Lethbridge College is launching a Bachelor of Agriculture Science degree program, beginning in September 2021, which can provide alternatives for profession improvement, a path to additional training, and hands-on analysis alternatives, whereas specializing in the science of agriculture.
The brand new, versatile program ladders out of the present Agriculture Sciences diploma program. The program is the one of its type in southern Alberta and is similar to the Bachelor of Science degree applications supplied on the College of Alberta and College of Saskatchewan, says the school.
The brand new program is acknowledged by the Alberta Institute of Agrologists, which means college students will have the ability to apply to the Skilled Agrologist designation following commencement. The program additionally prepares college students to pursue additional MSc and PhD coaching.
Dr. Paula Burns, Lethbridge College president and CEO, says when creating new applications, the wants of trade are on the forefront, and the Bachelor of Agriculture Science program will assist the whole agriculture sector.
“By focusing on the science of agriculture, this program supports sustainable, innovative, and responsible agriculture and appeals to students from a wide variety of backgrounds who want to make a difference in feeding the world,” Burns says.
College students within the two-year diploma program have a standard first-year curriculum, earlier than selecting to main in Agriculture Enterprise, Agronomy, or Animal Science within the second 12 months. College students might then select to earn a further diploma with only one additional 12 months of research, or they might select to pursue a Bachelor of Agriculture Science degree with two extra years of research.
Along with idea and classroom-based studying alternatives, Agriculture Science college students in each the diploma and degree applications have many utilized studying alternatives as nicely, together with working with the college-managed Alberta Irrigation Expertise Centre and analysis collaborations with Farming Smarter.