X. Degree Programs

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

Agriculture (AGR)

OAC Dean's Office

Minor (Honours Program)

The requirement of 5.00 credits for the minor is divided into three groups of courses: required courses and two lists of restricted electives. Students should ensure that they obtain the necessary prerequisites for required and restricted elective courses. Students should seek academic counselling from the B.Sc.(Agr) Program Counsellor early in their program. This minor is not open to students in the B.Sc.(Agr) Program.


A minimum of 5.00 credits is required including:

AGR*1110 [1.00] Introduction to the Agri-Food Systems
1.50 credits from the following Restricted Elective list:
AGR*2050 [0.50] Agroecology
AGR*2320 [0.50] Soils in Agroecosystems
AGR*2350 [0.50] Animal Production Systems, Health and Industry
AGR*2470 [0.50] Introduction to Plant Agriculture
AGR*2500 [0.50] Field Course in International Agriculture
EDRD*3400 [0.50] Sustainable Communities
FARE*1400 [1.00] Economics of the Agri-Food System
FOOD*3090 [0.50] Food Science and Human Nutrition

2.50 credits from the following Restricted Elective list, without regard to group:

Note: At least 0.50 credits from the following list must be at the 4000 level and 1.00 credits at the 3000 level or higher.

CROP*3300 [0.50] Grain Crops
CROP*3310 [0.50] Protein and Oilseed Crops
CROP*3340 [0.50] Managed Grasslands
CROP*4220 [0.50] Cropping Systems
CROP*4240 [0.50] Weed Science
HORT*4380 [0.50] Tropical and Sub-Tropical Crops
PBIO*3110 [0.50] Crop Physiology
Animal Science:
ANSC*1210 [1.00] Principles of Animal Care and Welfare
ANSC*2330 [0.50] Horse Management Science
ANSC*2340 [0.50] Structure of Farm Animals
ANSC*3080 [0.50] Agricultural Animal Physiology
MBG*2400 [0.50] Fundamentals of Plant and Animal Genetics
MBG*3060 [0.50] Quantitative Genetics
Environmental Biology:
ENVS*2040 [0.50] Plant Health and the Environment
ENVS*3020 [0.50] Pesticides and the Environment
ENVS*3040 [0.50] Natural Chemicals in the Environment
ENVS*3210 [0.50] Plant Pathology
ENVS*4100 [0.50] Integrated Management of Invasive Insect Pests
Horticultural Science:
HORT*3150 [0.50] Principles and Applications of Plant Propagation
HORT*3280 [0.50] Greenhouse Production
HORT*4300 [0.50] Postharvest Physiology
PBIO*3110 [0.50] Crop Physiology
PBIO*3750 [0.50] Plant Tissue Culture
Resource Management:
ENVS*2120 [0.50] Introduction to Environmental Stewardship
ENVS*2030 [0.50] Meteorology and Climatology
ENVS*2340 [0.50] Current Issues in Agriculture and Landscape Management
ENVS*3050 [0.50] Microclimatology
ENVS*3080 [0.50] Soil and Water Conservation
ENVS*4090 [0.50] Soil Management
ENVS*4160 [0.50] Soil and Nutrient Management

Students may also count the following courses as restricted electives:

AGR*4600 [1.00] Agriculture and Food Issues Problem Solving
FARE*4000 [0.50] Agricultural and Food Policy
FARE*4220 [0.50] Advanced Agribusiness Management
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