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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Science)

Massey University
3 years
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Palmerston North
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Program description

A BSc (Agricultural Science) will help you gain the skills to improve productivity and sustainability of agricultural systems, in New Zealand and around the world.

What is it Like?

The Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Science) will help you understand modern farming, and give you a sound foundation in agriculture for careers in the primary product sector.

A broad scientific education

You will share courses in areas such as soils, plants, animals and agricultural systems with classmates from the Bachelor of Agriscience and your other classes will be in sciences.

Broad range of topics

Topics include animal production, agricultural systems, land, soil and water, seed science, weed control, animal nutrition, genetics for livestock improvement, meat and fiber production, dairy production, pasture and crop agronomy, sheep production, soil fertility and fertilizers , pasture management and plant protection.

Connected to industry

Massey is leading the way in New Zealand’s agriculture and food industry. Our teaching is research-led and based on the newest developments. You’ll get to engage with some of New Zealand’s leading agri-based businesses and research centers like Fonterra, AgResearch, Land care Research, Plant and Food Research and Assure Quality.

Earn more

A Ministry of Education report, undertaken over nine years, showed that those who complete a qualification in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics field of study have high relative earnings after they complete their study. Earnings can be substantially more than other graduates.


Graduates are in demand in New Zealand and overseas. The diversity in New Zealand’s thriving primary production sector provides a wide range of employment opportunities such as:

  • Farm consulting
  • Farm management
  • Agricultural sales and servicing
  • Scientists
  • Policy analysts
  • Farmer
  • Technical advisor
  • Extension officer

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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About this institute

Massey University is one of New Zealand's largest universities with more than 34,000 students studying across three vibrant campuses. We welcome more than 4,400 international students from more than 100 countries each year. We also have a growing number of...

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