Undergraduate Information for Prospective Students

The Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (FARE) is pleased to offer undergraduate majors in three areas: Food and Agricultural Business; Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics; and Environmental Economics and Policy.

Food and Agricultural Business (FAB), Bachelor of Commerce

Coop Option Available

Food is big business. It is Canada’s second largest industry, and in Ontario one in every five jobs is food related. The natural production of food is the beating heart of many major modern issues, with problems spanning from basic hunger and nutrition to global questions of sustainability. Capable decision makers and strong leaders are needed now more than ever. Students with the Food and Agricultural Business major can take their hands-on training and provide the appropriate solutions that will help everyone from farmers to food retailers. You will be well positioned for interesting, rewarding careers both domestically and abroad. This program offers superb training in a stimulating environment with a surplus of career opportunities available upon graduation. This B.Comm. degree will also prepare you for further studies leading to other professional business designations or graduate school.

Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (FARE), Bachelor of Arts

The Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics major prepares students for exciting careers in the agri-food sector. More than just primary production, the agri-food industry involves many growing sectors from economic development to market analyses. This major also provides an excellent background for students planning to pursue graduate work in resource economics and other areas of applied economics. For students from urban and rural areas who want to work in the agri-food sector, this ideal degree combines economics, agricultural science, team work, leadership and communication skills.

Environmental Economics and Policy (EEP), Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences

Coop Option Available

To establish and implement good environmental policy, we need people who understand science and economics who can apply this knowledge appropriately to real world issues. The Environmental Economics and Policy major prepares you to answer this demand and succeed in the environmental policy career field. You will be able to use your skills to solve environmental problems that depend on the integration of scientific and economic realities.  How we should manage our natural resources such as fish and trees, and how we can reduce pollution of our lakes are examples of issues which environmental economists address.

More information about entrance requirements and specific courses can be found in the University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar.