Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.Sc. (Agr.)) degree is a four-year honours degree program designed to provide a fundamental education in the science of agriculture. The curriculum includes courses in the agricultural, physical, and biological sciences.  The program includes experiential learning opportunities such as studying abroad, international exchange programs, practicums and undergraduate research opportunities.

Admission Requirements

Ontario students applying to any Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program require 4U English; Advanced Functions; two courses from 4U Biology, Chemistry and Physics; two additional 4U or 4M courses. Students contemplating admission to the D.V.M. Program should present 4U Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Students who are lacking a specific 4U subject requirement but who have a high overall academic standing are encouraged to apply for admission.

Full information on admissions requirements can be found here:

Career Opportunities

  • Agri-business financial services
  • Animal genetics
  • Animal health
  • Animal nutrition
  • Bioeconomy
  • Communications
  • Community development
  • Consulting
  • Consumer information technology
  • Food safety and biosecurity
  • Food system security
  • Greenhouse management
  • Government advisor
  • Landscape management
  • Marketing specialist
  • Plant breeding
  • Research
  • Turfgrass management

Academic Advising

When you get to the University of Guelph, our program counsellors and faculty advisors are here to help you succeed. Program Counsellors can help students navigate specific degree program requirements and regulations, as well as the specializations within the degree program. Faculty Advisors are also available and have specialized expertise in the degree program specializations (major, minor, area of concentration or emphasis).

For more information on academic advising visit the Program Counselling & Advising page or the Undergraduate Academic Information Centre website