Plant Science Department

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Plant Sciences provides instruction to students in associate (A.A.S.) majors of Horticulture, Landscape Development, Turfgrass Management, and Sustainable Crop Production. Our bachelor (B.T.) programs offer majors in Plant Science with six specialized course sequence options and three separate B.T. majors in Landscape Contracting, Golf Turf Management, and Sports Turf Management.


Plant science is housed in the new $45 million Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources with new high-tech labs and classrooms for programs in Plant Science, Animal Science, Environmental Studies, and Fisheries and Wildlife.  As part of the Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources four large brand new state-of-the-art greenhouses and a glass-house conservatory provide instructional environments in the popular areas of hydroponics, floriculture, greenhouse management, and plant production. A 33-station computer-aided design laboratory is available for students enrolled in our nationally recognized and accredited Landscape Contracting program.


SUNY Cobleskill’s 90 acres of landscaped campus, a 10-acre arboretum, plant production nursery, fruit orchard, vineyards, athletic fields, golf greens and turf plots provide outdoor classrooms and hands-on experience for students studying nursery production, floriculture, landscape design and development, horticulture, and turfgrass management. Sustainable Crop Production students have easy access to the main campus’ agricultural facility, a 650-acre complex that includes an operating farm. Located in the norther range of the Catskill Mountains our scenic campus has nearby access to ponds, lakes and forests that provide an outdoor learning laboratory for our students.


Learn more about the Campus Gardens and Plant Conservatory or meet our students.