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The Major in Agricultural Economics is designed to meet the increasing public concerns related to the environment and resource use, and the importance of economics and management in the global food system. This multidisciplinary program in applied economics involves the application of economic theory and analytical methods to environmental issues and the agriculture and food system. Students receive training in economic theory and applied areas such as marketing, finance, public policy, ecology, natural resources and international development.


Specializations in the Agricultural Economics Major

Students must enrol in one of the following specializations:

  1. Agri-Business
  2. Environmental Economics
  3. Professional Agrology (cannot be taken alone)

Course Requirements

You will be required to take the following core courses: Plus: Students must take one three-credit course in Accounting, Statistics, and Communications (with Advisor approval), and take 24 credits of elective courses for a total of 90 credits for the major.
For students interested in membership in L’Ordre des agronomes du Québec (OAQ), there are specific courses you must take as part of your program. These courses are provided through the specialization in Professional Agrology.This specialization must be taken together with the specialization in Agri-Business.

Career Paths

  • What career paths can I follow after graduation?

    Our curriculum is designed to provide students with this knowledge and with analytical and decision making skills required for a career in many fields in either the private or public sector. Graduates are in high demand because of the increasing importance of economics and management in the modern global food system and with public concerns related to the environment and resource use.
    • Management of natural resources
    • Environmental policy analyst
    • Farm and agri-business management
    • Banking, finance and marketing in the agri-food industry

    For more career paths, please visit the Career Planning Service (CaPS) website.