Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This program is designed to provide broad training in science and agriculture. While the majority of the degree is based at the Waite campus, education in livestock production and the practical component of agronomy is based at the Roseworthy Campus. The Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences program, trains students in the physical, biological, technological and economic bases of modern agricultural systems. The program is designed to demonstrate how scientific and economic principles are applied to manage agricultural systems and the natural resources on which these systems depend. Graduates are highly sought after for positions in a range of rural industries including consulting in the livestock and cropping industries, banking and research as well as related areas in natural resource management.
In Year 1 students develop basic skills in chemistry, biology and statistics and study core courses in soils and agriculture. In years 2 and 3 students enrol in crop science, livestock science, soil science and agribusiness courses. Some specialisation is possible in the Year 3. Field trips and excursions are incorporated into the years 2 and 3 to expose students to best-practice in industry. Practical skills are developed via a professional internship during the second half of the program.
- Agricultural economics and policy
- Agricultural resource management
- Professional skills in agricultural science
- Research methodology in agricultural science
Standard entry requirements
Assumed knowledge: SACE Stage 2 Chemistry and Maths Studies
Course allows progression to higher degrees including Honours option in 4th year.
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Employment opportunities include those in: advisory, research and regulatory services; agricultural production; agriculture related industries; agronomy and banking; commercial enterprises; farm machinery, management and operation; government and semi-government agencies; journalism, communication and marketing; research and technical work; secondary, tertiary and vocational education.