Major in Global Food Security

About

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] mcgill.ca (student advisor).

Specializations

Each specialization consists of 24 credits of courses (required and complementary) that provide a coherent package designed to prepare you for a future career in a given discipline.

Suggested Specialization:

International Agriculture: Understanding of agriculture as a central mechanism to help rural development, alleviate poverty and achieve food security, especially in the developing world; Option to experience a hands-on semester in a developing country

You will need to select at least one specialization. However, if you wish to broaden your training, you have the option of choosing to do two specializations. Click here to view the complete list.

Courses

The Global Food Security Major consists of a core of 42 credits plus a 24-credit Specialization.

To view the list of courses:

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

Careers

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: mcgill.ca/caps/discipline