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Program Spotlight: Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 11:20

If you are interested in joining the Agriculture industry and tackling the challenge of feeding the world’s growing population, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re breaking down our Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program.

3 unique majors

In our common first year you will take courses on plants, animals, agri-food systems and agroecology so you can start to figure out what interests you. You then have the flexibility to select one of the following 3 majors in your second year:

Honours Agriculture: Combine agricultural sciences with agri-food business courses and tailor your degree to your interests.

Animal Science: Focus on animal nutrition, welfare, genetics and biotechnology.

Crop, Horticulture and Turfgrass Sciences: Learn about breeding improved crop varieties and the production of field crops for food, fuel and/or biomaterials.

4 jobs for every Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) grad

There are currently four jobs for every graduate of U of G’s Ontario Agricultural College. Yes, you read that right – there are more jobs than people qualified to fill them! A recent report found that 44% of food employers and 56% of agriculture employers project an increase in the average number of expected new hires over the next 5 years.

Graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program will be qualified for jobs in various fields including livestock nutrition, research, agricultural consulting, agricultural journalism and beyond.

Feed the world’s growing population

You’ve heard the stat: By 2050 there will be nine billion people in the world to feed. In preparation for those additional mouths to feed, U of G is focused on improving the food system. In the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program, you will develop solutions for feeding the world using science, ingenuity and a combined passion for plants, animals and the land.

Join Canada’s most renowned agricultural college

The Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) is the University of Guelph’s founding college. It is also Canada’s largest and most renowned Agricultural College and is recognized internationally. As global leaders in education and research, there is no better choice for agricultural studies than the U of G.

Take advantage of experiential learning opportunities

Benefit from conducting meaningful research in academic, industry or community settings through our Applied Research courses. Prepare for professional work through first-hand investigation and analysis in Field Courses and Professional Practice courses designed just for you. No matter which opportunities you take advantage of, you will be supported and evaluated by faculty and professionals who will inspire you to reach your full potential.

Join one of the largest industries in Canada and take on the agri-food revolution. Apply to our Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program today. Visit our website for more information on the program and our Ontario Agricultural College.

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