Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) – B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)

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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) – B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)

General rules for the following B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) programs

General rules for the following B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) programs

Students register in one major and at least one specialization.They may design their own program by choosing one of the four majors and at least one of the 23 specializations. By choosing two different specializations, students have the option of developing their own interdisciplinary interests. The multidisciplinary specializations are designed for those interested in broad training.

All the required and complementary courses for the major must be completed in full. Within each specialization, at least 18 credits must be unique: that is, they only count for that specialization and do not overlap with either the major or a second specialization. At least 54 credits of the 90 credits required for the degree (120 for students admitted to the Freshman year) must be from 300-level courses or higher; of this at least 12 credits must be from 400-level courses or higher.

Note: Below the program description for each major is a suggested list of specializations that complement the major.

Majors:

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agro-environmental Sciences
  • Environmental Biology
  • International Agriculture and Food systems
  • Life Sciences (Biological and Agricultural)

Specializations:

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B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) – Life Sciences (Biological and Agricultural) Major

B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) – Life Sciences (Biological and Agricultural) Major

Program Director
  • Professor Brian Driscoll
  • Macdonald-Stewart Building, room 3-035
  • Telephone: 514-398-7887

Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Major Agricultural Economics (42 credits)

Program Prerequisites

Please refer to Faculty Information and Regulations > Minimum Credit Requirements, in this publication for prerequisites and minimum credit requirements.

Required Courses (33 credits)

AGEC 200 (3) Principles of Microeconomics
AGEC 201 (3) Principles of Macroeconomics
AGEC 231 (3) Economic Systems of Agriculture
AGEC 320 (3) Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
AGEC 330 (3) Agriculture and Food Markets
AGEC 333 (3) Resource Economics
AGEC 425 (3) Applied Econometrics
AGEC 430 (3) Agriculture, Food and Resource Policy
AGEC 442 (3) Economics of International Agricultural Development
AGEC 491 (3) Research & Methodology
ENVB 210 (3) The Biophysical Environment

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

With the approval of the academic adviser, one introductory course in each of the following areas:

Accounting

Statistics

Written/oral Communication

Specialization (21-24 credits)

Specializations designed to be taken with the Agricultural Economics major:

-Agribusiness (24 credits)

-Environmental Economics (24 credits)

-Professional Agrology (21 credits)

Note: For a complete list of specializations offered for students in the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, please refer to Academic Programs > Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) - B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) > Specializations, in this publication.

Electives

To meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree.

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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Major Agro-Environmental Sciences (42 credits)

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 that 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.

Program Prerequisites

Please refer to Faculty Information and Regulations > Minimum Credit Requirements, in this publication for prerequisites and minimum credit requirements.

Required Courses (36 credits)

AEBI 210 (3) Organisms 1
AEHM 205 (3) Science Literacy
AEMA 310 (3) Statistical Methods 1
AGEC 200 (3) Principles of Microeconomics
AGEC 231 (3) Economic Systems of Agriculture
AGRI 215 (3) Agro-Ecosystems Field Course
ANSC 250 (3) Principles of Animal Science
ENVB 210 (3) The Biophysical Environment
LSCI 204 (3) Genetics
LSCI 211 (3) Biochemistry 1
LSCI 230 (3) Introductory Microbiology
SOIL 315 (3) Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Use

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

6 credits of Complementary courses selected as follows:

One of:

PLNT 300 (3) Cropping Systems
PLNT 302 (3) Forage Crops and Pastures

One of:

ANSC 451 (3) Dairy and Beef Production Management
ANSC 458 (3) Swine and Poultry Production

Specialization

Choose at least one specialization of 18 - 24 credits

Specializations designed to be taken with the Agro-Environmental Sciences Major:

- Agricultural Economics

- Animal Health and Disease

- Animal Production

- Ecological Agriculture

- Entomology

- International Agriculture

- Plant Production

- Plant Protection

- Professional Agrology

- Soil and Water Resources

Electives

To meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree.

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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Major Environmental Biology (42 credits)

The Environmental Biology Major is about the biology, diversity and ecology of a broad range of organisms, from plant and vertebrate animals, to insects, fungi and microbes. This major places a strong emphasis on the ecosystems that species inhabit and the constraints imposed by the physical environment and by environmental change. Environmental Biology has significant field components worked into the course sets, and through this experiential learning, biological diversity, and the ways that species interact with their physical environment in a variety of ecosystems will be studied. The Major makes full use of the unique physical setting and faculty expertise of McGill's Macdonald Campus to train students to become ecologists, taxonomists, field biologists, and ecosystem scientists.

Program Director: Professor Christopher Buddle

Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 2-076

514-398-8026

Program Prerequisites

Please refer to Faculty Information and Regulations > Minimum Credit Requirements, in this publication for information on prerequisites and minimum credit requirements.

Required Courses (30 credits)

AEBI 210 (3) Organisms 1
AEBI 211 (3) Organisms 2
AEBI 212 (3) Evolution and Phylogeny
AEHM 205 (3) Science Literacy
AEMA 310 (3) Statistical Methods 1
ENVB 210 (3) The Biophysical Environment
ENVB 222 (3) St. Lawrence Ecosystems
ENVB 410 (3) Ecosystem Ecology
LSCI 204 (3) Genetics
LSCI 211 (3) Biochemistry 1

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits of complementary courses selected from:

AEBI 451 (3) Research Project 1
AEBI 491 (1) Scientific Communication
AEMA 406 (3) Quantitative Methods: Ecology
ENTO 340 (3) Field Entomology
ENVB 301 (3) Meteorology
ENVB 305 (3) Population & Community Ecology
ENVB 313 (3) Phylogeny and Biogeography
ENVB 315 (3) Science of Inland Waters
ENVR 203 (3) Knowledge, Ethics and Environment
LSCI 230 (3) Introductory Microbiology
MICR 331 (3) Microbial Ecology
NRSC 430 (3) GIS for Natural Resource Management
NRSC 437 (3) Assessing Environmental Impact
PLNT 304 (3) Biology of Fungi
PLNT 358 (3) Flowering Plant Diversity
SOIL 300 (3) Geosystems
SOIL 326 (3) Soils in a Changing Environment
WILD 307 (3) Natural History of Vertebrates

Specialization

At least one specialization of 18-24 credits

Specializations designed to be taken with the Environmental Biology Major:

- Applied Ecosystem Sciences

- Entomology

- Environmental Biology (Multidisciplinary)

- Plant Biology

- Plant Protection

- Soil and Water Resources

- Wildlife Biology

Note: For a complete list of specializations offered for students in the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, please refer to Academic Programs > Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) - B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) > Specializations, in this publication. Consult academic adviser for approval of specializations other than those listed above.

Electives

To meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree.

