Be ready to grow in a one-of-a-kind degree program, where you’ll receive a unique agriculture education that combines the fundamentals of plant and soil science, the reality of growing-condition variation, and the application of modern precision agriculture techniques.
As a student, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of plant physiology, soil fertility, crop production and integrated pest management, setting the stage for an understanding of successful crop production. You’ll learn about the effects of topography and crop nutrient variability and understand challenges like weeds, pests and water availability. Graduates of the program will be welcomed as members at agriculture companies, at equipment dealerships and as agronomy consultants.Apply Now Grab and Go Information
Your degree will prepare you for a career in a wide range of fields, including:
- Primary Production (food production systems)
- Farm Equipment Technicians
- Agronomy Sales (crop inputs)
- Agronomy Consulting
- Environmental Assessment
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The first two years of the program are completed in the Agricultural Sciences diploma program, where students have a common first year and then specialize in agronomy during their second year
The Bachelor of Agriculture Science features two years of science-based training strengthened through applied research opportunities
The program is recognized by the Alberta Institute of Agrologists, meaning students can earn a Professional Agrologist designation following graduation and the appropriate amount of work experience as required by AIA.
Credential / Accreditation
2 years (post-diploma Agriculture Sciences – Agronomy)
Dates and Deadlines
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This program is available for International Students.
New applicants are accepted into the Bachelor of Agriculture Science program for Fall (September) term.
General Admissions Requirements
All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admission section of this calendar.
All applicants must satisfy the following requirements (or equivalencies):
- Grade 12 Math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-2 or a higher level Math)
- Biology 30
- Chemistry 30
Students who have completed the Agriculture Science – Agronomy diploma from Lethbridge College will be accepted directly into the Bachelor of Agriculture Science program. A minimum GPA of 2.00 or equivalent is required for admission.
Students who have completed the Agriculture Science – Animal Science or Agriculture Business diploma will be eligible for entry following completion of the second year of the Agronomy diploma programming. A minimum GPA of 2.00 or equivalent is required for Admission.
Transfer students are required to have a diploma in Agriculture Science – Agronomy or equivalent, or a related bachelor’s degree in agriculture. Transfer students with related credentials will be accepted into the program after being assessed on an individual basis to determine whether they are required to take bridging courses to meet degree requirements with a residency requirement of 50%. A minimum GPA of 2.00 or equivalent is required for admission.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students are awarded a Bachelor of Agriculture Science degree.
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The Bachelor of Agriculture Science program is delivered through a blended format and is intentionally designed to include on-campus, face-to-face learning as well as online delivery.
This program includes both face-to-face/on-campus and online delivery in both synchronous (learning occurs in real-time on a set schedule) and asynchronous (learning does not occur at the same time or same place) formats.
|See the Agriculture Science - Agronomy Diploma.||30|
|See the Agriculture Science - Agronomy Diploma.||30|
|AGS-3385||Precision Agriculture II||3|
|Open Elective 1||3|
|AGS-3382||Telematics and Sensors||3|
|RSR-3350||Analytics and Experimental Design||3|
|Social Science Elective||3|
|AGS-4483||Harvest and Crop Storage Technology||3|
|ENV-3383||Environmental Soil Physics||3|
|RSR-4450||Senior Project I||3|
|AGS-4481||Crop Production Technology||3|
|RSR-4451||Senior Project II||3|
Any 3-credit post-secondary course will meet this requirement.
|Any 3-credit post-secondary course will meet this requirement.|
|BIO-1195||Introduction to Aquaponics Principles||3|
|ENV-3397||Environmental Assessment and Auditing||3|
|Social Science Electives|
|INS-1155||Introduction to Indigenous Studies||3|
|SOC-3355||Cultural Diversity in Conservation Enforcement||3|
|Any 3-credit post-secondary level Humanities (HUM), Indigenous Studies (INS), Political Science (PSC), Psychology (PSY) or Sociology (SOC) course can be used towards satisfying the Social Science elective requirements.|
Tuition and Fees
Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.
Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage prior to the end of the first week of class.