Academic Programs

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BSC(AgEnvSc) Major in Global Food Security

Global food insecurity and hunger are present everywhere around the world: from urban slums and isolated communities in the developing world, to cities in industrialized countries. Defeating hunger and food insecurity is possible. It needs people who can think, evaluate, and then propose action. Choose the Global Food Security Program and be part of the solution! This major will provide you with a broad background, preparing you to work for governments and non-governmental organizations as well as in the public and private sectors.

This program offers you the unique opportunity to combine your studies in many different areas. You will learn about issues such as public health and food safety, international development, water resources and environmental sciences, as well as agriculture and nutrition. It is a combination of coursework and practical experience, including the option to participate in a hands-on experience in a developing country. You will meet the locals and work with them, developing projects in their communities. These activities are designed to help you deal with the challenges facing the world in achieving food security.

For more information, please contact the bsc-advisor.agenvsc [at] (student advisor).

To learn more about this program:

Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Major Global Food Security (42 Credits)

Suggested Specialization: International Agriculture

Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - International Agriculture (24 Credits)

Career Paths

Career paths include:

■ International development
■ International research and project management
■ Policy Analyst - food and agriculture
■ Food safety and public health policies
■ Government, non-government and international institutions
■ Agri-business management

For more career options:

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Field studies provide practical experience and a chance to integrate and apply knowledge gained in the classroom.

Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security in Guatemala

This is a 3-credit intensive course that includes travel and/or attend lectures/field visits on each day of the course.

Experience tropical cropping systems, from industrial export crops to traditional Mayan milpa systems, through interactions with local field professionals, farmers, community members and professors. Assess the impact of these systems on food security and the environment in Guatemala.


The Bieler Family Internship Office helps to facilitate student internships by offering students guidance on which internships to pursue, assisting with paperwork and applications, giving information on funding and awards and offering advice on cover letters and resumes.

In addition to the placements the office coordinates, students are encouraged to search for their own internship opportunities.

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Graduate programs are offered by all of the academic units on the Macdonald Campus and are based on the research interests of individual professors.


Agricultural Economics
Animal Science
Bioresource Engineering
Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry
Natural Resource Sciences
Plant Science
School of  Human Nutrition

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