The primary mission of the Horticultural Science unit is scientific discovery and dissemination of knowledge to students and the horticulture industry so as to improve the quality, availability and sustainable utilization of horticultural products. The Unit strives for excellence in scientific research, teaching and extension services related to floriculture, fruit production, olericulture, biotechnology, controlled environment agriculture and landscaping. The degree programme prepares students for challenging positions in the horticulture industry, as researchers, consultants, educators and extensionists.
All applicants have to meet the following minimum requirements for admission prescribed under the general regulations (i.e.):
- have obtained at least five Ordinary Level subject passes including English Language and Mathematics passed with a grade C or better
- Passes at Advanced Level in at least two subjects as follows:
Category 1: Any two of the following, Biology, Agriculture, Chemistry, Physics and Food Science.
Category 2: Either Mathematics or Geography in addition to any one subject in Category 1.