Combined Bachelor’s of
Agricultural Science and Commerce
Pursue your passions and maximise your career options with our combined bachelor's degree in Agricultural Science and Commerce. You'll graduate with two degrees in just four years, a Bachelor of Agricultural Science where you will take a defined study plan and a Bachelor of Commerce where you'll choose a major from a wide range of options.
- Course code
- TISC code
- CRICOS code
- February and July
- 4 years
- Minimum ATAR or equivalent
- 88 ATAR
- Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Applications ATAR with a mathematics unit taken in your first year. Students without ATAR mathematics will take two first-year mathematics units. Chemistry ATAR or an additional chemistry unit taken in the first year.
Related study areas
Why study this course?
In a competitive employment market, you will maximise your career options by developing strong business skills and gaining advanced knowledge in agricultural science. There is increasing demand for leaders in agricultural and food sectors with diverse skills in both business management and technical aspects of the industry. You will graduate with two qualifications, having cut two years off the time it takes you to study two degrees. If you decide either degree isn’t right for you, you can exit one and complete the other.
What will I learn?
Agricultural Science provides the research, technology and information for the sustainable and ethical development of the agricultural industry. You’ll learn to investigate the challenges of a rapidly growing population, climate change, and the limitations of land and fresh water and how this impacts the ability of agriculture to meet the demand for food, fibre and fuel.
Combine this with a Bachelor of Commerce where you will develop your analytical, communication and problem-solving skills, providing you with a global perspective on business and preparing you to pursue a career within the business, government or not-for-profit sectors.
You can combine the following extended major from the Bachelor of Agricultural Science:
With one of the following Bachelor of Commerce majors:
- Business Analytics
- Business Law
- Human Resource Management
You can also include minors and elective units in your degree. Learn more about what makes up your degree with Our Courses Explained.
Study plan example
|1ST YEAR||SEM 1||Exd Major||Exd major||Found.||Major 2|
|SEM 2||Exd major||Exd major||Found.||Major 2|
|2ND YEAR||SEM 1||Exd major||Exd major||Found.||Major 2|
|SEM 2||Exd major||Exd major||Found.||Major 2|
|3RD YEAR||SEM 1||Exd major||Exd major||Elective||Major 2|
|SEM 2||Exd major||Exd major||Elective||Major 2|
|4TH YEAR||SEM 1||Exd major||Exd major||Exd major||Major 2|
|SEM 2||Exd major||Exd major||Exd major||Major 2|
Careers and employability
Students graduating with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and Bachelor of Commerce are well placed for the job market. Their comprehensive practical skills in Agricultural Science as well as their strong background in business and commercial skills will open pathways in a variety of places such as consultancies, horticultural and animal industries, agribusiness companies, major banks and other enterprises.
- Agricultural consultant
- Agricultural scientist
- AgTech professional
- Business consultant
- Land economist
- Human resources manager
- Sustainability consultant
Fees and scholarships
Domestic Students - Full Fee Paying (FFP) & Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)
The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points (courses may teach up to 72 points in a year).
For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course type to find out more.
Student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For a fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”. Annual fees are subject to annual indexation.
- Course credit points
- Average annual fee - 2023
- Typical fee range - 2023
- $4,124 - $15,142
Domestic students who are eligible for a Commonwealth-supported place can use the HECS-HELP loan scheme to pay their tuition fees.
International Students - onshore
Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.
- Course credit points - 2023
- Total course fee - 2023
Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.
To be considered for this course you need to:
- achieve a minimum ATAR of 88 or equivalent
- demonstrate English language competence
- satisfying any prerequisites for your preferred majors (refer to individual major descriptions for prerequisite details)
We offer a number of other pathways for you to gain entry into our undergraduate degrees if you do not meet the standard admission requirements. Find out the admissions pathways for School Leavers and Non-School Leavers.