University of Guelph 1998-99 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 [11.00] credits, consisting of the 18 courses specified below plus 4 restricted electives, is required, including:
01-125 [0.50] Agrifood System Trends and Issues
01-2401/2 [1.00] Economics of the Canadian Food System
02-222 [0.50] Financial Accounting
02-270 [0.50] Survey of Natural Resource Economics
02-324 [0.50] Agricultural Price Analysis
02-329 [0.50] Production Economics
02-400 [0.50] Agricultural and Food Policy
02-450 [0.50] Decision Science
36-110 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
36-120 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
36-231 [0.50] Intermediate Microeconomics
36-241 [0.50] Intermediate Macroeconomics
36-277 [0.50] Introductory Mathematical Economics
36-360 [0.50] Macroeconomics in an Open Economy
36-371 [0.50] Advanced Microeconomics
36-374 [0.50] Introduction to Econometrics
58-150 [0.50] 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 [0.50] Management Accounting
02-421 [0.50] World Agriculture and Economic Development
02-422 [0.50] Advanced Farm Management
02-424 [0.50] Futures and Options Markets
02-429 [0.50] Land Economics
02-431 [0.50] Resource Economics
36-351 [0.50] Money, Credit and the Financial System
36-353 [0.50] Industrial Organization
36-358 [0.50] Economics of Regulation
36-361 [0.50] Public Finance
36-362 [0.50] International Trade
36-372 [0.50] History of the World Economy since 1850


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.

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