Agricultural Science

Major/Minor/Specialisation !R01-AA-MAJ+1000 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Year and Campus: 2014


Ms Ros Gall

Department of Agriculture and Food Systems




The major in Agricultural Science prepares people for careers in agriculture including in agribusinesses, research and development organisations, environmental and business consulting firms, and government and policy agencies. Agricultural Science is the study of the science and management required for sustainable production of food and fibre. Basic sciences underpin this major, and are integrated to address complex problems through a systems analysis approach. The major includes crop and livestock systems, and students should also develop knowledge of economics, business, social sciences and natural resources within their breadth studies. The major is a direct pathway into the Master of Agricultural Science.

Learning Outcomes:

The objective of the agricultural science major is to contribute to the academic preparation of graduates who embody the University of Melbourne graduate attributes, as well as additional attributes more specific to the Bachelor of Science.

Structure & Available Subjects:

Completion of 50 points of study at Level 3.

Subject Options:

Core subject

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Plus three electives selected from

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Related Course(s): Bachelor of Science

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