Learn the skills and knowledge you need to deal with emerging issues in food, agriculture and resource management. Use economic theory and applied methods to improve food systems and policy in Canada and internationally. Strengthen your business and economics skills through advanced projects and case-based courses. Specialize in one of four streams: Food and Agribusiness Management; Food Industry Economics and Management; International Development Economics; or Resource Economics.
What’s Unique? Benefit from flexibility. You can choose many elective courses beyond your declared major or complete a minor.
Learning Beyond the Classroom
- If not in co-op, get work experience and earn an academic credit that counts towards your graduation with UNIV*3140 Flexible Internship in Agri-Food.
- Study for a semester in another country on a student exchange program.
- Work with faculty on a research project.
- Gain leadership skills with the opportunity to run a leadership conference, become a peer helper, organize charity events, and run for student government.
- Explore the many experiential learning opportunities at Experience Guelph.
- Join student-run clubs to explore areas of interest such as agri-marketing.
How the Learning Unfolds
laying the foundations in math, economics, accounting and agricultural systems
intermediate and applied economics for food markets analysis
natural resource economics, empirical research methods, cost- benefit analysis of public policy
managerial economics and policy analysis in food and agriculture
Take advantage of the great flexibility this degree offers. Choose electives from four areas of emphasis – Food & Agribusiness; Food Industry; International Development; Natural Resources. About half of the required course credits come from electives, so you can easily fit in a minor.
See the Undergraduate Calendar for more information.
• Introduction to Agri-Food Systems
• Economics of the Agri-Food System
• Poverty, Food & Hunger
• Agri-food Markets and Policy
• Cost-Benefit Analysis
• Advanced Agribusiness Management
Ontario secondary school students applying to the program require English (ENG4U), and 5 additional 4U or 4M courses. However, Advanced Functions (MHF4U) is strongly recommended.
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Financing Your Education
Alumni, friends and partners of OAC support scholarships and awards each year for new and in-course students. The University of Guelph also provides a variety of scholarships and bursaries
for deserving students. (Link to Student Finance at UofG)