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Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Agroecology is no longer offered. Students interested in these areas of study are referred to the Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology program.

A minimum of 121 credits is required for the B.Sc. Agroecology Program. All students are required to take the following common core of 64 credits of coursework. The remaining credits depend on the student's program option. In third and fourth years, students must complete at least 12 credits of Agroecology (AGRO) courses numbered 300 or higher, in addition to AGRO core courses.

B.Sc. Agroecology

First Year
AGSC 100 1
ENGL 112 3
BIOL 112/121 6
BIOL 140 2
CHEM 121/123 (111/113)1 8
MATH 102/103 or equivalent2 6
Physics first year3,4 3
Elective4 3
Total Credits 32
Second Year
AGSC 250 6
AGSC 252 3
AGRO 260 6
ECON 101 or 1025 3
Concentration requirements and electives3,5,6 12
Total Credits 30
Third Year
AGSC 350 3
AGRO 360 3
AGRO 361 3
Concentration requirements and electives3,6 21
Total Credits 30
Fourth Year
AGSC 450 3
AGRO 460 3
AGRO 461 3
Fourth Year Experience7 6
Concentration requirements and electives3,6 15
Total Credits 30
Overall four-year total 122
1 CHEM 111 is not for students with Chemistry 12.
2 Students who have not completed Calculus 12 should take MATH 180 or 184 plus either MATH 103 or 105, to fulfil their first-year math requirement.
3 Pre-veterinary students are required to take PHYS 101 and 102 or PHYS 107 and 108, and MICB 202. In third and fourth years, pre-veterinary students follow an Animal Studies program.
4 Students in Resource Economics concentration take ECON 101 and ECON 102.
5 Students in Resource Economics concentration take ECON 301 and ECON 302.
6 Students in Agroecology may pursue their area of special interest in one of five options. The selection of all electives must be made in consultation with a Program Advisor.
7 At the beginning of their third year, Agroecology students will choose one of the following courses for their Fourth Year Experience: AGRO 497 (2-6), AGRO 499 (6), AGSC 496 (3/6), GRS 497B (3-6). Students in the Resource Economics stream have the option to substitute 6 credits of concentration requirements and electives for the Fourth Year Experience.

General Agroecology

Students taking this option select courses to meet their interests, in consultation with a Program Advisor.

Animal Studies

In second year, students are required to take BIOL 200 and 201, CHEM 205, 233, and 235. In third and fourth year, students are required to take AGRO 311, 312, FNH 350.

Horticulture

In second year, students are required to take BIOL 200 and 201, CHEM 205, 233, and 235. In third and fourth year, AGRO 322, 420, 421, and 423 are required, and one of AGRO 326, 327, 328.

Resource Economics

In second year, students are required to take ECON 301 and 302, and one of FRE 302, 306, or 340. In third and fourth year, students are required to take ECON 371 and 472, FRE 302, and 374, and one of 306 or 340.

Soils and Environment

In second year, students are required to take AGRO 244, GEOG 103, CHEM 205, and either PHYS 102 or 122. In third and fourth year, students are required to take AGRO 342, 401, 402, and 403 as restricted electives.

Pre-Veterinary Students

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (W.C.V.M.) was established at the University of Saskatchewan to serve the four western provinces. A pre-veterinary course of study is required in preparation for admission to the four-year veterinary program at the W.C.V.M., and may be completed at UBC in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems.

The course requirements for admission to W.C.V.M. are 6 credits each of English, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, and mathematics; 3 credits each of genetics, organic chemistry, and introductory microbiology; and additional electives to complete 60 credits.

Applicants without significant animal and veterinary experience are rarely successful in being admitted to W.C.V.M. For information and program approval, contact the Academic Advising Office.

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