What can I do with this degree?

The global population is growing, demand for food is increasing and the effective management of agricultural resources is becoming more and more important. A major in Agricultural Economics opens up a variety of opportunities in both the private and public sector.

Career options for Agricultural Economics graduates include:

  • economic analyst
  • financial/credit advisor
  • government or private industry economist
  • policy analyst or advisor
  • resource manager
  • economic consultant
  • statistician
  • commodities trader
  • economic researcher


An Agricultural Economics major provides an excellent foundation for students to further their education beyond the undergraduate level.

Students may choose to pursue graduate or professional degrees such as:

  • Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Resource Management
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Economics
  • Master of Arts (MA) in Economics
  • Master's in Economic Development (MDE) 
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) 
  • Bachelor of Education (BEd) 
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB or JD)
Discover what our alumni have done with their degrees

Read our alumni stories to learn about some of the amazing things our former students have been up to since graduating from Dal.