Applied Plant and Soil Sciences

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Applied Plant and Soil Sciences integrates plant-soil-atmosphere systems with a focus on the science underpinning crop production and ecosystem management. You’ll gain competence in integrating scientific principles and have the flexibility to emphasize a major area of interest such as plant production and protection, soil quality, climate change, food security, or land reclamation. 

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Land and Food Systems
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

Applied Plant and Soil Sciences examines human-made ecosystems through the application of best practices in agriculture, ecology, soil science, biotechnology, and other disciplines. The program explores vulnerability of systems to factors such as climate change, and at scales from small to large.

Applied Plant and Soil Sciences integrates plant-soil-atmosphere systems with a focus on the science underpinning crop production and ecosystem management. Students have the flexibility to emphasize a major area of interest such as plant production and protection, soil quality, climate change, food security, or land reclamation. Students will gain competence in integrating scientific principles and their effective communication.

Potential career paths include soil consultant, biometeorologist, environmental consultant, natural resource planner, ecologist, conservation officer, academic instructor, and reclamation specialist.

Campus features

The UBC Farm is located on the Vancouver campus – virtually uniquely among North America research universities – and offers a wide range of interdisciplinary learning, research, and community programs.

Program Requirements

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