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Crop Science

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences

Why study Crop Science?

Why study Crop Science?

This program focuses on the areas of plant growth, soils, and factors affecting plant production. You’ll gain knowledge and practical skills in plant biotechnology, breeding, and production management techniques used to develop, grow and market high-quality and high yield crops.

Why get a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree?

Why study Agriculture at the University of Alberta?

Our Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree in the Faculty  of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences will prepare you for a successful career in a range of agriculture-related industries. Areas of study include plant and animal biology, the role of biotechnology in society, and environmentally sustainable approaches to land use and management.

Possible Careers

  • Agriculture Specialist
  • Agrologist
  • Agronomist
  • Crop and Livestock Producer
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Food Processing Plant Supervisor
  • Plant / Animal / Soil Scientist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Production Specialist
  • Regulatory Affairs Advisor
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Soil Scientist

Carley-Jane recently completed a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, with a major in Agricultural and Resource Economics. As a UAlberta student, Carley-Jane received the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, at Oxford University, where she plans to pursue an MSc in Environmental Change and Management.

Admissions Requirements for 2023 - 2024

This information is for students applying directly from high school. Transfer students: see the Calendar

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Required Courses

  • One of the following courses
    • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of the following subjects (click to see courses)
    • Fine Arts
    • Humanities
    • Languages other than English
    • Options
    • Math/Sciences
  • One of the following courses
    • Biology 30
  • One of the following courses
    • Chemistry 30
  • One of the following courses
    • Mathematics 30-1

Admission Average

Admission is competitive and subject to availability of space.

Canadian students, see Competitive Averages by faculty.
International students, see Competitive Averages and Conversions.

  • English Language Proficiency (ELP)  

    Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

  • Indigenous Applicants  

    At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Indigenous Students in their work towards a degree. Indigenous students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Indigenous Students refer to the U of A Calendar.


Fall application: March 1, 2022

Extension: May 1, 2022

March 1st is the deadline to apply for most direct entry programs, but be sure to double-check! For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.


  • Pre-veterinary Medicine at the University of Alberta qualifies students for application to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programs at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Calgary. Students wishing to apply to Pre-Veterinary Medicine at the University of Alberta should apply to either the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program (major in Animal Science) or the Bachelor of Science in Animal Health program (any major) and then declare Pre-Veterinary Medicine on their application.
  • Courses completed in the Green Certificate program from the Government of Alberta can be used for admission as an Option. Course code range from OTH 9900 to OTH 9929

For additional information and the most up-to-date admission requirements, please see admission requirements by faculty in the University Calendar.

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Why UAlberta?

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