University of Guelph

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar


X--Degree Programs

Agricultural Economics

Department of Agricultural Economics and Business, Ontario Agricultural College.

The study of agricultural economics prepares students for careers as economic analysts in the agrifood sector and in public agencies. In addition, this major provides excellent background for those students planning to do graduate work in agricultural and resource economics and other fields of applied economics.

Agricultural Economics is offered as a major in the honours program. A detailed program planning guide is available in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Business.

Honours Program Major

A minimum of 22 courses, consisting of the 18 courses specified below plus 4 restricted electives, is required:
01-125 Agrifood System Trends and Issues
01-2401/2 Economics of the Canadian Food System
02-222 Financial Accounting
02-270 Survey of Natural Resource Economics
02-324 Agricultural Price Analysis
02-329 Production Economics
02-400 Agricultural and Food Policy
02-450 Decision Science
36-110 Introductory Macroeconomics
36-120 Introductory Microeconomics
36-231 Intermediate Microeconomics
36-241 Intermediate Macroeconomics
36-277 Introductory Mathematical Economics
36-360 Macroeconomics in an Open Economy
36-371 Advanced Microeconomics
36-374 Introduction to Econometrics
58-150 Introduction to Higher Learning
Four additional courses, at least 3 of which must be in agricultural economics and at least 1 of which must be at the 400 level, chosen from the following list:
02-223 Management Accounting
02-223 Management Accounting
02-323 Agricultural Finance
02-401 Rural Development Policy
02-421 World Agriculture and Economic Development
02-422 Advanced Farm Management
02-424 Futures and Options Markets
02-429 Land Economics
02-431 Resource Economics
36-351 Money, Credit and the Financial System
36-353 Industrial Organization
36-358 Economics of Regulation
36-361 Public Finance
36-362 International Trade
36-372 History of the World Economy


Prerequisites for the above courses will require students to take 63-100, 63-108 or 63-121 during their first year of study. A student may obtain permission to substitute certain other courses for the ones listed if the substitute courses fit with the students program. Approval from a departmental advisor is required.

Unless taken to satisfy the requirements of another program, no student may receive credit in this program for more than 1 of the following statistics prerequisites 36-274, 89-100, 89-204, 89-206 or 89-208.

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar
X--Degree Programs
Bachelor of Arts--B.A.

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