The Gardening Specialization is designed for beginning gardeners looking for fundamental gardening and plant care knowledge.

This program is perfect for...

  • Homeowners and DIYers
  • Individuals looking for an introduction to the world of horticulture
  • Hobbyist gardeners interested in more specialized education

What you can learn.

  • Learn proper plant and soil care
  • Get hands-on application of growing and maintaining plants
  • Explore irrigation design, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Learn about garden maintenance and plant selection in Southern California


Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Required Courses
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
BIOLGY X 499.97
Typically Offered: Spring, Summer
BIOLGY X 497.5
Typically Offered: Summer
BIOLGY X 493.2
Typically Offered: Winter, Spring

Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee


Estimated Program Tuition


Estimated program textbook/materials


*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

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