Faculty of Agricultural & Food Sciences
School of Agriculture & Food Sciences

Program description

Since its inception in 1906, the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences has been a leader in the agri-food industry in Manitoba. The standard of excellence it has attained in its teaching and research programs is recognized across Canada and around the world.

The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences has earned a reputation for its high-calibre teaching programs and its friendly helpful staff. Students benefit not only from the expertise of staff in the Faculty, but also from the close proximity of other faculties on campus, federal research facilities, and a vibrant Winnipeg-based agricultural community.  

Program options

Degree options
B.Sc. Bachelor of Science – 4 years

Program options
Animal Systems
Food Science
Plant Biotechnology
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Soil Science 

Other options
Diploma in Agriculture - 2 years

Interesting courses and unique opportunities

Interesting courses 

  • World of Bugs
  • Frozen Dairy Products
  • Companion Animal Nutrition and Management
  • Economics of World Food Issues and Policies
  • Introduction to Environmental Economics
  • Urban Agriculture

      Co-op programs
      The Cooperative Education option integrates the student’s academic study with practical work experience in industry, government and the farming profession. To obtain the co-op designation, students must complete three 4-month work terms. Two of these can be during the summer. This program option will extend your degree time by one semester (slightly longer if a student takes more work terms in winter).

      Exchange and Travel Opportunities
      Exchange opportunities exist for agriculture students to study abroad in countries such as Sweden, Mexico, France, the U.S., China and India.

      Professional opportunities

      • Plant biotechnologist
      • Food inspector
      • Animal nutritionist
      • Farm journalist
      • Sales and marketing representative

      Admission requirements

      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.

      Important links
      Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
      Graduate Studies