Science and Engineering

Agriculture

In the Agriculture program, you will start off learning various scientific principles, such as the fundamentals of botany, biology, chemistry and physics in relation to the field of agriculture, and then move on to the two important areas that comprise the study of agriculture – farming or the cultivation of plants and animal husbandry or the cultivation of animals for consumption. Farming covers topics such as how to gauge and improve the quality of soil, how to choose which crops to plant at different times of the year, how to prevent crop diseases, plant breeding, weed control and pest management. On the other hand, animal husbandry teaches you all about animal breeding, how to handle common health problems in farm animals, animal nutrition, animal behavior and the selection and evaluation of livestock. In addition, you will learn about the basics of running a business in agriculture, such as the principles of economics and entrepreneurship, marketing strategies and the fundamentals of pricing.