Crop Science Major

Crop Science

Why Study Crop Science?

Gain a full understanding of the technology and science behind crop production through courses in precision agriculture, protein and oil seeds or grain crops while also exploring pest management, genetics, biotechnology and physiology. Position yourself as a leader in the scientific advancements, and innovations that will improve cropping system around the world.

Students in the CRSC program may also be interested in studying Plant Science, Horticulture, or other majors.

To see all courses offered in this degree, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.

Gain Valuable Experience Through Co-op

U of G's Crop Science co-op is a five-year program, with four co-op work terms, providing opportunities to work with a wide variety of employers, including government agencies, research labs, and agricultural companies. Co-op is designed to facilitate the transition of students from academic studies to a professional career improving students’ job search skills, work performance and networking abilities, and boosting resume experience.

To see all courses offered in the co-op program, visit our Academic Calendar.

Feed the World Sustainably

 Tackle Contemporary Problems

Learn about the latest scientific advancements that could solve problems in agronomy, food production and access, and environmental protection.

 Focus on Your Interests

Select courses that match your career interests in the production of field crops for food, fuel or biomaterials, or breeding improved crop varieties.

 Gain Hands-on Experience

You have the option to learn through a variety of field trips, experiential learning in the workplace and independent study projects to further advance your knowledge and experience.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Crop Science?

From agricultural consulting to working directly in crop production, this degree positions graduates for a variety of careers and research positions within the crop science field.

Here are just a few careers our CRSC program graduates have successfully pursued:

  • Agricultural consultant
  • Agronomic advisor
  • Crop production specialist
  • Pest management specialist
  • Plant breeder
  • Research technician
Clarke Picklyck smiling while holding a plant.
After I graduate, I would like to look for a career in the agricultural industry that leads me to tropical or sub-tropical regions. My goal is to contribute to the prosperity of essential food crops and play a part in sustaining global food supplies. I am passionate about the importance of understanding the practices and knowledge required to grow our own food. I care so much about crop science and horticulture because I recognize how essential and often overlooked the agriculture industry can be,

Clarke Picklyck, Undergraduate Student
Crop Science
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Sophie Van den Borre smiling.
I think the best part about studying the BSc in Agriculture program under the OAC is the people. Professors are very helpful, and the students help each other out. People always say the OAC is a family, and I agree. Upper-year students and OAC faculty steer you in the right direction, and if you are stuck, there's help all around you.

Sophie Van den Borre, Undergraduate Student
Crop Science
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