The horticulture program at UMaine offers opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate studies.The undergraduate program offers a BS degree in Environmental Horticulture with a diverse and challenging curriculum, excellent faculty guidance, and opportunities to explore professional goals, interact with alumni and other well-known professionals and extracurricular involvement. The ENH program is founded on the principles and practices of responsible stewardship of the land. To instill this ideal in our students, we expose them to the planning, creation and maintenance of environmentally sustainable landscapes.
The graduate program offers an MS degree in Horticulture with a wide-range of research opportunities in both traditional horticulture and Environmental Horticulture.
Research opportunities are available in many areas including cold tolerance, propagation, evaluation, and introduction of woody and herbaceous native and ornamental plants; potato breeding and production; potato physiology and tissue culture; turfgrass evaluation; basic and applied studies in blueberry physiology and culture; blueberry cold tolerance; tissue culture propagation of lowbush blueberry cultivars; pomology; and weed-crop ecology and weed management.