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Campus-based Credit Courses in Organic Agriculture Offered at Canadian Universities and Colleges

Several institutions in Canada have credit courses/programs in Organic Agriculture that are offered on-site. The following is a list of those currently available, along with links to the course/program description and an institutional contact page. If there are other courses that should be added to this list, please contact the OACC at oacc@dal.ca

British Columbia

The University of British Columbia offers a course in sustainable agriculture. For more information, please see:

Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers a Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Agriculture at their Surrey, Richmond and Langley campuses. The program provides a core focus on sustainable production methods and contemporary agricultural issues through a unique combination of classroom and farm-based learning.  Students participate in farm management as well as community-based research and internship. For more information, please see:


The Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) of the University of Guelph is a network of colleges that offers degree and diploma courses in agriculture and horticulture. The Guelph, Kemptville, and Ridgetown campuses offer instruction in English and the Alfred campus offers instruction in French.

The Guelph campus offers a B.Sc.(Agr) in Organic Agriculture

At the Alfred and Kemptville locations, diploma courses are offered in Organic Production. For more information, please see:


Macdonald Campus of McGill University offers Ecological Agriculture as a minor for students registered in the B.Sc. program and as a certificate program for students who have already completed a first university degree (B.Sc.). There are several core courses in the programs that are strongly oriented towards organic agriculture, and the complementary courses either have some organic content or are focused on some aspect of ecology.


In addition to its web-based offerings, the Faculty of Agriculture of Dalhousie University offers an on-site, degree credit course in Principles of Organic Horticulture (HORT2001). For more information, please see:

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