What will I study?
With biology, chemistry, and mathematics and statistics underpinning this major, you will learn about agricultural systems analysis, plant health and the production and management of crops, livestock and grazing systems.
We even have our own robotic dairy (the milking technology is robotic; the cows are real). You could use your biology and chemistry knowledge to develop food and fibre products that will be sustainable in our changing environment. Or put your mathematics and statistics skills to use managing livestock and grazing patterns.
Your major structure
This major can be completed through the Bachelor of Science. Studies in the area of Agriculture can also be taken through the Bachelor of Agriculture.
In your first and second year you will complete subjects that are prerequisites for your major as well as other science core, science elective and breadth studies.
In your third year, you will complete 50 points (usually four subjects) of study that is deep and specialised study in agricultural science and you can also complete breadth studies. This major is made up of core and core selective subjects.
Breadth is a unique feature of the Melbourne Model. It gives you the chance to explore subjects outside of science, developing new perspectives and learning to collaborate with others who have different strengths and interests — just as you will in your future career.
Some of our students use breadth to explore creative interests or topics they have always been curious about. Others used breadth to improve their career prospects by complementing their major with a language, communication skills or business expertise.
Sample course plan
View some sample course plans to help you select subjects that will meet the requirements for this major.
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