Organic Agriculture (BSc)

University of Guelph

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Food & Dining, Grounds
Content Type: Academic Programs
Discipline: Agriculture
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


A fresh wind is blowing at the University of Guelph, offering novel opportunities for students to make their mark in the rapidly evolving world of organic agriculture. Undergraduate students at both the degree and diploma levels, as well as graduate students will find a new vision awaiting them at Guelph and our sister campuses, including Alfred and Kemptville. Responding to growing societal demand, Guelph is the first Canadian university to offer an actual Major in Organic Agriculture within its B. Sc. (Agr) degree. In addition to five specially designed new courses which integrate both the social and biophysical dimensions of organic agriculture, degree students can partake of the rich and diverse curriculum on offer at the main Guelph campus. Its long and distinguished history as a centre for learning has concentrated a remarkable array of interdisciplinary expertise at Guelph. Whether your career interest in organics focuses on rural community development and social policy, economics and marketing, natural resource management, production and protection of horticultural and field crops, livestock husbandry, food safety and nutrition, or environmental conservation, Guelph has a place for you. Our sister campus at College d'Alfred affords French-speaking diploma students specializations in Agriculture Biologique and in Culture Des Plantes Aromatiques et Medicinales, with an additional exposure course for English speaking students at the Kemptville campus (DAGR*4220 Organic Production W(2-2). [0. 50]. Graduate and research opportunities are also supported by faculty and facilities at the various campuses of the University of Guelph.

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