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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 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, i.e., they only count for that specialization and do not overlap with either the major or a second specialization. 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.

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These programs are also available as honours programs for students after they have completed their U2 year if they meet the requirements. See individual programs for details.

Majors and Honours:

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Specializations:

B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) – Agricultural Economics Major and Honours

B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) – Agricultural Economics Major and Honours

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  • Program Director: Professor John Henning

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

For more information, see Major Agricultural Economics (42 credits).

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

NEW PROGRAM Students can use their electives to complete the Honours program. The courses credited to the Honours program must be in addition to any required or complementary courses taken to satisfy the requirements of the student's major and specialization. In addition to satisfying the research requirements, students must apply for the Honours program in ...

For more information, see Honours Agricultural Economics (42 credits).

B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) – Agro-Environmental Sciences Major and Honours

B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) – Agro-Environmental Sciences Major and Honours

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  • Program Director: Professor Roger I. Cue

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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 ...

For more information, see Major Agro-Environmental Sciences (42 credits).

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

NEW PROGRAM Program Director: Professor Roger Cue Students can use their electives to complete the Honours program. The courses credited to the Honours program must be in addition to any required or complementary courses taken to satisfy the requirements of the student's major and specialization. In addition to satisfying the research requirements, ...

For more information, see Honours Agro-Environmental Sciences (42 credits).

B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) – Environmental Biology Major and Honours

B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) – Environmental Biology Major and Honours

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  • Program Director: Professor Chris Buddle

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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 ...

For more information, see Major Environmental Biology (42 credits).

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

NEW PROGRAM Program Director: Professor Christopher Buddle Students can use their electives to complete the Honours program. The courses credited to the Honours program must be in addition to any required or complementary courses taken to satisfy the requirements of the student's major and specialization. In addition to satisfying the research ...

For more information, see Honours Environmental Biology (42 credits).

B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) – Global Food Security Major and Honours

B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) – Global Food Security Major and Honours

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  • Program Director: Professor Humberto Monardes

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

NEW PROGRAM The program provides a global perspective on agriculture and food security, and addresses issues related to rural development, malnutrition, poverty and food safety with special emphasis on the developing world. Using a multidimensional and multidisciplinary approach, the program provides students with a comprehensive set of courses at McGill in ...

For more information, see Major Global Food Security (42 credits).

Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Honours Global Food Security (42 credits)

NEW PROGRAM Program Director: Professor Humberto Monardes Students can use their electives to complete the Honours program. The courses credited to the Honours program must be in addition to any required or complementary courses taken to satisfy the requirements of the student's major and specialization. In addition to satisfying the research ...

For more information, see Honours Global Food Security (42 credits).

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

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

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  • Program Director: Professor Brian Driscoll

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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 postgraduate studies in research, or professional programs in the biological, ...

For more information, see Major Life Sciences (Biological and Agricultural) (42 credits).

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

NEW PROGRAM Program Director: Professor Brian Driscoll Students can use their electives to complete the Honours program. The courses credited to the Honours program must be in addition to any required or complementary courses taken to satisfy the requirements of the student's major and specialization. In addition to satisfying the research requirements, ...

For more information, see Honours Life Sciences (Biological and Agricultural) (42 credits).

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 ...

For more information, see Agribusiness (24 credits).

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 study in a variety of postgraduate biology programs, and to work in many laboratory ...

For more information, see Animal Biology (24 credits).

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, ...

For more information, see Animal Health and Disease (24 credits).

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 ...

For more information, see Animal Production (24 credits).

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

Food, water, air, the materials we use, and much of the diversity of life and recreation we enjoy are products of ecological sytems. We manage ecosystems to provice these services and our use and misuse often degrades the ability ecosystems to provice the benefits and services we value. In the Applied Ecology minor you will develop your ability to understand how ...

For more information, see Applied Ecology (24 credits).

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 that responds to the laws of community ecology is examined; when combined with the Major Agro-Environmental Sciences and the specialization in Professional Agrology, this ...

For more information, see Ecological Agriculture (24 credits).

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 limited to students in the Major Agricultural ...

For more information, see Environmental Economics (24 credits).

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

Students enter this specialization to acquire a global and applied understanding of agriculture as a fundamental tool to help rural development, alleviate poverty and reach food security, especially in the developing world. This program provides students with a combination of coursework at McGill together with a hands-on experience in a developing country, meeting ...

For more information, see International Agriculture (24 credits).

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, which 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 ...

For more information, see Life Sciences (Multidisciplinary) (24 credits).

Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Microbiology and Molecular Biotechnology (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, ...

For more information, see Microbiology and Molecular Biotechnology (24 credits).

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 ...

For more information, see Plant Biology (24 credits).

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 ...

For more information, see Plant Production (24 credits).

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 Major Agro-Environmental Sciences and a second specialization in Animal Production, Ecological Agriculture, Plant Production, or Soil and Water, or with the Major Agricultural Economics and ...

For more information, see Professional Agrology (21 credits).

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 ...

For more information, see Soil and Water Resources (24 credits).

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 ...

For more information, see Wildlife Biology (24 credits).

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