wheat breeding

Admission Recommendations

Although previous experience or a specific degree is not required to enroll, we strongly recommend that learners have:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • A strong foundation in plant science or genetics
  • Undergraduate coursework in plant science, genetics, biology or natural sciences

For those learners without a background in plant science or genetics, we offer a Plant Breeding for Non-Plant Breeders refresher module as well as a series of three Genetic Principles modules that can help introduce you to basic plant breeding and genetics concepts.

Prospective learners can take a free online quiz to determine if they should enroll in any of these refresher modules.

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Apply Today!

Since the Plant Breeding and Genetics is a non-academic credit program, you will NOT apply for admission through the UNL Office of Graduate Studies. Instead, you should email us. In your email, please include the following:

  • Your contact information (Name, email, phone number, address)
  • A current resume/CV
  • One-page written statement stating why you are interested in the certificate and how the certificate will help you professionally