Honours Agriculture Major

Honours Agriculture (AGRS)

Admission Requirements

Explore Your Agricultural Interests

 Your Degree, Your Way

Interested in different parts of agriculture? Choose the courses and research projects that link to your career goals; your studies will combine core “ag” science with courses in business, animals, plants and the environment.

 Learn from the Best

Learn from world-renowned researchers in your Honours Agriculture courses. U of G is ranked #1 in Canada and #12 in the World for Agricultural Science by The U.S. News.

 Prepare For Your Career

You'll take a core curriculum of agriculture and food-related courses and with the help of your faculty advisor, choose courses to prepare you for the career of your choice.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Honours Agriculture?

From agronomist to consultants to horticulturalists to technologists, our Honours Agriculture graduates from the U of Gare positioned to drive positive impact and change within a variety of agricultural careers, across the world.

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

  • Agronomist
  • Agriculture consultant
  • Agricultural Technologist
  • Horticulturalist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Government regulator/advisor
  • Agriculture journalist
  • Banking account manager
  • Agricultural outreach specialist

Why Honours Agriculture?

Explore all your agricultural interests through the Honours Agriculture (AGRS) degree from the University of Guelph, offered in the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree program.

Students in the Honours Agriculture (AGRS) program may also be interested in studying  Horticulture, Crop Science, Animal Science, or other majors.

AGRS Course Calendar

Gain Valuable Experience Through Co-op

Our Honours Agriculture co-op is a five-year program, with four co-op work terms, providing opportunities to work with a wide variety of employers. 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.

AGRS Co-op Calendar

Oresta Herwyk
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
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Madeline smiling in blue polo shirt and a grey baseball hat
Honours agriculture is unique in regard to the course opportunities it provides. It works like a ‘build your own’ type program where students have a wider range of courses they can complete. It is less restricted than the crop science or animal science majors. 

Madeline Colville, Undergraduate Student
Honours Agriculture
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Matthew in coat and green baseball hat poses in front of London Bridge
The best part of the Honours Ag program is that you learn about both the business and science sides of the agriculture industry. Having many electives allows students to follow their interests. This allowed me to take part in a semester abroad and add a business minor without having to partake in extra years of school or lose the opportunity to take courses I wanted.

Matthew Terpstra, Undergraduate Student
Honours Agriculture
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In 2021, more than $42.7 million in scholarships was awarded to U of G students. In addition to general U of G awards, Honours Agriculture students have access to 115 awards worth $250,000+.

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