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Agriculture and food

Discover our specialised agriculture and food courses
Develop expertise in the multidisciplinary world of agriculture and food as you examine how living systems are managed, how they interact with the environment, and how they contribute to our economic and social systems.

Feeding the world is big business. Whether you’d like to strengthen food security, sustain the world’s natural resources and biodiversity, become a practicing nutritionist or dietician, or make the next agricultural breakthrough that contributes to the health of the planet and its people, studying agriculture and food will give you the knowledge and skills you need to make it happen.

You can choose a specialist agriculture and food degree, or choose to undertake an agriculture and food related program, major, minor, or electives within one of our other degrees.

Agriculture and food courses

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science: A three-year agriculture degree that builds your knowledge in four key areas: plant production, animal production, soil science and hydrology, and agribusiness. 
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science Honours: A four-year agriculture degree that builds your knowledge in four key areas: plant production, animal production, soil science and hydrology, and agribusiness. 
Programs and majors available in these courses:

Most majors are also available as minors.

Why study agriculture and food with us?

  • We are ranked 3rd in Australia for agriculture and 36th in the world by the US News and World Report 2022. Our specialised agriculture and food courses include hands-on laboratory, field, industry or clinical experience that’s relevant to your area of study.
  • Access specially designed food science labs at Australian Technology Park, our plant breeding facilities at Camden and Narrabri depending on your chosen study area.

Agriculture and food careers

Our graduates can be found in many settings and roles, including:

  • agricultural business manager
  • agronomist
  • biotechnologist
  • environment protection manager
  • financial manager
  • horticulturalist
  • marketer of agricultural products
  • plant breeder
  • scientific researcher
  • soil scientist
  • statistician
  • sustainable production manager