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Where will this take me?

Overview

After completing the Agricultural Science major, you’ll be well placed to move into the workforce, further study, or graduate research.

Career outcomes

Place yourself at the forefront of farming, with a rewarding career in agribusiness or agricultural consulting. You might find yourself with a job title such as agronomist, agricultural consultant, research officer, soil scientist, animal husbandry manager, or farming systems analyst. Or, if you also have interests in economics and business, you could consider a role in government as a policy analyst or in banking as a finance officer.

You can find our graduates in the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, government organisations such as Agriculture Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, banks such as NAB and Rabobank, and the Victorian Farmers Federation.

Further study

You can complete an honours year in Agricultural Science as part of your Bachelor of Science, or you can immediately move into graduate studies.

GRADUATE DEGREES

To take your agricultural science skills to the next level, move on to the Master of Agricultural Sciences, which will set you up as an expert in your field.

Depending on the subjects you take in the Bachelor of Science, a range of other graduate degrees may be possible – in fields as diverse as science and technology, health sciences, teaching, law, business, humanities and more.

GRADUATE RESEARCH

If you complete an honours year or a masters course with a significant research component, you can go on to study a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), or another graduate research program.

This will set you up for a rewarding career in research with a university, research institute, consulting company or not-for-profit.