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University Undergraduate Certificate in Plant Pests, Pathogens and People

Description

The University Certificate in Plant Pests, Pathogens and People offers an undergraduate course of study built on NC State's strength in the plant protection disciplines of entomology and plant pathology. These disciplines are critically important to success in agriculture, both traditional crop and livestock operations as well as forest, ornamental and turf landscaping. The certificate will enhance the credentials of professionals working in these industries and also provide a recognized concentration for students pursuing undergraduate degrees in crop science, horticulture, animal science and other fields. Like all designated university certificates, this program has gone through an approval process at the university level.

Dr. Clyde Sorenson,
Certificate Coordinator
Phone: 919-515-8427
Delivery Method: Web-based/Online
Admissions Web Page

Career prospects
(What can I do with this program of study?)

This certificate offers both working professionals and degree-seeking students a desirable credential that will enhance their knowledge of entomology and plant pathology. It will be of particular interest to those employed in such industries as agriculture, agricultural services, landscaping, crop consulting and home pest control, as well as agricultural extension agents and biology and agriculture teachers.

Curriculum
(What will I learn?)

The University Certificate in Plant Pests, Pathology and People requires a total of 12 credit hours, as follows:

Required courses (6 credit hours):

  • PB 222 Kingdom of Fungi (3 credit hours)
  • ENT 425 General Entomology (3 credit hours)

One of the following (3 credit hours):

  • ENT 201 Insects and People
  • ENT 203 Bees and Beekeeping
  • ENT 401 Honey Bee Biology and Management

One of the following (3 credit hours):

  • PP 315 Principles of Plant Pathology
  • PP 318 Forest Pathology

Prerequisites are required in some courses. Students should contact instructors before enrolling to determine eligibility.

Estimated Total Credit Hours Required: 12

Admissions requirements
(Is this the program for me? How do I apply?)

No application for admission is required. Students must be in good academic standing to take courses at NC State University. Students pursuing university certificate programs are considered non-degree studies (NDS) students. Students desiring to earn the certificate should contact the certificate coordinator.

Plan of study
(How much time will it take?)

The University Certificate in Plant Pests, Pathogens and People requires completion of 12 credit hours (four courses). Each course must be completed with a grade of C or better (grades of C- are not accepted). Students pursuing university certificate programs are considered non-degree studies (NDS) students for the purpose of university registration; NDS students may register for a maximum of 6 credit hours per semester. Thus, this certificate may be completed in as little as two semesters. The program must be completed within six (6) semesters, beginning with the initial course enrollment date.

Registration information
(When can I start?)

Click "Apply & Enroll" to register to take courses without being admitted to a degree program. Students pursuing university certificate programs are considered non-degree studies (NDS) students for the purpose of university registration.

Estimated Tuition and Fees
(How much will it cost?)


Tuition Level: Undergraduate (View more information about tuition)
Fees: Undergraduate ASG, Undergraduate Ed/Tech
Resident: $2,616.00
Non-resident: $5,064.00

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