Agricultural scientists contribute to shaping tomorrow’s agriculture and food-production industry. Both these sectors are gaining importance, in Switzerland and worldwide. Along with water resources management, they are essential to our existence. Furthermore, consumers want their food to be healthy and inexpensive. We need well-educated experts to deal with all these challenges.
The students learn the underlying theory for their future professional activity and then consolidate this theory with directly relevant practice, for example in experiments, excursions, case studies and while writing academic papers.
Five attractive majors
After acquiring basic agricultural knowledge and skills during their foundation year, students in agriculture specialise in one of five majors:
- Agricultural Economics
- Plant Sciences and agroecology
- Animal Husbandry
- Horse Management
- International Agriculture
Furthermore, they can obtain an additional qualification in Organic Agriculture and Resource Protection or take one of two minors, Management & Leadership or Teaching & Advising.
|Title / Qualification||Bachelor of Science in Agriculture|
Plant Sciences and Agroecology
|Program study options||Full or part-time/in conjunction with a job|
|Language(s) of instruction||German/French, partly English|
|Course begins||Week 38|
|Deadline for applications||Application deadline for the Bachelor program|
|Subsequent master program||Master of Science in Life Sciences - Agricultural and Forest Sciences|
|Special features||The BFH ist the only Swiss university of applied sciences to offer this course.|
Possibility of studying for an additional qualification in organic agriculture.
Surveys show that professional opportunities for graduates with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture are excellent. They are qualified to take on positions of responsibility in the agricultural sector in downstream and upstream businesses, organisations or public administration. Possibilities include:
- advising farmers on future-related issues
- improving animal genetics
- breeding new plants
- researching better feeding methods
- communicating new agricultural trends
- opening up markets for innovative products
- educating young professionals
- working in development cooperation