Doctor of Philosophy in Horticultural Science
The Ph. D. in Horticultural Science provides students with a solid foundation from where to begin an international academic career in life sciences. Graduates will have gained the ability to conduct original interdisciplinary research and scholarly work related to horticultural production systems and - plants at the highest level without supervision. The findings of the student’s research work advance the development of sustainable horticultural production practices and technologies, adapted plant germplasm, novel sources of food, and concepts for urban greenery. Accompanying coursework provides students with competencies related to the proper planning, conduction and statistical analysis of horticultural experimental work. It broadens their horizon and allows them to place their specialized research findings into a wider academic-, ecological-, or socio-economic context. Students train their ability to critically reflect on experimental results of their own and others and interact collaboratively with researchers and students from other disciplines. The coursework also broadens student’s technical competencies, builds their confidence in oral and written communication, and polishes their leadership skills.
- To prepare and create future leaders of excellence in research, industry, and government sectors.
- To enhance R & D capabilities with advanced skills among the graduates to serve the society.
- To improve student’s competencies in critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, team work and effective communication.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Appraise advanced and in-depth understanding of the area of specialization within the horticultural sciences.
- Independently identify gaps in the current global understanding of horticultural system functioning and management, and conduct interdisciplinary scientific research targeted at closing these.
- Deploy advanced techniques to analyze, interpret and critically reflect on scientific results in broad and narrow contexts.
- Apply professional written and oral communication skills to deliver scientific outputs in the horticultural field.
- Demonstrate leadership qualities in the area of specialization.
Required Credit Hours : minimum 54 hours
|Required Courses (18 hours )||Credit Hours|
|COSC702||Ethics of Scientific Research II||1|
|STAT715||Design and Analysis of Experiments in Applied Sciences||3|
|COFA760||Advance Scientific Writing||2|
|COFA770||Sustainable Food and Agriculture||3|
|HORT805||Molecular approaches in plant research||3|
|HORT815||Assessment of energy and element fluxes in agroecosytems||3|
|HORT820||Urban landscape planning, policy and management||3|
|Students should either select two courses from the list below or one course from the list below and any 3-credit hour 700-level course offered by UAEU and approved by the Advisory Committee. (6 hours )||Credit Hours|
|HORT741||Modeling Horticultural System||3|
|HORT748||Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources||3|
|HORT720||Innovative Technologies for Horticultural Production Systems||3|
|HORT725||Methods in agricultural microbiology||3|
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