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The Bachelor of Science in Food and Resource Economics (BSFE) is a four-year, interdisciplinary program for students interested in the intersection of economics, food, and the environment. Food and Resource Economics deals with the supply, demand and allocation of food and natural resources. Climate change, and our changing environment are adding complexity to this field. To address these problems, the world needs individuals with a strong core in economics, and complementary training in related fields.        

For students entering the program in 2023/24 or earlier:      
Students can select their courses from one topic area, or mix-and-match across topic areas:       

  • Food Markets and Trade
  • Land, Resources and Environment 
  • Food and Resource Management

For students entering the program in 2024/25 or later:

Student choose between

  • Data Analytics    
  • Business and Markets    

The objective of a Major in Data Analytics is to allow students to be experts at communicating complex data analytics to diverse audiences. The objective of a Major in Business and Markets is to enable students to be proficient in the functioning of food and agricultural markets worldwide.     


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