Ecological Agriculture

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
25.50 overall R-Score
Prerequisite courses:
  • Biology NYA (00UK) 01Y5
  • Chemistry NYA (00UL), 01Y6; Chemistry NYB (00UM)
  • Math NYA (00UN) 01Y1; Math NYB (00UP) 01Y2
  • Physics NYA (00UR), 01Y7; Physics NYB (00US), 01YF; Physics NYC (00UT), 01YG
Language requirements:
Location:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Specialization

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
80.00% top 6 average
Prerequisite courses:
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors
  • Two of 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Language requirements:
Location:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Specialization

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
80.00% top 5 average
Prerequisite courses:
  • Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school
  • Grade 12 math (precalculus or calculus)
  • Two of Grade 12 Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Language requirements:
Location:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Specialization

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

U.S. high school
Previous year's cutoff:
B average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite courses:
  • Courses must include: Pre-calculus; two of biology, chemistry or physics
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2021):
    • ACT, or
    • SAT and two SAT Subject Tests (Subject Tests must include two from: Math, Biology, Chemistry or Physics).
Language requirements:
Location:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Specialization

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other
Previous year's cutoff:

While the minimum requirement for McGill is the equivalent of a B+ average, most programs will have higher requirements. See the complete admissions requirements for more information applicable to your situation.

Prerequisite courses:
Language requirements:
Location:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Specialization

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

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Overview

The Ecological Agriculture Specialization provides a holistic understanding of how agro-ecosystems work, combining science and innovation with a respect for natural systems and biodiversity. You will learn all about the relationships between soils, water, plants, insects, animals, humans and other components of agro-ecosystems. 

This specialization is where agriculture and ecology/environment interact. Ecological agriculture addresses both the practical and theoretical issues that arise from this interaction, including ecosystem dynamics and the role of agriculture in rural and urban landscapes. This specialization strives to view agro-ecosystems in the context of today’s global economy, social systems and environment. You will learn how ecological concepts and principles can be applied to the design and management of sustainable agro-ecosystems. 

Through coursework, field trips, practical labs, and internship opportunities, you will learn about agriculture’s environmental and social contexts and how to develop workable solutions to sustainable food production challenges. 


Careers

This program will provide you with crucial knowledge in ecological and environmental sciences along with hands-on skills that will help you to thrive in positions within government, private industry, or academic research. 

You could become a professional: 

  • Urban Agriculture Coordinator
  • International Agricultural Developer
  • Agronomic Specialist
  • Researcher
  • Farm Manager

Possible minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Check the full admission requirements for information about deadlines and whether supporting documents are required as part of your application. 

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