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Why choose Agricultural Business at Dal?

The dynamic agricultural industry needs skilled managers to shape strategy and policy, offer leadership to industry organizations and grow the viability of the agri-food sector through business development. These are the opportunities and challenges that excite our students – and make this program the right fit for you.

Dalhousie's Agricultural Business program is where science meets business, bringing the best of both worlds together. We deliver a hands-on scientific education with practical experience in the lab and in the field.

At our Agricultural Campus in Truro, NS, you can explore your interests with guidance from dedicated faculty and leading researchers. With our small class sizes, you'll get the kind of individual attention and lively debate that sharpens your mind and shapes your passions.

You'll also develop the business and entrepreneurial skills to compete in industries where decision-making and problem solving are critical. You'll learn the fundamentals of business and how these fields apply to the multifaceted world of agriculture.

Program Details

Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) in Agricultural Business

Program Options

  • major or double major (4 years)
  • available as a minor subject to all BSc (Agriculture) students


Required high school courses:

  • English 12
  • Pre-Calculus 12
  • Chemistry 12
  • Two additional grade 12 university preparatory courses

Applicants who are otherwise qualified, but do not have the appropriate chemistry and/or math courses, may be admitted on the condition that they complete the relevant non-credit introductory studies course(s) in their first year prior to registering in the degree-level counterpart(s). The non-credit introductory studies courses are: CHMA 0050 (Preparatory Chemistry) and MTHA 0050 (Functions). Completion of additional courses may extend the time needed to complete the program.

Recommended high school courses:

  • Sciences
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship

See Admissions Requirements for more information.

Application Deadline and Program Dates

Application deadlines for 2016/17

  • March 15 - Deadline for scholarship consideration for fall semester
  • April 1 - International students (except USA)
  • June 1 - All Canadian and American applications

Other important program dates

Class Size

  • Lower-year classes have between 5-30 students
  • Upper-year classes have between 5-20 students

Tuition Fees

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Residence & Housing

Whether you're applying to one of our residence halls or you’re looking for help with an off-campus apartment search, Dalhousie’s Residence and Housing services can help.

Housing options

  • meal plans
  • dorm-style traditional residences
  • apartment-style, non-traditional
  • off-campus housing