Texas Tech University

Bachelor of Science in Plant and Soil Science at a Distance



The Bachelor of Science in Plant and Soil Science distance program is designed specifically to meet the needs of today's working professional. The Department now offers three concentrations that can be completed online: Horticulture at a Distance, Local Food and Wine Production, and Viticulture and Enology.

Horticulture is the art and science of cultivating edible plants (fruits, nuts, and vegetables) and ornamental plants (annual and perennial flowers and woody plants). Today's horticulture students focus on the challenges and practices of genetics and breeding, propagation, biotechnology, production, management, handling and storage, marketing, and utilization of ornamental plants in both the interior and exterior landscape. The Viticulture and Enology concentration prepares a student for vineyard management and wine production careers. Our Local Food and Wine Production concentration allows those interested in the farm to table movement to learn more about sustainable production of fruits and vegetables and basic wine knowledge.

This degree program requires a minimum of 120 semester hours of undergraduate coursework. While students take the majority of their coursework on-line from Texas Tech University, they may be required to take a course, such as Introductory Chemistry, from another institution or a local community college. Credits from other institutions can be evaluated for potential transfer, however, the last 30 hours of the degree must be completed through Texas Tech University, either at a distance or on-campus.

The B.S. of PLSS at a distance degree plan is offered with three areas of concentration:


Consider the benefits of Texas Tech University's Bachelor of Science in Plant and Soil Science with a concentration in Horticulture Degree Completion Program @ a distance:

  • Educational goals can be pursued without sacrificing personal or professional commitments.
  • Student support services are designed to meet the needs of distance learning students.


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