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Agriculture Degrees

Think studying agriculture is just about learning how to plant seeds and shear sheep? Think again! Agriculture has been at the center of human civilization since, well, since civilization began – and it remains at the heart of many of the most pressing issues for modern societies.

Poverty, famine, development economics, genetic modification, environmental sustainability, disease epidemics… agriculture intersects with all of these, and agricultural graduates are involved in research and development work in all these fields.

Read on for an overview of agriculture courses, specializations, key skills and possible agriculture careers. 

Key Skills

Common skills gained from a BSc Agriculture degree include:

  • Project management
  • Planning and conducting research
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Professional communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • A global perspective
  • Core practical skills in key agricultural concepts
  • Ability to apply academic and commercial knowledge to solve real-life problems
  • Numerical skills
  • IT skills
  • Practical skills
  • Business acumen