2007-2008 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Agricultural Economics (AGEC)

Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, 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 Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Major (Honours Program)

A minimum of 9.50 credits, consisting of the 15 courses specified below plus 4 restricted electives, is required, including:
AGEC*2700 [0.50] Survey of Natural Resource Economics
AGEC*3030 [0.50] The Firm and Markets
AGEC*4000 [0.50] Agricultural and Food Policy
AGEC*4500 [0.50] Decision Science
AGR*1100 [0.50] Introduction to the Agrifood Systems
AGR*1250 [0.50] Agrifood System Trends & Issues
BUS*2220 [0.50] Financial Accounting
ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
ECON*2310 [0.50] Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON*2410 [0.50] Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON*2770 [0.50] Introductory Mathematical Economics
ECON*3600 [0.50] Macroeconomics in an Open Economy
ECON*3710 [0.50] Advanced Microeconomics
ECON*3740 [0.50] Introduction to Econometrics
Four additional courses, at least three of which must be in agricultural economics and at least one of which must be at the 4000 level, chosen from the following list:
AGEC*4210 [0.50] World Agriculture and Economic Development
AGEC*4220 [0.50] Advanced Farm Management
AGEC*4240 [0.50] Futures and Options Markets
AGEC*4290 [0.50] Land Economics
AGEC*4310 [0.50] Resource Economics
BUS*2230 [0.50] Management Accounting
ECON*3510 [0.50] Money, Credit and the Financial System
ECON*3530 [0.50] Industrial Organization
ECON*3580 [0.50] Economics of Regulation
ECON*3610 [0.50] Public Economics
ECON*3620 [0.50] International Trade
ECON*3720 [0.50] History of the World Economy Since 1850

Notes: Prerequisites for the above courses will require students to take MATH*1000, MATH*1080, or MATH*1200 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 one of the following statistics prerequisites ECON*2740, STAT*2040, STAT*2060, or STAT*2080.