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What will I learn?

About

Agronomy is a science that finds ways to grow crops more efficiently and profitably while protecting the environment. Agronomy affects us all through the food we eat, the coffee we drink, the ethanol-based gas we use to power our vehicles and the natural fibers in the clothing we wear.

You can begin this program off-campus

What you will learn

You will examine ways use natural resources efficiently, sustainably and profitably to produce food, feed, fibre and fuel. You will take courses from several disciplines and learn to approach agronomic issues from several different perspectives. You will acquire an understanding of the biological, ecological and economic principles of crop production and soil management, as well as an appreciation of the short and long term effects of agricultural production on the environment.

Careers

4 year degree

Graduates with agronomy training are actively recruited in the job market finding positions locally, nationally and internationally in areas such as

  • business management
  • chemical and fertilizer sales and marketing
  • agronomists, crop advisers
  • grain marketing and transportation
  • entrepreneurs
  • farm operators

The College of Agriculture and Bioresources has strong ties with industry and a reputation for producing well-rounded, quality graduates means that many businesses turn here first when recruiting employees.

Graduates with a B.S.A. degree are eligible to apply for the Professional Agrologist designation with the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrology. Course work provides knowledge to become a Certified Crop Advisor. Graduates are also eligible to receive P.Ag. status for practise in the profession of agrology.

2 year diploma

A Diploma in Agronomy gives you the skills to

  • start up your own business
  • to lead the family business
  • research technicians
  • soil conservationists
  • credit adviser
  • agribusiness operators or managers
  • sales representatives
  • machinery service representatives

In addition, Diploma graduates are eligible for professional designation as Agricultural Technologists (AT) with the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists.

As agricultural enterprise grows more diverse, technologically advanced and consumer-driven, the industry needs a growing number and variety of qualified workers. The wide-ranging subject matter of agronomy will prepare students for a career in nearly any sector of the industry.

Which department am I in?

College of Agriculture and Bioresources

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$23,119.00 (US$ 17,858) per year
Application deadline

Expected September 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

College of Agriculture and Bioresources

Room 2D30, Agriculture Building,

51 Campus Drive,

Saskatoon,

Saskatchewan (SK),

S7N 5A8, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete high school. Required grade average. IELTS (Academic) - Overall Band Score: 6., With minimum individual scores of Reading: 6, Listening: , Speaking: , Writing: , TOEFL - Internet Based: 8, With minimum individual scores of Reading: 1, Listening: 1, Speaking: 19, Writing: 19, CanTEST - 4., With minimum individual scores of Reading: 4.5. Listening: 4.5, Speaking: , Writing: 4, CAEL - 7, With minimum individual scores of Reading: 6, Listening: 60, Speaking: 6, Writing: 6, MELAB – 8, With minimum individual scores of Reading: 8, Listening: 8, Speaking: >=, Writing: 8, PTE Academic - Overall score of 6, With minimum individual skills scores of Reading: 5, Listening: 5, Speaking: 5, Writing: 5, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - C with 65 score

For international students

You can enter this program directly from high school.

IELTS (Academic) - Overall Band Score: 6.5

With minimum individual scores of Reading: 6, Listening: 6, Speaking: 6, Writing: 6.

TOEFL (institutional TOEFL not accepted) - Internet Based: 86

With minimum individual scores of Reading: 19, Listening: 19, Speaking: 19, Writing: 19.

CanTEST - 4.5

With minimum individual scores of Reading: 4.5. Listening: 4.5, Speaking: 4, Writing: 4.

CAEL - 70

With minimum individual scores of Reading: 60, Listening: 60, Speaking: 60, Writing: 60.

MELAB - 85

With minimum individual scores of Reading: 80, Listening: 80, Speaking: >=3, Writing: 80.

PTE Academic - Overall score of 63

With minimum individual skills scores of Reading: 59, Listening: 59, Speaking: 59, Writing: 59.

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - C with 65 score

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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