Feeding the ever increasing population of the world is a major challenge. Improved crops through plant breeding and better crop management are the keys to meeting this challenge. Students in the Crop Science major explore the theory and practice of plant breeding, genetics, crop physiology, crop quality and pest management leading to environmentally and economically sustainable production systems for the world's major field crops. The major provides students with the basic science of crop improvement required to pursue a diverse range of careers throughout the world.

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 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 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 2 (30 credit units)

  • BIOL 222.3
  • BIOL 226.3
  • MATH 104.3 or MATH 110.3 or MATH 125.3
  • PLSC 214.3 or STAT 245.3
  • PLSC 220.3
  • PLSC 222.3
  • PLSC 240.3
  • RCM 300.3

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

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

Open Electives

  • Choose 3 credit units open electives

Years 3 & 4 (60 credit units)

  • BIOL 331.3
  • PLSC 405.3
  • PLSC 411.3
  • PLSC 417.3
  • PLSC 492.3 or PLSC 494.6 (3 credit units count as restricted elective)

Choose 18 credit units from the following:

  • BIOL 345.3
  • PLSC 333.3
  • PLSC 335.3
  • PLSC 401.3
  • PLSC 408.3
  • PLSC 416.3
  • PLSC 418.3
  • PLSC 420.3
  • PLSC 441.3
  • PLSC 451.3
  • PLSC 470.3

Choose 18 credit units of restricted electives:

Students can choose courses for completion of a minor in an unrelated subject or choose courses selected from the following list: AGRC 211.3ANBI 375.3BIOL 365.3BLE 205.3AREC 254.3AREC 346.3AREC 347.3FABS 211.3FABS 432.3RRM 215.3, any 200-level or above course in Plant Science, Environmental or Soil Science not required for the major, or courses approved by an advisor.

Open Electives

  • Choose 9 credit units open electives