Combine art, science, and creativity in CUW’s Horticulture program. With concentrations available in landscape design, construction, and maintenance you’ll be beautifying the world in no time.

Why Study Horticulture at CUW?

A Horticulture degree offers you:

  • A unique, cooperative program with Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)
  • A balance between science and business
  • A strong liberal arts core with a Christian emphasis

Program Overview

The Horticulture major is a co-operative program between CUW and MATC. You’ll choose an area of concentration from the following three tracks: Landscape Design, Construction, or Landscape Maintenance and upon completion of the program, you’ll have an AA degree from MATC and a BS degree from CUW.

What You’ll Learn in the Horticulture Program

The Horticulture program will teach you how to:

  • Maintain healthy plants, shrubs and trees
  • Practice sustainable landscaping
  • Design, estimate, and bid on landscaping projects
  • Safely operate landscaping equipment
  • Consider the secular and religious principles that impact environmental care
  • Work within the laws, rules and regulations designed to preserve and protect our environment

Career Choices

A Horticulture degree prepares you for careers in:

  • Landscape design
  • Landscape construction and management
  • Public garden management
  • Business

Areas of Emphasis

Three specialized tracks are available:

  • Landscape design (Art Major)
  • Landscape construction
  • Landscape maintenance


The Horticulture program includes coursework in landscape design, environmental science and ethics, soil, ornamental plants, estimating and bidding, landscape maintenance, and communications and marketing.

In addition to CUW’s liberal arts core and required courses, all Horticulture majors must complete requirements for a CUW minor. Suggested minors include:

  • Environmental Science
  • Chemistry
  • Business

See our course catalog and MATC’s course catalog for details.