PrintPrint FirstPreviousNextLast Back
SECTION 1: Programs Offered - 1.1 Degree/Diploma Programs Offered 1.1 Degree/Diploma Programs Offered

Degree/Diploma

Years to Completion

Total Credit Hours

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Agronomy, Animal Systems or Plant Biotechnology Major)

4

120

Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness

4

120

Bachelor of Science in Agroecology

4

120

Bachelor of Science in Food Science (Science or Business Option)

4

120

Bachelor of Science in Human Nutritional Sciences 4  120
Bachelor of Science in Human Nutritional Sciences Second Degree Option 2           60
Bachelor of Science in Human Nutritional Sciences/Red River College Culinary Arts
2           60

Pre-veterinary Program

  2*

60

Diploma in Agriculture (Business Management, Crop Management, Livestock Management or General Agriculture Option)

2

93

Internationally Educated Agrologists Post-Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IEAP)

1

25

*Two full years of university training are required for admission to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (Saskatoon) comprised of 60 credit hours.

Faculty Overview

The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences has earned a reputation for its high-calibre teaching programs and its friendly helpful staff. Students benefit not only from the expertise of staff in the Faculty, but also from the close proximity of other faculties on campus, federal research facilities, and a vibrant Winnipeg-based agricultural community. 

Information on the Faculty’s History, Vision and Mission Statements, Research, Programs, Centres, and Departments can be found on our website at: umanitoba.ca/afs.

On May 20, 2014, the Board of Governors, on recommendation of Senate, approved a proposal to join the Department of Human Nutritional Sciences to the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences. Accordingly, effective the Fall 2014 academic term, all associated programs in Human Nutritional Sciences will become part of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences.

The proposal submitted to Senate noted the need for flexibility in the implementation of this transition, which will be important as we review changes to regulations governing the undergraduate HNS programs during the transition period. In the interim and until such time that a review is completed, the Human Nutritional Sciences programs - as listed below - will continue to be governed by the relevant components of the current Faculty of Human Ecology academic regulations and the Human Nutritional Sciences program regulations.

The programs affected include:

  • Bachelor of Science (Human Nutritional Sciences):  includes Foods Option, Food Industry Option and Nutrition Option.
  • Second Degree Option in Human Nutritional Sciences
  • Human Nutritional Sciences / Red River College Culinary Arts Program
  • Minor in Human Nutrition and Metabolism

 

Degree Programs

The B.Sc. degree programs in Agricultural and Food Sciences provide an applied science background for graduates to enter a range of professions. Students can choose degree specializations in Agribusiness, Agriculture (Agronomy, Animal Systems, Plant Biotechnology), Agroecology, Food Science, or Human Nutritional Sciences. One of the focuses of the Faculty is on the agricultural industry with professions concerned with the production, processing and marketing of food and bioresources. However, the agriculture based B.Sc. degree also provides students with the education to tackle a range of career opportunities beyond agriculture. Professional agriculturists hold positions in extension, resource management and conservation, teaching, research and business. Professional food science graduates hold similar positions related to food manufacturing and processing. Professional human nutrition graduates hold positions in dietetics, institutional administration, education, and research. Graduates from the faculty make important contributions to the economy and health of Canada and the world. The faculty also offers a two-year pre-veterinary program for students who plan to take the degree Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

The two-year Agriculture Diploma program offers a practical education for persons interested in operating a farm or working in an agricultural business. Although many diploma graduates return to family farms after graduating, an increasing number of graduates can be found working for farm supply companies, feed companies, financial institutions and grain handling companies, as well as doing technical work for various government agencies.

The Agriculture Diploma program covers a wide range of agricultural subjects, from production through to marketing and business management. Communication and leadership skills also receive considerable emphasis. The program culminates in assignments and a major project that relate directly to the student’s individual farm or business interests. The program extends over two winters. Classes begin in late September and end in early April to accommodate students with obligations to plant and harvest crops.

  Back