The Department was established in the academic year 1992/1993. It currently offers a B.Sc degree in Plant Production & Protection and an MS Programme in Plant Production via the College of Graduate Studies. It has Faculty members who are specialised in the areas of Plant Physiology, Plant Pathology & Entomology, Plant Tissue Culture, Plant Breeding & Genetic Engineering, Soil & Irrigation, Field Crops, Ornamental Plants and other fields.
We are committed to undergraduate education through continuous curriculum assessment and improvement and by recruiting qualified Faculty members and Technicians. We are also committed to graduate teaching and research through the MS programme offered by the Department via the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The Department seeks to become internationally recognized as one of the leading Departments in the Region.
The Department seeks to deliver high quality education in Plant Production & Protection and to provide the local society with qualified and trained specialists in this field.
- Successful completion of 30 credit hours that must include at least 18 credit hours of the College requirements.
- Successful completion of 'General Botany (94101),' 'General Zoology (95101)' and 'Principles of Plant Production (94210)' with an average no less than 70%.
- In case the number of requests exceeds the capacity of the Department, students will be selected based on the highest grade averages from 'General Botany,' 'General Zoology' and 'Principles of Plant Production.'