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Agro-Environmental Sciences

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Program Information

School:McGill University
Faculty:Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Agronomy and Crop Science
Environmental Science
Description:The Agro-Environmental Sciences Major is about sustainable agriculture and food systems, and focuses on the biology of cultivated plants and animals and how to grow food while maintaining a healthy environment. This Major is focused on the idea that agricultural landscapes are managed ecosystems, and that humans engaged in agriculture must maintain the highest possible environmental standards while providing food and other bioproducts to the marketplace. The major core focuses on the basic and applied biology of cultivated plants, domestic animals, arable soils, and the economics of agriculture. Students then choose one or two Specializations in these or connected disciplines that reflect their interests and career goals.

The program has a strong field component which includes hands-on laboratories, visits to agricultural enterprises, and opportunities for internships. Classes and laboratories exploit the unique setting and facilities of the Macdonald Campus and Farm, which is a fully functioning farm in an urban setting that exemplifies many of the issues at the forefront of modern agricultural production. Graduates of this program are eligible to become members of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec.
URL:Agro-Environmental Sciences at McGill University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $2,544
National: $7,940
International: $21,786
Scholarships:49
Careers:Agricultural Representatives, Consultants and SpecialistsAgrologistsEnvironmental Impact Analysts

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    In addition to satisfying the Honour requirements, students must apply for the Honours program in March or April of their U2 year. It is the responsibility of the student to find a professor who is willing to support and supervise the research project. No student will be accepted into the program until a supervisor has agreed to supervise the student. Applicants must have a minimum CGPA of 3.3 to enter the Honours program and they must earn a B grade (3.0) or higher in the courses making up the Honours program.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 577] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 01, 2020