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Bachelor of Science in Horticulture
Modes of Study  Full-time
Duration 3 Years
Level Undergraduate
Course Code 07BHOR


The Bachelor of Science in Horticulture is primarily designed to provide a systematic and coherent introduction to the knowledge,  principles,  concepts,  theories  and  problem‐solving  techniques  on  production  of  horticultural  crops,  management,  breeding,  protection as well as soil fertility. The programme will enable students to acquire cognitive/intellectual skills (Horticulture), practical  skills and key transferable skills and empower them to apply these skills in solving problems that face the Namibian horticultural  sector. The Bachelor of Science in Horticulture degree programme aims at equipping students with basic managerial competencies through  teaching, excursions and  research,  thereby sustaining  the horticultural industry, increasing  the production and use of horticultural and other crops in the country, creating new employment opportunities, and contributing to Namibia’s economic  development. Further, this programme intends to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to plan, implement, and  evaluate projects related to horticultural production, protection and management.


Admission Requirements 

The Bachelor of Science in Horticulture seeks suitably qualified candidates who are capable of benefiting from, contributing to, 
and successfully completing the programme. In order to be considered for admission to this programme, applicants must meet 
the General Admission Requirements of NUST (GI2.1 in the NUST General Year Book) and comply with the following additional 

• A pass in Biology or a Science‐related subject, with at least an C‐symbol at NSSC Ordinary Level;
• A pass in Mathematics with at least a D‐symbol, at NSSC Ordinary Level;
• A pass in English with at least an E‐symbol, at NSSC Ordinary Level.

Candidates who meet the Mature Age Entry requirements of NUST (GI2.2 in the NUST General Year Book) may be considered but 
will in addition be required to pass an admission test, compiled by the Department of Agricultural Sciences and Agribusiness.

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