Agricultural Science and Agribusiness (Double Major)
Careers and further study
This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.
Graduates will thrive in:
- Agricultural businesses
- Insurance companies
- Private consulting firms
- Government departments
- Non-governmental organisations
Graduates may work as:
- Policy analyst
- Commodity trade analyst
- Financial analyst
- Production supervisor
- Marketing coordinator
Graduates can further their studies by taking a master’s degree in:
Master of Agricultural Economics
Fees and scholarships
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The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.
Minimum entry requirements
This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.
WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Methods ATAR
How to apply
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About the course
The global population is increasing and with it comes the need for a profitable and economically viable agribusiness sector to meet the food and fibre demand of humanity. The agribusiness sector is important and dynamic in producing food and fibre, consumer expenditure and employment creation. The sector also faces many challenges that requires innovative and visionary leadership.
- Available 2021
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Albany (Regional campus)
- Semester 1, Semester 2
- 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
Why study this course
- Gain the professional skills and knowledge expertise that shape global agricultural production
- With continued world population growth, job opportunities associated with the science, economics and business of agriculture, continue to expand
- Learn the science underlying animal husbandry and crop systems and apply business strategies to capitalise on innovation and cutting-edge best practice
You'll learn to
- obtain a focused expertise on the physical and social sciences of the agricultural sector, including economics and marketing, agribusiness finance, principles of agribusiness management, farm management, crop and animal production, soil science and genetics
- research and apply principles associated with clean, ethical and sustainable production
- develop hands-on, transferable scientific and business skills for attractive employability across the spectrum of the agricultural industry
Our undergraduate degrees offer you a broad range of options allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests.
Work Integrated Learning
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) helps bridge the gap between theory and practice by providing opportunities for students to gain hands-on, practical industry relevant experience and for employers to help shape the graduates of tomorrow.
UWA School of Agriculture and Environment
Plant Growth Facility
The UWA Plant Growth Facility (PGF) provides a high-quality, functional and practical growing site for carrying out experiments under controlled conditions.