BSC(AgEnvSc) Major in Global Food Security
Global food insecurity and hunger takes place everywhere, from urban slums and isolated communities in the developing world, through big city suburbs and food deserts in industrialized countries to indigenous territories in Canada and abroad. Work to solve these issues is done at both the governmental and non-governmental level and in private and public sectors. The new leadership in Global Food Security will be built by trained individuals able to think, assess, analyze and propose action, while connecting multiple disciplines and sectors.
The Global Food Security program at McGill is a multidisciplinary program that offers students a unique opportunity to combine studies in public health and food safety, international development and environmental sciences with agriculture and nutrition, providing them with the skills they need to build successful careers in this challenging and rewarding environment. The Global Food Security program combines comprehensive course work with hands-on experiences through structured internships and study abroad opportunities. The field experience (in Canada or abroad) includes project development in local communities, observing subsistence agriculture on site, and participating in a variety of activities designed to sensitize future graduates to the challenges facing countries in achieving food security.
To learn more about this program, please visit the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences website.
TAKING A MAJOR IN GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY
What specializations are available for this major?
Career paths include:
- International development;
- International research and project management;
- Food security and agriculture policy analysis;
- Food safety and public health policies;
- Agri-business management;
- Federal and Provincial food security programs;
- Careers in government, non-government and international institutions
Graduate programs are offered by all of the academic units on the Macdonald Campus and are based on the research interests of individual professors.