X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture [B.Sc.(Agr.)]

Honours Agriculture (AGRS)

Semester 1

AGR*1100 [0.50] Introduction to the Agrifood Systems
BIOL*1030 [0.50] Biology I
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
MATH*1080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus I

Semester 2

AGR*1250 [0.50] Agrifood System Trends & Issues
BIOL*1040 [0.50] Biology II
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
ENGL*1200 [0.50] Reading the Contemporary World
0.50 electives

Semester 3

AGR*2320 [0.50] Soils in Agroecosystems
AGR*2350 [0.50] Animal Production Systems and Industry
AGR*2400 [0.50] Economics of the Canadian Food System
AGR*2470 [0.50] Introduction to Plant Agriculture
0.50 restricted electives

Semester 4

NRS*3000 [0.50] Environmental Issues in Agriculture and Landscape Management
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
One of:
CROP*2110 [0.50] Crop Ecology
HORT*3350 [0.50] Woody Plant Production and Culture
One of:
ANSC*2340 [0.50] Structure of Farm Animals
ANSC*3210 [0.50] Principles of Animal Care and Welfare

0.50 restricted electives

Semester 5

AGEC*2700 [0.50] Survey of Natural Resource Economics
FOOD*3090 [0.50] Food Science and Human Nutrition
1.50 electives or restricted electives

Semester 6

EDRD*3400 [0.50] Sustainable Communities
2.00 electives

Semester 7 & 8

Students must choose either Option A or B in Semester 7 and 8

Option A:
AGR*4500 [0.50] Agrifood Industry Problem-Solving
4.50 electives

Option B
AGR*4450 [1.00] Research Project I
AGR*4460 [1.00] Research Project II
3.00 electives

Restricted Electives

  1. 2 of the following Restricted Electives are required:

    BIOC*2580 [0.50] Introductory Biochemistry
    BOT*2100 [0.50] Life Strategies of Plants
    ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
    ECON*2310 [0.50] Intermediate Microeconomics
    GEOL*3130 [0.50] Agrogeology
    MBG*2000 [0.50] Introductory Genetics
    NRS*2120 [0.50] Introduction to Environmental Stewardship
  2. A minimum of 7.00 credits must be at the 3000 level or higher, of which 5.00 credits must be in agricultural science and of which 3.50 credits must be at the 4000 level. Refer to Program Counsellor for list of agricultural science courses.

  3. A humanities or social science course (0.50 credits) at the 2000 level or above from the College of Arts or College of Social and Applied Human Sciences.

Suggested Electives in Agricultural Sciences and Related Disciplines

Students who wish to concentrate in particular areas of Agricultural Sciences should consider selecting one of the following course groups.

A list of faculty advisors for the following elective course groupings are available from the B.Sc.(Agr) Program Counsellor.

Students should note that some suggested electives (marked by asterisks**) require other courses as prerequisites. Students should consult the most recent undergraduate calendar for specific requirements.

