This major focuses on the agronomy and science of agricultural crop production. It provides students with an in-depth understanding of plant growth, soils and factors affecting crop production. Crop responses to a range of environmental factors are addressed. Students learn about biotechnological, breeding and production management techniques used to develop, grow and market well-adapted, high quality and high yielding crop cultivars. Students also develop skills to respond to economic situations, market demands, environmental constraints and societal expectations.
Graduates with this major are able to work and serve in technical, sales and management positions with agri-business industries, in advisory, regulatory and management positions with government agencies, or in primary production.