Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

Agriculture

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture is a four-year interactive degree program that will prepare you for a successful career in a range of agriculture specialties. As a student in this program, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn the biology of plants and/or animals and the role of biotechnology in society.
  • Explore environmentally sustainable approaches to manage land used for the production of food, clothing, fuel and other consumer products.
  • Develop hands-on skills through an extensive network of plant and animal research facilities.
  • Apply your knowledge and skills while completing real-world projects and case studies that examine issues faced by industry, government and environmental organizations.
  • Join the Agrology profession (Alberta Institute of Agrologists) and take a leadership role as a professional agrologist in Alberta.

Careers in Agriculture

Plant/Animal/Soil Scientist | Land Use Planner | Production Specialist | Agrologist | Environmental Consultant | Market Development Officer | Policy Analyst | Public Education Specialist | Regulatory Affairs Advisor | Sales and Marketing Manager



BSc in Agriculture Majors

Agriculture & Resource Economics
Develop the skills you need to be a leader in the agriculture industry with a major in Agriculture and Resource Economics.
  • Become an expert in using economic theory to solve real-world problems in agriculture and natural resource industries;
  • Develop technical skills to help you assess a wide variety of policy and market issues;
  • Apply your scientific knowledge and economic tools to production, processing, marketing, financing and consumption in the agri-food industry;
  • Become a Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.) once you graduate.
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Animal Science
This program offers you the research skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a range of livestock and agriculture fields.
  • Become an expert in livestock studies including dairy, swine, beef and poultry.
  • Gain experience in animal physiology, genetics, biochemistry, nutrition and behaviour.
  • Test your knowledge in the faculty’s animal research facilities.
  • Apply your knowledge to solve real-world problems in animal production systems.
  • Become a Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.) once you graduate.
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Crop Science
Become a leader in the agricultural industry with a major in crop science. As a student in this program, you will have the opportunity to:
  • Become an expert in plant growth, soils and factors affecting crop production.
  • Study cutting-edge research and application of breeding, production and biotechnology techniques.
  • Test your knowledge and skills in our labs and outdoor research facilities.
  • Develop your ability to respond to economic situations, market demands, environmental constraints and societal expectations.
  • Become a Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.) once you graduate.
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 Sustainable Agricultural Systems
Develop the skill needed to lead in sustainable agricultural systems with this major stream. As a student, you will have the opportunity to widen you knowledge base by:
  • Studying agriculture in the wider context of local, national and international perspectives.

  • Considering the links between human activity and agricultural institutions.

  • Developing your expertise in agricultural production systems, natural resource management and the interrelationship of these with our social and economic systems.

  • Becoming a Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.) once you graduate.

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