Agricultural Economics

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
25.50 overall R-Score
Prerequisite courses:
  • Biology NYA (00UK) 01Y5
  • Chemistry NYA (00UL), 01Y6; Chemistry NYB (00UM)
  • Math NYA (00UN) 01Y1; Math NYB (00UP) 01Y2
  • Physics NYA (00UR), 01Y7; Physics NYB (00US), 01YF; Physics NYC (00UT), 01YG
Language requirements:
Location:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
80.00% top 6 average
Prerequisite courses:
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors
  • Two of 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Language requirements:
Location:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
80.00% top 5 average
Prerequisite courses:
  • Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school
  • Grade 12 math (precalculus or calculus)
  • Two of Grade 12 Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Language requirements:
Location:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

U.S. high school
Previous year's cutoff:
B average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite courses:
  • Courses must include: Pre-calculus; two of biology, chemistry or physics
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2021):
    • ACT, or
    • SAT and two SAT Subject Tests (Subject Tests must include two from: Math, Biology, Chemistry or Physics).
Language requirements:
Location:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other
Previous year's cutoff:

While the minimum requirement for McGill is the equivalent of a B+ average, most programs will have higher requirements. See the complete admissions requirements for more information applicable to your situation.

Prerequisite courses:
Language requirements:
Location:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

See the complete requirements

Overview

Agricultural Economics is a field of applied economics that aims to optimize the ways we produce and distribute food. This program will give you a foundation in agriculture and international development, food systems, trade and natural resource management and policy.  
 
In this flexible, interdisciplinary major, you can take courses in science, marketing, finance, resource economics and public policy. You can work alongside students in several faculties, including the Desautels Faculty of Management and the Faculties of Arts and Science. 
 

You can specialize in:  

  •  Agri-business*: Financial and market analysis, and the appropriate policies for agriculture and food systems; understanding agriculture and food systems; and specialized skills in business management 
  • Environmental Economics: Economics integrated with biological and environmental sciences; environmental policies and management of natural resources 
  • Professional Agrology*: Agrology encompasses the science and technology required for agricultural production 
     

* Membership in the Order of Agrologists of Quebec (OAQ) requires students to take both of the specializations marked with an asterisk. It is also possible to qualify for membership through the Agro-Environmental Sciences major, or through the program in Bioresource Engineering. 


Careers

Our graduates work in a wide range of careers. You could work in government, non-profit organizations, environmental organizations, international development, or in the private sector, including the multibillion-dollar agri-food industry.

  • Agri-business management 
  • Farm management 
  • Management of natural resources 
  • Environmental Economist 
  • Policy Analyst 
  • Banking, finance, marketing (agri-food industry) 

Possible minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

Learn more about how majors and minors work

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Check the full admission requirements for information about deadlines and whether supporting documents are required as part of your application. 

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