Bachelor Programs

                      Program Objectives

                                  General objective

The general objective of the program is to produce high – level manpower equipped with adequate knowledge and skill to design and implement the activities indicated in the perspective graduate profile.

              Specific objectives

The program will have the following specific objectives in the undergraduate program of Horticultural sciences:

  • Provide students with basic and applied knowledge and skills of horticultural crops production & management, breeding, protection and soil fertility management principles & concepts
  • Enable the students to understand and realize problems in horticultural crop production and seek solutions through exposure to research, extension and management.
  • Provide the students with the knowledge of handling horticultural fruit plants and their products.
  • Integrate teaching-research activities with extension activities so as to extend the new improved technologies to the farmers.

              Graduate profile

Graduates of the department of Horticulture are well equipped with theoretical knowledge and practical skills in various aspects of horticulture i.e. horticultural agronomy, horticultural breeding and protection and soil fertility management which are needed to:

  • Promote and disseminate agricultural technology through training of farmers
  • Assist in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programs/projects related to
  • Horticultural production, protection and management in sustainable base
  • Involve in research activities in the area of his/ her professional field of study.
  • Integrate horticultural crop production and natural resources management issues with other farming enterprises
  • Set and manage overall operation of horticultural nurseries and farms.
  • Inspect the quality and safety of horticultural produce.
  • Carry out scientific research on various aspects of horticultural crops.
  • Promote environmental safety by encouraging good agricultural practices.
  • Plan, design, execute and mange residential, public and commercial landscape.
  • Propagate, produce and manage horticultural planting materials.
  • Possesses capabilities to positively influence the community and serve as an agent of change in matters pertaining to his/her field.
  • Understand basics of horticultural plant structures and functions
  • Generate analysis and present different work reports in written as well as oral communication.
  • Possesses the necessary background knowledge to pursue further advanced study in horticulture.
  • The training program for regular classes lasts for four years and is divided into six semesters for a total of 147 ECTS.

            Admission Requirements

To be admitted to BSc. in Horticulture, candidates should fit to admission requirement to Ethiopian higher education institutions upon successful completion of a one year freshman program in natural science. Placement of students to the program abides to the MoSHE affirmative regulation. Others like re-admission and advanced standing shall be treated according to the academic rules and regulations of the universities. Students who graduated with diploma in the field of Horticulture, Plant sciences, General Agriculture and other related fields from recognized institutions can also apply to pursue their studies in regular, summer and extension programs based on the university legislations.

            Graduation Requirements

Students will be eligible for graduation upon successful completion of a minimum load of 144 credit hours set for the regular program. At the end of the program, the student is required to have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.00 with no “F” letter grade in any course.  

               Duration of the study

A four-year academic time is required to acquire a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Horticulture. Each academic year is further divided into two semesters of about 16 weeks.

                 Degree nomenclature

The nomenclature of the degree in the program is as in;

  • English: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree in Horticulture and in  
  • Amharic: “ባችለርዲግሪበሆርቲካልቸር”