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Agricultural and Food Sciences

UTP Stage II: Agricultural & Food Science

The UTP Stage II: Agricultural and Food Sciences program is equivalent to the first year of a bachelor’s degree from the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences. Graduates of this faculty help nourish the world by developing sustainable agricultural practices, exploring renewable bio-resources, and working to make our food safer and healthier. 


  • 3 terms


  • January
  • May
  • September


  • Winnipeg

Your pathway to the University of Manitoba

High school
2nd year University of Manitoba

Why choose UM’s Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences?

  • Over two million Canadians are involved in the agri-food industry, from producers to food processors, financial officers to research scientists, plus many more rewarding careers.
  • More than 90% of Agricultural and Food Sciences students are employed in their career one year after graduation.
  • A co-operative education (co-op) program is available to gain real-world experience while you study
  • For more information, visit the faculty’s website at

Second year of your University of Manitoba degree

Once you successfully complete ICM’s UTP Stage II: Agricultural and Food Sciences program, you are ready to apply into your second year at UM in one of the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness)^
  • Bachelor of Science (Agriculture)^
    • Animal Systems
    • Agronomy
    • Plant Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science (Agroecology)^
  • Bachelor of Science (Food Science)^
  • Bachelor of Science (Human Nutritional Sciences)^

^Cooperative education option available

To be eligible to progress to second year at UM, you must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at ICM and have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00 upon completion of UTP Stage II. Please see the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences admissions bulletin and the UM Course Calendar regarding admission requirements for this specific program. Students who meet the UTP Stage II completion requirements but who do not meet the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences admissions requirements and competitive GPA will be eligible to apply to either the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science, subject to UM’s admissions regulations.

Career opportunities

Career paths from this faculty are diverse. They include jobs in trade and development, environment policy analysis, food inspection, human and animal nutrition, marketing and conservation. The University of Manitoba’s Career Compass can help you plan your future degree program and career direction.

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