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Agricultural Sciences (B.Sc.)

Theory and practice: The Bachelor's degree programme in Agricultural Sciences deals with fundamental knowledge of natural sciences as well as the economic and social structures of agriculture. The programme provides the scientific foundations for the analysis of the development of the agricultural sector. Thus it makes a vital contribution to worldwide food security on the basis of sustainable cultivation systems. A successfully completed degree qualifies the student for numerous Master's degree programmes at universities worldwide - also in related subjects depending upon one's focus.

Programme name: Agricultural Sciences
Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Standard period of study: 6 semesters
Start: Every winter semester
Language: German

Admission to the summer semester 2018:

  • 1st subject semester: start of studies in the winter semester only
  • 2nd to 6th subject semester: open admission (enrolment without previous application)
  • International applicants: start of studies in the winter semester only (application to International Student Office)


Note: There is a "Propädeutikum" before the start of lecture period. For more information see link.


Programme description
Demands
Altogether 180 ECTS, including 14 compulsory modules totalling 84 ECTS, a six-month compulsory internship, 14 optional compulsory modules worth 74 ECTS, Bachelor’s thesis worth 12 ECTS

Contents
Students may begin this course of study in the winter semester. The following plan is based on a course of study beginning in the winter semester.
Semester 1 (winter semester): Biology of Plants, Biology of Animals, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Introduction to agricultural and forestry business administration
Semester 2 (summer semester): Basics of Agricultural Engineering, Basics of Livestock Sciences I, Basics of Phytomedicine and Plant Nutrition, Scientific English for agricultural scientists
Semester 3 (winter semester) Basics of Livestock Sciences II, Agricultural Ecology and Environmental Commodities in Rural Areas, Pedology and geoecology, Introduction to agricultural policy and economics
Selection of one of the following specialisations (4th- 6th semester): Agribusiness, Plant Production, Livestock Sciences, Economics and Social Sciences in Agriculture, Resource Management

Course forms
The Bachelor programme requires attendance and implements the following forms of teaching and learning:
Direct contact courses, seminars, internships, excursions, exercises, work groups and projects.