In the Department of Horticulture, graduate education is given on viticulture, fruit growing, vegetable growing and ornamental growing and breeding. Master's degree in 1992 and PhD degree in 2008 have started. In Horticulture graduate education, issues such as storage and preparation of horticultural products, standardization, biotechnology, collection, conservation and evaluation of genetic materials, seedling, nursery, horticultural breeding, greenhouse production techniques, quality characteristics and quality protection are covered in detail. In this context, the changes in the understanding of quality of horticultural products, especially in EU countries, in the exportation of horticultural products and in the domestic market, are emphasized in graduate courses and new courses are developed in this context. Since the income obtained from the cultivation of horticultural crops is generally higher than the other crop production areas, interest in this issue is increasing day by day. In our country, in recent years, greenhouse cultivation, dwarf fruit growing and nursery needs are trained staff. One of the most important objectives of the Department of Horticulture is to help meet this need.
Mainly, to give the students enough knowledge and ss about horticulture science, to meet well-educated/sed workforce needs of public and private agriculture sector of the country, and to prepare graduates who help the country agriculture sector to increase and improve crop quality and as a result income of farmers and agribusiness through filling the present gap of qualified workforce in horticulture.
The mission of the Horticulture Department is to establish and disseminate innovative knowledge through student education leading to the improvement and facilitation of cost-effective and profitable production, plant breeding, postharvest handling, and utilization of horticultural commodities and services in a concerted effort to conserve natural resources while protecting and enhancing the environment. The department has also mission of offering high quality education and training, conducting demand driven and problem solving research and consultancy and community service in the area of horticulture.
The Department of Horticulture aims to carry out scientific researches on viticulture, fruit, vegetable and ornamental plant production as well as breeding in such areas. The department also provides students with a premier educational and training experience in integrated horticultural resource production, propagation, management, and utilization. Its education further aims to develop a global village point of view in the students so that they can put their knowledge in use both in and out of their profession. It leads with a variety of research interests that allowe the Department an opportunity to deal with the requirements of current and future society.
Language of the course is Turkish.
The department have 8 professors, 2 associate professors, 3 doctor research assisstant and 3 research assistants as staff members. It has research and implementation areas on viticulture, fruit vegetable and ornamental plant production glasshouses and units. The department also possess unique postharvest storage rooms and postharvest phisiology laboratory, tissue culture, molecular biology and cytology laboratories.
Student admission requirements are given in "REGULATION of GRADUATE EDUCATION AND TEACHING of SELÇUK UNIVERSITY" within article-25.
Graduation requirements are given in "REGULATION of GRADUATE EDUCATION AND TEACHING of SELÇUK UNIVERSITY" within article-29 and article-30.
Measurement and evaluation are given in "REGULATION of GRADUATE EDUCATION AND TEACHING of SELÇUK UNIVERSITY" within article-20.
The graduates of the department are employed successfully with the knowledge gained during the undergraduate education at the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, various consultancy and industrial firms as well as public agencies to carry out engineering projects, design and management.