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.

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Career Opportunities

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

Research

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1st

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

2

The Bachelor of Agriculture Science features two years of science-based training strengthened through applied research opportunities

P. Ag

The program is recognized by the Alberta Institute of Agrologists, meaning students earn a Professional Agrologist designation following graduation

At-a-Glance

Starts-in

September

Credential / Accreditation

Degree

Duration

2 years (post-diploma Agriculture Sciences – Agronomy)

Application Deadlines

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Program Availability

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Admissions

New student 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.

Academic Requirements

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.

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Delivery Formats

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.

Blended

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.

Courses

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Course Title Credits
Year 1
See the Agriculture Science - Agronomy Diploma. 30
  Credits 30
Year 2
See the Agriculture Science - Agronomy Diploma. 30
  Credits 30
Year 3
Term I
AGS-3385 Precision Agriculture II 3
IRR-3350 Irrigation Management 3
PLT-3350 Plant Physiology 3
STS-1155 Descriptive Statistics 3
Open Elective 1 3
  Credits 15
Term II
AGS-3382 Telematics and Sensors 3
CHM-3350 Agriculture Chemistry 3
PLT-3351 Plant Pathology 3
RSR-3350 Analytics and Experimental Design 3
Social Science Elective 3
  Credits 15
Year 4
Term I
AGS-4450 Agriculture Issues 3
AGS-4483 Harvest and Crop Storage Technology 3
ENV-3383 Environmental Soil Physics 3
RSR-4450 Senior Project I 3
Science Elective 3
  Credits 15
Term II
AGS-4481 Crop Production Technology 3
COM-3350 Strategic Consulting 3
IRR-4450 Irrigation Technology 3
RSR-4451 Senior Project II 3
Science Elective 3
  Credits 15
  Total Credits 120
Approved Electives
Course Title Credits
Open Elective  
Any 3-credit post-secondary level course 3
Science Electives  
AGS-3381 Agriculture Equipment 3
AGS-4485 Livestock Technology 3
BIO-1195 Introduction to Aquaponics Principles 3
ENV-2280 Contaminant Management 3
ENV-3397 Environmental Assessment and Auditing 3
Social Science Electives  
ANT-1195 Cultural Anthropology 3
INS-1155 Introduction to Indigenous Studies 3
PSC-2260 International Relations 3
SOC-2273 Multicultural Issues 3
SOC-3355 Cultural Diversity in Conservation Enforcement 3
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Tuition and Fees

Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 3
$6,645.00
$1,229.00
$4,200.00
Year 4
$6,900.00
$1,104.00
$535.00
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International Students
Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$15,645.00
$1,229.00
$4,200.00
Year 2
$16,590.00
$1,104.00
$535.00
Notes

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.

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