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Plant Health

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

48 months
Duration
20136 CAD/year
4426 CAD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Plant Health Major from Kwantlen Polytechnic University is an interdisciplinary program that combines plant pathology, entomology, and horticultural practices as part of a holistic approach to plant health protection. 

Overview

The Plant Health program from Kwantlen Polytechnic University emphasizes sustainable integrated pest management (IPM) practices including cultural control, biological control, and surveys/scouting, as tools supporting overall management of pests such as insects, weeds and organisms that cause plant disease.

Students address the impacts of plant health issues on the local, regional, and international practice of horticulture. The recognition of plant health, the diagnosis of poor plant performance, and the analysis of plant health programs form the core educational goals. Students explore the impacts of weeds, pests, and diseases as well as the implementation of pest management tactics on the environment. A key feature of the program is the recognition of horticulture as part of international trade and the impact of moving plants, plant products and their pests or diseases globally.

The Bachelor of Horticulture Science program has the following strengths:

  • Customized education through the selection of electives that support learner educational goals
  • Emphasis on the economic, environmental, and social components of sustainability
  • Strong connections with horticulture industry and community groups
  • Development of essential skills such as teamwork, creative thinking, problem solving, and communication
  • Capstone research courses which include the application of new skills to a community based issue
  • Required work experience

Students may have the opportunity to engage in international studies.

Career options:

Our graduates develop skill necessary for employment in the following area:

  • Technical positions in the Environmental Sector
  • Urban Horticulturists
  • Growers in Production Horticulture Operations
  • Importers and exporters of plants or plant-based commodities
  • Plant Protection Inspectors
  • Pest Management Specialists or Managers in public or private organizations
  • Crop Consultants
  • Technical Representatives for Horticulture or Agriculture Supply Companies
  • Parks Managers
  • Graduate studies in Horticulture or related fields (subject to specific graduate school admission requirements)

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • University Writing 
  • Botany tor Horticulture 
  • Soils and Growing Media 
  • Sustainable Horticulture 
  • Plant Identification 
  • Plant Health
  • Computer Applications
  • Biology
  • Environmental Chemistry

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students pursuing a major in Plant Health must be admitted to the Faculty of Science & Horticulture.
  • All applicants to undergraduate studies must satisfy KPU's Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement through an acceptable High school course, undergraduate course, KPU course, or testing option.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20136 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10068 CAD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    4426 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2213 CAD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Surrey

1156 - 1898 CAD /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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