If you are interested in nature and wish to engage in agriculture on a professional level, to affect this vital area of human life and develop it, you need to get an education in Agriculture area. Agriculture is a very diverse discipline, it includes such areas as animal science, aquaculture, horticulture, soil science, land management and many others. Agriculture is deeply connected with economics and business.
Agriculture study program structure
Undergraduate study programs in Agriculture usually last from three to four years. Graduates receive a BSc degree after completion their education.
As Agriculture (as well as Forestry) is an applied discipline, study programs in this area is usually focused on practical lessons. The content of practical training depends on the chosen specialization. Some study programs in Agriculture and Forestry also include an internship or a work placement during the education period.
Besides practical lessons, Agriculture, Forestry and Animal Science students also receive a strong multidisciplinary background in biology, chemistry, earth sciences, economics and entrepreneurship.
Entry requirements for Agriculture applicants
Usually there are no specific requirements for those who wish to apply for one of the Agriculture study programs. Applicants usually should have high grades, especially in nature science disciplines such as Biology and Chemistry, and language fluency is mandatory, as amost all study programs which can be sound on our website are taught in English. All institutions accept the results of TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent language test.
Those who wish to apply for Agriculture study program in a foreign university need also to meet specific visa requirements of the chosen country. Universities often help successful applicants with all visa issues.
According to QS Top Universities Ranking by Subject 2016-2017, the best institution holding study programs in Agriculture is Wageningen University in Netherlands, which is the only institution in Netherlands specializing only on Agriculture, Animal Health and Food Production. All information about applying to this university, special requirements for international applicants, and study programs can be found on the university’s profile on our website. The list of other top universities holding study programs in Agriculture,Forestry and related fields include: University of California Davis, Cornell University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, University of California Berkeley, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Michigan State University, Purdue University, Argo ParisTech, University of Reading. Most of these universities are located in the USA; some information about specific requirements for international applicants wishing to apply for universities in USA can be found here.