About

Design and maintain an urban forest, a community garden or a new golf course. Manage a greenhouse. Help developing countries feed themselves. Introduce a new high-value crop which can be processed to add further value. Beautify the environment – both indoors and out – while also working to reduce energy use and pollution and help to grow food crops sustainably. Develop and demonstrate new energy efficient and ecologically sound means of growing greenhouse crops through a cold prairie winter.

Upon completion of the first year, many St. Peter’s College students move to the U of S main campus to continue their studies. In some instances, students can complete the second year of studies with St. Peter's College. St. Peter’s students must meet the same promotion standards as U of S students in order to move into the second year of study. Please contact Student Services for more information on promotion standards. Further information on this program can be found directly on the University of Saskatchewan's website.

What you will Learn

Horticulture is the study of the biology, improvement, production and utilization of fruits, vegetables, flowers, medicinals, ornamental crops, trees, shrubs and turf grass grown under field and greenhouse conditions. It is the most diverse of agricultural industries, involving both art and science with career opportunities from greenhouse and golf course management, food production and landscaping to research and education and beyond.

Production and utilization of horticultural crops and ornamental plants represent an opportunity for expansion and diversification of Canada's agriculture sector. Nutraceuticals, biopharmaceuticals and the supply and maintenance of horticulture crops are growth areas with excellent opportunities for entrepreneurs.

First Year Classes

Tuition Estimates

Canadian  International 
Tuition $6,312 $15,579 
Fees $300 $300
Books $1,000 - $1,500 $1,000 - $1,500
Total $7,612 - $8,112 $16,879 - $17,379

Tuition will vary depending on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enrol in a full course load, the maximum number of courses allowed.
Fees are used to fund specific student benefits.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,000-$2,000 per year. 

*Based on the rates displayed on our Tuition page

Careers

A growing demand for scientists and professionals equipped to deal with agricultural and environmental issues means a wide variety of career choices for graduates specializing in horticulture science. The career opportunities in horticulture are as diverse as the industry.

  • greenhouse and crop production
  • industry work government agencies
  • landscape construction and management
  • marketing and sales
  • private and public research
  • design and maintenance of private and public plant collections and botanical gardens
  • crop and food inspection
  • plant breeding industries
  • tree nurseries

Nutraceuticals, biopharmaceuticals and the supply and maintenance of horticulture crops are growth areas with excellent opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Graduates of our programs will not only leave with excellent industry-endorsed scientific training, but also with a foundation of marketable career skills.

As well, the College's strong ties with industry and reputation for producing well-rounded, quality graduates means that many businesses turn here first when recruiting employees.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Deadlines

St. Peter's College Deadline:

Students already accepted into their program at the University of Saskatchewan may begin classes at St. Peter’s College anytime before the deadline for registration changes (mid-September and mid-January)

University of Saskatchewan Deadline:

The full list of deadlines for each college at the University of Saskatchewan can be found at the programs specific requirements and deadlines page on their website.

Required High School Classes

  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30

Students can be admitted into this college with one subject deficiency that must be cleared before the second year of study.

The high school classes that are required for admission purposes are not always the same as classes you will need to complete the degree program you choose. For example, if you want to minor in chemistry, you will need high school chemistry to take your first-year university classes.

Required Grade Average

Applications are considered up until the deadline. Admission is offered on an ongoing basis until all seats are filled.

Minimum admission average: 70%

Learn how we calculate your admission average. If you do not meet the minimum admission average, you may be considered for the Transition Program or for special (mature) admission.

 

English Proficiency

If your first language in not English, you may have to prove proficiency in English before admission. It is expected that applicants interested in this program are fluent in English.

Ready to apply?

Students must apply and be accepted to the University of Saskatchewan and St. Peter's College. The University of Saskatchewan requires a non-refundable application fee of $90 CDN before your application will be processed. St. Peter's College will process your application at no charge.