OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum number of credits required to earn certificate: 13
Minimum Cumulative GPA required to earn certificate: 2.0
Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward certificate: A “C-” or better is required.
Other GPA requirements to earn certificate: Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences (PSE) coursework must be completed with a 2.0 cumulative average.
Contact Information: Stephanie Burnett, Associate Professor; Coordinator, Environmental Horticulture Program, 205 Deering Hall, (207) 581-2937.
The Environmental Horticulture Studies Certificate program at the University of Maine offers students the opportunity to pursue the study of environmental horticulture through a series of Core courses (Plant Materials). In addition to the Core, there are two concentration options that allow students to specialize in an area of their choice by choosing Plant Production and/or Garden Design.
The market potential for the certificate program is mainly the non-traditional student who is looking for opportunities that would allow them to take specific courses in an area of horticulture. This certificate program is based on the premis that potential students will only take one course per semester. Therefore, the Core can be finished in five sequential semesters. The Core program will begin in the Fall semester with PSE100; Plant Science.
The two concentration options can be started upon completion of the Core.