Bachelor of Science in Agriculture - lab work

Four years (Pass and Honours)

Assumed knowledge
Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology

Part-time study
Part-time study is available.

Honours may be awarded at graduation on the basis of performance.

Professional experience
A minimum of 40 days of professional experience and 5 days of excursions are required in agricultural / horticultural-related industries, business and resource industries. Overseas experience is encouraged.

Career opportunities
Examples include working as scientists in environmental protection, land and water conservation, sustainable agriculture, crop production (agronomy), precision agriculture, soil science, plant breeding, plant and animal biotechnology, animal production, animal nutrition, animal reproduction, animal and plant molecular genetics, horticulture, integrated pest management, food and beverage industries, grains industries, microbiology (industrial and environmental), and national parks and wildlife services. Graduates are employed as managers of large-scale intensive and extensive crop and animal production enterprises, viticulturists, media researchers, statisticians, journalists, educators, agricultural consultants (domestic and international), and in applied marketing, agribusiness, and commodity trading.

Undergraduate scholarships
For more information about Faculty scholarships, please see our Undergraduate Scholarships page.

Student Exchange Program
Students with a good credit average or better are able to take advantage of the one-year Student Exchange Program which offers placement with universities all over the world. To prepare for careers with an international focus, many students now study abroad for a semester or a year. Selection is competitive. Some bursary funding is available.

Facilities and resources
You will have access to excellent resources including well-equipped laboratories and computer facilities, and a specialist library. The University owns extensive large-scale plant breeding research centres and commercial farm operations throughout New South Wales.

Bridging programs
Students should undertake a bridging course in Mathematics and/or Chemistry and/or Biology if they do not have the required assumed knowledge for their degree program.

Further information
Faculty of Agriculture and Environment
The University of Sydney NSW 2006
Telephone: (02) 8627 1000