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Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences
Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences

Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences

  • ID:UOA610001
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement


  • International Baccalaureate


  • Successful completion of foundation programs at other Australian universities is acceptable for entry to an undergraduate degree at the University of Adelaide (subject to meeting University of Adelaide entry requirements).

English reuquirement

  • IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 and band score of 6.0 in all bands
  • TOEFL: Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) OR Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening 
  • PTE Academic: Overall score of 58 and skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills
  • C1 Advanced: Overall score of 176 and individual score of 169 in all skills 

Course Information

Agriculture is about understanding the land, animals, crops and community.

For those seeking a career in the industry, our Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences is the degree of choice. It is ranked 42nd in the world and is the only Agricultural Science degree in South Australia*.

What will you do?

Our hands-on approach to teaching will set you up to join this booming industry. You will:   

  • learn how to respond to global food shortages and a changing climate with sustainable practices, environmental stewardship, modern agribusiness and new technology
  • practice the latest methods, from adapting genes and cells for new crops to the business of livestock, and explore emerging trends, like vertical farming
  • build practical skills through at least 450 hours of internships and real-world learning at our working farm at Roseworthy
  • learn about industry-transforming technology, like drones, GPS and crop sensors
  • go on field trips across Australia, exploring everything from dryland farming to glasshouse systems
  • develop skills in agribusiness that will allow you to work in the business of farming
  • access the latest research, innovation and technology through government and industry partners.

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Year 1


  • BIOLOGY 1101 Biology I: Molecules, Genes and Cells or BIOLOGY 1401 Concepts in Biology I
  • STATS 1000 Statistical Practice I
  • CHEM 1100 Chemistry IA or CHEM 1101 Foundations of Chemistry IA
  • AGRIC 1510WT Agricultural Systems IA


  • BIOLOGY 1202 Biology I: Organisms
  • SOIL&WAT 1000WT Soils and Landscapes I
  • CHEM 1200 Chemistry IB or CHEM 1201 Foundations of Chemistry IB
  • AGRIC 1520WT Agricultural Systems IB
Year 2
  • PLANT SC 2510WT Foundations in Plant Science II
  • AGRIC 2500WT Agricultural Biochemistry II
  • PLANT SC 2500WT Microbiology and Invertebrate Biology II
  • SOIL&WAT 2500WT Soil and Water Resources II
  • AGRIBUS 2520WT Agribusiness II
  • AGRIC 2505RW Crop & Pasture Production II
  • ANIML SC 2503RW Livestock Production Sciences II
  • AGRIC 2510WT Agricultural Genetics II
Year 3
  • AGRIBUS 3500WT Agricultural Economics & Policy III
  • AGRIC 3515WT Research Methodology in Agricultural Science III
  • Approved Level III Elective 1 x 3 units
  • Approved Level III Elective 1 x 3 units
  • AGRIC 3500WT Professional Skills in Agricultural Science III
  • Approved Level III Elective 1 x 3 units
  • Approved Level III Elective 1 x 3 units
  • Approved Level III Elective 1 x 3 units


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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This degree gives you the highest chance of full-time employment, compared to any other degree in South Australia.

The proportion of agricultural graduates in full-time employment is 12-15% higher than graduates from other degrees.

In fact, 91% of our Bachelor of Agricultural Science graduates find full-time employment within just a few months of graduation.

You will be highly sought after for positions such as consulting in the livestock and cropping industries, banking and research as well as natural resource management.

You’ll be well-positioned for employment in industries such as:

  • advisory and regulatory services
  • agricultural and business consulting
  • agricultural production
  • agronomy
  • banking and rural finance
  • managing commercial enterprises
  • journalism, communication and marketing
  • research and technical work
  • secondary, tertiary and vocational education.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

605 AUD/year

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