What will I learn?

Whether you'd like to join the forefront of agricultural research or improve food security to make the planet a better place, a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture) will give you highly sought-after skills for a huge range of careers.

The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture) bring you into the multidisciplinary world of agriculture, as you examine how living systems interact with their economic and social dimensions. In this degree, you'll gain knowledge in four key areas: soil science and hydrology; plant production; animal production; and agribusiness.

You'll graduate armed with the skills to embark on a huge range of careers from scientific research, managing production systems, through to agricultural policymaking and agribusiness.

Majors

You are required to complete a program in Agriculture including a major in Animal Production, Plant Production, Soil Science and Hydrology. You are also required to choose a second major either from your faculty options below or from our shared pool of majors.

  • Anatomy and Histology (Major)
  • Animal Health, Disease and Welfare (Major)
  • Applied Medical Science (Major)
  • Behavioural Sciences (Major)
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Major)
  • Biology (Major)
  • Cell and Developmental Biology (Major)
  • Chemistry (Major)
  • Computer Science (Major)
  • Data Science (Major)
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Major)
  • Environmental Studies (Major)
  • Financial Mathematics and Statistics (Major)
  • Food Science (Major)
  • Genetics and Genomics (Major)
  • Geography (Major)
  • Geology and Geophysics (Major)
  • History and Philosophy of Science (Major)
  • Immunology and Pathology (Major)
  • Infectious Diseases (Major)
  • Information Systems (Major)
  • Marine Science (Major)
  • Mathematics (Major)
  • Medicinal Chemistry (Major)
  • Microbiology (Major)
  • Neuroscience (Major)
  • Nutrition Science (Major)
  • Pharmacology (Major)
  • Physics (Major)
  • Physiology (Major)
  • Quantitative Life Sciences (Major)
  • Software Development (Major)
  • Statistics (Major)

Careers & future study

Graduate opportunities

Our graduates can be found in many settings and roles, including: Agricultural business manager; agronomist; biotechnologist; environment protection manager; financial manager; horticulturalist; marketer of agricultural products; plant breeder; scientific researcher; soil scientist; statistician; sustainable production manager

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

CRICOS

093744A

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $48,500; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

5 August 2019, 24 February 2020

Venue

The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

160 City Road, Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building (G02),

DARLINGTON,

New South Wales,

2008, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria: a secondary education qualification (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses. English Language Requirements: IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL Paper based score of 565; TOEFL IBT: 85; PTE Academic score of 61; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 58; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 45; Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 176.

For international students

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

a secondary education qualification (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses.

English language requirements where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.

English language proficiency

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 85 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing.

IELTS score: A minimum result of 6.5 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band

TOEFL - PBT score: A minimum result of 565 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing

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About this uni

The University of Sydney ranks number one in Australia and fourth in the world for graduate employability (2018 QS Graduate Employability Rankings).

  • Ranked 42nd in the world (2019 QS World University Rankings)
  • Eleven teaching and research locations
  • Exceptional facilities, including the Innovation Hub