Soil, Crop and Climate Science Degrees

The Department offers three types of undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Agriculture, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Bachelor of Science.

The objective of the Bachelor of Agriculture (BAgric) is to train students to apply agricultural knowledge practically on farms as well as in organisations engaged in the agricultural sector. The BAgric qualification will allow persons to apply their knowledge in the fields of resource utilisation, agricultural production, processing, management and communication. This is a 3-year programme and comes with the following options: Crop production management, Irrigation management (with agricultural engineering), Agricultural management, Agricultural extension, Animal production management, Mixed farming management and Wildlife management. Students in the possession of a BAgric degree may continue with a Bachelor of Agriculture Honours in Irrigation Management, Agricultural Management. Wildlife Management or Animal Production Management.

The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSc Agric) is a 4-year degree and is more science-oriented than the BAgric, but nevertheless also contains a good amount of practical work. In the department, agrometeorology, soil science or agronomy are the main fields of interest. These so-called majors can be combined with other subjects (minors) such as grassland sciences, agricultural econonomics, plant breeding, entomology, and others, depending on the interest of the student.

The Bachelor of Science is a 3-year degree with agrometeorology or soil science as the main specialization that can be combined with different other subjects (minors). After obtaining the degree, students can continue with a Bachelor of Science Honours in Agrometeorology or Soil Science.

We also offer opportunities for MSc and PhD studies, and from 2020 onwards a structured master in sustainable agriculture with a specialization in climate change.  


FACULTY CONTACT

Faculty Manager: Velaphi Makgwahla
T: + 27 51 401 3199
E: makgwahlamvt@ufs.ac.za

Marketing Manager: Elfrieda Lötter
T: +27 51 401 2531
E: lottere@ufs.ac.za

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