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Undergraduate Certificate in Horticulture

Undergraduate Certificate in Horticulture

The online horticulture certificate is for high school students, undergraduates, graduates, master gardeners, naturalists, and anyone interested in the production of plants, fruits, crops, medicinal plants, and vegetables.


Tailor your coursework and education based on your interests. Our program offers three specializations within the Undergraduate Certificate.

  • Plants and people
  • Sustainable production
  • Horticultural science

How to Get Started

Complete this form to initiate the process of working towards a undergraduate certificate in horticulture. After submitting the form, a member of the Online Programs Team will contact you with more information.

Undergraduate Certificate Form


  • Complete a minimum of 12 hours
  • Complete at least two courses at the 100, 200, or 300 level
  • Complete at least 6 hours at the 400 level
  • Take all courses for academic credit and earn a C or better

Coursework cannot be used to qualify for multiple certificates.

How to Register for an Online Course

Students wanting to take classes for non-academic credit register through Illinois Online. Non-academic credit students are assessed on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis, and must perfom satisfactory in each course. Classes will count towards the Certificate, but do not earn college academic credit and will not appear on a transcript.

Undergraduate Certificate students wanting to earn academic credit register through Illinois Online.


Estimated tuition and fees for the Undergraduate Certificate in Horticulture depend on the course level and the number of hours taken. Courses at the 100, 200, and 300 level are $409 per credit hour. Courses at the 400 and 500 level are $664 per credit hour.

Students can also take classes as non-credit and still earn a Undergraduate Certificate. Non-credit tuition and fees are $500 per course.

Printing your Certificate

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete this form to request your Undergraduate Certificate in Horticulture. Once completed, we will confirm all requirements are met and send your certificate in the mail.

Undergraduate Certificate Form

Contact Information

Dr. A. Lane Rayburn
Online Programs Coordinator