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    Faculty

    • Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

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    Degree

    • Bachelor of Science (Agroecology)

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    Expected duration

    • 4 years

Program details

Bachelor of Science (Agroecology)

Expected duration: 4 years

Students must complete 120 credits hours of the degree core, restricted electives and free elective courses.

The Agroecology program focuses on the study of managed ecosystems and the application of ecological practices to achieve economically and environmentally sustainable agriculture production. Graduates are prepared for careers at the technical and management levels in government and non-government agencies involved in planning and management of natural and agricultural resources.

    Cooperative education program

    Agroecology students have the option to earn credits through the Cooperative Education Program, connecting classroom learning with valuable work experience.

    Professional designation eligibility

    Agrologists Manitoba (Manitoba Institute of Agrologists)

    Graduates of the BSc (Agriculture), BSc (Agribusiness), BSc (Agroecology) and BSc (Food Science) degrees meet the entry to practice education requirement and are eligible to become Professional Agrologists (PAg).

    Agrologists are regulated professionals who have highly specialized knowledge about agriculture and food production and natural resource management. They provide decision makers with advice to help feed the world, boost the economy, and protect the environment.

    Graduates from the Faculty’s professional programs who are working and practicing agrology in Manitoba require registration with and a licence from Agrologists Manitoba. Students/prospective students should contact Agrologists Manitoba directly for more information on the practice of agrology in Manitoba.

    Available minors

    See below for a list of available minors in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, as well as link to all available minors offered through the University of Manitoba:

    Sample course offerings

    • AGEC 2370: Principles of Ecology (3 credit hours)
    • AGRI 1600: Introduction to Agri-Food Systems (3 credit hours)
    • BIOL 1030: Biological Diversity, Function and Interaction (3 credit hours)
    • SOIL 3060: Introduction to Agrometeorology (3 credit hours)
    • BIOL 3312: Community Ecology (3 credit hours)
    • ABIZ 2390: Introduction to Environmental Economics (3 credit hours)
    • SOIL 3600: Soils and Landscapes in Our Environment (3 credit hours)
    • PLNT 3560: Organic Crop Production on the Prairies (3 credit hours)
    • SOIL 3520: Pesticides: Environment, Economics and Ethics (3 credit hours)

    For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.

    Course outlines are available to view on this page.

    See the full Agroecology program progression plan on our Degree advising page.

    Admission requirements

    The following are minimum requirements for entry into the Bachelor of Science in Agroecology program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

    Direct entry applicants are those who have not attended a post-secondary institution or have completed fewer than 24 credit hours at a recognized university or college. Direct entry applicants require the following:

    • Manitoba high school graduation including 5 full credits at the Grade 12 level in courses designated S, G or U
    • A minimum average of 70 per cent over the following, with no less than 60 per cent in each course:
      • English 40S
      • Applied Mathematics 40S or Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S
      • Two academic 40S courses

    Advanced Entry is for applicants who have completed one year (24 credit hours) or more of studies in another faculty at the University of Manitoba or another recognized post-secondary institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

    If you do not meet the requirements for direct or advanced entry into the Bachelor of Science in Agroecology program, you can apply for admission to University 1, the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, or another program with direct entry.

    Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Admission decisions are based on the applicant's qualifications and the ability of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and the University of Manitoba to serve the applicant’s intended program of study and area of specialization.

    How to apply

    Domestic student application fee: $100
    International student application fee: $120

    Applications to the University of Manitoba are completed online. To begin your application, select the Start or continue your application button. The online application includes several parts, and you may be required to submit transcripts, proof of English Language proficiency and other documents.

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