Professional Agrology (24 credits)

Offered by: Plant Science     Degree: Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Program Requirements

This Specialization is required for students who wish to qualify for membership in the Ordre des agronomes du Québec (OAQ). It cannot be taken alone; it must be taken with the Major Agro-Environmental Sciences and a Second specialization in Animal Production, Ecological Agriculture, Plant Production, or Soil and Water Resources. This Specialization focuses on working in the professional agrology industry and covers agricultural legislation as well as professional conduct.

The credits within this specialization may not count towards the student's Major or other Specialization. All of the 24 credits count only for this Specialization.

For information on academic advising, see: http://www.mcgill.ca/macdonald/studentinfo/advising.

Required Courses (15 credits)

  • AGRI 330 Agricultural Legislation (1 credit)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agriculture : A study of Quebec legislation of importance to the agricultural sector, with emphasis on the reasons why these laws were implemented and on their net effects on this sector. Some Canadian laws will be covered but only inasmuch as they affect Quebec agriculture.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Some written materials in this course are only available in French.

  • AGRI 410D1 Agrology Internship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agriculture : Professional internship (stage) under the supervision of a practicing agrologist.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • AGRI 410D2 Agrology Internship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agriculture : See AGRI 410D1 for course description.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Julie Major (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: AGRI 410D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both AGRI 410D1 and AGRI 410D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • AGRI 430 Professional Practice in Agrology (2 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agriculture : This course introduces students to the professional aspects of the practice of agrology. Topics include understanding the responsibilities of agrologists, the broad context and functioning of the Québec agricultural industry, how to deal with clients, colleagues, and understanding legal and regulatory aspects of the profession in Québec.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Julie Major (Winter)

    • Restriction: U3 or permission of instructor.

    • This course requires the ability to read in French and understand spoken French.

  • AGRI 490 Agri-Food Industry Project (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agriculture : Interdisciplinary team project in the agri-food industry.

    Terms: Fall 2019, Winter 2020

    Instructors: Julie Major (Fall) Julie Major (Winter)

  • PLNT 430 Pesticides in Agriculture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Plant Science : Pesticide science concentrating on pesticide discovery, pesticide chemistries, pesticide development, pesticide technologies, mitigation of risks due to pesticides use, national and international pesticide regulations, registrations, and compliances.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): AGRI 215, and one of PLNT 300, PLNT 302, PLNT 307, or PLNT 322 or permission from the instructor.

    • There is a fee of $53.47 for the purchase of a dust-moist filtering respirator/mask to be worn when handling pesticides during the laboratory for this course. This equipment is retained by the student.

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

Students choose 9 complementary credits, approved by the Academic Adviser, in agricultural sciences or applied agriculture to meet the requirements of the OAQ.

Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2019-2020 (last updated Mar. 18, 2019) (disclaimer)