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    Agricultural Economics

    Dalhousie University

    Dalhousie University


    Canada, Halifax

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    Key Facts

    Program Level


    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus

    Application Fee

    CAD 70 


    Agricultural Campus


    Program Language


    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesSeptember-2023
    Apply to this program

    Go to the official application for the university

    Duration 4 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    CAD 25,950  / year
    Next Intake September-2023

    Agricultural Economics


    Your knowledge will take you from the land to the global marketplace

    At Dalhousie's Faculty of Agriculture in Truro, N.S., expert faculty and leading researchers guide students through a program that blends science and economics. You'll learn to see issues from a global perspective and develop the leadership skills to succeed.

    Agricultural Economics brings together elements of mathematics, management and the social sciences as part of a wide-ranging educational experience. Learning from respected faculty, researchers and guest lecturers from the agri-food industry, students form an understanding of food production, public policy, trade opportunities and international food aid, among other topics.

    Sample courses:

    • Agricultural Futures and Options
    • Environmental Economics
    • Agricultural and Food Policy

    Small class sizes present a huge opportunity to learn with plenty of personal attention and an emphasis on debate and discussion.

    Visit the Academic Calendar to view degree options and course details.

    Download the Agricultural Economics Factsheet [PDF -1.5Mb]


    Faculty of Agriculture


    Entry Requirements

    Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate)


    The global population is growing, demand for food is increasing and the effective management of agricultural resources is becoming increasingly important. A major in Agricultural Economics opens up a variety of opportunities in both the private and public sectors. Career options for Agricultural Economics graduates include:

    • economic analyst
    • financial/credit advisor
    • government or private industry economist
    • policy analyst or advisor
    • resource manager

    An Agricultural Economics major also provides an excellent foundation for you to further your education through graduate or professional programs such as: Agriculture, Resource & Environmental Management and Economics.

    Completion of this degree will make you eligible for Professional Agrology Membership (NSIA Nova Scotia Institute of Agrology; Agrology Agronomes Canada)

    Fee Information

    Tuition Fee

    CAD 25,950  / year

    Application Fee

    CAD 70 

    How to Apply

    Step 1: Choose your program

    Dalhousie offers a wide range of programs to build an educational experience that is tailored to you. You can apply for up to three programs. You'll only be assessed for your second and third choices if you're not admitted to your first choice. 

    If you’re applying to the Faculty of Agriculture, please note all programs are located at the Agricultural campus in Truro, N.S.

    Please note: Some undergraduate programs require previous university experience (Dental Hygiene, Environmental Design Studies, Meteorology, Pharmacy and Social Work).

    Step 2: Review the requirements

    Once you’ve selected your program:

    1. Review the general admission requirements.
    2. Check if your program has additional requirements.
    3. If you’re applying from outside of Canada, make sure you meet the international equivalency requirements for your country.
    4. If English isn’t your first language, check the English language requirements.

    Step 3: Complete an application for admission

    Three years of secondary schooling is generally required to review for admission. For an initial assessment, first-semester or mid-year results (predicted where applicable) can be reviewed if your final year is still in progress.

    To start the application process, create an admission login ID and pin on Dal Online. Select your application type (see below) and your desired admission term.

    October 15 Applications open for admission the following September
    March 1 For entrance scholarship consideration
    April 1 International applicant deadline

    Please note: some programs have specific application deadlines.

    You can check your application status on Dal Online. For help throughout the application process, contact an advisor.

    Step 4: Pay the application fee

    To complete your application to undergraduate studies, you'll need to pay the $70 CAD application fee.

    Please be advised that fee payments must be made online. Dalhousie is unable to receive in-person payments until further notice.

    Step 5: Submit your required documents

    Each applicant must submit an official transcript, however your program may require supplemental forms and documentation.

    Official transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution. Canadian and US applicants can submit transcripts to [email protected] and international applicants can submit transcripts to [email protected].

    If you are mailing your transcripts, please note that there may be a delay in processing your application. As our staff are working remotely, we are only able to access the mail once per week.

    Your transcripts must be in an original sealed envelope addressed to: 

    Registrar's Office, Dalhousie University
    Henry Hicks Academic Admin Building, Room 130
    6299 South Street
    PO Box 15000, Halifax, N.S., B3H 4R2

    Please note: If you send first-semester or mid-year transcripts, you must also submit final results when they are issued. 

    If you are an applicant with a MyCreds/MesCertif, My eQuals or Digitary CORE account you can share your digital documents with us by selecting the 2nd Share option “Send my documents to a Registered Organization” and then select "Dalhousie University-Undergraduate and Professional programs" in the Recipient field. Helpful videos are available on the MyCreds site.

    Step 6: Apply for entrance awards

    Dalhousie offers a variety of entrance awards. To apply, you must submit your entrance award application before March 1 and:

    1. Complete and submit your application for admission
    2. Pay the $70 CAD application fee
    3. Meet the academic requirements
    March 1 Deadline to apply for entrance award consideration

    To begin, create your Net ID and password and log in to Dal Online to complete the application.

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