Why study Agricultural Economics at Dal?

Your knowledge will take you from the land to the global marketplace

At Dalhousie's Faculty of Agriculture in Truro, N.S., expert faculty and leading researchers guide students through a program that blends science and economics. You'll learn to see issues from a global perspective and develop the leadership skills to succeed.

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

What will I learn?

Agricultural Economics brings together elements of mathematics, management and the social sciences as part of a wide-ranging educational experience. Learning from respected faculty, researchers and guest lecturers from the agri-food industry, students form an understanding of food production, public policy, trade opportunities and international food aid, among other topics.

Sample courses:

  • Agricultural Futures and Options
  • Environmental Economics
  • Agricultural and Food Policy

Small class sizes present a huge opportunity to learn with plenty of personal attention and an emphasis on debate and discussion.

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

Download the Agricultural Economics Factsheet [PDF -1.5Mb]

Careers and future study

The global population is growing, demand for food is increasing and the effective management of agricultural resources is becoming increasingly important. A major in Agricultural Economics opens up a variety of opportunities in both the private and public sectors. Career options for Agricultural Economics graduates include:

  • economic analyst
  • financial/credit advisor
  • government or private industry economist
  • policy analyst or advisor
  • resource manager

An Agricultural Economics major also provides an excellent foundation for you to further your education through graduate or professional programs such as: Agriculture, Resource & Environmental Management and Economics.

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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