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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.


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.


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.


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?


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?


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.