Intended for horticultural professionals and avid gardeners, the Undergraduate Certificate in General Horticulture offered by the Department of Horticultural Science is designed to meet both the foundational and specialized educational needs of these non-traditional students at the undergraduate level. Students completing the 15 credit hours of coursework will have a strong background in horticultural science and techniques and specialization in elective areas of the student's choosing. Open to NDS (Non-Degree Studies) students and NC State undergraduates.
Student seeking the Undergraduate 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.
This 15-credit undergraduate program includes five three-credit undergraduate courses. At 2020-21 tuition rates, the cost of these courses is $237 per credit for North Carolina residents and $916 per credit for non-residents. Thus, the total estimated cost for the program is $3,555 for North Carolina residents and $13,740 for non-residents. See Online and Distance Education Tuition and Fees for cost details.
Plan of Study
The Undergraduate Certificate in General Horticulture requires 15 credit hours. Students pursuing university certificate programs are considered non-degree studies (NDS) students for the purpose of university registration; NDS students may register for a maximum of 6 credit hours per semester. Thus, the Undergraduate Certificate in General Horticulture may be completed in as little as three academic terms. Students must complete the 15 hours of coursework required plus any course prerequisites within 4 calendar years, beginning with the initial course enrollment date.
Can’t attend classes at NC State University? Join horticulture professionals and avid gardeners who are earning an Undergraduate Certificate in General Horticulture through Online and Distance Education at NC State. This certificate program is designed to enhance your horticulture background, and is open to NDS (Non-Degree Studies) students and NC State undergraduates.