Certificate in Organic Agriculture

The Certificate in Organic Agriculture provides students with an interdisciplinary understanding of organic agricultural systems in the broader context of societal needs and developments. This broad perspective will enable students to investigate how societal changes shape the agriculture and food value chain in general and with regard to specific requirements, such as certification of organic agricultural and food production practices and standards. This certificate will require the completion of 2.50 credits: 1.50 credits of required courses, 1.00 credits from restricted electives.

Required Courses
OAGR*2070Introduction to Organic Agriculture1.00
OAGR*4180Social Issues in Organic Agriculture0.50
Restricted Electives 1
Select 1.00 credits from the following:
AGR*2320Soils in Agroecosystems0.50
ENVS*2060Soil Science0.50
ENVS*3310Soil Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function0.50
Animal and Plant Production
ANSC*2210Principles of Animal Care and Welfare0.50
ENVS*4100Integrated Management of Invasive Insect Pests0.50
HORT*3510Vegetable Production0.50
OAGR*4050Design of Organic Production Systems1.00
PBIO*4070Biological and Cultural Control of Plant Diseases0.50
Society and Sustainability
EDRD*3400Sustainable Communities0.50
ENVS*2070Environmental Ethics and Perspectives0.50
ENVS*2130Eating Sustainably in Ontario0.50
GEOG*3320Food Systems: Issues in Security and Sustainability0.50
SOC*2080Rural Sociology0.50

Students should note that some restricted electives require other courses not included among the required courses for the certificate as prerequisites. Further, some restricted elective courses may be priority access courses or restricted to certain programs or majors. Students should thus consult the most recent undergraduate calendar for specific requirements.