XI. Special Study Opportunities

Certificates and Diplomas

Certificate in Organic Agriculture

The Certificate in Organic Agriculture provides students with an interdisciplinary understanding of organic agricultural systems in the broader context of societal needs and developments. This broad perspective will enable students to investigate how societal changes shape the agriculture and food value chain in general and with regard to specific requirements, such as certification of organic agricultural and food production practices and standards. This certificate will require the completion of 2.50 credits: 1.50 credits of required courses, 1.00 credits from restricted electives.

Required Courses



Restricted Electives:

Students should note that some restricted electives require other courses not included among the required courses for the certificate as prerequisites. Further, some restricted elective courses may be priority access courses or restricted to certain programs or majors. Students should thus consult the most recent undergraduate calendar for specific requirements.

Students must select 1.00 credits of restricted electives from any of the following lists:

AGR*2320 [0.50] Soils in Agroecosystems
ENVS*2060 [0.50] Soil Science
ENVS*3310 [0.50] Soil Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function
Animal and Plant Production:
ANSC*1210 [1.00] Principles of Animal Care and Welfare
ENVS*4100 [0.50] Integrated Management of Invasive Insect Pests
HORT*3510 [0.50] Vegetable Production
OAGR*4050 [1.00] Design of Organic Production Systems
PBIO*4070 [0.50] Biological and Cultural Control of Plant Diseases
Society and Sustainability:
EDRD*3400 [0.50] Sustainable Communities
ENVS*2070 [0.50] Environmental Perspectives and Human Choices
ENVS*2130 [0.50] Eating Sustainably in Ontario
GEOG*3320 [0.50] Food Systems: Issues in Security and Sustainability
SOC*2080 [0.50] Rural Sociology
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1