Agriculture and Bioresources

At the College of Agriculture and Bioresources you will be coached and mentored by a dedicated team of world‑class teacher-scholars and will attend classes in one of the most modern and extensive teaching and research facilities for agricultural science in the world. 

As a graduates of our programs, not only will you leave with excellent, industry-endorsed scientific training, but also with a foundation of marketable career skills.

Theme Areas

The College of Agriculture and Bioresources is an interdisciplinary applied-sciences college with expertise in - and integrated across - five theme areas:

Plants and Animals - The sustainable management, production, and genetic improvement of agricultural and domesticated plants and animals.

Food, Feed and Bioproducts - The use of renewable resources to provide safe and accessible food, sustainable sources of nutrients, pharmaceuticals and fuels.

Soil, Environment and Ecology - Protecting renewable resources and the environment through responsible management and conservation of the world’s soil, water and ecosystems.

Kanawayihetaytan Askiy: "Let Us Take Care of the Land" - Kanawayihetaytan Askiy is a uniquely designed certificate program that is focused on providing a broad range of topic areas specific to the management of lands and resources on federal reserve lands. This program examines basic environmental, legal and economic aspects of land and resource management in Aboriginal communities.

First Year Classes

The classes taken in 1st year will vary depending on your choice of degree and major. 

More information about all of the Agriculture and Bioresources degrees, majors, diplomas, and certificates can be found here

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Students may complete the pre-veterinary medicine requirements in two years. Because the program load is heavy and the competition for entry is very keen, students are urged to spread their program over a longer period and to take the standard first-year courses for the B.S.A. or B.Sc. (An.Biosc) program.

Students should consult the Western College of Veterinary Medicine sections of the Course & Program Catalogue regarding details of admission procedures.

Tuition Estimates

Canadian  International 
Tuition $6,312 $15,579 
Fees $300 $300
Books $1,000 - $1,500 $1,000 - $1,500
Total $7,612 - $8,112 $16,879 - $17,379

Tuition will vary depending on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enrol in a full course load, the maximum number of courses allowed.
Fees are used to fund specific student benefits.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,000-$2,000 per year. 

*Based on the rates displayed on our Tuition page


With a degree in Agriculture, you will be well-positioned for careers in government, non-profit organizations and the private sector including:
  • Extension agrologists
  • Agriculture policy analysis
  • Agriculture policy analysis
  • Agronomist, crop adviser
  • Farm operator
  • Feed sales
  • Positions with animal breeding companies
  • Pharmaceutical or nutraceutical sales
  • Rangeland management
  • Food safety inspector
  • Design and maintenance of private and public plant collections and botanical gardens
  • Surveyors, foresters
  • Sales professional, marketing in agricultural chemical, grain handling, seed production and distribution
  • Animal pharmaceutical sales and clinical trial testing
  • Environmental impact assessment of wild and domestic animal interactions
  • Laboratory testing and development of DNA tests for animal traits related to health and performance

...and much more

Admission Requirements and Deadlines


St. Peter's College Deadline:

Students already accepted into their program at the University of Saskatchewan may begin classes at St. Peter’s College anytime before the deadline for registration changes (mid-September and mid-January)

University of Saskatchewan Deadline:

The full list of deadlines for each college at the University of Saskatchewan can be found at the programs specific requirements and deadlines page on their website.

Required High School Classes

  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30

Students can be admitted into this college with one subject deficiency that must be cleared before the second year of study.

The high school classes that are required for admission purposes are not always the same as classes you will need to complete the degree program you choose. For example, if you want to minor in chemistry, you will need high school chemistry to take your first-year university classes.

Required Grade Average

Applications are considered up until the deadline. Admission is offered on an ongoing basis until all seats are filled.

Minimum admission average: 70%

Learn how we calculate your admission average. If you do not meet the minimum admission average, you may be considered for the Transition Program or for special (mature) admission.


English Proficiency

If your first language in not English, you may have to prove proficiency in English before admission. It is expected that applicants interested in this program are fluent in English.

Ready to apply?

Students must apply and be accepted to the University of Saskatchewan and St. Peter's College. The University of Saskatchewan requires a non-refundable application fee of $90 CDN before your application will be processed. St. Peter's College will process your application at no charge.