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Bachelor of Applied Science - Horticulture

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Program Information

School:Olds College
Faculty:School of Life Sciences & Business
Degree:Bachelor
Field of Study:Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Description:Leverage your two-year diploma into a degree, and grow your career to the next level. The Horticulture Bachelor of Applied Science Degree builds on diploma training to provide graduates with knowledge and advanced technical skills. Students will improve their ability to solve problems and capitalize on opportunities as they strive to continuously improve themselves, and add value for their employers and the industry.

Students focus on advancing their skills learned from the diploma and have the opportunity to take advantage of our outstanding facilities, which include a sprawling botanic garden, state-of-the-art managed wetlands, landscape demonstration plots and pavilion. This is the perfect program for those who like to learn environmental and operations management on the job. Students will develop expertise in areas such as integrated pest management, research methods and sustainable site technologies. Your second year is spent out in the field working in the industry under Olds College’s unique eight-month Directed Field Study curriculum. Courses in science and technology are combined with business enabling you to assume positions of responsibility within a horticultural business or be your own boss and start up your own operation.
URL:Bachelor of Applied Science - Horticulture at Olds College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,360

This cost estimate is for Year 3 of the program.
Scholarships:16
Careers:AgrologistsHorticulturists

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    2.5 GPA in a horticulture diploma - Turfgrass major or a degree in a closely related area or consent of the department.

    Test Scores:
    • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550]

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on April 29, 2020