X. Degree Programs

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

Organic Agriculture (OAGR)

Department of Plant Agriculture and School of Environmental Sciences

Semester 1

AGR*1100 [0.50] Introduction to the Agrifood Systems
BIOL*1070 [0.50] Discovering Biodiversity
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*1080 [0.50] Biological Concepts of Health
BIOL*1090 [0.50] Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
0.50 electives

Semester 3

AGR*2320 [0.50] Soils in Agroecosystems
AGR*2350 [0.50] Animal Production Systems, Health and Industry
AGR*2400 [0.50] Economics of the Canadian Food System
AGR*2470 [0.50] Introduction to Plant Agriculture
OAGR*2050 [0.50] Gateway to Organic Agriculture

Semester 4

STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
2.00 electives or restricted electives

Semester 5

AGR*3500 [0.50] Experiential Education I
BOT*2100 [0.50] Life Strategies of Plants
FOOD*3090 [0.50] Food Science and Human Nutrition
OAGR*3030 [0.50] Tutorials in Organic Agriculture 1
0.50 electives or restricted electives

Semester 6

EDRD*3400 [0.50] Sustainable Communities
OAGR*3130 [0.50] Tutorials in Organic Agriculture II
SOIL*3200 [0.50] Environmental Soil Biology
1.00 electives or restricted electives

Semester 7

OAGR*2300 [0.50] Organic Marketing
OAGR*4160 [0.50] Design of Organic Production Systems
1.50 electives or restricted electives

Semester 8

AGR*4500 [0.50] Agrifood Industry Problem-Solving
OAGR*4180 [0.50] Social Issues in Organic Agriculture
1.50 electives or restricted electives

Restricted Electives

  1. A minimum of 2.00 credits from the list of restricted electives below:

    Note: Some courses listed below may have prerequisites not included among the mandatory courses for the OAGR major listed above. Students are advised to pay particular attention to prerequisite requirements when choosing individual courses, and seek advice as needed.

    ANSC*3210 [0.50] Principles of Animal Care and Welfare
    CROP*2110 [0.50] Crop Ecology
    CROP*4240 [0.50] Weed Science
    ENVB*2040 [0.50] Plant Health and the Environment
    ENVB*3210 [0.50] Plant Pathology
    ENVB*4100 [0.50] Integrated Management of Invasive Insect Pests
    GEOG*3320 [0.50] Agriculture and Society
    NRS*3000 [0.50] Environmental Issues in Agriculture and Landscape Management
    PBIO*4100 [0.50] Soil Plant Relationships
    PHIL*2070 [0.50] Philosophy of the Environment
    SOAN*4220 [0.50] Gender and Change in Rural Canada
    SOC*3380 [0.50] Society and Nature
    SOC*4210 [0.50] Advanced Topics in Rural Sociology
  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.

Note: In this major there are fees charged to cover partial costs of some field trips. Students in need of financial assistance should approach the Chair of the department.

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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1