Admission to Honours is restricted to students having an approved Honours program, a recommendation from the supervising department, and a Cumulative Weighted Average of 70% or better on a minimum of 60 credit units in B.S.A. credited courses at the time of application. Students must officially apply for admission to an Honours program through the office of the Dean of Agriculture and Bioresources before the start of Year Four at the latest.

Minimum Requirements for Degree (120 credit units)

Completion of a B.S.A. minor (18 credit units) is required with a major in Agricultural Biology.

Year 1 - Fall Term (15 credit units)

  • AGRC 111.3
  • BIOL 120.3
  • CHEM 112.3
  • ECON 111.3

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

Choose 3 credit units from the areas of Social Science, Humanities or Fine Arts.

Humanities

  • CHIN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • CLAS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • CREE — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ENG — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • FREN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • GERM — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • HEB — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • HIST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • HNDI — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • INTS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • JPNS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • LATN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • LIT — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PHIL — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • RLST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • RUSS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SNSK — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SPAN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • UKR — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • WGST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

  • Certain WGST courses may be considered a Humanities and/or Social Science. Refer to the Class Search.
  • MUS 111 is acceptable toward the Humanities requirement.

Social Sciences

  • ANTH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ARCH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ECON — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • GEOG 130.3
  • INDG — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • IS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • LING — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PLAN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • POLS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PSY — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SOC — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SOSC — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • WGST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

Any senior-level social science course, provided the prerequisite is met. Please note that certain GEOG courses are considered Science courses. Refer to the Class Search.

Statistics courses in social sciences are not accepted for credit toward the Social Science Requirement (eg. ECON 204, PSY 233, PSY 234, SOC 225 and SOC 325).

Certain WGST courses may be considered a Humanities and/or Social Science. Refer to the Class Search.

Fine Arts

  • ART — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ARTH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • DRAM — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • MUS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

Year 1 - Winter Term (15 credit units)

  • AGRC 112.3
  • AGRC 113.3
  • BIOL 121.3
  • CHEM 250.3

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

Choose 3 credit units from the areas of Social Science, Humanities or Fine Arts (continued from Term 1 if a 6 credit unit course or a new 3 credit unit course for Term 2):

Humanities

  • CHIN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • CLAS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • CREE — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ENG — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • FREN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • GERM — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • HEB — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • HIST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • HNDI — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • INTS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • JPNS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • LATN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • LIT — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PHIL — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • RLST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • RUSS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SNSK — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SPAN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • UKR — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • WGST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

  • Certain WGST courses may be considered a Humanities and/or Social Science. Refer to the Class Search.
  • MUS 111 is acceptable toward the Humanities requirement.

Social Sciences

  • ANTH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ARCH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ECON — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • GEOG 130.3
  • INDG — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • IS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • LING — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PLAN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • POLS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PSY — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SOC — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SOSC — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • WGST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

Any senior-level social science course, provided the prerequisite is met. Please note that certain GEOG courses are considered Science courses. Refer to the Class Search.

Statistics courses in social sciences are not accepted for credit toward the Social Science Requirement (eg. ECON 204, PSY 233, PSY 234, SOC 225 and SOC 325).

Certain WGST courses may be considered a Humanities and/or Social Science. Refer to the Class Search.

Fine Arts

  • ART — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ARTH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • DRAM — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • MUS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

Year 2 (30 credit units)

  • BIOL 222.3
  • BIOL 224.3
  • BIOL 226.3
  • BMSC 200.3
  • FABS 212.3 or BMSC 210.3
  • MATH 104.3, MATH 110.3 or MATH 125.3
  • RCM 200.3
  • STAT 103.3 or PHYS 115.3

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • ENG 111.3
  • ENG 112.3
  • ENG 113.3
  • ENG 114.3
  • ENG 120.3

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • BIOC — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • BMSC 230.3
  • BMSC 240.3

Years 3 and 4 (60 credit units)

  • BIOL 228.3 or PLSC 213.3 (BIOL 228.3 is recommended for the Honours program in Agricultural Biology)
  • BMSC 220.3 or BIOL 317.3 or BIOL 331.3
  • PLSC 214.3 or STAT 245.3

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • BIOL 361.3
  • BIOL 365.3
  • BIOL 436.3
  • BIOL 451.3
  • BIOL 455.3
  • BIOL 458.3
  • BIOL 466.3
  • BIOL 472.3

Choose 6 credit units from the following:

Selection will depend upon the student's area of interest, availability of a research project, and permission of the department involved.

  • ANSC 494.6
  • EVSC 494.6
  • FABS 494.6
  • PLSC 494.6
  • SLSC 494.6

Or one of ANSC 492.3, EVSC 492.3, FABS 492.3, PLSC 492.3, or SLSC 492.3 and 3 credit units at the 300-level or higher from Restricted Electives.

Choose 9 credit units from the following:

  • BIOL 323.3
  • BIOL 324.3
  • BIOL 342.3
  • BIOL 345.3
  • BIOL 365.3
  • BIOL 420.3
  • BIOL 421.3
  • BIOL 424.3
  • BIOL 436.3
  • BIOL 470.3
  • BIOL 475.3

Restricted Electives (24 credit units)

Direct entry students are required to select a minor in one of the fields of specialization within the College of Agriculture and Bioresources or an approved cross-college minor. Completion of the minor requirements may satisfy 18 credit units of the Restricted Electives requirement. At least 12 credit units in the minor must be chosen from courses that are not specifically listed as required for the major. The additional credit units must be chosen from:

  • ANBI 470.3
  • ANSC 313.3
  • ANSC 315.3
  • BIOL — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • FABS — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PLSC — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SLSC 232.3
  • SLSC 240.3
  • SLSC 312.3
  • SLSC 343.3
  • SLSC 460.3
  • VBMS 314.3
  • VBMS 324.3
  • VBMS 325.3
  • VLAC 411.3
  • VTPA 412.3

  • other courses as approved by the program advisor

Open Electives

Choose 9 credit units of open electives