Why Agricultural Economics?

  • Our internationally-recognised programme prepares students for careers with a professional, competitive salary.
  • Our students are sought-after throughout the world in agriculture and the business environment and are a popular choice when it comes to work opportunities.
  • Exchange programmes present exciting opportunities for students to study at selected overseas universities.
  • We have a rich tradition that is built upon excellence and established values.
  • We are accessible and centrally located in an area that reflects the biggest part of the agricultural sector in Southern Africa.
  • A pulsating student life and popular residences present opportunities for students to participate in sports, cultural, and religious activities, student fun, and training-orientated excursions and projects.
The department is committed to:
  • Improve the welfare of the community through impartially applied economic problem-solving.
  • Continuously improve the human capital of our students and staff.
  • Excellence in public and private endeavours.
  • The creation of a feeling of communality through continuous recognition of diversity and devotion to an uncompromising level of inclusivity.
Which degree is the right one for me?

 BSc majoring in Agricultural Economics
 BAgric (Management)
 BAgric (Agricultural Economics)

 BSc Hons (Agricultural Economics)
 BAgric Hons (Agricultural Economics)
 Agriculture - Agricultural Management  

Admission requirements

Visit our Faculty Rule Book: https://www.ufs.ac.za/natagri/faculty-of-natural-and-agricultural-sciences-home/academic-information/yearbooks

Career opportunities

A Kovsie degree in this department can be your key to a career in:

  • Agri-business
  • Marketing
  • Importing and exporting
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Irrigation management
  • Co-op management
  • Agricultural management
  • Human Resources management
  • Research and development

This is why Kovsies should be your number one choice!


Elfrieda van den Berg (Marketing Manager)
T: +27 51 401 2531

Dilahlwane Mohono (Faculty Officer)
T: +27 58 718 5284

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