Professional Agrology

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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
Specialization

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

See the complete requirements

Overview

Agrologists are professionals who advise farmers, governments, industry, media and the public about all things related to agriculture. They specialize in plants, soils, livestock, agricultural engineering or economics. 

Following this program at McGill will prepare you to be a professional agrologist. It is the only specialization that will qualify you to sit the admission exam of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec (OAQ). Only members of OAQ can legally practice agrology in Québec.  

This specialization must be taken with the Agro-Environmental Sciences Major and a second specialization such as Animal Production, Ecological Agriculture, Plant Production, or with the Agricultural Economics Major and the Agri-business Specialization.  


Careers

When taken with the Agro-Environmental Sciences Major and a second specialization, you can use this program to write the exam to become a professional agrologist under the OAQ. The knowledge and skills you gain can lead to several exciting career paths. You may also wish to pursue graduate studies in the field.  

You could become a professional: 

  • Farm advisor  
  • Agricultural account manager 
  • Crop consultant 
  • Livestock specialist  
  • Horticulturist  
  • Agricultural scientist

Faculty

Several of our instructors are members of the Ordre des Agronomes du Quebec.  They have broad experience and practical knowledge of agriculture and related fields, and of agricultural realities in Québec as well as elsewhere in the world.  Their professional links with the agricultural world bring fresh perspectives to the classroom. Our Faculty conduct pioneering research on sustainable agriculture.


Student experience

Students in Professional Agrology participate in a paid professional internship during the last summer of their studies. Recent graduates in Professional Agrology are in high demand, and many employers see interns as future employees. Our small cohorts lead to a strong sense of community among Agrology students.   

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Agriculture 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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