Agriculture (Animal Production)
The B.Sc. specialising in Agriculture and Animal Production integrates disciplines like ecology, biochemistry, physiology, nutrition, breeding, production and product quality of animal production systems. It focuses on the management of animal production systems in an economically effective and environmentally sustainable way. Some of the possible learning pathways explored through this B.Sc specialisation include: Animal Sciences and Physiology, Biochemistry and Animal Physiology with Animal Sciences, Animal Sciences with Agronomy, Animal Sciences with Agricultural Economics, Animal Sciences and Aquaculture and Animal Sciences and Conservation Ecology. Some of the career opportunities opening up to graduates include working as a consultant, entrepreneur, technician, adviser, product development manager or production manager in animal sciences or related industries.
Agriculture (Crop Production Systems)
Offered as a 4-year programme, the B.Sc: Agric in Crop Production focuses on specific crop types such as agronomic and vegetable crops, pastures, deciduous fruit, citrus fruits and vines. A focus on each of these crop types is integrated into the following general courses: Agricultural Economics, Biochemistry, Biometry, Crop Production, Entomology, Genetics, Nematology, Plant Pathology and Soil Science. Students in this learning programme may choose from one of three options: (1) Crop production which focuses on crop production management of agronomic crops, deciduous fruits, citrus and vine, amongst others; (2) Crop Protection and Crop Breeding that focuses on entomological and nematological plagues, plant diseases and their control and genetic crops; and (3) Soil and Water
C.A.P.E. Cape Action Plan for the Environment
Management that focuses on the nature, importance and management of soil and water as they relate to crop production.
Agricultural Economic Analysis
This specialisation is offered as a 4-year programme supporting the development of economic and management competence in agriculture. For the first year of this programme, students complete general B.Sc courses and from the second through to fourth year they focus on Agricultural Economics.
Wine Production Systems
This learning programme focuses on the vine, its structure and options for scientific manipulation, with an emphasis on sustainable product types.
After completing a generic B.Sc structured programme in the first year and a second year made up of applied natural science courses, such as Crop Production, Soil Science and Biometry, students with an interest in this 4-year programme choose one of two options to follow from their third year onwards and that includes a focus on biodiversity conservation. These include: (1) Forest and Resource Management which involves the cultivation and harvesting of trees and the management of forests, with courses in Forest Management, Silviculture and Business Management; (2) Agroforestry with a focus on community development in the forestry environment, including courses in Agronomy and Community Forestry.