B.Sc. Agroecology brochure

Are you interested in a career that makes a difference from the ground up? If you are passionate about our planet and concerned about environmental issues such as sustainable food production, weather disasters and climate change, a Bachelor of Science (Agroecology) will open a world of opportunities.

This program will teach you about the management and conservation of the world’s natural and agricultural resources. You will learn the many ways agroecologists help protect the environment, from developing environmentally friendly weed, insect and disease controls, to educating and assisting farmers in land and soil conservation, to protecting Canada’s wildlife and water supply.

Your studies will focus on the biological and physical components of ecosystems, and how we can achieve economically sustainable agricultural production while conserving resources and maintaining the integrity of our ecosystems.

Where Can It Take You?

Work in industry, government and non-government organizations. Specific careers include:

  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Policy Analyst
  • Wildlife Manager
  • Soil Conservationist

Did You Know?

Research on Your Doorstep
Our Faculty is connected with the National Centre for Livestock and the Environment and is home to the longest-running organic research program in Western Canada.

Do Your Own Research
In your final year, you’ll complete a major research project on a topic of your choice. You might complete a laboratory study, a field collection analysis and interpretation, or a review of policy and regulation. This project is what sets our degree apart and gives you a research report to show prospective employers.

Exchange Opportunities
Make the most of international study opportunities in countries such as Sweden, Mexico, France, the U.S., China and India.

Finance Your Education
The Faculty, industry and other partners offer many scholarships and bursaries including the Walter Williamson Award.

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Employers tell us that a B.Sc. in Agroecology is one of the best assets a student can have.

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