Certificate in Ecological Agriculture (30 credits)
This 30-credit certificate program is very similar to the minor program and is designed to focus on the principles underlying the practice of ecological agriculture. The Certificate may be of special interest to professional agrologists who wish further training, as well as formal recognition that they have completed a coherent program of courses beyond their B.Sc. studies.
Students holding a B.Sc. in agriculture or a related area are eligible to register for this program provided that they are otherwise acceptable for admission to the University. Students who have completed the Minor or Specialization in Ecological Agriculture are not permitted to register for this program.
Academic Adviser: Dr. Caroline Begg
Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 2-071
To obtain a Certificate in Ecological Agriculture, students must complete a minimum total of 30 credits from the courses as given below.
1. Most courses listed at the 300 level and higher have prerequisites. Although instructors may waive prerequisite(s) in some cases, students are urged to prepare their program of study to ensure that they have met all conditions.
2. Students using AGRI 310 towards the requirements of the Specialization/Minor/Certificate are limited to an experience on farms or other enterprises that are either organic, biodynamic, or practising permaculture. The placement must be approved by the academic adviser for the Specialization/Minor/Certificate.
Required Courses (9 credits)
Complementary Courses (21 credits)
21 credits chosen from the following, in consultation with the Academic Adviser for Ecological Agriculture.
15-18 credits to be chosen from:
|AGEC 333||(3)||Resource Economics|
|AGRI 215||(3)||Agro-Ecosystems Field Course|
|AGRI 310||(3)||Internship in Agriculture/Environment|
|AGRI 435||(3)||Soil and Water Quality Management|
|ENTO 352||(3)||Control of Insect Pests|
|ENVB 410||(3)||Ecosystem Ecology|
|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 434||(3)||Weed Biology and Control|
|PLNT 460||(3)||Plant Ecology|
Certificate in Entrepreneurship
Certificate in Food Science (30 credits)
This 30-credit program will appeal to mature students who have a first degree in a science-related discipline. Students must complete the Introduction to Food Science, Food Microbiology and Quality Assurance courses, at least three food chemistry/analysis courses, two processing/engineering courses, and at least one course in communication skills, ethics or business skills. Entry to this program is permitted only in September.
Academic Adviser: Professor Hosahalli S. Ramaswamy
Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 1-038
Required Course (3 credits)
|FDSC 200||(3)||Introduction to Food Science|
9 credits from the following:
|FDSC 251||(3)||Food Chemistry 1|
|FDSC 300||(3)||Principles of Food Analysis 1|
|FDSC 305||(3)||Food Chemistry 2|
|FDSC 315||(3)||Separation Techniques in Food Analysis 1|
|FDSC 319||(3)||Food Commodities|
|FDSC 334||(3)||Analysis of Food Toxins and Toxicants|
|FDSC 410||(3)||Flavour Chemistry|
|FDSC 495D1||(1.5)||Food Science Seminar|
|FDSC 495D2||(1.5)||Food Science Seminar|
9 credits from the following:
|AGRI 510||(3)||Professional Practice|
|FDSC 515||(3)||Enzyme Thermodynamics/Kinetics|
|FDSC 519||(3)||Advanced Food Processing|
|FDSC 520||(3)||Biophysical Chemistry of Food|
|FDSC 530||(3)||Advanced Analytical Chemistry|
|FDSC 535||(3)||Food Biotechnology|
|FDSC 536||(3)||Food Traceability|
|FDSC 537||(3)||Nutraceutical Chemistry|