Agricultural Land Resources
General Recommendations:
EDRD*3450 [0.50] Watershed Planning Practice
GEOG*2480 [0.50] Mapping and GIS
GEOL*3060 [0.50] Groundwater
MET*2020 [0.50] Agrometeorology
NRS*2120 [0.50] Introduction to Environmental Stewardship
NRS*3600 [0.50] Remote Sensing
PBIO*4100 [0.50] Soil Plant Relationships
SOIL*3080 [0.50] Soil and Water Conservation
SOIL*4090 [0.50] Soil Management
SOIL*4250 [0.50] Soils in the Landscape
Climate & Agroecosystems Management:
GEOG*3020 [0.50] Global Environmental Change
GEOL*2200 [0.50] Glacial Geology
MET*2030 [0.50] Meteorology and Climatology
MET*3050 [0.50] Microclimatology
MET*4210 [0.50] Atmospheric Experimentation and Instrumentation
Nutrient Management:
GEOL*2200 [0.50] Glacial Geology
GEOL*3130 [0.50] Agrogeology
SOIL*3060 [0.50] Environmental Soil Chemistry
SOIL*3070 [0.50] Environmental Soil Physics
SOIL*3200 [0.50] Environmental Soil Biology
Source Water Protection:
BIOL*3450 [0.50] Introduction to Aquatic Environments
BIOL*4350 [0.50] Biology of Polluted Waters
GEOG*3610 [0.50] Environmental Hydrology
GEOL*2200 [0.50] Glacial Geology
GEOL*3190 [0.50] Environmental Water Chemistry
ENVB*3280 [0.50] Waterborne Disease Ecology
ENVB*4020 [0.50] Water Quality and Environmental Management
BOT*3050 [0.50] Plant Functional Ecology
ENVB*2030 [0.50] Current Issues in Forest Science
ENVB*2040 [0.50] Plant Health and the Environment
ENVB*2100 [0.50] Problem-Solving in Environmental Biology
ENVB*3230 [0.50] Agroforestry Systems **
ENVB*3250 [0.50] Forest Health and Disease **
ENVB*3270 [0.50] Forest Biodiversity **
ENVB*3300 [0.50] Applied Ecology and Environment **
ENVB*3330 [0.50] Ecosystem Processes and Applications **
ENVB*4780 [0.50] Forest Ecology **
HORT*3230 [0.50] Plant Propagation
HORT*3260 [0.50] Woody Plants
HORT*4250 [0.50] Nursery Production
NRS*2120 [0.50] Introduction to Environmental Stewardship
PBIO*4100 [0.50] Soil Plant Relationships
SOIL*4090 [0.50] Soil Management
Communication, Organizations and Development
General Recommendations:
EDRD*2000 [0.50] Introduction to Rural Extension
EDRD*2020 [0.50] Interpersonal Communication
EDRD*3000 [0.50] Program Development and Evaluation
EDRD*3120 [0.50] Educational Communication
EDRD*3140 [0.50] Organizational Communication
EDRD*3180 [0.50] Social Processes in Mediated Communication
EDRD*4120 [0.50] Leadership Development in Small Organizations
Communication: Process and Products:
EDRD*3050 [0.50] Agricultural Communication I
EDRD*3160 [0.50] International Communication
EDRD*4020 [0.50] Rural Extension in Change and Development
EDRD*4060 [0.50] Agricultural Communication II
Rural Organizations and Community Development:
ANTH*2660 [0.50] Contemporary Native Peoples of Canada **
LARC*2820 [0.50] Urban and Regional Planning
MCS*1000 [0.50] Introductory Marketing
MCS*2600 [0.50] Fundamentals of Consumer Behaviour **
MCS*4050 [0.50] The Evolution of Capitalism: A Canadian Perspective **
SOC*2080 [0.50] Rural Sociology **
SOC*2280 [0.50] Society and Environment **
International Agriculture
General Recommendations:
AGEC*1300 [0.50] Poverty, Food & Hunger
AGEC*4210 [0.50] World Agriculture and Economic Development
AGR*2500 [0.50] Field Trip in International Agriculture
CROP*2110 [0.50] Crop Ecology
EDRD*3160 [0.50] International Communication
EDRD*4020 [0.50] Rural Extension in Change and Development
HORT*4380 [0.50] Tropical and Sub-Tropical Crops
Tropical Agroecosystems:
ENVB*3300 [0.50] Applied Ecology and Environment
GEOL*3130 [0.50] Agrogeology
PBIO*4100 [0.50] Soil Plant Relationships
SOIL*3080 [0.50] Soil and Water Conservation
SOIL*4090 [0.50] Soil Management
International Agribusiness and Policy:
AGEC*2410 [0.50] Agrifood Markets and Policy
AGEC*4000 [0.50] Agricultural and Food Policy **
ECON*2410 [0.50] Intermediate Macroeconomics
EDRD*2000 [0.50] Introduction to Rural Extension
Plant Protection
CROP*4240 [0.50] Weed Science
ENVB*2040 [0.50] Plant Health and the Environment
ENVB*3030 [0.50] Pesticides and the Environment
ENVB*3040 [0.50] Natural Chemicals in the Environment
ENVB*3090 [0.50] Insect Diversity and Biology
ENVB*3210 [0.50] Plant Pathology
ENVB*3250 [0.50] Forest Health and Disease **
ENVB*4070 [0.50] Biological and Cultural Control of Plant Diseases
ENVB*4100 [0.50] Integrated Management of Invasive Insect Pests **
ENVB*4130 [0.50] Chemical Ecology: Principles & Practice **
ENVB*4240 [0.50] Biological Activity of Pesticides
MICR*3220 [0.50] Plant Microbiology **
PBIO*4000 [0.50] Molecular and Cellular Aspects of Plant-Microbe Interactions **
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