regents.

Program Director Stanley Jones said students can earn both an associate degree and the new bachelor’s degree at the Salem Campus.

Jones also said the bachelor’s degree in horticulture technology allows students the chance to explore an expanded approach in their specific concentration area.


The bachelor’s in horticulture technology prepares students for careers in landscape management, landscape design, turf management, tree care, urban forestry, nursery and greenhouse operations and related horticultural professions.

In addition to a core of horticulture and basic science courses, the major provides three areas of concentration: arboriculture, landscape design and management and turfgrass management.

The program emphasizes practical experience through hands-on training in outdoor labs and site visits to employers. Students complete paid summer internships in their areas of concentration.

More information

For more information contact Jones, horticulture technology program director, at 330-337-4290.

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