Intended for horticultural professionals and home gardeners, the Undergraduate Certificate in General Horticulture offered by the Department of Horticultural Science is designed to meet the foundational and specialized educational needs of both non-traditional students and degree-seeking students. Students completing the 15 credit hours of course-work will have a strong background in horticultural science and techniques and specialization in elective areas of the student's choosing.
Dr. Helen T. Kraus
Department of Horticultural Science
Box 7609, N.C. State University
(Kilgore Hall 132)
Raleigh, NC 27695-7609
Information for Distance Education students (click here)
Non-allied Horticultural Science majors as well as non-degree seeking students (NDS) are eligible for this certificate. Degree-seeking students enrolled in the BS in Horticultural Science program, Minor in Horticulture, or any other Horticultural professionally allied NC State degree program (11AGBUSBS, 11AGEDBS, 11EXTEDBS, 11PBBS, 11HORTBS, 11PSSBS, 11AGRONBS, and 11TFGBS) are not eligible for this Certificate and should pursue the Minor in Horticultural Science.
Required Courses: (6 hours)
Elective Courses: (9 hours)
Select at least 2-3 courses from the following:
One Course (of the 9 elective credit hours) may be selected from the following:
* Courses followed by an * have a prerequisite requirement
Total Hours: 15 credit hours.
Non-Degree Studies (NDS) students seeking the Undergraduate Certificate in General Horticulture must have completed high school with a GPA of at least a 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. NC State undergraduates should contact the program coordinator for admissions detail.
Plan of study: Contact the Program Coordinator.
Registration information: Contact the Program Coordinator.
Term Effective: 8/2010
Plan Code: 32THCCTU, 11THCCTU
CIP Code: 01.1103
Description: Undergraduate Certificate in General Horticulture
Offered via Distance Education and On-campus