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BAgric Majoring in Agricultural Economics

The University of the Free State
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Bloemfontein
English

Program description

BAgric Majoring in Agricultural Economics

The objective of the degree is to train students who will be able to apply agricultural knowledge practically at farm level, as well as in agriculture-related organisations. The BAgric qualification will allow individuals to apply their knowledge in the fields of resource utilisation, agricultural production, processing, management, and communication.

Admission requirements

  • The UFS reserves the right to change the minimum requirements of each program or any other information without notifying you.
  • There are specific admission requirements that you should meet if you want to study at any South African university. If you finished school in or after 2008 and have a National Senior Certificate (NSC), you need a performance level of at least 4 (50%) in four (4) of the seven (7) subjects included in your NSC subject package.
  • Admission to study at the UFS is furthermore dependent on the following:
    • Your application should meet all the minimum requirements for the program
    • The program must have available space and capacity to admit students
    • You have to submit valid school results with your application
  • All admission requirements apply to first-year students in 2021.
  • A minimum admission point (AP) of 32 is required, unless stated otherwise.
  • Language of instruction on level 4 (50%).
  • A minimum performance level of 5 (60%) in Mathematics. Depending on the program you are interested in, a higher performance level in Mathematics will be required.
  • Both Life Sciences and Physical Science will be required for admission to most BSc programs; however, there are programs where you require either Life Sciences or Physical Science. Consult the Faculty Rulebook for more information.
  • Participation in the NBT tests for Language and Mathematics is required.
  • The admission requirements are a broad indication for entrance into the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. Make sure you know the admission requirements of the program you are interested in.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Career opportunities

  • Agricultural adviser, extension and training officer.
  • Managerial positions in a wide range of agri-businesses and farmer enterprises.
  • Representatives in agrochemical (pharmaceuticals, fertilisers, pesticides, etc.) and animal-feed companies.

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The University of the Free State

The University of the Free State is situated in Bloemfontein – the centre of South Africa.  Bloemfontein serves as the capital of the Free State Province as well as the. Judicial Capital of South Africa.  This beautiful city is also...


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The University of the Free State

PO Box 339
9300 Bloemfontein

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www.ufs.ac.za

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