International Agriculture


As a student in the International Agriculture specialization, you will acquire a global and applied understanding of agriculture as a fundamental tool to help rural development, alleviate poverty and ensure food security, especially in the developing world. 

You will learn through coursework at McGill, as well as field experience in developing countries. During field experience (semester, short course or internship) you will participate in local community projects, field visits and other activities that sensitize you to agricultural and food security issues in developing countries.   

If this program is taken as a specialization, it must be combined with a major in the BSc(AgEnvsc). The recommended major is Global Food Security


Upon graduation, you will be well-equipped to pursue work in a variety of areas at home or abroad. You can focus on one of multiple components of international agriculture, from scientific research to policy. 

You can become a professional:

  • Researcher
  • Policy analyst
  • Non-profit manager
  • Farm manager  

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.

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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