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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Major International Agriculture and Food Systems (42 credits)

This program is directed at students who seek conceptual understanding of the scope of and inter-relationships among the environmental, economic and socio-cultural factors that shape the nature of developing country food systems as well as scientific competence in the ways in which agriculture can help define sustainable solutions to critical problems defined by food insecurity, malnutrition, poverty and ecological health. Students will be given general preparation sufficient for participation in project management and policy development together with a foundation adequate both for working alongside a range of development specialists and for subsequent acquisition of specific expertise in components of agricultural and food science. The program includes a common core of scientific and development-related courses.

Program Director: Professor Anwar Naseem

Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 3-037

514-398-7825

Program Prerequisites

Please refer to Faculty Information and Regulations > Minimum Credit Requirements, in this publication for prerequisites and minimum credit requirements.

Required Courses (30 credits)

AEMA 310 (3) Statistical Methods 1
AGEC 200 (3) Principles of Microeconomics
AGEC 442 (3) Economics of International Agricultural Development
AGRI 411 (3) Global Issues on Development, Food and Agriculture
AGRI 493 (3) International Project Management
ENVB 210 (3) The Biophysical Environment
FDSC 200 (3) Introduction to Food Science
LSCI 211 (3) Biochemistry 1
NRSC 340 (3) Global Perspectives on Food
PLNT 203 (3) Economic Botany

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

Select the complementary courses as follows:

One of:

ANSC 330 (3) Fundamentals of Nutrition
NUTR 307 (3) Human Nutrition

9 credits from the following:

ANSC 250 (3) Principles of Animal Science
BREE 217 (3) Hydrology and Water Resources
ENTO 352 (3) Control of Insect Pests
ENVB 305 (3) Population & Community Ecology
FDSC 310 (3) Post Harvest Fruit and Vegetable Technology
LSCI 202 (3) Molecular Cell Biology
LSCI 204 (3) Genetics
LSCI 230 (3) Introductory Microbiology
NUTR 501 (3) Nutrition in Developing Countries
PARA 410 (3) Environment and Infection
PARA 515 (3) Water, Health and Sanitation
PLNT 434 (3) Weed Biology and Control
WILD 424 (3) Parasitology

Specialization

Students should also complete at least two specializations of 18-24 credits, one of which should be the Specialization in International Development.

Specializations designed to be taken with the International Agriculture and Food Systems Major:

- Agricultural Economics

- Agriculture and Food Systems (Multidisciplinary)

- Animal Production

- Ecological Agriculture

- Health and Nutrition

- International Development (for IAFS students)

- Plant Production

- Soil and Water Resources

Note: For a complete list of specializations offered for students in the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, please refer to Academic Programs > Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) - B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) > Specializations, in this publication. Consult academic adviser for approval of specializations other than those listed above.

Electives

To meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree.

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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Major Life Sciences (Biological and Agricultural) (42 credits)

The Life Sciences (Biological and Agricultural) Major provides a strong foundation in the basic biological sciences. It will prepare graduates for careers in the agricultural, environmental, health and biotechnological fields. Graduates with high academic achievement may go on to post-graduate studies in research, or professional programs in the biological, veterinary, medical and health sciences fields.

Program Director: Professor Brian Driscoll

Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 3-035

Telephone: 514-398-7887

Program Prerequisites

Please refer to Faculty Information and Regulations > Minimum Credit Requirements, in this publication for prerequisites and minimum credit requirements.

Required Courses (27 credits)

AEBI 210 (3) Organisms 1
AEBI 211 (3) Organisms 2
AEBI 212 (3) Evolution and Phylogeny
AEHM 205 (3) Science Literacy
AEMA 310 (3) Statistical Methods 1
LSCI 202 (3) Molecular Cell Biology
LSCI 204 (3) Genetics
LSCI 211 (3) Biochemistry 1
LSCI 230 (3) Introductory Microbiology

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

15 credits of the complementary courses selected from:

*MIMM 324 is taught at Downtown campus.

AEBI 451 (3) Research Project 1
AEBI 491 (1) Scientific Communication
AEHM 330 (3) Academic and Scientific Writing
ANSC 234 (3) Biochemistry 2
ANSC 250 (3) Principles of Animal Science
ANSC 251 (3) Comparative Anatomy
ANSC 324 (3) Developmental Biology and Reproduction
ANSC 326 (3) Fundamentals of Population Genetics
ANSC 330 (3) Fundamentals of Nutrition
ANSC 420 (3) Animal Biotechnology
BINF 301 (3) Introduction to Bioinformatics
BTEC 306 (3) Experiments in Biotechnology
ENVB 222 (3) St. Lawrence Ecosystems
MICR 331 (3) Microbial Ecology
MIMM 324 (3) Fundamental Virology
NRSC 333 (3) Pollution and Bioremediation
PARA 438 (3) Immunology
PLNT 203 (3) Economic Botany
PLNT 304 (3) Biology of Fungi
PLNT 315 (3) Herbs and Medicinal Plants
PLNT 353 (3) Plant Structure and Function
PLNT 424 (3) Cellular Regulation
PLNT 426 (3) Plant Ecophysiology
WILD 375 (3) Issues: Environmental Sciences
WILD 424 (3) Parasitology

Specialization

At lease one specialization of 18-24 credits from:

Specializations designed to be taken with the Life Sciences (Biological and Agricultural) Major:

- Animal Biology

- Animal Health and Disease

- Entomology

- Health and Nutrition

- Life Sciences (Multidisciplinary)

- Microbiology

- Molecular Biotechnology

- Plant Biology

Note: For a complete list of specializations offered for students in the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, please refer to Academic Programs > Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) - B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) > Specializations, in this publication.

Electives

To meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree.

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Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2010-2011 (last updated May. 3, 2010) (disclaimer)

Specializations

Specializations

B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) – Specializations to be taken with one of the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) majors

B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) – Specializations to be taken with one of the majors for the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) degree

Each specialization consists of 24 credits of courses (required and complementary) that provide a coherent package designed to prepare students for a future in a given discipline. Students will select at least one specialization. However, students wishing to broaden their training have the option of choosing to do two. Although the list of suggested specializations appears under each major in the programs section, students interested in other specializations should consult with their academic adviser/specialization coordinator.

Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Agribusiness (24 credits)

The development of commercial agriculture relies on a large supporting sector of manufacturing and service companies involved in the supply of inputs to farming and the transportation, processing, and marketing of agricultural and food products.

This 24-credit specialization includes courses in agricultural sciences, agribusiness, and courses at the Desautels Faculty of Management.

This specialization is intended for students in the Major in Agricultural Economics.

Specialization Adviser: Professor John Henning

Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 3-038

514-398-7826

Required Courses (15 credits)

AEBI 210 (3) Organisms 1
AGEC 242 (3) Management Theories and Practices
AGEC 332 (3) Farm Management and Finance
AGEC 450 (3) Agriculture Business Management
ANSC 250 (3) Principles of Animal Science

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

9 credits chosen from the following list:

ACCT 361 (3) Intermediate Management Accounting 1
AGRI 310 (3) Internship in Agriculture/Environment
BUSA 364 (3) Business Law 1
MGCR 341 (3) Finance 1
MGCR 352 (3) Marketing Management 1
MGCR 382 (3) International Business
MGSC 373 (3) Operations Research 1
ORGB 321 (3) Leadership
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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Agricultural Economics (24 credits)

A specialization in Agricultural Economics will complement a student's education in four ways. First, as a social science, Economics will provide an alternative perspective for students in the Faculty. Second, the specialization will provide an excellent foundation of the workings of the economy at large. Third, it will aid students to understand the business environment surrounding the agri-food industry. Finally, it will challenge students to analyze the interaction between the agricultural economy and the natural resource base.

Specialization Coordinator: Professor John Henning

Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 3-038

Telephone: 514-398-7826

Required Courses (12 credits)

AGEC 200 (3) Principles of Microeconomics
AGEC 201 (3) Principles of Macroeconomics
AGEC 330 (3) Agriculture and Food Markets
AGEC 333 (3) Resource Economics

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits of complementary courses selected from:

AGEC 231 (3) Economic Systems of Agriculture
AGEC 242 (3) Management Theories and Practices
AGEC 320 (3) Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
AGEC 332 (3) Farm Management and Finance
AGEC 343 (3) Accounting and Cost Control
AGEC 425 (3) Applied Econometrics
AGEC 430 (3) Agriculture, Food and Resource Policy
AGEC 442 (3) Economics of International Agricultural Development
AGEC 450 (3) Agriculture Business Management
AGEC 491 (3) Research & Methodology
AGEC 492 (3) Special Topics in Agricultural Economics 01
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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Agriculture and Food Systems (Multidisciplinary) (24 credits)

This flexible specialization offers a balance between food systems and consumption and agricultural production. It provides students with an opportunity to select courses in the economics, nutrition and ethical and environmental implications of food systems and in the fundamentals of animal and plant production. The specialization is designed for students in the International Agriculture and Food Systems major who have broad interests in international agriculture and development.

To complete the specialization, students select 12 credits from the block of complementary courses related to Food Systems and Consumption and 12 credits from the block of complementary courses related to Agriculture Production from the lists in the table below.

Specialization Adviser: Professor G.S.V. Raghavan

Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 1-098

Telephone: 514-398-8731

Complementary Courses (24 credits)

24 credits of complementary courses are selected as follows:

12 credits - Food Systems and Consumption

12 credits - Agricultural Production

Food Systems and Consumption

12 credits from:

AGEC 201 (3) Principles of Macroeconomics
AGEC 231 (3) Economic Systems of Agriculture
AGEC 242 (3) Management Theories and Practices
AGEC 320 (3) Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
AGEC 330 (3) Agriculture and Food Markets
AGEC 333 (3) Resource Economics
AGEC 343 (3) Accounting and Cost Control
AGEC 430 (3) Agriculture, Food and Resource Policy
AGEC 442 (3) Economics of International Agricultural Development
ANSC 323 (3) Mammalian Physiology
ANSC 424 (3) Metabolic Endocrinology
ANSC 551 (3) Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism
ANSC 552 (3) Protein Metabolism and Nutrition
ECON 225 (3) Economics of the Environment
ECON 326 (3) Ecological Economics
FDSC 251 (3) Food Chemistry 1
FDSC 319 (3) Food Commodities
FDSC 330 (3) Food Processing
LSCI 202 (3) Molecular Cell Biology
LSCI 230 (3) Introductory Microbiology
MICR 331 (3) Microbial Ecology
MICR 341 (3) Mechanisms of Pathogenicity
MICR 450 (3) Environmental Microbiology
NRSC 221 (3) Environment and Health
NRSC 512 (3) Water: Ethics, Law and Policy
NUTR 337 (3) Nutrition Through Life
NUTR 403 (3) Nutrition in Society
NUTR 420 (3) Toxicology and Health Risks
NUTR 501 (3) Nutrition in Developing Countries
NUTR 512 (3) Herbs, Foods and Phytochemicals
PARA 410 (3) Environment and Infection
PARA 438 (3) Immunology
PARA 515 (3) Water, Health and Sanitation
WILD 424 (3) Parasitology

Agricultural Production

12 credits from:

AGRI 215 (3) Agro-Ecosystems Field Course
AGRI 340 (3) Principles of Ecological Agriculture
AGRI 435 (3) Soil and Water Quality Management
ANSC 250 (3) Principles of Animal Science
ANSC 312 (3) Animal Health and Disease
ANSC 451 (3) Dairy and Beef Production Management
ANSC 458 (3) Swine and Poultry Production
BREE 217 (3) Hydrology and Water Resources
ENTO 340 (3) Field Entomology
ENTO 352 (3) Control of Insect Pests
FDSC 310 (3) Post Harvest Fruit and Vegetable Technology
PLNT 300 (3) Cropping Systems
PLNT 302 (3) Forage Crops and Pastures
PLNT 307 (3) Vegetable Production
PLNT 310 (3) Plant Propagation
PLNT 312 (3) Urban Horticulture
PLNT 315 (3) Herbs and Medicinal Plants
PLNT 321 (3) Fruit Production
PLNT 322 (3) Greenhouse Management
PLNT 434 (3) Weed Biology and Control
SOIL 315 (3) Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Use
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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Animal Biology (24 credits)

The specialization in Animal Biology is intended for students who wish to further their studies in the basic biology of large mammals and birds. Successful completion of the program should enable students to qualify for application to most veterinary colleges in North America, to post-graduate studies in a variety of biology programs, and to work in many laboratory settings.

Specialization Adviser: Professor Roger Cue

Department of Animal Science

Telephone: 514-398-7805

Required Courses (15 credits)

ANSC 312 (3) Animal Health and Disease
ANSC 323 (3) Mammalian Physiology
ANSC 324 (3) Developmental Biology and Reproduction
ANSC 420 (3) Animal Biotechnology
PARA 438 (3) Immunology

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

9 credits selected from:

AEBI 451 (3) Research Project 1
ANSC 251 (3) Comparative Anatomy
ANSC 326 (3) Fundamentals of Population Genetics
ANSC 330 (3) Fundamentals of Nutrition
ANSC 400 (3) Eukaryotic Cells and Viruses
ANSC 424 (3) Metabolic Endocrinology
ANSC 433 (3) Animal Nutrition
ANSC 560 (3) Biology of Lactation
ANSC 565 (3) Applied Information Systems
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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Animal Health and Disease (24 credits)

This specialization is offered for students wishing to understand general animal physiology and function, the susceptibility of animals to various diseases, methods for limiting and controlling potential outbreaks, and the resulting implications for the animal, the consumer and the environment. It is an ideal choice for students interested in the care of animals, or in working in laboratories where diseases are being researched.

Specialization Adviser: Professor Sarah Kimmins

Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 1-091

514-398-7658

Required Courses (15 credits)

ANSC 312 (3) Animal Health and Disease
ANSC 323 (3) Mammalian Physiology
ANSC 424 (3) Metabolic Endocrinology
MICR 341 (3) Mechanisms of Pathogenicity
PARA 438 (3) Immunology

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

9 credits of complementary courses selected from:

AEBI 451 (3) Research Project 1
ANSC 251 (3) Comparative Anatomy
ANSC 330 (3) Fundamentals of Nutrition
NUTR 420 (3) Toxicology and Health Risks
PHAR 300 (3) Drug Action
WILD 424 (3) Parasitology
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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Animal Production (24 credits)

This specialization will be of interest to students who wish to study the improved efficiency of livestock production at the national and international levels. Students are exposed to animal nutrition, physiology and breeding in a context that respects environmental concerns and animal-welfare issues. When taken in conjunction with the Major Agro-Environmental Sciences and the specialization in Professional Agriculture, it conforms with the eligibility requirements of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec.

Specialization Adviser: Professor Arif Mustafa

Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 1-086

Telephone: 514-398-7506

Required Courses (21 credits)

ANSC 301 (3) Principles of Animal Breeding
ANSC 312 (3) Animal Health and Disease
ANSC 323 (3) Mammalian Physiology
ANSC 324 (3) Developmental Biology and Reproduction
ANSC 433 (3) Animal Nutrition
ANSC 451 (3) Dairy and Beef Production Management
ANSC 458 (3) Swine and Poultry Production

Complementary Courses (3 credits)

One of:

ANSC 234 (3) Biochemistry 2
ANSC 330 (3) Fundamentals of Nutrition
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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Applied Ecosystem Sciences (24 credits)

The goal of this specialization is to provide students with an opportunity to further develop their understanding of the ecosystem processes, ecology, and systems thinking necessary to understand, design and manage our interaction with the environment.

Specialization Adviser: Professor James Fyles

Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 2-063

Telephone: 514-398-7758

Required Courses (12 credits)

AEMA 406 (3) Quantitative Methods: Ecology
BREE 327 (3) Bio-Environmental Engineering
ENVB 305 (3) Population & Community Ecology
ENVB 415 (3) Ecosystem Management

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits of complementary courses selected as follows:

6 credits - Abiotic

6 credits - Biotic

6 credits are selected from the Abiotic list below:

AGRI 435 (3) Soil and Water Quality Management
BREE 217 (3) Hydrology and Water Resources
BREE 322 (3) Organic Waste Management
ENVB 301 (3) Meteorology
MICR 450 (3) Environmental Microbiology
NRSC 430 (3) GIS for Natural Resource Management
SOIL 300 (3) Geosystems
SOIL 326 (3) Soils in a Changing Environment
SOIL 510 (3) Environmental Soil Chemistry

6 credits are selected from the Biotic list below:

AGRI 340 (3) Principles of Ecological Agriculture
ENTO 440 (3) Insect Diversity
ENVB 315 (3) Science of Inland Waters
MICR 331 (3) Microbial Ecology
PLNT 358 (3) Flowering Plant Diversity
PLNT 426 (3) Plant Ecophysiology
PLNT 460 (3) Plant Ecology
WILD 307 (3) Natural History of Vertebrates
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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Ecological Agriculture (24 credits)

This specialization focuses on the principles underlying the practice of ecological agriculture. When coupled with the Major in Environmental Biology, agriculture as a managed ecosystem which responds to the laws of community ecology is examined; when combined with the Major Agro-Environmental Sciences and the specialization in Professional Agrology, this specialization focuses more directly on the practice of ecological agriculture and conforms with the eligibility requirements of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec. It is suitable for students wishing to farm, do extension and government work, and those intending to pursue postgraduate work in this field.

Academic Adviser: Dr. Caroline Begg

Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 2-071

Telephone: 514-398-8749

Required Courses (9 credits)

AGRI 210 (3) Agro-Ecological History
AGRI 215 (3) Agro-Ecosystems Field Course
AGRI 340 (3) Principles of Ecological Agriculture

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

15 credits of Complementary courses selected from:

*Note: Offered in alternate years.

AGEC 333 (3) Resource Economics
AGRI 310 (3) Internship in Agriculture/Environment
AGRI 435 (3) Soil and Water Quality Management
ENTO 352 (3) Control of Insect Pests
ENTO 446 (3) Apiculture
MICR 331 (3) Microbial Ecology
NUTR 512 (3) Herbs, Foods and Phytochemicals
PLNT 302 (3) Forage Crops and Pastures
PLNT 312* (3) Urban Horticulture
PLNT 315* (3) Herbs and Medicinal Plants
PLNT 434 (3) Weed Biology and Control
PLNT 460 (3) Plant Ecology
SOIL 326 (3) Soils in a Changing Environment
SOIL 335* (3) Soil Ecology and Management
SOIL 445* (3) Agroenvironmental Fertilizer Use
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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Entomology (24 credits)

This specialization offers students expertise in insect biology, ecology, evolution and behaviour. Applied entomology is included, as insects are key pests in various ecosystems, and insect pest management is and will continue to be a global priority. Insect taxonomy and systematics will be studied both in the field and in the classroom. Through careful selection of complementary courses, students can learn about the role of insects in various ecosystems, their functional importance, and their role in vectoring human disease.

Specialization Adviser: Christopher Buddle

Macdonald-Stewart Building 2-076

Telephone: 514-398-8026

Required Courses (12 credits)

ENTO 330 (3) Insect Biology
ENTO 340 (3) Field Entomology
ENTO 352 (3) Control of Insect Pests
ENTO 440 (3) Insect Diversity

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits of complementary courses selected from:

ENTO 446 (3) Apiculture
ENTO 515 (3) Parasitoid Behavioural Ecology
ENTO 520 (3) Insect Physiology
ENTO 535 (3) Aquatic Entomology
ENTO 550 (3) Veterinary and Medical Entomology
PLNT 434 (3) Weed Biology and Control
SOIL 335 (3) Soil Ecology and Management
WILD 424 (3) Parasitology
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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Environmental Biology (Multidisciplinary) (24 credits)

This is a flexible specialization offering a balance between organisms, their ecology, and ecosystem processes and applications. Biology and ecology of a variety of taxonomic groups and the ways the organisms interact with and affect ecosystem processes will be examined. Students are exposed to ecosystem management and issues related to environmental change. The proposed specialization is designed for students with broad and general interests in environmental biology, but who wish for a strong grounding in Organismal biology and ecology and environmental sciences.

Specialization Adviser: Professor Christopher Buddle

Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 2-0276

Telephone: 514-398-8026

Complementary Courses (24 credits)

24 credits (total) are selected from various categories as follows:

Minimum of 6 credits - Organisms

Minimum of 3 credits - Ecology

Minimum of 6 credits - Ecosystem Processes and Applications

Organisms

Minimum of 6 credits from the following:

BIOL 427 (3) Herpetology
ENTO 340 (3) Field Entomology
PLNT 304 (3) Biology of Fungi
PLNT 358 (3) Flowering Plant Diversity
WILD 307 (3) Natural History of Vertebrates
WILD 350 (3) Mammalogy
WILD 420 (3) Ornithology

Ecology

Minimum of 3 credits from the following:

AEMA 406 (3) Quantitative Methods: Ecology
ENTO 440 (3) Insect Diversity
ENVB 305 (3) Population & Community Ecology
ENVB 315 (3) Science of Inland Waters
MICR 331 (3) Microbial Ecology
PLNT 460 (3) Plant Ecology
SOIL 335 (3) Soil Ecology and Management

Ecosystem Processes and Applications

Minimum of 6 credits from the following:

AGRI 435 (3) Soil and Water Quality Management
ENVB 301 (3) Meteorology
MICR 450 (3) Environmental Microbiology
NRSC 430 (3) GIS for Natural Resource Management
NRSC 437 (3) Assessing Environmental Impact
SOIL 300 (3) Geosystems
SOIL 326 (3) Soils in a Changing Environment
WILD 375 (3) Issues: Environmental Sciences
WILD 421 (3) Wildlife Conservation
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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Environmental Economics (24 credits)

This specialization integrates environmental sciences and decision making with the economics of environment and sustainable development. It is designed to prepare students for careers in natural resource management and the analysis of environmental problems and policies.

This specialization is intended for students in the Major Agricultural Economics.

Specialization Adviser: Professor John Henning

Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 3-038

514-398-7826

Required Courses (9 credits)

AEMA 406 (3) Quantitative Methods: Ecology
ENVB 305 (3) Population & Community Ecology
NRSC 437 (3) Assessing Environmental Impact

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

At least 15 credits chosen from the following list:

AGRI 310 (3) Internship in Agriculture/Environment
BREE 217 (3) Hydrology and Water Resources
ECON 225 (3) Economics of the Environment
ECON 326 (3) Ecological Economics
ECON 405 (3) Natural Resource Economics
ENVB 301 (3) Meteorology
ENVR 203 (3) Knowledge, Ethics and Environment
MICR 331 (3) Microbial Ecology
NRSC 333 (3) Pollution and Bioremediation
WILD 415 (2) Conservation Law
WILD 421 (3) Wildlife Conservation
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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Health and Nutrition (24 credits)

This specialization offers students a foundation in nutrition with respect to health and disease. A focus on nutrition and health through the lifespan examines nutrient requirements and their relationship with health and disease prevention. Through careful selection of complementary courses, students can study about health and disease in various contexts ranging from human to animal health.

Specialization Adviser: Professor Linda Wykes

Macdonald-Stewart Building 2-042

Telephone: 514-398-7843

Required Courses (12 credits)

ANSC 323 (3) Mammalian Physiology
ANSC 330 (3) Fundamentals of Nutrition
NUTR 337 (3) Nutrition Through Life
PARA 438 (3) Immunology

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits from:

ANSC 312 (3) Animal Health and Disease
ANSC 424 (3) Metabolic Endocrinology
ANSC 551 (3) Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism
ANSC 552 (3) Protein Metabolism and Nutrition
NUTR 344 (4) Clinical Nutrition 1
NUTR 420 (3) Toxicology and Health Risks
NUTR 450 (3) Research Methods: Human Nutrition
NUTR 503 (3) Bioenergetics and the Lifespan
NUTR 512 (3) Herbs, Foods and Phytochemicals
NUTR 551 (3) Analysis of Nutrition Data
PARA 410 (3) Environment and Infection
PARA 515 (3) Water, Health and Sanitation
PLNT 315 (3) Herbs and Medicinal Plants
WILD 424 (3) Parasitology
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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - International Agriculture (24 credits)

This specialization will provide the student with coursework and hands-on experience of techniques and issues related to agriculture in a tropical setting. Theoretical courses on the policies and practice of agriculture in an international context are complemented by participation in one of the international field semesters. Note that there is a selection process for participation in a field semester and that participation entails extra cost. In addition, students should consult the academic adviser for the specialization and carefully review the prerequisites for courses in the field semester and the general requirements for participation, which may be over and above what is required by the student's major.

Specialization Adviser: Professor Humberto Mondardes

Macdonald-Stewart Building 1-093

Telephone: 514-398-7809

Required Courses (6 credits)

AGEC 442 (3) Economics of International Agricultural Development
AGRI 411 (3) Global Issues on Development, Food and Agriculture

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 credits of complementary courses selected as follows:

3 credits, one of the following:

NRSC 340 (3) Global Perspectives on Food
NUTR 501 (3) Nutrition in Developing Countries
PARA 515 (3) Water, Health and Sanitation

15 credits, select one of the McGill Field Study Semesters listed below:

African Field Study Semester (Winter)

15 credits in African Field Study Semester are selected as follows:

9 credits of courses chosen from the complementary course set offered in the year of participation in the field study semester.

6 credits of Required courses as listed below:

GEOG 416 (3) Africa South of the Sahara
NRSC 405 (3) Natural History of East Africa

Barbados Field Study Semester (Fall)

15 credits selected as follows:

AGRI 452 (3) Water Resources in Barbados
AGRI 519 (6) Sustainable Development Plans
URBP 507 (3) Planning and Infrastructure
URBP 520 (3) Globalization: Planning and Change

Barbados Interdisciplinary Tropical Studies Field Semester (Summer)

15 credits selected as follows:

AEBI 421 (3) Tropical Horticultural Ecology
AEBI 423 (3) Sustainable Land Use
AEBI 425 (3) Tropical Energy and Food
AEBI 427 (6) Barbados Interdisciplinary Project

Panama Field Study Semester (Winter)

15 credits selected as follows:

AGRI 550 (3) Sustained Tropical Agriculture
BIOL 553 (3) Neotropical Environments
ENVR 451 (6) Research in Panama
GEOG 498 (3) Humans in Tropical Environments
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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - International Development (IAFS) (24 credits)

The specialization provides a focus on social science offerings from the International Development Studies program offered by the Faculty of Arts for students in the International Agriculture and Food Systems (IAFS) major. The program combines an overview of development and social science course options with opportunity for field experience.

Specialization Adviser: Professor Anwar Naseem

Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 3-037

514-398-7825

Required Course (3 credits)

INTD 200 (3) Introduction to International Development

Complementary Courses (21 credits)

21 credits selected as follows:

3 credits of research or internship coursework

18 credits from one of two streams:

- Economic Development and Living Standards

- Environment and Agricultural Resources

Research or Internship Coursework

3 credits from:

AGRI 498 (3) Agricultural Development Research
AGRI 499 (3) Agricultural Development Internship

Economic Development and Living Standards Stream

Students selecting this stream complete 18 credits from:

AGEC 430 (3) Agriculture, Food and Resource Policy
AGEC 442 (3) Economics of International Agricultural Development
AGRI 411 (3) Global Issues on Development, Food and Agriculture
ANTH 227 (3) Medical Anthropology
ECON 209 (3) Macroeconomic Analysis and Applications
ECON 223 (3) Political Economy of Trade Policy
ECON 326 (3) Ecological Economics
ECON 336 (3) The Chinese Economy
ECON 411 (3) Economic Development: A World Area
ECON 416 (3) Topics in Economic Development 2
GEOG 310 (3) Development and Livelihoods
GEOG 403 (3) Global Health and Environmental Change
GEOG 409 (3) Geographies of Developing Asia
GEOG 508 (3) Resources, People and Power
HIST 348 (3) China: Science-Medicine-Technology
HIST 381 (3) Colonial Africa: Health/Disease
HIST 396 (3) Disease in Africa Since 1960
MGCR 360 (3) Social Context of Business
MGCR 382 (3) International Business
MGPO 475 (3) Strategies for Developing Countries
MIME 524 (3) Mineral Resources Economics
NRSC 340 (3) Global Perspectives on Food
NRSC 540 (3) Socio-Cultural Issues in Water
POLI 423 (3) Politics of Ethno-Nationalism
POLI 445 (3) International Political Economy: Monetary Relations
SOCI 307 (3) Sociology of Globalization
SOCI 309 (3) Health and Illness
SOCI 365 (3) Health and Development
SOCI 513 (3) Social Aspects HIV/AIDS in Africa

Environment and Agricultural Resources Stream

Students selecting this stream complete 18 credits from:

AGEC 430 (3) Agriculture, Food and Resource Policy
AGEC 442 (3) Economics of International Agricultural Development
ANTH 206 (3) Environment and Culture
ANTH 301 (3) Nomadic Pastoralists
ANTH 339 (3) Ecological Anthropology
ANTH 418 (3) Environment and Development
ANTH 512 (3) Political Ecology
ECON 326 (3) Ecological Economics
GEOG 302 (3) Environmental Management 1
GEOG 403 (3) Global Health and Environmental Change
GEOG 408 (3) Geography of Development
GEOG 410 (3) Geography of Underdevelopment: Current Problems
GEOG 508 (3) Resources, People and Power
GEOG 510 (3) Humid Tropical Environments
MGCR 360 (3) Social Context of Business
MIME 524 (3) Mineral Resources Economics
NRSC 340 (3) Global Perspectives on Food
NRSC 540 (3) Socio-Cultural Issues in Water
NUTR 501 (3) Nutrition in Developing Countries
URBP 506 (3) Environmental Policy and Planning
URBP 520 (3) Globalization: Planning and Change
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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Life Sciences (Multidisciplinary) (24 credits)

Students taking this specialization have a wide variety of life sciences course offerings to choose from to allow them to target their program to their own interests in the field. Course choices are balanced between "fundamentals" and "applications". Depending upon the courses chosen, the resulting program may be relatively specialized or very broad, spanning several disciplines. Such a broad background in life sciences will open up employment opportunities in a variety of diverse bioscience industries; students with an appropriate CGPA may proceed to a wide variety of post-graduate programs or professional schools.

Academic Adviser: Professor Brian Driscoll

Macdonald-Stewart Building 3-035

Telephone: 514-398-7887

Complementary Courses (24 credits)

24 credits of complementary courses are selected from the categories listed below:

12 credits - Fundamentals

12 credits - Applications

Complementary Courses - Fundamentals

12 credits selected from:

ANSC 312 (3) Animal Health and Disease
ANSC 323 (3) Mammalian Physiology
ANSC 324 (3) Developmental Biology and Reproduction
ANSC 330 (3) Fundamentals of Nutrition
ANSC 400 (3) Eukaryotic Cells and Viruses
ANSC 433 (3) Animal Nutrition
ENTO 330 (3) Insect Biology
ENTO 440 (3) Insect Diversity
ENVB 305 (3) Population & Community Ecology
ENVB 313 (3) Phylogeny and Biogeography
ENVB 315 (3) Science of Inland Waters
MICR 331 (3) Microbial Ecology
MICR 338 (3) Bacterial Molecular Genetics
MICR 450 (3) Environmental Microbiology
NUTR 337 (3) Nutrition Through Life
PARA 438 (3) Immunology
PLNT 304 (3) Biology of Fungi
PLNT 353 (3) Plant Structure and Function
PLNT 358 (3) Flowering Plant Diversity
PLNT 424 (3) Cellular Regulation
PLNT 426 (3) Plant Ecophysiology
PLNT 460 (3) Plant Ecology
WILD 375 (3) Issues: Environmental Sciences
WILD 424 (3) Parasitology

Complementary Courses - Applications

12 credits selected from:

AEBI 451 (3) Research Project 1
AEMA 406 (3) Quantitative Methods: Ecology
ANSC 420 (3) Animal Biotechnology
ANSC 424 (3) Metabolic Endocrinology
ANSC 506 (3) Advanced Animal Biotechnology
ANSC 560 (3) Biology of Lactation
ANSC 565 (3) Applied Information Systems
BINF 301 (3) Introduction to Bioinformatics
BINF 511 (3) Bioinformatics for Genomics
BTEC 306 (3) Experiments in Biotechnology
BTEC 535 (3) Functional Genomics in Model Organisms
BTEC 555 (3) Structural Bioinformatics
ENTO 352 (3) Control of Insect Pests
ENTO 535 (3) Aquatic Entomology
ENTO 550 (3) Veterinary and Medical Entomology
ENVB 301 (3) Meteorology
FDSC 442 (3) Food Microbiology
MICR 341 (3) Mechanisms of Pathogenicity
NRSC 430 (3) GIS for Natural Resource Management
NUTR 420 (3) Toxicology and Health Risks
NUTR 512 (3) Herbs, Foods and Phytochemicals
PARA 410 (3) Environment and Infection
PARA 515 (3) Water, Health and Sanitation
PLNT 305 (3) Plant Pathology
PLNT 310 (3) Plant Propagation
PLNT 315 (3) Herbs and Medicinal Plants
PLNT 434 (3) Weed Biology and Control
PLNT 435 (3) Plant Breeding
SOIL 335 (3) Soil Ecology and Management
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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Microbiology (24 credits)

Students following this specialization receive education and training in fundamental principles and applied aspects of microbiology. Complementary courses allow students to focus on basic microbial sciences or applied areas such as biotechnology. Successful graduates may work in university, government and industrial research laboratories, in the pharmaceutical, fermentation and food industries, and with an appropriate CGPA proceed to post-graduate studies or professional biomedical schools.

