48 months
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938 CAD/credit 28140 CAD/year
206 CAD/credit 6180 CAD/year
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About

The Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture degree from Kwantlen Polytechnic University is unique to North America and is distinguished from other agriculture degree programs by providing a broad scope of study related to sustainable food production as an integral and fundamentally critical element of sustainable human existence. 

Overview

Through a distinctive and exceptional combination of classroom and farm-based learning, the Bachelor of  Sustainable Agriculture program from Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers a comprehensive perspective on:

  • The science of agro-ecosystem design and stewardship;
  • Innovative and ecologically sound crop production methods;
  • Sustainable farm business management; and,
  • The economic, social, and environmental challenges facing our food system

The curriculum of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Agriculture degree is designed in recognition of the need for both practical and academic training within the new powerful movement in sustainable agriculture. Students will be immersed in a setting which fosters experiential learning and exploring personal interests and inclination. During our four year Bachelor degree program, students will work to realize three major learning outcomes:

  •  The ability to grow fruit and vegetable crops within a sustainable ecological context. A full spectrum of experiential field-based agricultural courses are offered in Year 3 which, by necessity, follows a complete crop cycle beginning in the spring and extending through summer into the fall. These applied courses function as a mechanism to bring the theoretical concepts and principles of sustainable agro-ecosystem design, function and management to practical realization.
  •  Develop the business, sales and marketing skills necessary to manage a sustainable agricultural farming business. The development of these skills is facilitated by the inclusion of a broad base of foundational courses supplemented by a multidisciplinary business management course in Year Four.
  •  Develop practical, problem solving and research skills as well as an understanding of government, economic and business environments and policies needed to address issues of and advance sustainable agri-food systems, as related to employment in government, non-government organizations and the private sector.

Career options:

Sustainable, local food production is a rapidly developing component of sustainable community/ regional planning and development is on the minds of the public and governments alike. Program graduates will be sought after in areas as diverse as planning, resource management, politics, government, non-government organizations, related business, and production agriculture.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Sustainable Agriculture for the 21st Century
  • Food System Field Analysis 
  • Biology 
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • University Writing 
  • Confronting Moral Issues: Introduction to Ethics
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Sustainability: Analysis and Ethics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.
  • All applicants to undergraduate studies must satisfy KPU's Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement through an acceptable High school course, undergraduate course, KPU course, or testing option.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28140 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 938 CAD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    6180 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 206 CAD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Surrey

1156 - 1898 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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