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University of the West Indies - Bachelor of Science in Horticulture


Students learn the methods involved in the development, sustainable production, marketing as well as conservation of plant genetic resources utilized in the cultivation of food and ornamental crops. The degree in Horticulture will give students an understanding of plants, plant growth requirements, geographic distribution of major plant types, the importance of soil, climate, topography and other factors on plant growth, pest control, food crops, landscape plants, floriculture, soil degradation, control, and the impact of plants on the social structure.

  • Listing ID: 5384
  • Institution Category: Universities
  • Institution Type: Public
  • Field of Study: Science and Technology
  • Awarding Body: The University of the West Indies
  • Qualification Level: Level 5 - Bachelor's Degree
  • Education Sector: Higher Education
  • ISCED Code: 08 Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Veterinary - 081 Agriculture -0812 Horticulture
  • Qualification Developer: The University of the West Indies
  • Quality Assurance Body: University Council of Jamaica (UCJ)
  • Entry Requirements: BIOL0011 and BIOL0012 OR CAPE Biology (Units 1 & 2)
  • Number of Credits: 30 Advanced credits (Total of 54 credits)
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