Specialization Adviser: Professor Lyle Whyte

Macdonald-Stewart Building 3-036

Telephone: 514-398-7889

Required Courses (15 credits)

MICR 331 (3) Microbial Ecology
MICR 338 (3) Bacterial Molecular Genetics
MICR 341 (3) Mechanisms of Pathogenicity
MICR 450 (3) Environmental Microbiology
PARA 438 (3) Immunology

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

9 credits selected from:

*Note: Students select either MIMM 413 or WILD 424.

AEBI 451 (3) Research Project 1
BINF 301 (3) Introduction to Bioinformatics
BINF 511 (3) Bioinformatics for Genomics
BTEC 306 (3) Experiments in Biotechnology
BTEC 535 (3) Functional Genomics in Model Organisms
BTEC 555 (3) Structural Bioinformatics
FDSC 442 (3) Food Microbiology
MICR 300 (3) Microbial Physiology Laboratory
MIMM 324 (3) Fundamental Virology
MIMM 413* (3) Parasitology
PARA 410 (3) Environment and Infection
PLNT 304 (3) Biology of Fungi
PLNT 424 (3) Cellular Regulation
WILD 424* (3) Parasitology
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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Molecular Biotechnology (24 credits)

Students following this specialization receive education and training in fundamental principles and applied aspects of molecular biology and biotechnology. Complementary courses allow students to focus on basic molecular biology or aspects of biotechnology such as bioinformatics. Successful graduates may work in university, government and industrial research laboratories, bioscience industries (i.e. pharmaceutical), and with an appropriate CGPA proceed to post-graduate studies or professional biomedical schools.

Specialization Adviser: Professor Brian Driscol

Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 3-037

Telephone: 514-398-7887

Required Courses (15 credits)

BINF 301 (3) Introduction to Bioinformatics
BTEC 306 (3) Experiments in Biotechnology
MICR 338 (3) Bacterial Molecular Genetics
PARA 438 (3) Immunology
PLNT 424 (3) Cellular Regulation

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

9 credits selected from:

AEBI 451 (3) Research Project 1
ANSC 234 (3) Biochemistry 2
ANSC 323 (3) Mammalian Physiology
ANSC 400 (3) Eukaryotic Cells and Viruses
ANSC 420 (3) Animal Biotechnology
ANSC 508 (3) Tools in Animal Biotechnology
ANSC 565 (3) Applied Information Systems
BINF 511 (3) Bioinformatics for Genomics
BTEC 535 (3) Functional Genomics in Model Organisms
BTEC 555 (3) Structural Bioinformatics
CELL 500 (3) Techniques Plant Molecular Genetics
CELL 501 (3) Plant Molecular Biology and Genetics
MIMM 324 (3) Fundamental Virology
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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Plant Biology (24 credits)

This specialization emphasizes the study of plants from the cellular to the organismal level. The structure, physiology, development, evolution, and ecology of plants will be studied. Most courses offer laboratory classes that expand on the lecture material and introduce students to the latest techniques in plant biology. Many laboratory exercises use the excellent research and field facilities at the Morgan Arboretum, McGill Herbarium, Emile A. Lods Agronomy Research Centre, the Horticultural Centre and the Plant Science greenhouses as well as McGill field stations. Students may undertake a research project under the guidance of a member of the Plant Science Department as part of their studies. Graduates with the specialization may continue in post-graduate study or work in the fields of botany, mycology, molecular biology, ecology, conservation or environmental science.

Specialization Adviser: Professor Marcia Waterway

Raymond Building 2-021b

Telephone: 514-398-7864

Required Courses (12 credits)

PLNT 353 (3) Plant Structure and Function
PLNT 358 (3) Flowering Plant Diversity
PLNT 426 (3) Plant Ecophysiology
PLNT 460 (3) Plant Ecology

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits of complementary courses selected from:

BINF 511 (3) Bioinformatics for Genomics
CELL 500 (3) Techniques Plant Molecular Genetics
CELL 501 (3) Plant Molecular Biology and Genetics
ENVB 313 (3) Phylogeny and Biogeography
NUTR 512 (3) Herbs, Foods and Phytochemicals
PLNT 203 (3) Economic Botany
PLNT 310 (3) Plant Propagation
PLNT 315 (3) Herbs and Medicinal Plants
PLNT 424 (3) Cellular Regulation
PLNT 435 (3) Plant Breeding
PLNT 489 (1) Project Planning and Proposal
PLNT 490 (2) Research Project
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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Plant Production (24 credits)

The goal of this specialization is to give students an excellent background in the knowledge and skills relating to the biology and physiology, breeding, propagation, and management of domesticated plants. The plant industry, in both rural and urban settings, is a sector of growing importance to Canadian and global economies. Graduates may find employment directly with plants in horticulture or in field crop development, production and management; or in government services, extension, teaching, consulting or post-graduate studies. When taken in conjunction with the Major Agro-Environmental Sciences and the specialization in Professional Agriculture, this specialization conforms with the eligibility requirements for the Ordre des agronomes du Québec.

Specialization Adviser: Professor Jaswinder Singh

Raymond Building 2-021a

Telephone: 514-3987906

Required Courses (18 credits)

PLNT 300 (3) Cropping Systems
PLNT 305 (3) Plant Pathology
PLNT 310 (3) Plant Propagation
PLNT 353 (3) Plant Structure and Function
PLNT 434 (3) Weed Biology and Control
PLNT 435 (3) Plant Breeding

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

6 credits of complementary courses selected from:

PLNT 203 (3) Economic Botany
PLNT 302 (3) Forage Crops and Pastures
PLNT 307 (3) Vegetable Production
PLNT 312 (3) Urban Horticulture
PLNT 315 (3) Herbs and Medicinal Plants
PLNT 321 (3) Fruit Production
PLNT 322 (3) Greenhouse Management
PLNT 331 (3) Grains and Biofuel Crops
PLNT 489 (1) Project Planning and Proposal
PLNT 490 (2) Research Project
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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Plant Protection (24 credits)

This specialization is recommended for students with a strong interest in the complex field of plant protection in both urban and agricultural settings. The biology of herbivores, of pathogenic organisms, and of plant competitive interactions and defense mechanisms as well as the interactions of plants with their environment will be studied. Students interested in the theory and application of techniques of integrated plant protection should choose this specialization in conjunction with the Major Agro-Environmental Sciences or the Major Environmental Biology. Those interested in the biotechnology and molecular aspects of plant-pathogen or plant-insect interactions should choose it in conjunction with the Major Life Sciences (Biological and Agricultural). Complementary specializations could include Plant Biology, Plant Production, Entomology or Microbiology.

