Facts About the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Program!

Posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

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Our Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.Sc.(Agr.)) program is built specifically for students who are passionate about pursuing a career in the agriculture industry. With 3 specific majors, you can ensure you are studying exactly what you are interested in.

Here are some interesting facts about the B.Sc.(Agr.) program:

Be a Part of the Famed OAC

As a B.Sc.(Agr.) student you will be a part of one of the founding colleges at the University of Guelph, the Ontario Agriculture College (OAC). The OAC is recognized worldwide for its research accomplishments and has a 145-year legacy of excellence in agricultural education.

Note: You don’t have to be a B.Sc.(Agr.) student to be part of the OAC. For a complete list of programs that fall under the Ontario Agriculture College, visit the OAC website!


Students within the OAC have a great pride and sense of community amongst one another. They are known on campus as “Aggies” and have a special sense of class spirit and even their own traditions. From their famous leather jackets, to the Tractor Tug for Tots charity event, Aggies are sure to make enduring memories with lifelong friends.

Experiential Learning

The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program takes a very hands-on approach within its courses. Students can work in greenhouses, soil labs, research labs, and rural environments both on and off campus ensuring that you leave the UoG with the tools and knowledge you need to succeed in your career.

The OAC also has a number of partnerships including the OMAFRA partnership, which allows the U of G to work on improving the competitiveness and sustainability of Ontario's agriculture and food system. For more information on OAC research, check out their website!


With shared core courses in first year between the 3 majors and the flexibility to switch between the majors, you can fully explore your Agricultural passions at UoG.

In your first year you’ll take courses such as Introduction to the Agri-Food Systems, Biology of Plants & Animals in Managed Ecosystems and Agroecology. Taking courses like these will help you decide which of the 3 majors is right for you!

Students Love the Program

B.Sc.(Agr.) students are a part of a unique community at UoG that all share a passion for Agriculture. One of our students Robin loves the campus and the hands-on learning that the program offers!

For more information, you can visit the  Bachelor of Science in Agriculture webpage, check out the latest OAC podcast episode and follow us on social media.

We can’t wait to see what you will do with your B.Sc.(Agr.) degree!

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