Intended for horticultural professionals and avid gardeners, this certificate in General Horticulture is designed to meet both the foundational and specialized educational needs of non-traditional students at the undergraduate level. Also open to NC State undergraduates.
Required Courses (6 credit hours)
|HS 201||World of Horticulture: Principles and Practices||3|
|HS 203||Home Plant Propagation||3|
Elective Courses (9 credit hours)
Select 3-4 courses from the following:
|HS 200||Home Horticulture||3|
|HS 202||Power of Plants: Appreciation and Use||3|
|HS 204||Home Landscape Maintenance||Y||3|
|HS 205||Home Food Production||3|
|HS 250||Home Landscape Design||3|
|HS 280||Hands-On Horticulture||3|
|HS 431||Vegetable Production||Y||4|
|HS 432||Permaculture: Sustainable Living||3|
|HS 451||Plant Nutrition||Y||3|
|HS 462||Postharvest Physiology||Y||3|
One course (of the 9 elective credit hours) may be selected from the following:
|PP 315||Principles of Plant Pathology||3|
|PP 318||Forest Pathology||Y||4|
|CS210||Lawn and Sports Turf||3|
|ENT 425||General Entomology||Y||3|
|SSC 200||Soil Science||Y||3|
|SSC 341||Soil Fertility and Fertilizers||Y||3|
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.
Student seeking the University Certificate in General Horticulture must have completed high school with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale and provide a transcript or copy of other such documentation indicating high school completion and grade point average.