University of Manitoba - Faculty of Agricultural & Food Sciences - Entrance Requirements
Entrance Requirements

DIPLOMA PROGRAM

Enter the Diploma program directly from high school

Diploma Admission Requirements

High school graduates should have a minimum of five Grade 12 credits at the S, G or U level, which include English 40S, Mathematics (40S or 45S) and a Science 40S.  The minimum average over these three designated subjects is 60%.  If the number of eligible candidates exceeds the available spaces, an average higher than the minimum may be required for admission. The equivalent level of studies from other Canadian provinces or other countries will be accepted. 

Students without a suitable high school standing may be admitted upon the recommendation of the Diploma Selection Committee. Students whose academic records may not be competitive in the selection process may apply for Special Consideration, which takes into account exceptional life circumstancesThe maturity, scholastic ability and agricultural experience of the applicant will be considered.

For complete Diploma admissions requirements, deadlines and application form, please visit the University of Manitoba Admissions page.

If you have any questions, please contact our Diploma Academic Advisor at AgAdvisor_Diploma@umanitoba.ca


DEGREE PROGRAMS

You can enter the four-year degree programs in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences in three ways:

  1. Direct Entry from high school
  2. Advanced Entry after the University of Manitoba’s University 1 program or following the completion of 24 credit hours of university-level study
  3. Transfer from related university or college programs

Each entry path has specific course and credit requirements that you must meet to be considered for admission.

Review the details outlined here to ensure your high school courses and credit hours match the requirements for the entry path and the program you’re interested in pursuing.

Degree Admission Requirements

Direct Entry (all degree programs)

To enter the Faculty directly from high school, you must have 5 credits at the S, G or U level, with a minimum 85% average over English, Pre-Calculus Math 40S or Applied Math 40S and one of Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, Physics 40S or Computer Science 40S (with no mark less than 60% in each area). To enter the program of your choice within our Faculty in your second year, you must have specific high school pre-requisites, as listed in the chart below.

Advanced Entry

B.Sc. in Agribusiness, Agriculture, Food Science or Agroecology - A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 over a minimum of 24 credit hours from University 1 or other university programs. If the number of eligible candidates exceeds the available spaces, a cumulative grade point average higher than the minimum may be required. To enter the program of your choice within our Faculty, you must have specific high school pre-requisites, as listed in the chart below.

B.Sc. in Human Nutritional Sciences - A minimum 24 credit hours of university-level coursework, with a minimum adjusted grade point average of 2.0. Coursework must include 6 credit hours of Arts, 6 credit hours of Science, and 12 credit hours of electives. All coursework must be completed by the end of the April exam period. To enter the program of your choice within our Faculty, you must have specific high school pre-requisites, as listed in the chart below.

Diploma Transfer

Graduates of our Diploma in Agriculture program, the Red River College Culinary Arts program and the Assiniboine Community College Agribusiness Diploma program may transfer up to 60 credit hours into related degree programs. Contact the Faculty fo details.

For complete Degree admissions requirements, deadlines and application form, please visit the University of Manitoba Admissions page.

If you have any questions, please contact our Degree Academic Advisor at AgAdvisor_Degree@umanitoba.ca

High School Requirements to Complete Individual Degree Programs:

   English 40S  Math 40S - Pre-Calculus Math 40S - Applied Biology 40S Chemistry 40S Physics 40S
 B.Sc. Agribusiness  60% 60%    recommended but not required    
 B.Sc. Agriculture (Agronomy, Animal Systems, Plant Biotechnology)  60%  60%   OR 70% 50% 50%  
 B.Sc. Agroecology   60%  60%   OR 70% 50% 50%  
 B.Sc. Food Science   60%  60%   50% 50%  
 B.Sc. Human Nutritional Sciences  60%  50%  OR 50% required for students taking BIOL 1020 50%  
Pre-Veterinary Studies  60%  60%  OR 70% 50% 50% 50%

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Questions? Contact our Academic Advisors
AgAdvisor_Degree@umanitoba.ca
AgAdvisor_Diploma@umanitoba.ca