Honours Agriculture

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If you want breadth and flexibility in your studies, the Honours Agriculture major of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree program may be for you. You'll take a core curriculum of agriculture and food-related courses and with the help of your advisor, choose courses to prepare you for the career of your choice. You'll be able to integrate courses from a number of disciplines. You can choose to specialize or keep your program flexible.

Unique Courses

  • Agroecology
  • Soils in Agroecosystems
  • Economics of the Agri-Food System
  • Field Course in International Agriculture
  • Fundamentals of Plant and Animal Genetics

Full course descriptions and a listing all courses, can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Career Opportunities

  • Agronomist
  • Agriculture consultant
  • Agricultural Technologist
  • Horticulturalist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Government regulator/advisor
  • Agriculture journalist

What Students are Saying

Sometimes the best way to learn about a program is through meeting a current student. Meet them here: 

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"I was looking for a good university to study agriculture and I found one of the best and most welcoming ones in Guelph... I get to study food production and its relationship with the environment. I love food, but its production can be harmful to the planet. Learning about the different bio-relationships is very intriguing."-Abdou Fall, honours agriculture student

Read the rest of Abdou's profile here.

Learn about other student experiences through the following student profiles:

What Grads are Doing

Want to know what types of exciting careers our graduates have? Meet a few here:

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"Just like a farmer, it’s different every day. So each morning I have a list of to dos on my desk and prioritize what needs to get done that day. The winter time allows us to modify and improve the brewery. When I’m not brewing or farming, we are always tweaking the brewery to make it better or planning for expansion. "-Daniel MacKinnon, Brewmaster 

Read the rest of Daniel's profile here.

Learn about other alumni through the following profiles:

Learn About the Perks

Join a dynamic industry.

Careers in agriculture are unique, flexible and in high demand. OAC graduates become leaders in the agriculture and food sectors.

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Find your
people.

OAC has a rich history with fun and unique traditions. OAC students are part of a caring community that is passionate about agriculture and innovation.

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Access funding support. 

OAC offers a range of scholarships, bursaries, awards and travel grants. In 2019, 433 student awards were given out totaling over $1.5 million!

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Questions

Our OAC Student Liaison team is here to help! Have you applied to or are you considering this program, but have some questions? Not sure who to ask? Ask us! Our team of program experts will happily answer your questions or direct them to the people who can. Ask your questions here.