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Minor in Agricultural Production

Academic Advisor:

Professor Jaswinder Singh
Department of Plant Science
Rm. 2-021a
Raymond Building
Macdonald Campus
Ste Anne de Bellevue, Quebec H9X 3V9
Tel.: 514-398-7906
Fax: 514-398-7897
jaswinder [dot] singh [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) jaswinder [dot] singh [at] mcgill [dot] ca

This minor program is designed to allow students in non-agricultural production Majors to receive credit for courses in agricultural production and to stimulate "crossover" studies. The Minor can be associated with existing Major programs in the Faculty, but in some instances it may require more than 90 credits to meet the requirements of both the Major and the Minor.

Students are advised to consult their Major Program Adviser and the Academic Adviser of the Minor in their first year. At the time of registration for their penultimate year, students must declare their intent to obtain a Minor in Agricultural Production. With agreement of their Major Program Adviser they must submit their program of courses already taken, and to be taken in their final year, to the Academic Adviser of the Agricultural Production Minor. The Academic Adviser of the Agricultural Production Minor will then certify which courses the student will apply toward the minor and that the studentÕs program conforms with the requirements of the Minor.

General requirements

To obtain a Minor in Agricultural Production, students must:

  1. ensure that their academic record at the University includes a C grade or higher in the courses as specified in the course requirements given below.
  2. offer a minimum total of 24 credits from courses as given below, of which not more than 6 credits may be counted for both the Major and the Minor program.

Required Courses: 12 credits

Course No.

Course Name

Credit

ANSC 250 Principles of Animal Science 3
PLNT 211 Principles of Plant Science 3
PLNT 300 Cropping Systems 3
SOIL 210 Principles of Soil Science 3

Complementary Courses: 12 credits

Course No.

Course Name

Credit

ANSC 450 Dairy Cattle Production 3
ANSC 452 Beef and Sheep Production 3
ANSC 454 Swine Production 3
ANSC 456 Poultry production 3
PLNT 331 Field Crops 3
PLNT 341 Horticulture - The Allium 1
PLNT 342 Horticulture - Perennial Vegetable Crops 1
PLNT 343 Horticulture - Root Crops 1
PLNT 344 Horticulture - Salad Crops 1
PLNT 345 Horticulture - Solanaceous Crops 1
PLNT 346 Horticulture - Temperate Fruit Trees 1
PLNT 347 Horticulture - Small Fruits 1
PLNT 348 Horticulture - The Brassicas 1