What will I learn?
The first two years of this Bachelor of Technology program are satisfied by the completion of the Faculty of Agriculture's Diploma in Technology Managed Landscapes, or an equivalent program at another institution, approved by Dalhousie.
During your two years at Dalhousie, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with professionals in your area of interest, helping you to network with future employers and hone your horticultural skills.
This program allows you flexibility in choosing electives for your specialization. These areas of specialization include the golf industry, tree care, landscape construction or maintenance, horticulture therapy and nursery or greenhouse production.
The program has dedicated and knowledgeable staff, small class sizes and a campus rich in resources to enhance your horticulture education. In some courses, you might venture on field trips to other sites—from an old Hemlock forest in a suburb of Halifax to mine restoration areas near Windsor—giving you a broader perspective on the natural world and our place in it. You may choose to go farther afield, studying gardens in Europe.
Courses for the two-year completion program, include:
- Environmental Studies
- Environmental Processes & Natural Landscape Functions
- Introduction to Small Business
- Horticulture Therapy
- Design and Construction of Specialized Turf Facilities
- Urban Tree Management
- Watershed Management and Ecology
- Greenhouse Production
Passionate about Environmental Landscape Horticulture but interested in exploring another area of study at the same time? You can do that in the Faculty of Agriculture.
As a student in the Horticulture program, you'll be able to broaden your career opportunities by choosing one of the following minors:
- Agricultural Economics
- Animal Science
- Plant Science
- Environmental Science
- Pest Management
- Agricultural Chemistry
- Food Science and Technology
- Genetics and Molecular Biology
Visit the Academic Calendar for a list of our current course offerings