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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.

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Globalization and trade

Learn about economic and trade theories and their global applications from our faculty experts and position yourself for success in the agri-food industry.

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Challenge yourself in an intimate learning environment

Approachable professors, small class sizes, a wide range of clubs and groups and a backdrop of natural beauty—the Faculty of Agriculture offers an ideal place to study and socialize.

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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 8 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.
  6. Transferable skills: The skills you'll acquire will prepare you to succeed in a variety of careers in economics, government and education.
  7. Special guests: Our courses frequently feature guest lecturers who add real-world perspective.
  8. Research-based education: You'll study research methodology and techniques, which will prepare you to take on your own faculty-supervised research project in your fourth year.

What will I learn?

Ag Ec WWIL

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.

What can I do?

Ag Ec WWID

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.