Agricultural Genetics


Agricultural genetics is the study of genetics, molecular biology and biotechnology as they apply to the plant and animal species of agriculture, as well as other organisms that impact on these including weeds, pests, pathogens, and beneficial organisms.

Study plan

First and second year students in agricultural genetics will complete two prerequisite units of study in biometry and agricultural genetics. Third and fourth year specialised study is undertaken at a senior level in agricultural genetics.

Graduate opportunities

Agricultural geneticists work in a wide range of positions in both public and private enterprise. They are plant breeders, developing new improved cultivars of crop, horticultural and ornamental plants, and animal breeders, improving the productivity of the animal industries by selection of superior parents for breeding.

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Not available in 2014