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From the land to the marketplace.

The Agricultural Economics program blends economics and science, giving you a 360-degree perspective on the market for agricultural products.


Study at the Faculty of Agriculture in Truro

Located one hour from Halifax in Truro, NS, Dalhousie's Agricultural Campus is a great place to study, work and live.

Top 5 reasons to study Agricultural Economics at Dalhousie:

  1. Be a deciding factor: At the core of your Agricultural Economics major is an emphasis on professional decision-making as it applies to issues like resource use and policy.
  2. Interdisciplinary study: Agricultural Economics combines knowledge and skills from mathematics, management and social sciences.
  3. Theory plus practice: Explore the ideas that guide Agricultural Economics and develop practical skills by putting those ideas to work.
  4. Open for debate: Our courses include lively discussions around current issues, so your education is always relevant and your voice is always heard.
  5. International perspective: In class discussions about global issues, you'll discover a rapidly changing world and interact with students from around the world. 

What will I learn?


You'll take courses that combine the worlds of science and business, exposing you to issues like trade, pricing and policy and giving you the decision-making skills needed for professional success.

Career options


Agricultural Economics graduates are prepared to solve real-world challenges as consultants, analysts and advisors, or to continue their studies in master's or doctoral programs.