Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Feeding nine billion people by 2050 is going to need an agricultural revolution. La Trobe's Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences is not just a farming degree. The course combines science with economics to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing future generations, such as increasing food production and reducing environmental impact. You'll apply your expertise to fields including finance, agribusiness, consulting, government and humanitarian initiatives. Study subjects in plant science, land and soil management, animal physiology, animal psychology, pest control and groundwater sustainability. Benefit from a range of work placement opportunities and learn in our newly upgraded, state-of-the-art laboratories. Reasons to study agricultural sciences at La Trobe: Our Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences is a future-focused degree that offers a practical curriculum that prepares you for a rewarding and in-demand career. La Trobe is the only university in Victoria rated 'well-above world-standard' for research in agriculture and veterinary sciences. La Trobe's agriculture and forestry subjects rank among the top 150 in the world. Enjoy research opportunities working alongside award-winning scientists at the largest research body in Victoria, AgriBio.


First-year studies cover the impact of agriculture on the environment, cells and organisms, genetics and human biology, chemistry and plant science. Second and third-year studies include land and soil management, plant and animal nutrition, physiology and protection from diseases and pests, marketing, landscape management using GIS and remote sensing, and climate, sustainability and society. Students will also need to do 12 weeks of approved industry experience outside official University semester dates.


  • Agribusiness
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Agricultural Science
  • Animal and Plant Biology
  • Plant and Animal Production
  • Soil Science

Standard entry requirements

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.


Graduates of the Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences may apply for membership with the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
  • ATAR: 45
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • ATAR: 53
No No information available

Further information

Students enrolling at the Albury-Wodonga campus must transfer to the Melbourne campus for the last two years of the course. Students are required to complete at least 12 weeks of approved workplace experience during vacations before being deemed to have completed the course.

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