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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) in Plant Biotechnology

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) in Plant Biotechnology

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    19,700 CAD

  • Application fee

    120 CAD

  • Years of study

    4 years

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    70 out of 100

optional
Co-op

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-September 01-March-2022 01-March-2022

Overview

Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) in Plant Biotechnology

Plant Biotechnology uses applied biology and chemistry to develop advanced knowledge of crop plants and their pathogens. Plant Bio-technologists develop new technologies for crop improvement.

The Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) in Plant Biotechnology provides students with a solid background in genetics, pathology, the physiology of plant growth, and the development of crop plants for food, feed and industrial uses.

 It also introduce students to the fundamentals and applications of the advanced bio-technologies currently being used in crop development industries and research.

Degree options
Plant Biotechnology is also available as a minor in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences. It is also open to students in other programs.
 

Co-op programs
The Cooperative Education option integrates academic study with practical work experience in industry, government and the farming profession. To obtain the co-op designation, students must complete three 4-month work terms. 

Two of these can be during the summer. This program option will extend your degree time by one semester (slightly longer if a student takes more work terms in winter).

Exchange and travel opportunities
Exchange opportunities exist for agriculture students to study abroad in countries such as Sweden, Mexico, France, the U.S., China and India.

Note: students graduating from the Plant Biotechnology program find employment opportunities with seed companies, research organizations producing new varieties, federal and provincial departments of agriculture involved in regulation, extension or crop development. 

Many of these roles in private industry can lead to corporate leadership positions. 

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$30,704

Total costs

yearly

$6,792

Cost of living

1 person

$4,212

Accommodation

1 bed room

$19,700

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

An equivalent minimum average of 70% over the following senior level courses, with no less than 60% in each course:

  • English
  • Senior Level Mathematics or Pre-Calculus Mathematics
  • A third academic course
  • A fourth academic course

China:

Upper Middle School Graduation Certificate

India:

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) / Intermediate Certificate / All India Senior School Certificate

Iran:

Peesh-daneshgahii (Pre-University year certificate)

Required documents

1- Transcripts and course information from previous studies 
2- Proof of English language proficiency
3- A personal statement about your goals for the program
4- A portfolio of your previous work

5- An audition or interview (If required)

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

86
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

58
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

180
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

The English Language Centre (ELC) at the University of Manitoba (UM) offers the full-time Intensive Academic English Program (IAEP). 

If the student does not meet the English Language Proficiency requirement for their program of interest, the student can take advantage of this program to obtain the Academic English language skills needed to complete a degree.

Minimum score required: Pass Level 5/AEPUCE (Academic English Program for University and College Entrance)

Level 5

Also known as the Academic English Program for University and College Entrance (AEPUCE), Level 5 is designed to prepare students for admission to the University of Manitoba. 

Students who successfully pass Level 5 meet the English Language Proficiency requirements of most programs at the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg and Red River College.

If you have already achieved one of these minimum test scores, you may be eligible to enter Level 5 of the IAEP directly:

  • 5.5 (Academic) or higher in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • 5.5 (Academic) or higher in the International English Language Testing System Indicator (IELTS Indicator) for Spring/Summer and Fall 2021 applications
  • Minimum 16 in each component and 70 overall on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • 3.5 Listening, 3.5 Reading and 3.5 Writing in the Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST)*
  • 50 or higher in the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)

Career Opportunities

  • Research Lab Technical Assistant
  • Crop Disease Diagnostician
  • Crop Extension Communicator

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