Environmental horticulture is a branch of the broad field of horticulture that focuses on several diverse areas such as the art and science of floriculture, which includes greenhouse management and interior design; the development of recreational areas for public and private use; landscape design and management; nursery management; and turf management.

The graduates of UW-Platteville Environmental Horticulture program have outstanding job placement rates, exceeding 95 percent. They have achieved successful careers in the fields of education and research, greenhouse management, horticultural therapy, landscape design and management, plant breeding and genetics, plant tissue culture and biotechnology, and plan inspection. They also have chosen to pursue graduate study.