Specialization Adviser: Professor Ajjamada Kushalappa

Raymond Building, Room 2-028b

Telephone: 514-398-7867

Required Courses (18 credits)

ENTO 330 (3) Insect Biology
ENTO 352 (3) Control of Insect Pests
PLNT 304 (3) Biology of Fungi
PLNT 305 (3) Plant Pathology
PLNT 353 (3) Plant Structure and Function
PLNT 434 (3) Weed Biology and Control

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

6 credits of complementary courses selected from:

ENTO 340 (3) Field Entomology
ENTO 515 (3) Parasitoid Behavioural Ecology
PLNT 426 (3) Plant Ecophysiology
PLNT 430 (3) Plant Disease Epidemiology
PLNT 520 (3) Plant-Microbe Interactions
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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Professional Agrology (21 credits)

This specialization is required for students who wish to qualify for membership in the Ordre des agronomes du Québec (OAQ). It cannot be taken alone; it must be taken with the Agro-Environmental Sciences Major and a second specialization in Agricultural Economics, Animal Production, Ecological Agriculture, Plant Production, or Soil and Water, or with the Agricultural Economics Major and the Agri-business Specialization.

Note: Most students will require 21 credits to complete this specialization. In consultation with the academic adviser students taking the Agricultural Economics Specialization and the Agri-business Specialization will need to take an additional 3 credits, chosen in consultation with the academic adviser, such that they meet the minimum requirements of the OAQ. None of the credits within this specialization may also count for the student's major or other specialization. All of the 21 or 24 credits count only for this specialization.

Specialization Adviser: Professor Joann Whalen

Macdonald-Stewart Building 2-069

Telephone: 514-398-7943

Required Courses (12 credits)

AGRI 330 (1) Agricultural Legislation
AGRI 410D1 (3) Agrology Internship
AGRI 410D2 (3) Agrology Internship
AGRI 430 (2) Professional Practice in Agrology
AGRI 490 (3) Agri-Food Industry Project

Complementary Courses

9-12 credits

For students in the Agro-Environmental Sciences major with a specialization in Agricultural Economics, Animal Production, Ecological Agriculture, Plant Production or Soil and Water Resources:

3 credits from:

AGEC 332 (3) Farm Management and Finance
ANSC 433 (3) Animal Nutrition
SOIL 445 (3) Agroenvironmental Fertilizer Use

Plus 6-9 additional credits, approved by the academic adviser, in agricultural sciences or applied agriculture to meet the requirements of the OAQ.

Note: students in the Agricultural Economics specialization must take 12 complementary credits while students in Animal Production, Ecological Agriculture, Plant Production, or Soil and Water Resources specializations must take 9 complementary credits.

For students in the Agricultural Economics major with a specialization in Agri-Business:

6 credits from:

AEBI 212 (3) Evolution and Phylogeny
LSCI 202 (3) Molecular Cell Biology
LSCI 204 (3) Genetics
LSCI 211 (3) Biochemistry 1
LSCI 230 (3) Introductory Microbiology

3 credits from:

ANSC 451 (3) Dairy and Beef Production Management
ANSC 458 (3) Swine and Poultry Production

3 credits from:

PLNT 300 (3) Cropping Systems
PLNT 302 (3) Forage Crops and Pastures
PLNT 434 (3) Weed Biology and Control
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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Soil and Water Resources (24 credits)

This specialization will interest students who want to understand how soils and water interact within managed ecosystems such as urban or agricultural landscapes. The conservation and management of agricultural soils, issues affecting watershed management and decision making, and the remediation of contaminated soils will be examined. When taken with the Major Agro-Environmental Sciences and the specialization in Professional Agriculture, this specialization conforms with the eligibility requirements for the Ordre des agronomes du Québec.

Specialization Adviser: Professor Joann Whalen

Macdonald-Stewart Building 2-069

Telephone: 514-398-7943

Required Courses (15 credits)

*Note: SOIL 335 and SOIL 445 are offered in alternate years.

BREE 217 (3) Hydrology and Water Resources
SOIL 315 (3) Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Use
SOIL 326 (3) Soils in a Changing Environment
SOIL 335* (3) Soil Ecology and Management
SOIL 445* (3) Agroenvironmental Fertilizer Use

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

9 credits of complementary courses selected as follows:

3 credits from:

AGRI 435 (3) Soil and Water Quality Management
BREE 416 (3) Engineering for Land Development

6 credits from:

BREE 322 (3) Organic Waste Management
BREE 327 (3) Bio-Environmental Engineering
ENVB 301 (3) Meteorology
NRSC 333 (3) Pollution and Bioremediation
NRSC 430 (3) GIS for Natural Resource Management
SOIL 510 (3) Environmental Soil Chemistry
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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Wildlife Biology (24 credits)

This specialization focuses on the ecology of vertebrate animals, their biological and physical environment and the interactions that are important in the management of ecological communities and wildlife species. Students have access to local wildlife resources including the Avian Science and Conservation Centre, the McGill Arboretum, the Stonycroft Wildlife Area, the Molson Reserve and the Ecomuseum.

Specialization Adviser: Professor Murray Humphries

Macdonald-Stewart Building 2-069

Telephone: 514-398-7885

Required Courses (13 credits)

PLNT 358 (3) Flowering Plant Diversity
WILD 307 (3) Natural History of Vertebrates
WILD 401 (4) Fisheries and Wildlife Management
WILD 421 (3) Wildlife Conservation

Complementary Courses (11 credits)

11 credits of complementary courses selected as follows:

At least 6 credits from the following:

BIOL 427 (3) Herpetology
WILD 350 (3) Mammalogy
WILD 420 (3) Ornithology

At least 5 credits from the following:

ENVB 315 (3) Science of Inland Waters
NRSC 514 (3) Freshwater Ecosystems
WILD 311 (3) Ethology
WILD 415 (2) Conservation Law
WILD 424 (3) Parasitology
WILD 475 (3) Desert Ecology
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