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 students applying to the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture - Honours Agriculture program require 4U English; Advanced Functions; two courses from 4U Biology, Chemistry and Physics; two additional 4U or 4M courses. 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 in the Undergraduate Calendar. 

How to Apply

Sample First Year Courses

Semester 1

  • Introduction to the Agri-Food Systems
  • Biology of Plants & Animals in Managed Ecosystems
  • General Chemistry I
  • Elements of Calculus I

Semester 2

  • Agroecology
  • Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • General Chemistry II
  • Economics of the Agri-Food System

Full course descriptions and a listing of second, third and fourth year courses, can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar

Life as an Honours Ag Student

Sometimes the best way to learn about a program is through meeting a current student. Read about student experiences through the following student profiles: 

Career Opportunities

  • Agriculture consultant
  • Educator
  • Government regulator/advisor
  • Agriculture journalist

Meet our Alumni

Say hello to Daniel, a graduate of the honours agriculture program and brewmaster of MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company.