Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Agricultural studies give you the skills you need to work in the production of food and fibre – anywhere in the world. Agriculture is the world’s largest and most diverse industry – agricultural university could prepare you for work as an agribusiness manager, a trader on the stock market, a winegrower, or a farmer on a large property.
No matter which path you choose, the world demand for food and land produce continues to grow, and solutions to manage our resources better need to be found. An agricultural college offers science-based courses, as well as the business skills you need to succeed in the commercial agricultural sector.
Environmental studies are also strongly science-based, but focus more on how our environment works biologically, chemically and physically. An environmental science degree looks at the impact that humans have on our ecosystems, and solutions for the issues of the future. Climate change, soil contamination, pollution, sustainable land and sea management – you can learn how to resolve these global problems through an environmental science degree.
Environmental science university graduates will often find a rewarding career in a private consulting firm, non-profit organisation, government ministry or an international agency.
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Which Agriculture and Environmental Studies Course is Right for You?
Make sure you choose an agricultural university or environmental science college with the specialisations you are interested in. Agricultural study courses include forestry, horticulture, equine studies (that’s horses), viticulture (that’s wine), food processing, wool science, plant breeding, soil science and plant nutrition. You may want to take extra business study units if you want to manage a large farming property or agricultural business.
Environmental science course specialisations include environmental planning, ecology modelling, conservation science, and geoscience.
You may want to study in a country with a similar eco-system or climate to your own, to research and develop new solutions. Or you could choose to study at an environmental science university that offers semesters abroad in developing countries.
We have selected over 1,500 Agriculture and Environmental Studies at different levels of cost and reputation for you to apply to online.
- Subjects required – Varies by subject, level and institution – see course descriptions for further details
- Tuition fees – range on average from US$8500 to US$25000+ per year depending on the subject, level and the institution
- English level – from IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (paper) 213 (computer) – depending on the subject, level and institution*
*Students with a lower score may still be accepted if they complete an English language course or a foundation year before going on to their chosen degree.
Types of Agriculture and Environmental Studies Courses
It is increasingly popular to study a joint degree, such as agriculture/business, or environmental science/law. This adds practical, career-focused skills to your scientific studies. Many students also add a language to their agriculture or environmental science degree, to expand their career and travel opportunities.