COURSE: BSC (AGRIC) IN SOIL SCIENCE

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3 Years Full Time
This programme equips graduate students with the necessary skills and knowledge required to enter the soil science industry.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 4 years full time

Compulsory Subjects


First year subjects:


  • Computer literacy

  • General chemistry

  • Academic literacy

  • Molecular and cell biology

  • General physics

  • Mathematics

  • Biometry

  • Plant biology

  • Information literacy

  • Introductory genetics

  • Introduction to microbiology

  • Animal diversity


Second year subjects:


  • Introduction to proteins and enzymes

  • Physical chemistry

  • Organic chemistry

  • Introductory soil science

  • Introduction to financial management in agriculture

  • Introduction to agricultural production economics

  • Introduction to crop protection

  • Sustainable production systems

  • Plant biochemistry evolution

  • Analytical chemistry

  • Inorganic chemistry

  • Soil fertilisation and plant nutrition

  • Crop propagation

  • Agroclimatology


Third year subjects:


  • Soil classification and surveying

  • Soil physics

  • Physical geology

  • Soil water relations and irrigation

  • Principles of veld management

  • Industrial crops

  • Soil chemistry

  • Historical geology

  • Fruit production


Fourth year subjects:


  • Biometry

  • Land use planning

  • Environmental biophysics

  • Weed science

  • Crop physiology

  • Environmental management

  • Soil mineralogy and genesis


Careers: plant production manager, plant production analyst.

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