The urban horticulture concentration, under the B.S. in applied biological sciences degree, focuses on the relationship of plants and people in urban and suburban environments, with major emphasis given to the sustainability of these environments. Set in a unique Southwestern desert location, students learn how to practice urban horticulture principles and develop skills to create aesthetically pleasing urban environments. This approach is coupled with an appreciation of environmental conservation and stewardship.
Graduates can pursue numerous entry-level careers in biology. Specific career fields include secondary education, wildlife and restoration ecology and urban horticulture. Employment opportunities exist in private and public sectors. The general program in applied biological sciences also prepares graduates to succeed in graduate or professional schools in disciplines such as: Animal health. Dentistry. Ecology. Environmental biotechnology. Horticulture. Medicine. Physical therapy. Wildlife biology. Example Careers: Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to the following: career title *growth *median salary Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 15.12 77,210 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 15.12 73,980 Biological Scientists, All Other 18.76 66,510 BiologistsBright OutlookBright Outlook 21.02 58,300 Farmers and RanchersGreenGreen -8.03 32,350 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 0 21,670 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 14.88 40,950 Forest and Conservation TechniciansGreen 8.63 32,860 Forest and Conservation WorkersGreen 8.52 25,580 Foresters 12.13 53,840 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 11.8 23,890 Life Scientists, All Other 16.33 63,970 Natural Sciences ManagersGreen 15.45 114,560 Nursery and Greenhouse Managers 5.88 59,450 * Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).