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Horticulture, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Lincoln, NE, United States
We offer a bachelor degree in Horticulture at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Horticulture requires a broad education including knowledge of production, management, improvement, distribution, processing, and utilization of fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, and turf. 
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Overview

Horticulture relies on an understanding of the basic sciences and involves competence in communication, aesthetic appreciation, and an awareness of consumer needs. This bachelor in Horticulture is available at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Horticulture is the science and art of growing and using trees, shrubs, flowers and other landscape plants, along with fruits and vegetables to enhance our living environment and to diversify human diets. It includes landscape design, organic farming, entrepreneurship, research, and crop production in greenhouses, fields, and nurseries.

Many students in horticulture are entrepreneurial. Opportunities exist within the major for students to complete a business plan and have it critically analyzed by business professionals during their undergraduate program. Students are encouraged to participate in out-of-classroom experiences, such as international travel, clubs, research projects, and discipline specific employment opportunities to broadening their experiences, knowledge, and networks while still in college.

Career Opportunities

  • The study of horticulture opens doors to a variety of careers that utilize the science and art of plants. 
  • With a degree in horticulture, careers are possible as a landscape designer, educator, field or lab researcher, greenhouse manger, horticultural business owner, floral designer, nursery manager, plant propagator or grower, vineyard manager and more.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Plants, Landscapes, & the Environment
  • Invasive Plant Species: Impacts on Ecosystems
  • Survey of Turfgrass and Landscape Management
  • Plant Science
  • Agronomic Plant Science Laboratory
  • Plant Sciences Laboratory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Transcripts: You will self-report your academic record. Use an unofficial transcript to fill in your information
  • ACT/SAT
  • After you've taken the ACT or SAT, request the testing institution to send us your official scores. Our codes are: ACT: 2482 and SAT: 6877
  • Application Fee: There is a $45 application fee payable with a credit card or a check. Make the check out to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and put the applicant's name on the memo line
  • Scholarship Statement: To be considered for leadership and diversity scholarships, you must write a 500-word essay all about you. Focus on leadership, career goals and community service

Tuition Fee

  • International

    830 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 830 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    830 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 830 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    259 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 259 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lincoln

  • 926 - 1380 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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