Why study Agricultural Business at Dal?

Gain a competitive advantage in the business of science

Dalhousie's Agricultural Business program is where science meets business, bringing the best of both worlds together. At the Agricultural Campus in Truro, N.S., you'll experience a hands-on scientific education with practical work in the lab and in the field.

Degree overview

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, BSc (Agr)
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture
Department: Department of Business and Social Sciences
Campus: Agricultural Campus, Truro
Program Length: 4 years
Program Start: September & January
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What will I learn?

Agricultural Business introduces current issues, challenges and opportunities in the agricultural and related sectors to prepare you for a rewarding career. Courses cover business management, natural science and agriculture, so you can approach these industries with a well-rounded foundation of essential knowledge.

Sample courses:

  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Agribusiness Value Chain Management

In addition, you'll learn to identify marketing opportunities and challenges and work on business development plans. Stories in the media influence class discussions and allow you to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world problems.

Visit the Academic Calendar to view degree options and course details.

Download the Agricultural Business Factsheet [PDF -2Mb]

Careers and future study

An Agricultural Business major blends science with business to set you apart from other graduates, which is crucial in today’s job market.  

If you’d like to be your own boss, you’ll have the entrepreneurial know-how to start your own agricultural or science-based business. Or, you'll gain the knowledge and skills to be successful in science-oriented fields like biotechnology and business-oriented fields like finance. You could find yourself working in one of these exciting careers:

  • agribusiness management specialist
  • financial and credit advisor
  • business consultant
  • program policy analyst
  • export commodity trader

Completion of this degree will make you eligible for Professional Agrology Membership (NSIA Nova Scotia Institute of Agrology; Agrology Agronomes Canada)

Admission requirements

Undergraduate admission requirements vary based on your previous education and your intended program of study at Dalhousie. Learn about our admissions requirements, book a campus tour, or connect with an advisor if you have questions about your eligibility for admission.

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