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Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Admission Requirements

Program Benefits

 Gain Experience

Enjoy experiential learning possibilities such as studying abroad, international exchange programs, practicums and undergraduate research opportunities. All of which help broaden your network and prepare you for a successful career.

 Hands-On Learning Opportunities

Experiential learning opportunities including Crop Tour, Dairy Challenge, an independent research project, Weeds Team, student government, College Royal, internships and field courses.

 Learn From The Best

Learn from professors with world-renowned reputations and rich histories in agriculture science.

 Be the Best in Your Field

Our highly-acclaimed professors will help you shape the way the world tackles food, and the challenges surrounding food production for the future. Their shared knowledge will set you up for successful careers in fields as varied as: livestock nutrition, agricultural mechanics, agricultural economics and horticulture.

Career Pathways

Imagine being able to work anywhere while improving our world and finding yourself at the forefront of one of Canada's largest industries – that’s the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree at the University of Guelph.

Just a few career paths our graduates successfully pursue:

  • Agriculture Journalist
  • Animal Nutritionist
  • Community Developer
  • Consultant
  • Crop Sales Specialist
  • Government Advisor
  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Landscape Manager
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Plant Breeder
  • Research Specialist
Kurtis Pilkington, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

 I knew that I really wanted to study agriculture, and if you’re going to study agriculture, the University of Guelph is the best place to go. I have always been motivated to make a difference by helping to feed Canada and the world, so I am excited to be a part of a program that teaches and motivates me to achieve that goal. I can’t wait to start exploring the different jobs and research opportunities that are out there because there are many — 4 jobs for every grad! 

Kurtis Pilkington
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Honours Agriculture

Why Bachelor of Science in Agriculture?

Four Jobs for Every Graduate

By 2050, the world population will be nine billion and everyone will need food – which is why there’s four jobs available for every graduate. You’ll enjoy learning about food production and the way it should be approached. You’ll also gain new perspectives on food through scientific, business and environmental lenses for all four majors – Animal Science, Crop Science, Honours Agriculture and Horticulture.

Gain Hands-on Experience

Enjoy experiential learning possibilities such as studying abroad, international exchange programs, practicums and undergraduate research opportunities. All of which help provide a business perspective to empower you towards a successful career.

Learn From the Best to Become the Best

Our highly-acclaimed professors will help you shape the way the world tackles food, and the challenges surrounding food production for the future. Their shared knowledge will set you up for successful careers in fields as varied as: livestock nutrition, agricultural mechanics, agricultural economics and horticulture.

Program Statistics

Degree
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BScAgr)
4
Specialized Majors
4
jobs for every grad!
#1
in student satisfaction - Maclean's Canadian Comprehensive University Rankings 2020

Program Information

YearClassCodeCredits
1Introduction to the Agri-Food SystemsAGR*11101.00
1General Chemistry ICHEM*10400.50
1General Chemistry IICHEM*10500.50
1Economics of the Agri-Food SystemFARE*14001.00
2AgroecologyAGR*20500.50

Notes

For more information about the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture [B.Sc.(Agr.)] program, please visit our 2022-2023 Academic Calendar

You may also select "Undeclared" as your major in your first year of this program.

Last updated: September 1, 2022 09:58 EDT