Bachelor's Degree - Faculty Of Agrıculture

General Information

Practical education in Fruit Growing and Breeding (Citrus and other subtropical fruits; temperate zone fruits), Vegetable Growing and Breeding, Viticulture, Ornamental Growing, Post-harvest Storage and Physiology, Biotechnology and Organic Farming is provided in order to raise Agricultural Engineers those meet the needs of the public and private sector. In 4 years of Horticulture education, in first and second years students mainly get lectures from other departments those are related to main course and agronomic sciences and in the following 3. and 4. years students get theorical and practical lectures related to horticulture. In addition, elective courses are provided in order to allow students to have the knowledge of their individual interests.

Length of Programme & Number of Credits

4 Year - 240 ECTS

Feature & Definition

Our department, which is one of the first three departments established in the Faculty of Agriculture in 1970, is stated in Çukurova where is an orchard paradise by its location and it is a region where all kinds of temperate climate and subtropical fruit products are widely cultivated with modern growing techniques both under field and protected cultivation. There are many suitable ecological conditions for the cultivation, collection and researches of a large number of fruit, vineyard, vegetable and ornamental plants species and varieties whether on Çukurova or on the Toros Plateau. Since these facilities are equipped with modern laboratories, growth chambers, greenhouses, cold storage warehouses, gardening and cultivation tools and machines, students will be educated under better conditions than many of the other horticulture departments of the world. Scientific studies are being carried out in the department by a sufficient number of specialized and highly qualified academic staff (17 professors and 4 associate professors) in the subjects such as reproduction of horticultural plants, cultivation and breeding, post-harvest and storage, biotechnology and organic farming. In this context, in addition to practical studies in order to solve the problems of the growers in this region, there are many scientific studies being carried out together with both national and international universities and research institutes and the results of these researches are published in prestigious scientific journals. In addition, student exchanges have been carried out with the Horticultural Departments in many countries under the ERASMUS program.

Mode of Study

Full Time

Head of Department


ECTS / Course Catalog Coordinator


Erasmus Coordinator


Internship Coordinator


Orientation Staff

Doç. Dr. Mehmet Ali SARIDAŞ


The aim of this program is training agriculture engineers who are specialized in fruit, vegetable, vineyard and ornamental growing and breeding, and storage of horticultural products, who are capable of working in both public and private sectors, know country conditions and production structure, as well as having the ability to work internationally. The graduated students will be able to work in a variety of fields such as technical knowledge, practical skills, well-trained, questionable and responsive, able to solve problems, curious, able to empathize, to work in team work, in harmony with their surroundings and nature lover.


Horticulture Program aims to raise graduates who are equipped with theoretical and practical latest technological knowledge at the national and international level in fruits, vegetables, vineyards and ornamentals growing, cultural, social, sensitive to environment, with the ability to analyze and solve problems and have analytical thinking, project writing, consulting and expertise skills, who are in the knowledge of life-long learning.

Specific Admission Requirements

Horticulture Bachelor Degree is accepted in universities, related organizations of the government and private companies.

Qualification Awarded

The students who have successfully accomplished this program gain the bachelor's degree of Horticulture.

Level of Qualification


Qualification Requirements of Graduation

Completion of at least 2 GPA out of 4 and 240 ECTS, completion of compulsory summer internship and graduation work.

Access to Further Studies

The graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to graduate studies in same field or related areas if they pass the evaluation process designated according to the regulations of "Çukurova University Graduate Education and Examination Committee", which includes ALES, general point of average, and the interview.


In the program of Horticulture, the internship is carried out during the summer term following the 6th semester of education and training period. The students who study in this program can determine the institution to organize themselves internally, or the department internship coordinators can direct the students to the institutions. The summer internship period is 40 days.

Applied Course

Practical lessons are given by the Faculty Members in the field, in the laboratories and cold storages.

Work Placement

Not applied in this program

Double Major, Additional Major & Exchange Possibilities

In Turkish Higher Education Institutions, the acknowledgment of the Bachelor´s diploma for a university is organized with the regulations related to double majors and subspeciality and the transition between Associate Degree programs and undergraduate program. This regulation also allows credit transfer between related institutions.

Employment Opportunities

raduates of the Department of Horticulture Program can work as researchers and publishers in the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock and various state institutions as well as in Ziraat Bank and some other banks, Agricultural Credit Cooperatives, Municipalities, private seedling producers, storage and packaging houses, paste-canned and juice factories, private farms and greenhouses; private orcard management, as well as seed, fertilizer and pesticide companies and they can set up and operate their own horticultural units or make academic careers at universities.