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BScAgric Majoring in Plant Pathology

The University of the Free State
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree

Program description

BScAgric Majoring in Plant Pathology

Agricultural Science

The choice of Agricultural Science (BScAgric) degrees comprises disciplines such as Animal Science, Wildlife Production, Agrometeorology, Agronomy, Grassland Sciences, Soil Science, Agricultural Economics, Plant Breeding and Plant Pathology. The Bachelor of Agriculture (BAgric) degrees include Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Management, Animal Production Management, Crop Production Management, Mixed Farming Management, Irrigation Management, Wildlife Management and Agricultural Economics. The UFS is located in the heart of the food basket of South Africa – the agricultural hub. Our wide variety of agricultural programs reflects the role of the UFS in creating sustainable food production and food security for our country.

This degree must be considered if you are interested in qualifying as an agricultural scientist who, through research and practically orientated development, wants to expand your knowledge. There are different learning programs for the BScAgric degree, with combinations between the following fields of specialisation: Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Agrometeorology, Animal Science, Food Science, Grassland Science, Irrigation Science, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Soil Science, etc.

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

  • Entomologist
  • Soil Scientist
  • Agricultural Economist (through BSc Agricultural Economics only)
  • Agricultural Manager
  • Plant Breeder
  • Agro-meteorologist
  • Animal Physiologist
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Animal Nutritionist
  • Animal Breeder
  • Grassland Scientist
  • Food Scientist
  • Agronomist or Plant Production Specialist
  • Irrigation Scientist

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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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PO Box 339
9300 Bloemfontein

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