The DCSH has 30 academic staff, five technical staff, three agricultural officers and 22 supporting staff. The DCSH hosts the following degree programs; BSc. Agriculture, BSc. Horticulture, MSc. Crop Science and an unspecialised PhD. The DCSH has a number of specialised laboratories on molecular biology, plant pests’ diagnostics, fruits and vegetables quality, and seed quality testing. The DCSH manages the Horticulture Unit and the Crop Museum of Sokoine University of Agriculture.
The current head of Department is Prof. Maulid W. Mwatawala.