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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Agricultural Science in Horticulture

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Agricultural Science in Horticulture

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $15,120 CAD

  • Application fee

    $150 CAD

  • Duration

    4 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    50 out of 100

Options
Practicum

These items are optional and you can choose them as you wish after applying for the course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Winter-January 31-December-2021 2021-12-31
Fall-September 31-August-2021 2021-08-31

Overview

Bachelor of Agricultural Science in Horticulture

UFV's four-year Bachelor of Agricultural Science with a Horticulture major helps you develop the perfect mix of technical, communication, and business skills to prepare you to play a leading role in the Fraser Valley's agricultural sector.

In addition to including the core content offered by Horticulture programs in this field (e.g. nursery, greenhouse, vegetable, fruit production and science), the degree has a strong applied focus. 

Most of the courses are associated with a laboratory section, practical greenhouse work, and/or field trips.

Lab work in Biology, Chemistry, Physical Geography courses provide exposure to laboratory equipment as well as training in report writing and presentations. 

The Agriculture courses emphasize greenhouse operation, pest diagnosis and treatment, and soil analysis both from a theoretical and practical perspective.

FEATURES:

  • Practicum provides work experience and industry contacts
  • You get hands-on experience in the Agriculture Centre in Chilliwack, B.C., which features a demonstration barn, research greenhouse, and top-of-the-line agricultural automation and farmwright equipment

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$22,259

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $6,696
Accommodation 1 bed room $7,139
Tuition 1 person $15,120

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.20 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

High School Applicants please provide a copy of:
1- High school transcript(s)
2- English language score
3- Passport.
NOTE: India interim high school applicants please submit a copy of your Grade 11 transcript. India CBSE high school graduates please upload a copy of your Admit or Examination card.

Post-Secondary Applicants please provide a copy of:
1- High school transcript(s).
2- Post-secondary transcript(s) from all institutions attended.
3- English language score
4- Passport.

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

88
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

61
-
listening
60
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
Duolingo (DET) - score of 110
If you need to upgrade your English to get ahead in your profession or pursue university studies, UFV’s English Language Studies (ELS) and Upgrading & University Preparation (UUP) department options are designed just for you.
If you are a full-time international student, UFV offers intensive English upgrading‌, ranging from intermediate to pre-university levels, with access to university courses at the highest levels.
Students with lower scores must first apply for English Language Studies upgrading. Applications with no proficiency score cannot be processed.

Academic background and requirement

Option 1: High School

  1. B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent.
  2. Prerequisites for CHEM 110.
  3. Prerequisites for BIO 111.
  4. Prerequisites for STAT 104

Option 2: Students transitioning from a UFV agriculture certificate or diploma

Students transitioning from one of UFV's agriculture certificates or the Agriculture Technology diploma must satisfy: 

The Agriculture Technology diploma's entrance requirements, as well as meeting the prerequisites for BIO 111, CHEM 110, and STAT 104.

Option 3: University Entrance 

  1. Completion of a minimum of nine credits at the 100 level and above, transferable to a degree program, with a minimum GPA of 2.00 on all credits attempted.
  2. Prerequisites for CHEM 110.
  3. Prerequisites for BIO 111.
  4. Prerequisites for STAT 104.
  5. Prerequisites for CMNS 125.

Pathways:

Students who do not meet these requirements might consider Qualifying Studies. Qualifying Studies (QS) is for students who need to upgrade their education to gain admission to UFV certificate, diploma, or degree programs.

Career opportunities

Job opportunities range from small niche markets to large-scale greenhouses and farm operations, including positions in: 

Agribusiness companies, greenhouses, research and testing labs, government agencies, industry associations, consulting firms, parks, nature preserves, botanical gardens, and more.

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