Excitement grows over specialised Ag degree return

25/10/2021 | 1 min

The specialised Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree will return to The University of Western Australia in 2022.

Prospective students can apply now to join the university in semester one of next year to study one of the new specialised (named) degrees.

Research and teaching staff have listened to their alumni and industry partners to bring together several degrees that will aid in the successful employability of future graduates.

“We are excited to share this news and provide a closer look at what is on offer,” Head of the UWA School of Agriculture and Environment Associate Professor James Fogarty said.

UWA students in the field at the Shenton Park Research Facility.Image: UWA students at the Shenton Park Field Station.

As of 2022, prospective students can choose one of the following specialised degrees which align closely with future agriculture opportunities: Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Bachelor of Agribusiness or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – including Bachelor of Science, where there is a choice of up to two Agriculture majors.

In addition, UWA will continue to offer the comprehensive degree of Bachelor of Science where students can choose one or two majors. The Agriculture-aligned majors include Agricultural Science, Agricultural Technology and Agribusiness.

In this degree, students may choose to complement a single Agriculture major with a different second major from within Science – or even turn to another area such as commerce, geography, law and society or even landscape architecture.

For high-achieving students, UWA has tailored a four-year Combined Bachelor and Masters degree program that will see students graduate with both a Bachelor (undergraduate) and Masters (postgraduate) degree.

Options for this pathway in Agriculture can be viewed online.

“Whether applicants are school leavers, looking to upskill or reskill; choosing a University can be daunting,” Professor Fogarty said.

"At UWA there is a dedicated team available online, on the phone or in-person to help answer specific questions.”

Contact Future Students or email the UWA School of Agriculture and Environment. 

Media references

Rosanna Candler (Communications Officer, The UWA Institute of Agriculture) +61 08 6488 1650

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