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 (30 credit units)

  • AGRC 110.3 
  • AGRC 111.3 
  • AGRC 112.3 
  • AGRC 113.3 
  • AREC 220.3 or INDG 107.3 
  • BIOL 120.3
  • BIOL 121.3 
  • CHEM 112.3
  • MATH 104.3 or MATH 110.3 or MATH 125.3 

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
  • CHEM 250.3
  • PLSC 214.3 or STAT 245.3
  • PLSC 220.3 or PLSC 213.3
  • PLSC 222.3
  • PLSC 260.3

  • Choose 6 credit units of open electives

Choose 3 credit units of the following:

  • ANTH 302.3
  • ANTH 310.3
  • ANTH 405.3
  • ANTH 421.3
  • CPSJ 203.3 
  • ENG 111.3
  • ENG 112.3
  • ENG 113.3
  • ENG 114.3
  • ENG 120.3
  • HIST 115.3 
  • HIST 125.3 
  • HIST 135.3 
  • HIST 145.3 
  • HIST 155.3 
  • HIST 165.3
  • HIST 175.3 
  • HIST 185.3 
  • HIST 193.3 
  • HIST 194.3 
  • PHIL 120.3 
  • PHIL 121.3 
  • PHIL 133.3 
  • PHIL 208.3 
  • PHIL 233.3 
  • POLS 245.3 
  • POLS 323.3
  • POLS 328.3 
  • POLS 333.3 
  • POLS 336.3 
  • POLS 422.3 
  • POLS 461.3 
  • PSY 323.3 
  • PSY 355.3 
  • RLST 280.3 
  • RLST 362.3

Years 3 & 4 (60 credit units)

  • BIOL 331.3
  • PLSC 317.3
  • PLSC 405.3
  • PLSC 411.3
  • PLSC 417.3
  • PLSC 492.3 or PLSC 494.6 (3 credit units count as restricted elective)

Choose 21 credit units from the following:

  • PLSC 333.3
  • PLSC 335.3
  • PLSC 340.3
  • PLSC 345.3
  • PLSC 401.3
  • PLSC 408.3
  • PLSC 416.3
  • PLSC 418.3
  • PLSC 420.3
  • PLSC 427.3
  • PLSC 441.3
  • PLSC 450.3
  • 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 211.3, AGRC 445.3, ANBI 375.3, BINF 151.3, BIOL 302.3, BIOL 345.3, BIOL 365.3BLE 205.3, BMSC 200.3, AREC 254.3AREC 346.3AREC 347.3FABS 211.3, RCM 200.3, RRM 215.3, any 200-level or above course in PLSC, EVSC or SLSC not required for the major, or courses approved by an advisor.

Open Electives

  • Choose 3 credit units open electives