Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture (Truro) / Department of Business and Social Sciences
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Agricultural Economics
Description: The BSc (Agr) Honours program provides an innovative research experience for academically strong students that will prepare them for a research-driven employment opportunity or admission to graduate study. Students who take the Honours program will be able to apply scientific methods in an individual research project, research a scientific question, design and conduct experiments to address a scientific question, develop a critical synthesis of scientific results and communicate experimental concepts effectively both in writing and orally.

In 2014, the agri-food industry accounted for one in eight jobs in Canada. From international trade to product pricing to resource preservation, the agri-food industry faces many demands and challenges in the years ahead. Students who graduate with a major in Agricultural Economics from Dalhousie are uniquely prepared to meet these demands and rise to these challenges.

URL: Agriculture – Agricultural Economics (BSc (Agr)) at Dalhousie University
Course Based: Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $22,007

Cost per year is based on the 2018-2019 academic year and includes the cost of tuition and incidental fees.

Careers: Agricultural Representatives, Consultants and Specialists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus  or  Grade12 Calculus 

Applicants are required to have English 12, Pre Calculus Math 12 or Calculus 12, and three other acceptable university-preparatory courses at the grade 12 level. It is recommended that applicants also take Biology 12, and where available at the high school level, courses in Agriculture or Food Science.

Additional Admission Requirements:

    Students must apply for admission to the Honours programs. Students considering Honours should consult with an academic advisor early in their studies. To enter the program, students enrolled in the BSc (Agr) program must: have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher after their second year of study, and identify and gain the support of a thesis supervisor at the start of their third year of studies