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What will I learn?

Explore the intricacies of plants, in Plant Science. Study their diversity, growth, development, environment interactions, advances in molecular biology, and various economic uses for plants. Gain experience in plant ecology, systematic, physiology, botany, genetics, agriculture, ethno botany and biotechnology. Meet society’s emerging dependency on plants and needs for both increased environmental management and efficient production of healthy foods, as a leader in the field of plant science.

Program requirements

Students must declare an area of emphasis in one of the 4 following areas: Applied Plant Science, Botany, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Environmental Science or Unspecialized.

Students must complete at least 5.00 credits from within their area of emphasis

Area of Emphasis

Applied Plant Science

Botany

Plant Biotechnology

Plant Environmental Science

Sample Careers

Agricultural biotechnologist

Bio safety officer

Ecosystem biologist

Environmental risk assessor

Which department am I in?

College of Biological Science

Study options

Full Time (8 semesters)

Tuition fees
CAD$30,448.57 (US$ 23,639) per year
Start date

Expected January 2023

Venue

University of Guelph

50 Stone Road East,

Guelph,

Ontario (ON),

N1G 2W1, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The secondary school graduation certificate which would admit a student to an internationally recognized university in his or her home country is normally acceptable for admission to the University of Guelph. English Proficiency Requirements: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6, Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - Minimum overall band score of 70, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based: minimum total score of 89 with no individual scaled score less than 21, Pearson Test of English (PTE) - Minimum score of 60 and no score less than 60 for any individual component, Cambridge English: C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency - Minimum overall score of 176 with no band less than 169.

For international students

The secondary school graduation certificate which would admit a student to an internationally recognized university in his or her home country is normally acceptable for admission to the University of Guelph.

English Proficiency Requirements

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - Minimum overall band score of 70

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based: minimum total score of 89 with no individual scaled score less than 21

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - Minimum overall score of 85 and a minimum composition score of 83. In addition, you must present a minimum score on the oral test of three (3)

Pearson Test of English (PTE) - Minimum score of 60 and no score less than 60 for any individual component

Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program - Successful completion of the University of Guelph, Open Learning Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program (Levels 9 and 10).

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Canadore College
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