Faculty of Agriculture academic departments

Situated on the scenic Agricultural Campus in Truro, Nova Scotia, where you can actively engage with impactful and growing industries that shape our world. The campus features a working farm, 1,000 acres of research fields, gardens, and greenhouses, providing hands-on learning opportunities across our departments.

Animal Science and Aquaculture

Explore the fields of animal science, aquaculture, and bioveterinary science. Our premier facilities, featuring advanced technology, a functional farm, and a top-tier aquaculture centre are unmatched in the Atlantic region.

Business and Social Sciences 

Engage in a diverse academic experience and learn about the impact of culture, politics, and literature on rural life and economy. Choose from three core tracks: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, and Humanities and Social Sciences.


Combine innovative research with practical learning and access to advanced technology in our world-class bioenvironmental engineering facilities. Help improve agricultural practices, locally and globally. 

Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences 

At the Department of Plant, Food and Environmental Sciences, students explore the link among the global challenges of food security, healthy environments, and climate change through courses in plant, soil, environmental and food sciences. Students can design beautiful, functional and sustainable outdoor spaces through our landscape architecture program and enjoy the hands-on learning experiences through the campus farm, demonstration garden, greenhouses, and state-of-the-art labs.

We also offer Extended Learning, which include courses from distance education to classes on campus.