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International Agriculture Specialization

International Agriculture

Students enter this specialization to acquire a global and applied understanding of agriculture as a fundamental tool to help rural development, alleviate poverty and reach food security, especially in the developing world. This program provides students with a combination of coursework at McGill together with a hands-on experience in a developing country, meeting locals and attending courses with McGill professors and/or local instructors. The costs of these field experiences may vary. The field experience (semester, short course or internship) includes developing projects in local communities, observing subsistence agriculture in situ and participating in various activities which contribute to sensitize the students to the challenges that developing countries face. Students study water resources, sustainable development, nutrition, planning and development, and a host of other fascinating topics, allowing them to sharpen their skills for future career opportunities.

YOU MAY TAKE THIS SPECIALIZATION WITH THE FOLLOWING MAJOR: Global Food Security

For questions about the International Agriculture Specialization, please contact the bsc-advisor [dot] agenvscatmcgill [dot] ca (student advisor).

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits

To view the list of courses, please see the Electronic Course Calendar.

CAREER PATHS CAN INCLUDE:

International development, international cooperation, socio-ecology, making a difference.

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