Bachelor degree in Horticulture, Agriculture, Biology or Environmental Sciences. Qualification based on results from the first degree studies (grades average) and motivation letter. Students graduated from Polish universities are also welcome (without paying fee).
Verified command of English (http://www.sggw.pl/image/data/SGGW/teksty_pdf/WULS-SGGW_ENGLISH.pdf).
Mission of the specialization (major)
The specialization in horticulture has been established to provide students with understanding of biological background in growing horticultural crops and postharvest “life” of vegetables, fruits and ornamental plants. The programme aims also to introduce students to the up-to-date knowledge of environmental-friendly and ecological methods of production of vegetables, fruits and medicinal plants, their storage and postharvest technologies, of using ornamental plants in human environment as well as knowledge of integrated pest management (IPM).
Detailed programme of the studies
a) Oligatory subjects, offered during three semesters of the studies: Sustainable horticulture; Molecular biology; Mathematical statistics; Modern trends in horticulture; Landscape protection and ecology; Postharvest biology and technology; Diploma seminar.
b) Facultative subjects, to be chosen by students during the studies: Ornamental plants in human environment, Fruits of the World, Medicinal plants from natural habitats, Plants in human diet, Propagation of ornamental plants, Advanced plant pathology, Integrated pest management, Biological control, Plant diseases epidemiology, Eco-toxicology, Quality evaluation of products (incl: chemical, physical and sensory methods), Phytoremediation in horticulture, Stresses in plants cultivation, Bioinformatics, Plant biotechnology – molecular bases, Breeding in horticulture, Ecology of microorganisms, Physiology of vegetable crops, Floristics, Plants’ mysteries under microscope.
Students are acquainted with the principles of sustainable horticulture, processes influencing biological value of plant produce. In addition, they gain the skills how to plan and organize production and storage of horticultural crops, as well as how to arrange human environment with ornamental plants.