Floral Management involves sourcing, purchasing, distributing, marketing, designing with, and selling floricultural products. Students enrolled in this concentration are provided with courses in design and horticulture, balanced with business and sciences. Career opportunities for graduates include retailing, wholesaling, special event designing, and display gardening. The University Florist, a professional flower shop owned and operated by the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences on the MSU Campus, provides students with work and management opportunities.
Mississippi State University is now offering degree programs that may be completed in three years. These undergraduate degree programs are special programs which allow highly motivated and hard-working students the opportunity to complete a degree in three years rather than the traditional four years. Both the three year and traditional four year degree program are available in Floral Management.
A Minor in Floral Management consists of the following courses:
Students may apply for university, college and departmental scholarships through one application. You can find the scholarship application once you logon to myState. Under the banner tab, select Financial Aid and Scholarships. The application is listed as Submit/Revise General Scholarship Application.
Students may transfer to Mississippi State University from regionally accredited community, junior or senior colleges for any period of enrollment, provided they have earned a 2.0 GPA (as computed by Mississippi State University) on all college courses attempted as well as earned a 2.0 GPA on the 30-hours of core courses. Transfer students should look at the transfer course equivalent guide to determine which courses will transfer.
Students enrolled in the Floristry Internship must complete 400-480 hours of work experience with an approved internship company. This is equivalent to 10-12 weeks of full-time (40 hour/week) employment.
The purpose of the MSU Floristry Internship is to enable students to gain industry experience during their baccalaureate degree program. This internship is viewed as an enriching educational experience where students apply classroom learning to a professional setting. Upon completion of the internship, students bring new information and skills back to the classroom, enhancing their learning as well as that of their classmates.