Agroecology specializes in the management and conservation of our natural and agricultural resources. Agroecologists develop environmentally friendly weed, insect and disease controls and also help farmers conserve their land and protect Canada’s wildlife and water supply.
The Bachelor of Science (Agroecology) is the ideal program for students with a passion for our planet. Students will learn the biological and physical components of ecosystems, and how to achieve economically sustainable agricultural production while conserving resources and maintaining the integrity of our ecosystems.
B. Sc. Bachelor of Science (Agroecology) - 4 years
Interesting courses and unique opportunities
The graduates are prepared for a wide variety of careers in industry, government and non-government organizations.
Degrees in Agroecology are very common in the U.S. and Europe, and are becoming more widely known in Canada. Employers now recognize a B.Sc. in Agroecology as an invaluable asset.
Visit the Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants) Agricultural and Food Sciences application for admission page to learn more about admission requirements, application dates and how to apply.
What is unique about this program at the U of M?
Environmental issues have never been more important; from rising fuel costs to endangered wildlife, from weather disasters to global warming the need for professionals in this area is inevitable .
In their final year, Agroecology students complete a major research project, where they can choose their own subject. Students may choose to complete a laboratory study, field collection analysis and interpretation, or a review of policy and regulation. The project not only sets this degree apart, but it provides students with a completed report to show prospective employers.
Agroecology students at the University of Manitoba also benefit from the university’s ties with the National Centre for Livestock and the Environment, home to the longest-running organic farm trial in Western Canada.