Have an impact on future agricultural practices
Delve into the science behind agricultural plant production with the Bachelor of Science (Plant Agricultural Science). You will explore topics in plant physiology, agronomy, plant microbe interactions, soil science, genetics, and post-harvest technologies, all of which provide training and knowledge in a discipline that is critical to the health of the Australian economy.
USQ is unique with its regional proximity to some of the most productive farming areas in the country and you will learn about the impacts of agricultural practices on soil, water and other species to enable you to contribute to the sustainability of the broader agricultural environment.
Want to study externally while you work? At USQ, you have the flexibility to adapt your study to your life.
As a graduate you will be aware of the pressures facing food producers in ensuring sufficient, safe and nutritious food for world populations and will be prepared for future opportunities and challenges in the agricultural industry.
Agricultural scientists are employed by the government, agriculture and horticulture producers, farmer groups and agribusiness to do research, and even by mining companies working on regeneration. With global food demand increasing, the job prospects for agricultural scientists are very good.