Certificate of Professional Development in Horticulture
Curriculum: Students who successfully complete three qualifying courses receive a Professional Development Certificate. A student must take one 500-level approved course (at least 2 credit hours or more), and two 400-level approved courses (of at least 3 credits or more) and receive a “B” or better in all courses to receive their certificate. A student taking courses toward a certificate and then decides to continue on for the online delivered M.S. degree can receive both the certificate and the degree upon successful completion of the requirements.
The Department of Crop Sciences offers a wide range of courses related to Horticulture including production, plant breeding, insect pest management, plant physiology, herbicides, crop growth and development, residential design courses, and plant nutrition. Courses must be taken for “credit” to count for the certificate of professional development (i.e. courses recorded on a transcript), therefore any courses taken in “non-credit” status do not count towards the certificate or the online M.S. degree in the Department of Crop Sciences.