What will I study?
Gain an integrated and multidisciplinary understanding of agricultural science, and of the social, political, and economic drivers of resource management, agricultural development and sustainability.
You'll also develop a sound understanding of the structure and operation of agricultural production industries of Australia, as well as an understanding of Australia’s role in global food and fibre production.
This degree requires the successful completion of 300 points – with subjects usually worth 12.5 points each. You will complete eight subjects, or 100 points of study, in each year of full-time study.
In first year, you will complete eight core subjects, gaining a solid foundation in agricultural science with studies in biology, natural environments, agricultural production and life sciences.
In second year, you will become familiar with the field of agriculture. You will begin working towards a major by selecting electives that align with your interests and serve as prerequisites for major subjects. You will also be able to spend a semester learning at our Dookie campus.
In third year your selected major along with the course capstone subject consolidates your studies and will equip you with knowledge, skills and aptitudes required to assess and improve performance in agricultural industries, to ensure long term sustainability, and to contribute as a leader in agricultural industries and communities.
Your major is your chosen specialisation. You’ll develop a deep understanding of your major study area from first to third year. In most degrees, you won’t need to select your major on day one. In first year you’re able to explore a range of subject areas you’re interested in, so by the time it comes to choosing your major, you’ll be well informed.
In the Bachelor of Agriculture, you can focus on the following areas of study, explore these majors below:
- Agricultural Economics
- Plant and Soil Science
- Production Animal Science
Students who study the Production Animal Science major and gain entry into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program will receive a minimum of 30 points of subject credit towards their first year of graduate studies.
Honours is an optional fourth year of study that gives you the opportunity to draw together your previous studies and focus your knowledge, skills and intellect on an exciting piece of original research. Honours can further prepare you for employment, or a research higher degree.
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