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.

Admission Requirements

Ontario secondary school students applying to the program require English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), 2 courses from Biology (SBI4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Physics (SPH4U), and 2 additional 4U or 4M courses. Students that are mature, transfer, or applying from outside Ontario should visit the admission requirements page to learn about their requirements. Program format: on-campus, in-person.

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 of all courses, can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.


New offering for 2023 entry! A co-op option is now available for students studying in the Honours Agriculture major. Students are required to complete four co-op work terms as part of this five-year degree. Working with Co-operative Education and Career Services, students receive support in applying for positions and completing work terms. The co-op experience improves students’ job search skills, work performance and networking abilities, while they explore career opportunities and make money.

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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"From the first time I visited U of G I felt at home. I loved the campus, how friendly everyone was, and (of course) the food. I applied to the BSc Agr program because of how close-knit the community was and the rich tradition and history it is steeped in."- Oresta Hewryk, honours agriculture student

Read the rest of Oresta'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

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 2020, 687 student awards were given out totaling over $1.5 million!

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Our OAC Student Liaison team is here to help! Have you applied to or are you considering this program, but have some questions? Check out the following pages to learn more: